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Strategic Global Marketing Manager

Date: May 5, 2023

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.


Requisition ID: 21828

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

Grace is seeking a Strategic Global Marketing Manager to join our Marketing department. This role reports to the Director of Strategic Global marketing and is located in Columbia, MD. 

The Strategic Global Marketing Manager is responsible for the marketing vision, researching, developing, communicating and driving execution of the strategic marketing plans for the products used in Transportation & Technology (Automotive, Aerospace, Marine, Electronics, Non-fuel Renewable Energy Technology, and Industrial Process Applications). 

Efforts will involve all aspects of the marketing mix ensuring market assessment, positioning, and plan development to drive sales growth, market share capture, and profitability short and long-term. 
This is a highly collaborative role that will work on a Marketing team which includes Regional Marketing, Marketing Automation and LeadGen professionals; it requires team alignment across market sectors, product platforms, and geographic regions for seamless execution. The strategic marketing manager is the best partner of R&D on new product development and Sales regarding key customers interaction.


  • Serve on the Marketing Leadership Team for Grace Materials Technologies with colleagues in Global Strategic Marketing, Marketing Automation and Regional Marketing and work collaboratively to advance Grace and Materials Technologies growth plans.
  • Lead the development and execution of the marketing strategy and document marketing plans for relevant Transportation and Technology products, 
  • Ensure alignment with Grace and Materials Technologies strategic growth plans, to drive sustainable sales growth and profitability.  Manage all aspects of the marketing mix to optimize market share and profits.
  • Coordinate and align within marketing and across the organization.
  • Manage resources, including budgets to optimize marketing ROI.
  • Help shape the brand positioning and narrative while targeting the proper audience

Required Qualifications

  • 8-10+ years Marketing experience in specialty chemical industry
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, Business, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related technical field from an accredited college/university
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills in leading and managing multi-functional teams comprising members from different cultural/ethnic backgrounds. Experience using influencing skills, rather than formal authority, to lead the teams to achieve business objectives.
  • Thorough understanding of the marketing mix and proven ability to develop marketing plans that drive market segmentation and targeting, share capture, revenue growth, and profitability maximization within the Business-to-Business environment.
  • Strategic and creative thinker with the ability to convert data and information into meaningful insights and strategies in highly complex and fragmented market sectors.
  • Travel required about 25% 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical education background and/or knowledge of Colloidal Silica markets and applications is a benefit
  • Fluent in English
  • MBA Desirable




  • 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.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.

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