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Unifrax Product Manager ITM North America in Buffalo, New York

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Why work for us?

Alkegen brings together two of the world’s leading specialty materials companies to create one new, innovation-driven leader focused on battery technologies, filtration media, and specialty insulation and sealing materials. Through global reach and breakthrough inventions, we’re delivering products that enable the world to breathe easier, live greener, and go further than ever before.

With over 60 manufacturing facilities with a global workforce of over 9,000 of the industry’s most experienced talent, including insulation and filtration experts, Alkegen is uniquely positioned to help customers impact the environment in meaningful ways.

Alkegen offers a range of dynamic career opportunities with globe-spanning reach. From production operators to engineers, technicians to specialists, sales to leadership, we’re always looking for top talent ready to bring their best. Come grow with us!

Job Requirements:

The Product Manager provides leadership to insure sound planning for various product lines. The position is responsible for attaining profit, sales, and new-product goals for assigned product lines as well as identifying new product opportunities and implementing new product development/commercialization activities. An important component of the position is developing long-range growth and profit plans for assigned product lines. In addition, the incumbent will train the company and distributor sales personnel in use of assigned product lines. The Product Manager will develop appropriate distribution policies as necessary to promote assigned products and assure that product performance characteristics, pricing policy, packaging, capacity, and customer service are broadly responsive to the markets served. The individual holding this job must be proficient in the technical and operational management of the assigned products.

Responsibilities:

  • Achieve product line growth consistent with the Company's operating and long-term plans

  • Champion new product development efforts in the assigned product lines through leadership of new product development teams

  • Build price lists

  • Protect pricing integrity to insure consistent policies and practices across various product and market areas

  • Maintain product leadership by making certain that design, cost performance characteristics, and pricing allow Alkegen to achieve business objectives

  • Act as the "clearing house" for all competitive information in his/her product area

  • Manage product offerings with new and key targeted product lines to insure and optimize inventory levels while maintaining required customer service levels

  • Work with marketing communications manager to develop and implement a promotional plan to support product line strategies.

  • Achieve monthly rolling sales and profit forecasts for new products or key targeted products and performance against same

  • Partner with Applications Engineers, Customer Service, Market Managers, customers and sales personnel both domestic and international

  • Create Company’s value as a global market leader in assigned product lines by continually growing recognition of the Company as an applications expert and “go to” solution provider.

  • Advise and guide senior executives on technical issues and capabilities as well as business matters regarding product portfolio

  • Provide solutions to customer/industry challenges due to specialty expertise in the markets served

  • Interpret external technical challenges to the organization and recommends solutions to resolve challenges both internally and externally

    Qualifications/ Experience:

  • 5-10 years of experience in Industrial Sales and Marketing preferably serving end markets with technical insulation/specialty fiber products

  • Understanding of financial measurement and reporting systems and a working relationship with the Control Branch

  • Knowledgeable of all Thermal Management products and applications

  • Demonstrated proficiency in managing product mix

  • B.S. Degree, Engineering Preferred, MBA preferred

  • Proficiency in Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office Suite, Financial Statement Analysis

If you are interested in being part of a world class Commercial team at Alkegen then we would like to hear from you.

Alkegen is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion throughout the organization. We recognize that we can learn better together with a diverse team of employees and that our individual differences, experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents not only part of our culture, but our reputation.

Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, nation of origin, religion, color, gender identity and expression, age, disability, education, opinions, culture, languages spoken, veteran’s status, or any other protected class.

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