Director, Product Management, MT

Date: Apr 12, 2024

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

The Director, Product Management is accountable for the global management of the Silica Gel product offering and its overall financial performance, including EBITDA & Operating Cash-flow. This position reports to the VP Business Management, Materials Technologies and manages a team of five (5) employees. 


  • Managing a global team, drives the implementation of the market strategy and leads / develops the asset strategy to align and maximize the business profitability both short and long term (P&L EBITDA & Operating Cash-flow) for global Silica Gel and Intermediate products and assets
  • Leads the cross-functional AMT (Asset Management Team) / PMT (Product Management Team) to align all functions (sales, marketing, supply chain, procurement, operations, etc.). to deliver business profitability (EBITDA & Operating Cash-flow) 
  • Responsible for the optimization and management of product mix for asset efficiency and maximum value / margin extraction, including optimization of production assets for max utilization 
  • Price Governance / volume prioritization to optimize asset utilization and margins delivering financial goals 
  • Manages tail analysis, challenging sales & marketing on low end business 
  • Leads the information collection and direction setting on market fundamentals, pricing tactics, supply demand, etc. on a regular basis to set direction and gain alignment with the commercial organization 
  • Understands raw materials, cost drivers, make vs buy, maximize Return on Invested Capital  
  • In cooperation with marketing, identifies portfolio product gaps and establishes roadmap for new product development/implementation 
  • SKU rationalization to reduce complexity and improve profitability 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business / commerce / Marketing or related degree 
  • 15+ years combined experience in marketing, manufacturing, supply chain and commercial business operations or equivalent combination of experience and education
  • Demonstrated history of delivering measurable results 
  • Change Agent, experience implementing business change 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence
  • Analytical; questions the status-quo 
  • Computer comfortable including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, database software, SAP 
  • Fluent in English, Solid Oral / Verbal presentation skills 
  • Excellent business sense and financial planning, marketing skills, strategy development and knowledge of project implementation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s in chemistry or material science or business MBA is preferred 
  • Experience in the chemicals industry and/or related technology 
  • Deep understanding of product management process and lifecycle 
  • Ability to manage ambiguous space and external and internal challenges 


Benefits Link:

U.S. Employee Benefits Summary (  

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability 
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace 
  • Retirement Plans  
  • 401(k) Company Match
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Company Donation Match Program

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore