Business Unit Leader

Newark, NJ Job ID: 10533 Job Category: Consumer Products

Job ID: 11768
Category: Consumer Products
Location: NY – Long island

Are you a strong General Manager with a passion for product and a desire to work in a fast moving, exciting environment? Our client, an established yet innovative consumer goods company, is seeking a leader with strong General Management skills and strong commercial experience in marketing and sales, to run one of its major business units.   In this role, the BU Leader will be responsible for product management, product development and operations, as well as other areas such as engineering, finance, and sourcing.   This is a great opportunity to be part of the executive management team in a continuous improvement culture and to drive operational excellence, market share and commercial growth!  


Responsibilities include:


  • P&L management and overall profitability of the entire business unit
  • Envision and plan realistic product development, product launch, marketing plans and timelines to expedite the business and gain market share
  • Drive operational excellence and continuous improvement throughout the business unit
  • Identify market trends and tailor product development activities to capitalize on opportunities
  • Advance the quality of the marketing and story-telling behind the brand
  • Partner with Sales to develop successful sales plans, campaigns, programs and promotions
  • Interact with key accounts and industry influencers

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelors’ degree and 15+ years relevant experience in marketing, product management, sales and general management within a consumer products environment and branded products
  • Strong leadership skills and experience managing multifaceted teams across an entire business unit
  • Entrepreneurial thinking and continuous improvement mentality
  • Experience working across channels (ex, independent dealers, big box stores, ecommerce, D2C)
  • Global experience is a plus
  • Experience working with artist relations or influencers is a plus