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Bradford, GB

Title:  Senior Product Line Manager, Sustainable Products Portfolio, I&W Global

Senior Product Line Manager, Sustainable Products Portfolio, I&W Global

Location: Flexible; preferred near Kemira site/offices Bradford (UK), Botlek/Rotterdam (NL), Frankfurt (DE), Helsinki (FI), Helsingborg (SE)


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.



We are now looking for a Senior Product Line Manager responsible for our Sustainable Products Portfolio within Kemira further supporting Kemira’s strategy towards a more bio-based, lower carbon footprint, renewable and recycled circular economy business model.


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 technical aspects (portfolio management, new product development, liaising with applications, etc.) and commercial aspects (setting pricing guidelines, make and buy decision making, portfolio profitability management, support new product launches, etc.) for the relevant Kemira Sustainable Product Portfolio. It requires excellent relationship management to collaborate and connect all stakeholders (R&D, Sourcing, PSRA, Manufacturing, Sales…) towards our common business goals. The role requires a high degree of energy and commitment to drive activities related to the Sustainable Product Portfolios, business goals and quality of supply to our customers.


Main accountabilities:

Sustainable Product portfolio transformation & offerings

Develop product line strategies in line with business strategy with input from Sales and Applications

Implementation of relevant sustainable certification systems (e.g. ISCC, RedCert, RSB)

Close collaboration with Kemira Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability function

Tracking of KPIs relevant to Kemira Sustainable Products Portfolio

Product line profitability management and steering

Product ownership and cost structure development/improvement

Pricing strategies/guidelines & GM targets for products & segments with Sales

Mix management, make/buy decisions

Operative optimisation, including input to S&OP process, volume allocation/plant utilization and inventory targets

Close collaboration with PSRA in relation to regulatory compliance & target application areas


What we offer: 

  • Great opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • Opportunity to work in a multicultural and positive working environment
  • Attractive benefits package


What you need: 

  • Bachelor degree preferably in chemistry, engineering, economics or similar field along with strong technical and commercial understanding  
  • Experience/Knowledge of Lifecycle Analysis & Carbon Footprint calculation analysis processes
  • Experience/Knowledge of International Sustainability certification processes
  • Analytical thinking
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Strong influencing and problem-solving skills
  • Flexibility to travel – circa 20% of time (mainly in EMEA)
  • Embraces our Kemira values


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira


For more information, please contact David Normington by email or by phone +44 7810 568009


Please apply on-line at Kemira Careers with CV, cover letter and salary expectation by 27th January 2021.

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