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Job Description

JOB Title: Global Product Manager, Protein

Job Summary


GSI is a global leader in swine, poultry, and egg production.  We manufacture all the equipment necessary to for production, including: feed systems, watering systems, ventilation equipment, heating, cooling, electronic controls, and structures.  These products are manufactured in our plants around the world for global markets.  Many of these markets have unique requirements, and demand unique products.  However, there are many similarities to animal protein production regardless of the region as well.


The Global Product Manager, Protein is an expert in swine, poultry, and egg production.  (S)he understands how things are done in each region and develops a product roadmap that gives customers the best possible products. (S)he also understands manufacturing environments and optimizes engineering and manufacturing resources by identifying and driving truly global designs versus regional variations.


Job Function and Responsibilities

  • Works with region leaders to develop product roadmaps
  • Identifies product overlaps in the regions and develops global product development projects
  • Drives the execution of these global projects, ensuring all regional needs are met
  • Embraces the stage/gate process, delivering projects on-time and on-budget
  • Seeks out innovative technologies/solutions and incorporates into product roadmaps
  • Rationalizes product lines where appropriate




  • Bachelor Degree in mechanical engineering, business, or other degree with demonstrated relevant experience in technical product development and management



Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in new product development and product management
  • Experience in the swine, poultry, and/or commercial egg industry
  • Strong mechanical product background, across multiple materials and manufacturing techniques
  • Strong VOC experience…a real passion for solving customers’ needs
  • Balances tactical and strategic issues
  • Clearly communicates both upward and downward with stakeholders
  • Strongly influences across departments and regions without direct authority
  • Business acumen (NPD business cases, margin analysis, global IFO understanding)
  • Makes data-based decisions, yet still functions with ambiguity
  • Extremely organized, motivated, and results-oriented

DESIRED Requirements

  • 10 years’ experience
  • International experience
  • Experience as a Project Manager


Travel Required

  • Frequent travel to regions required, estimated at 5-10 nights per month


Job Impact


Management Responsibility

  • No direct reports


Global or Regional?

  • Global



About AGCO

AGCO Corporation (AGCO) manufactures and distributes agricultural equipment and related replacement parts. AGCO sells a range of agricultural equipment, including tractors, combines, self-propelled sprayers, hay tools, forage equipment and implements, and a line of diesel engines. Its products are marketed under a number of brand names, including AGCO, Challenger, Fendt, Gleaner, Hesston, Massey Ferguson, RoGator, Spra-Coupe, Sunflower, Terra-Gator, Valtra and White Planters. AGCO distributes most of its products through a combination of approximately 3,000 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries. In addition, the Company provides retail financing in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Ireland and Austria through its finance joint ventures with Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. (Rabobank). On September 10, 2007, the Company acquired Industria Agricola Fortaleza Limitada (SFIL). (Source: 10-K)

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