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Global Product Line Manager - Sharp-PS (Food and Dietary Supplements)

Date: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Migdal HaEmek, IL

Company: IFF Family of Companies

Role overview

This role can work remotely or across of our locations in the Americas or EMEA 


At IFF, we boldly bring together science and creativity to create what the world needs.


An industry leader in food, beverage, health, biosciences and sensorial experiences, we create essential solutions – from global icons to unexpected innovations and experiences.

With more than 110 manufacturing facilities, 100 R&D centers, and 33,000 customers across the world, we’re poised to make a difference on an unprecedented scale. Without our boundary-pushing

passion and end-to-end expertise, the future wouldn’t be the same.



Sharp-PS®, the world leading phosphatidylserine brand, is one of IFF Health’s high growth products.  We are currently looking for a Global Product Line Manager (GPLM) to drive continued double-digit year-on-year growth, and we hope it's you!


As a Global Product Line Manager you will have global accountability for the success of the Sharp-PS® product line.

This comprises the strategy for Sharp-PS® and execution thereof, including product development, asset- and portfolio management, pricing, guidance to commercial teams, regulatory- and competitive positioning.

(S)he reports to the SBU leader Bioscience, HMO and Infat.


As a successful candidate yo should have a solid track record in product management, business development, marketing or related experience. (S)he should have a scientific background and be able to  work successfully with the regional product managers as well as different functions, being R&D, sales, manufacturing, business development, marketing and supply chain


Job Description


  • Develop, update and implement the Sharp-PS® strategy and 5-year plan with all relevant stakeholders

  • Optimize product portfolio and pricing in collaboration with the regional product managers

  • Find and develop growth opportunities based on market intelligence, future trends, sales and customer feedback

  • Drive product launches in collaboration with R&D, manufacturing, regulatory, Health category mgmt., business development and marketing

  • Collaborate closely with operations to ensure timely capacity expansion is available to support growth plans

  • Work with regional sales leaders to ensure yearly budget and monthly outlooks are both challenging and realistic

  • Act as a business owner and step in where and as needed, f.e. in case of quality or regulatory issues, to achieve overall business success


Job Requirements


  • Hold a master’s degree within business, economics, science or engineering, or have gained similar expertise through work experience

  • 10+ years of professional work experience, including 5+ years in a relevant role

  • Demonstrated experience in planning, budgeting, and developing business strategy

  • Has business acumen and have a track record in getting investment and/or business cases approved

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to influence and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization

  • Ideally has a scientific background and/or experience in dietary supplements; must have a strong interest in science




  • Ability to navigate in a complex matrix organization

  • Is proactive, ambitious and drives change

  • Willing to travel up to 30%

  • open to hiring in US or EU as well