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Product Portfolio Leader (IBP)
Sydney City & East
Permanent Full Time

We have an exciting new opportunity in the Lion business; we are looking for a Product Portfolio Leader (IBP) who will lead the Portfolio Management Review process as part of Integrated Business Planning (IBP) for Lion Australia and New Zealand.


This is a new and critical role that will join the innovation team reporting to the Innovation Director in Australia. This will be a full-time permanent position and can be based either in Australia at Lion’s York Street office or in New Zealand out of our Fanshawe Street office.


IBP at Lion is about Enabling Growth by ensuring we are working to one business plan to deliver our strategic and 3-year goals. It ensures we are empowering our people, moving fast, and holding ourselves accountable to delivering results for Lion.

The Product Portfolio Leader is responsible for the integrity of our processes- supporting all product change activities including new product development. The scope will reach from development through to the launch stage, and the process of life cycle and portfolio management thereafter. This role will facilitate the integration of new and changed or deleted products, including the plan for managing phased in/phased out of products through the Product Management Review (PMR) of the (IBP) process.


A day in the life…

  • To act as a custodian of “Portfolio Planning process” being responsible for the development of one integrated rolling 36-month Product plan
  • Develop and review the strategic planning gap analysis for the product portfolio with category managers & marketing and finance leaders ensuring recommendations for material gap closing or opportunity exploiting areas are created for effective decision making.
  • Work to the timelines and milestones in conjunction with the multi-functional project teams and planning teams
  • Ensure that all PMR projects are effectively integrated into the planning processes, including integration into the Integrated Business Planning processes
  • Work closely with the demand manager and supply chain planning manager to maintain tactical balance of the product plans and manage the escalation of issue resolution
  • Think of scenarios and identify risks and opportunities to the product portfolio and work with stakeholders on mitigation actions and contingency plans


To be successful in this role…

  • Comprehensive understanding of business planning, product development, brand & sales management processes, and general understanding of how the business plan in SAP works would be beneficial
  • A strong understanding of customer, consumer and trade research data source, its strengths, and limitations
  • An understanding of the major business management processes (e.g. value chain and supporting process – business development, demand, supply, finance, organisational readiness, and strategy deployment)
  • Experience in influencing, facilitating, and holding people to account
  • Very strong stakeholder management skills with demonstrated ability to motivate colleagues to deliver work above and beyond their normal work scope
  • Strategic long-term thinking
  • Strong Project management Skills with the ability to meet deadlines and work in a changing environment.


What to expect from us:

We're proud of our diverse workforce, acknowledging our people for the unique individuals they are. When it comes to flexibility, we understand that one size doesn't fit all. Our flexible working program, LionFlex enables us to work in ways that support our lifestyle to help us balance our career with the other important things in life.

This is a rare opportunity to play a critical part in the business and make a tangible impact. Even more, you’ll enjoy a culture focused on personal development, sociability, and wellbeing.


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