BASF Product Manager in New Providence, New Jersey
Location New Providence, NJ
A chemical structure is only as strong as the bonds between the molecules. At Chemetall/BASF, the strength of the bonds lies not just in the chemicals but is also mirrored in the links forged between the global companies and employees of the Chemetall/BASF world.
We are a company with highly qualified talent, who give their contribution each and every day across the different sectors to make the Chemetall/BASF difference. We demonstrate uncompromising ethics and appreciation for our employees, as well as respect for the environment. Chemetall/BASF is a leading specialty chemical company whose quality, innovation, and service exceed the expectations of our customers.
Where the Chemistry Happens
The Product Manager maintains a portfolio of products that may be part of one or more product groups or a segment range. It is the Product Manager’s responsibility to develop a portfolio strategy for relevant regional products. They will collect regional portfolio input to account for market specificities and to guide product introductions, R&D and pipeline management as well as give input related to product and process service needs. Product managers will participate in and manage the roll-out of new products in the North American region. The product manager will define regional price ranges for the product group as guardrails for the North American region and understand differences relative to other global regions/countries.
Formula for Success
Prepare and lead product performance reviews within North America
Coordination of tactical approach towards completion
Manage product flow in conjunction with Supply Chain and operations to optimize asset utilization
Oversee product compliance with quality, safety and regulatory requirements
Involvement in relevant production issues (scale up)
Coordinates with R&D respective segments and regional business development
Defines R&D priorities and manages the R&D milestones for given portfolio
Develop proposals for value-adding services for the product group
Check product cost benchmarking and optimize margins
Manages portfolio article harmonization in conjunction with the North American region
Support on design and execution of marketing & communication e.g. Trade Fairs
Ingredients for Success
Degree BS in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or other technical degree with relevant experience
Knowledge of product introduction, costing, pricing and sales analysis
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Basic skills with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, advanced skills with Excel
Thought provoking and persuasive presentation abilities
Demonstrated track record of effective people influence
Strong analytical thought process for analyzing market approaches, market wants and needs and measures of effectiveness
Understanding of marketing analytics and how to implement to measure the impact on sales
Developing, tracking and maintaining portfolio performance metrics
Customer centric perspective and attitude
Ability to foster a cohesive team environment
Effective time management skills, meeting multiple deadlines.
Understanding and experience in preparing a business case for new project undertakings We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.