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Branded Technology Portfolio Manager - Adjuvants (Remote)

Wilbur-Ellis Company
United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis
June 25, 2023

Do you have a deep understanding of Ag industry crops, technologies, and practices? Do you have a proven track record of developing successful marketing programs and collateral materials? Do you have the ability to develop a strong strategic direction with long-term and annual product plans? Do you have experience supporting tactical marketing needs while overseeing all phases of project launches? Do you have expertise in growing sales and profitability for a branded product line? If you said yes to these questions and view yourself as a strong leader who can build relationships with cross-functional team members, we want to hear from you!

For a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The role of Branded Products Portfolio Manager - Adjuvants is to provide leadership to specific product areas within the Branded Technologies group, including the identification of marketing needs, pricing, strategy creation and implementation and assistance with creation of marketing support materials, to enhance growth and profitability. This position also has responsibility for financial analyses and performance metrics to assist in managing product lines, product life cycle and inventories.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Deep understanding of Ag industry crops, technologies, and practices, including extensive market knowledge
  • Experience in developing successful marketing programs and collateral materials
  • Ability to develop strategic plans and provide direction to meet short and long-term goals for Branded Adjuvant technologies
  • Expertise in growing sales and profitability for adjuvant product lines
  • An in-depth understanding of adjuvants and the role they play in the overall business
  • Strong ability to support tactical marketing needs and oversee all phases of direct project launches
  • Demonstrated skill in coordinating field input into the business planning and execution process
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft software and other common business tools, and capability and interest to learn new tools as needed
  • Experience and proficiency in analyzing product information, R&D data and market information
  • Agronomic knowledge of crop protection products and their functionality is a plus

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Proven leadership ability, including ability to build relationships with cross functional team members, and the entire Branded Technologies Team
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills, with the ability to set priorities. Must have the ability to remain detail oriented with a wide range of responsibilities
  • Proven capability to problem- solve an issue, find acceptable solutions to unexpected situations that come about while doing business
  • Skill in creative and critical thinking to achieve goals

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Identifying key external and internal stakeholders and working with them to develop and business and marketing strategies
  • Lead the Branding of Wilbur-Ellis products, coordinating sales training, information sharing and data development as needed to support marketing strategies
  • Collaborating around the idea initiation, product formulation, registration, sourcing, packaging, promotion, education, etc. to introduce new branded products
  • Effectively manage the product life cycle for the portfolio
  • Provide pricing guidance and market intelligence to the field sales staff.
  • Maintain and build relationships with key suppliers.
  • Aid in identification of new product opportunities and new market access points for assigned products
  • Extensive travel, up to 30%

Key Relationships include:

  • Branded Technologies Active and Adjuvant Formulation Chemist
  • Branded Technologies Territory Managers
  • Branded Technologies Regulatory Team
  • Branded Technologies Business Analyst
  • Branded Technologies Research and Development Team
  • Wilbur-Ellis Marketing Team
  • Wilbur-Ellis Manufacturing Team
  • Wilbur-Ellis Operations Team
  • Wilbur-Ellis Sales Team
  • Wilbur-Ellis Purchasing Team


  • In compliance with all states and cities requiring transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position is $116,500 to $163,030. Note that salary may vary based on location, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for vacation, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits.


Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry's best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promotion from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

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