Product Line Manager Job


Location: 

Columbus, OH, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Marketing / Business
Posting Date:  Jul 4, 2024

The Product Line Manager is responsible for developing and owning the assigned product portfolio within the Durable Goods business unit. Responsible for bringing attractive product and service offerings to market and maximizing long-term product line profitability.  Works closely with Sales, Marketing, Supply Chain, R&D, Sourcing, and Manufacturing, will have some global interaction.  Key contributor and valued business partner for Regional Business Unit and Market Segment Teams. 

 

Key Activities

 

  • Develop and own the long-term product portfolio strategy, ensuring Bostik’s offering satisfies current and future market and customer needs in close collaboration with Sales, Marketing and R&D.
  • Identify and implement margin enhancement and risk mitigation projects in collaboration with R&D, Sourcing, Supply Chain, and Manufacturing. Manage and prioritize the complete project portfolio for assigned product lines.
  • Build and maintain the multi-generation product plan (product lifecycle roadmap), including new product development, product line extensions/rebranding, and product rationalization, working in close partnership with Sales, R&D and Mktg.
  • Develop and maintain the commercial offering for assigned product lines, including SKUs, packaging types, list pricing, order lead times, minimum order quantities, and order change policy.   
  • Lead or support new product launches through the Stage-Gate process, from concept to commercialization.
  • Provide regular communication to Sales regarding relevant market forces affecting pricing, including market supply & demand, raw material costs & inflationary costs, competitive activity, and reinvestment & innovation.
  • Work with Sales at the customer level on pricing and any supply items.
  • Develop and maintain the 5-year demand/capacity projections to build the business case for any needed CAPEX projects.
  • Plan and prepare customer communication for changes to product offering or service level.
  • Interact globally with other Bostik entities to coordinate and optimize the global product portfolio.
  • Serve on the Market Segment Team as a key partner in helping build and execute the segment strategy. 

Accountabilities

 

  • Multi-generational product plan, 5-year demand/capacity projection, service level offering
  • Leading selected cost savings, risk mitigation, and new product development projects
  • Maintaining accurate and relevant product systems information
  • Customer interaction and support as needed.

Qualifications/Experience Required

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, chemistry, engineering, or a STEM-related field. MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years’ experience preferred, with a minimum of 3 years in Product Management, Marketing, Business Development, Supply Chain, Sales, Tech Service, or related field. Experience in multiple commercial roles preferred.
  • Strong computer skills. Proficiency in advanced Excel, PowerPoint, SAP, Salesforce, Power BI, and MS Project preferred.
  • Experience with Stage-Gate and leading new product development projects preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP®), Certified Pricing Professional (CPP), Professional Certified Marketer (PCM®), Certified Product Manager®, Certified Virtual Facilitator™ (CVF™), or a related certification preferred (not mandatory).
  • Well-rounded individual who is comfortable working cross-functionally and influencing without direct authority.
  • Excellent leadership, organization, planning, project management, and communication skills.
  • Strong business acumen, problem solving, financial analysis, presentation, and customer-facing skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Who we are? Arkema is a world leader in Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World with the ambition to become a pure Specialty Materials player.

We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €9.5 billion, of which 2.9% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 17 R&D centers.

If you pursue excellence, love innovation and are inspired by challenges, we encourage you through www.arkema.com to learn more about our values – Solidarity, Performance, Simplicity, Empowerment, and Inclusion – and how we concentrate on advances in bio-based and recyclable materials, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Changing the world requires the right formula. The right formula consists of our innovative and sustainable materials, and you. Join us to develop the materials of tomorrow and make a difference together. What are you made of?

The legal information below pertains specifically to positions posted in the United States, however we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in all the countries that we hire.
Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring.

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