Product Manager

Job Purpose The Product manager, on a global basis, develops and implements action plans for growing sales and profitability of product lines. Responsibilities Essential Function 1:Product line strategy definition   Identifies growth opportunities (new business areas, innovations, market share increase, pricing policies) within the product line. Drive customers workshops to identity/validate market product expectations  Identifies margin increase opportunities (standardization, innovation) within the product line  Defines, based on opportunities assessement, the yearly strategy and related business plan for each selected opportunity Essential Function 2:Product line strategy implementation    For each selected opportunity, presents business plans in order to get approval on ressources/capex requirements Manages as project sponsor or leader each selected opportunity  Coordinates all GO NO GO decision for any project related to the product line Supports the global Sales and KA Managers in managing key customer sales growth/retention projects related to the product line Essential Function 3:Product line marketing&communications and knowledge management Defines and communicates the product line media plan related to the yearly strategy Creates and manages all global marketing and sales communications contents for the product line (brochures, product sheets, graphic materials, Web site and social media content, photography, change control communications) Manages all knowledge for product line: product attributes, pricing strategies, competitive landscape, operational considerations, market trends,  product documentation, regulatory environment, and best sales practices  Gathers, analyzes and shares all relevant information via training modules/emails to internal stakeholders regulatory aspects, market trends, pricing, customer needs and sales strategy Other: Supports product line management team for general BD & Marketing or other product line related topics Requirements Education:         Bachelor's Degree (MBA preferred) in an appropriate discipline.   Business experience:   Minimum 5-7 years of experience and knowledge in the areas of B2B marketing, market evaluation, business development, and/or product management  Demonstrated execution of product introduction, product sales management, project management, marketing plans and product growth strategies  Demonstrated ability to manage teams and work interdepartmentally especially with Sales, Operations and Development & Application    Demonstrates strong analytical abilities, verbal and excellent written communications abilities and interpersonal skills.    Clariant experience:   High level of expertise and knowledge of Healthcare Packaging (Medical Specialities) products, technologies, markets and applications   Additional Qualifications:  Ability to travel extensively domestically and internationally. Strong computer literacy preferred:  Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, SAP applications      Strong understanding of healthcare and pharmaceutical packaging markets      Bilingual preferred    30409
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5 - 7 years

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