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Atlanta Main, US

Title:  Sr Manager, Product Line Polymers, EPAM, Americas

Kemira is a global company providing chemicals and expertise to operations around the world. We are committed to being our customers’ first choice by bringing sustainable value through improved product quality, better process and resource efficiency. We offer a result-oriented and collaborative culture that empowers you to drive excellence and innovation with a major impact on the future. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2017, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.5 billion and 4,732 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.  If you have the right mix of curiosity, a drive for excellence and an innovative mindset, we want to talk to you.


We are looking for an experienced Senior Product Line Manager Polymers Americas EPAM for our Industrial & Water segment in our Atlanta, GA (Parkwood) office. The purpose of the role is to take responsibility for managing, developing, implementing and executing the strategic product line roadmap to support product line competitiveness and profitability. The role involves a mix of both a technical (portfolio management, new product development, product data maintenance, etc.) and commercial (Sales consultation, setting pricing guideline, make and buy decision making, portfolio profitability management etc.) for the Americas EPAM Polymers product line. It requires excellent relationship management and leadereship to collaborate and connect all stakeholders (R&D, Sourcing, PSRA, manufacturing, sales…) towards our common business goals.


The key responsibilities include:

  • Product portfolio & lifecycle management
  • Develop and implement product line strategy in line with business strategy with input from Sales and Applications
  • Define regional product portfolio & offering
  • Product line profitability management and steering
  • Product related claim resolution in co-operation with the manufacturing plant
  • Product and product data ownership and cost structure development/improvement
  • Pricing strategies/guidelines & GM targets
  • Mix management, make/buy decisions
  • Operative optimization, including input to S&OP process, volume allocation/plant utilization
  • Steering the transfer of existing applications in single regions to other regions in co-operation with regional Sales, Marketing, and Applications
  • Steering the short- and long-term roadmap for capacity planning
  • Decide on fulfillment strategy and product service levels 


What we offer: 

  • Excellent, interesting and challenging opportunity in the  Industrial & Water Product Line organization
  • Opportunities for personal & professional growth
  • Employment in a stable company with an established position in the market
  • Attractive benefits package
  • A multicultral and positie global work environment


What you need

  • University degree preferably in chemistry, engineering, economy or other applicable field along with strong technical experience
  • Extensive commercial understanding, commercial background is a pre.
  • Strategic and analytical thinking
  • Strong business acumen is required, experience of Product Line Management is a pre.
  • Excellent  interpersonal and communication skills to interact across multi-cultural organization
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to lead and coordinate projects in a matrix organisation.
  • Leadership skills and a self going "can do" Attitude
  • Fluency in Business English (written and spoken), other languages appreciated
  • Embraces our Kemira values and role model leadership behaviors


For more information, please contact Lars Gerhardt by email or by phone +31 6 22990212

Please apply with CV and cover letter no later than November 19th at MyKem/Careers.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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