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Product Marketing Manager

Date: Jun 22, 2019

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 3253 

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 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

The Product Marketing Manager is responsible for managing the overall respective polypropylene catalyst portfolio business performance aligned with business expectations. 

This role will work in close collaboration with Segment Marketing Manager to accomplish business objectives including volume, price/margin management and champion product-related profitability enhancement programs to optimize cash and margin generation. 

The incumbent will drive portfolio volume through validating demand forecasts and sales execution, and ensure long range capacity planning and lead business input to CAPEX project management.  The Product Manager will set product price and contract terms targets for sale aligned with market segment strategy and DOA process, supporting sales execution.    

The incumbent will focus on new product introduction, product line promotion, market/technology/competitor/regulatory trend analysis relevant to the portfolio while collaborating with the global marketing team to develop a long-term strategic plan for the business.  

The incumbent will set product targets for quality, costs and customer service levels and collaborate with functions to support business performance and customer satisfaction.

Required Skills

  • Good interpersonal skills in leading and managing multi-functional teams comprising members from different culture/ethnic backgrounds
  • Strategic thinking and ability to prioritize actions and programs within a portfolio environment
  • Demonstrated Business Accumen
  • Ability to function and influence in a matrix organization
  • Excellent written and oral/presentation communication
  • Good conceptual thinking abilities

Required Experience

  • 10+ years of experience in Marketing/Product Management strongly preferred
  • 4 Year Degree
  • 5 years of experience in the chemical manufacturing industry
  • Fluent in English

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