The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
The PositionProduct Manager
As the Product Manager, you will own, drive, and evolve the product line strategy to maximize profitability of the mineral globally.
Understand the asset operations & capabilities, circuits, and constraints.
Clear knowledge of product marketplace; be able to collaborate effectively with sales & marketing to know the customers & competition and the product strengths and weaknesses, and use this information to define and animate the asset strategy.
Understand cost structures and capacities for the market to guide decision making (raw materials, cost drivers, make vs buy)
Responsible for the optimization and management of product mix and pricing for asset efficiency and maximum value/margin extraction
Responsible for proactive management of the product portfolio for these minerals in order to deliver the profitability goals of the business
Drives opportunity assessment, prioritization and business case investment justification, including partnering with purchasing, manufacturing, working with technology leads on asset strategy/investments enabling growth/expansions/optimization
Benchmarks competitors’ portfolio offerings and global reach to understand their strategies and cost structures.
Develops strong relationships and actively participates in S&OP process. Secure area-specific supply/demand balance. Understand challenges, determine where reductions or upsides globally need to take place by working with regional counterparts to balance globally.
Leads the information collection and direction setting on market fundamentals, pricing tactics, supply/demand, etc. regularly to set direction and gain alignment with the commercial organization.
Ensures efficient sharing of information between Operations and Segments within the region and globally on critical issues for product growth and profitability: new product development, Capex, Quality, Regulatory
Key interfaces: strong partnership to be built with (i) Segments leadership, (ii) Innovation, (iii) Supply Chain, (iii) Operations; (iv) Purchasing; (v) Finance
Background and experience requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree required, Finance, Business, or Engineering Degree preferred
Minimum 8 years experience working in a strategic, product management, finance, or operations-related function in a cross-functional environment
Strong business & financial acumen
Operations and/or finance experience preferred
Able to operate strategically and tactically depending on the need
Executive-level communication & presentation skills
Proven ability to influence in a matrix environment
Position TypeFull time
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