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Director, Global Channel Partner Management

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20682 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Global Channel Management Director is responsible for improving the effectiveness of our Distribution management around the world with a focus on expanding market access, driving growth and improving margins. This position can be located in Columbia, Maryland or Worms, Germany.  This position reports to our Global VP of Sales Materials Technologies.  


  • Manages a team of 2 Channel Account Managers in the Americas and EMEA
  • Provides direction to Sales Area Managers and General Sales Managers in APAC on distribution and partner strategy and relationships
  • Reviews the existing Channel Partner network and determines its effectiveness
  • Recommends and helps implement any changes required
  • Establishes productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned Channel partners with a focus on improving market access and driving growth
  • Leads the establishment of improved or more effective work processes to drive clearer accountability, communication and the measurement of progress against agreed targets. Oversees all elements of price support and other commercial guidelines
  • Coordinates the involvement of company personnel, including support, service, and management resources, in order to meet partner performance objectives and partners’ expectations
  • Meets assigned targets for profitable sales volume and strategic objectives in assigned partner accounts
  • Proactively leads a joint partner planning process that develops mutual performance objectives, financial targets, and critical milestones associated with a productive partner relationship
  • Manages potential channel conflict with partners by establishing clear guidelines of territory coverage and account availability.
  • Ensures partner compliance with partner agreements.
  • Consulted in the development and execution of all contractual relationships with existing and new Channel partners


Required Qualifications

  • Strong Networking and Relationship-building skills – internal and external
  • Results-oriented and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Proven ability to gain and maintain lasting customer relationships
  • Proven ability to understand and sell a technical product portfolio
  • Well organized with strong customer orientation
  • Self-Confidence
  • Excellent listening and teamwork skills
  • Able to work independently with little guidance
  • Up to 70% of travel required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field
  • 10+ Years of successful channel sales experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in Chemical Industry preferred


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance 
  • Life Insurance and Disability  
  • Grace Wellness Program 
  • Flexible Workplace  
  • Retirement Plans   
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6% 
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays 
  • Parental Leave (salaried only) 
  • Tuition Reimbursement  
  • Company Donation Match Program

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore