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Nexeo Solutions - Chemicals, Product Marketing Manager, Personal Care

 Nexeo Solutions - Chemicals, Product Marketing Manager, Personal Care

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Nexeo Solutions
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Job Info

  • Posted: 06 July 2017
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Description

    Chemicals, Product Marketing Manager – Personal Care

    Nexeo Solutions is the largest global chemical and plastics distributor with a centralized business model. With operations worldwide, Nexeo offers over 26,000 products used in a broad cross-section of industries, including chemicals manufacturing, oil and gas, paints and coatings, automotive, healthcare and personal care. Nexeo distributes these products in North America, EMEA, and Asia. The company provides broad logistics capabilities, in-depth market knowledge, dedicated technical expertise and Environmental Services. As a private company employing more than 2,500 employees, Nexeo connects a network of over 1,200 suppliers with a diverse base of more than 28,000 customers. Learn more at www.nexeosolutions.com.

    Position Summary:

    In this role as a Product Marketing Manager – Personal Care you will be responsible for promoting profitable sales growth within North America through the development of strategic sourcing, deep industry and application knowledge, development of new suppliers and product line, and commercial plans. The Product Marketing Manager – Personal Care will be an expert in the personal care ingredients industry with deep understanding of market trends across various sub-segments that drive growth in the industry. This role will also help manage Nexeo’s liability from commercial perspective. In this position you will leverage working relationships with Suppliers, Sales, Marketing, Legal Department and Supply Chain with exposure to the Nexeo senior leadership team.

    Major responsibilities include:

    Responsible for developing and executing product line strategies with focus on the personal care industry and new technologies to drive project driven growth

    Developing and maintaining strategic alignment with key suppliers that maximize overall profitability for business

    Developing and maintaining alignment with sales teams in order to enhance profitability. Understand sales trends and communicate new sales opportunities among sales teams.

    Responsible for developing metrics and conducting ongoing monitoring and measurement of supplier performance against metrics

    Perform regular analysis and maintenance of pricing to ensure margin optimization

    Responsible for managing cost negotiations with suppliers. Will manage any cost increases or decreases

    Responsible for driving change to optimize supplier relationships. Includes, but is not limited to, developing and distributing communications, developing and conducting training, developing processes and procedures and checking for ongoing compliance with changes, and being a market and application resource for the sales teams including joint customer calls

    Helps manage supply chain and logistics plan for movement of product

    Other projects and assignments as necessary

    Travel requirement for the role is approximately 40-50% of time


    Four year Technical or Business degree (technical degree preferred)

    MBA preferred

    Minimum 10 years of Chemical Industry experience in product line management, sourcing, sales, marketing and/or technical service

    Minimum 5-7 years of Personal Care industry experience

    P&L management experience (either product line or sales/geography)

    Business/Strategic mind set and experience with commercial transaction negotiations, business contracts, including price, service levels and other terms

    The role requires proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint, and Salesforce.com.

    Must be authorized to work in the United States


    Leadership orientation and strong interpersonal skills

    Ability to establish strong working relationships and persuade/influence others

    Strategic Thinking - ability to understand implications of decisions made

    Demonstrated negotiation skills and Business acumen

    Strong organizational and time management skills

    Data and analytic driven decision making

    Nexeo Solutions participates in the E-Verify program to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.


    Michael Gruen


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