Product Manager - Metalworking Fluids

Oil Recruitment Ltd
West Midlands Region
65000.00 GBP Annual + basic plus benefits & relocation
04 Aug 2017
19 Aug 2017
Job Type
Contract Type
Product Manager - Metalworking

We have an excellent career opportunity for someone with product management experience (fluids, oil, greases) in the metalworking sector to join a leading global organisation in the speciality chemicals world. Reporting to the Regional Business Manager you will manage a portfolio of metalworking fluid/lubrication products working closely with customers and OEM's to provide product guidance and to optimise the product offering.

From a chemistry or chemical related engineering background you will be involved with the creation and execution of product strategies, market analysis, and assessment of applications for customer requirements in specific markets. Previous product line management and product development knowledge/experience of metalworking fluids is essential.

Ideally this is a UK Midlands based opportunity with relocation support available if required though there could be an option to be based in Germany or France

Responsibilities include:

- Manage the portfolio of Metalworking products to ensure profitability and further development of Customer relationships
- Through innovation and optimisation of the product portfolio ensure there is adequate product offering to meet business strategies
- Analysis of both customer & business needs to provide both leadership and guidance on products
- Conversion of market changes into new product development
- Develop, maintain and implement realistic product line strategy
- Build and maintain relationships with internal teams for cross business working in addition to external groups/bodies and customers
- Work closely with customers by applying market knowledge to identify ways they can differentiate and grow their business
- Assist in the development of business plans
- Analysis of market trends and involvement in the development of product promotional material
- Monitor and report on financial results

Key skills/attributes required:

- Experience of product line management in the metalworking sector or related discipline
- Degree in Chemistry, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering
- 5-10 years experience in product development, management of, or marketing of, metalworking products
- An understanding of formulation and new product development activities
- Knowledge of the European Metalworking sector, customers and competitors
- An understanding of product marketing skills including product positioning, pricing, and promotion
- Strong relationship building skills both internally and externally
- Effective communication, negotiation, and presentation skills
- Willingness to travel to fulfill responsibilities
- Skilled at market mapping, market analysis and product line profitability analysis.
- Effective planning skills to develop and manage execution of a product line


The Role comes with an attractive base salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits and relocation support if required. This is in addition to the excellent career progression opportunities you would expect from a leading global organisation.

For full details contact Keeley Robinson on ******************** / ******************** or via ***************************


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