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Product Manager, Polymer Solutions

Company: Saint Gobain
Location: Bristol
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.Meldin - and Hycomp - are the 2 brands of Omniseal solutions, for high temperature polymer materials product family. These polyimides based material are used in a large variety of high tech markets as Aerospace, Semiconductor or Life sciences to make mechanical and wear & friction components. Compared to metallic solutions, these materials have a value proposition, based on weight saving, self-lubricating properties and large chemical compatibility.The Product Manager, Polymer Solutions is a marketing position within the Value Development Team covering different missions such as:

  • Working closely with market managers of clusters to introduce a value added approach of targeted market segmentTo execute this task, the role requires:
    • A technical background for a good understanding of BU product portfolio capabilities and the targeted applications, plus a good analytical skill for market segmentations and dynamics
    • A good sense of analysis of the competitive environment to lead benchmarking studies and determine differential value added offered by our solutions, both in terms of tangible and intangible benefits
    • A good analytical skill of economical drivers to understand cost structure and pricing strategy to develop for the product lineAs part of the value development team, you will lead and participate some missions aiming at developing a superior product offering by:
      • Leveraging entire product portfolio of the BU in existing market
      • Creating new product proposal combining different capabilities of the business
      • Having WW responsibility and global expertise of a product line: you will become the product expert and will have to communicate and explain this expertise through the business, with the goal of bringing our commercial teams to a high level of awareness about our offer and capabilities, and the capacity of developing a dialog with customers based on value offered by our solutions.You will also lead and manage some more traditional product management for the selected product line, as certification, training, support to commercial teams for customer visits, etc. This position has no direct reports and requires an individual who has proficient interpersonal skills to achieve results by cooperation. Projects to be led by this person can be local, regional or international, and can require coordination work with different departments (Sales, R&D, operations, etc.). High level project management skill will be needed for this position.
        • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Economics or other market development related field required
          • MBA in Marketing Strategies, Dynamics and Segmentation preferred
            • 5+ years experience in global business and market development in either sales or marketing function required
              • 2+ years experience in previous sales, R&D experience and/or product development and product management experience preferred
                • Must have a technical understanding of the products and their applications as well as knowledge of common product management practices, procedures and analytical methodologies
                  • Project Management training and/or experience preferred along with knowledge of Polymeric Materials and Processing TechnologiesThis position will require the individual who has proficient interpersonal skills to achieve results by cooperation. The individual will need to interface with a wide range of individuals, internally, externally, domestic and internationally. The incumbent will present findings and recommendations to the stakeholder audiences and must be able to influence key stakeholders on the validity and value of actions. In addition, this position is both market and product oriented and requires a self-motivated individual who, under the guidance of the manager, can evaluate market situations and understand to quickly bring our product offer to a higher competitiveness level.Saint-Gobain's innovations touch almost every major industry around the world, moving us forward, making meaningful connections, and inspiring us to go beyond the impossible. Within Mobility, our teams design and engineer critical, high-performance materials and proven solutions - most in challenging conditions and core systems that play an important part of our daily lives - as we drive to work or with family, fly on an airplane to explore the world, process samples for medical research, build a better rocket to go as far as we can in outer space; and dive deep under the sea to power our world. We are driven to collaborate with our customers and communities to improve and engineer the world of tomorrow!
                    Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we've learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.
                    With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.
                    Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you're empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.
                    Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Mobility, and together, we'll achieve the impossible!Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Keywords: Saint Gobain, Asheville , Product Manager, Polymer Solutions, Executive , Bristol, North Carolina

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