Play the orchestra.
Core mindset: Modern PMs must speak the language of every function, from technical knowledge for engineering problem solving, to strategic vision for supporting business goals.
Small FMCG firms don’t have the resources for dedicated functions or departments forcing one person to wear a lot of different hats. What seems like a constraint is actually a virtue to help create connection points between consumer insights, production, sales, and their other functional areas. A modern FMCG PM must be a data scientist, industrial designer, operations manager, and sales leader all at the same time.