Location: 

Atlanta Main, US

Location Details:  Hybrid

Title:  Manager, Product Lines, P&P, Americas

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemistry for water intensive industries. For more than 100 years, our chemistry has advanced human progress and quality of life. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day. At Kemira, we foster a collaborative and inclusive work culture that empowers our employees to thrive and make a difference. Learn more about Kemira at www.kemira.com/careers.              

     

 

Pulp & Paper Product Line Management Americas is now looking to fill a new Product Line Manager position. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team that is sharpening our focus on being a business driven product line organization concentrating on profitabity and competitiveness. 

 

The Product Line Manager will be responsible for the Polymer and Microparticles Product Lines for P&P North America.

 

The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker, able to analyze and manage complexity across a broad range of product lines as well as handle the technical acumen of the role.  He or she will also not be afraid to take ownership of responsibilities, and will have a strong drive to advance forward each product line strategy roadmaps which will secure and defend the product line profitability and competitiveness for the future.

 

The position is a hydrid work position located in the Atlanta, GA Galleria office and will report to the Pulp & Paper Americas Product Line Director.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • We are looking for an assertive individual who will develop, implement and execute a strategic product line roadmap to support the product line competitiveness and profitability.
  • The role includes both the technical aspect (portfolio management, new product development etc.) and commercial aspect (setting up the pricing guideline, make vs. buy decision making, portfolio profitability management etc.). 
  • It will require excellent communication and relationship management skills.  Working cross functionally with all stakeholders (Manufacturing, Sourcing, PSRA, R&D, Engineering & Technology, SCM and Sales) to drive forward our common business objectives.

 

Accountabilities: 

  • Product line competitiveness and profitability 
  • Build Product line strategy & roadmap 
  • Product portfolio & lifecycle management 
  • Commercial optimization (e.g. pricing, mix management, make/buy decisions) 
  • Long-term capacity planning and footprint optimization 
  • Fulfillment strategy and product service levels 
  • Operative optimization (incl. input to S&OP process, volume allocation) 
  • Technical product support 
  • Claim handling 

 

Working Experience and Education:

University degree in papermaking, chemistry or other applicable field along with strong computing experience

Competencies and skills required: 

  • Fair technical and commercial understanding
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to interact across multi-cultural organizations
  • Strong influencing skills, ability to coordinate and drive projects to completion
  • Experience in strategic and analytical thinking
  • Decision making skills, ability to work independetely
  • Fluency in Business English (written and spoken), other languages appreciated
  • Ability to travel globally on occational basis and 15% of the time in NA as needed
  • Embraces our Leadership way of living, behaving & acting
  • Dedicated to success and supporting the PLM team

 

For further information about the position, please contact Tera-Lee Dodsworth +404 386 4865 or tera-lee.dodsworth@kemira.com

 

Please submit your application by June 15, 2024.

 

        

Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. Our customers include industrial and municipal water treatment operators, and pulp & paper industry among others. We provide the best-suited products and services to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on water treatment, renewable solutions, and digital services. In 2023, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 3.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. For more information, please visit our web site www.kemira.com/careers and LinkedIn.