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Saint-Gobain Director of Sales & Marketing, Surface Conditioning in Worcester, Massachusetts

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

With over 60,000 employees working across 46 countries, Saint-Gobain’s Innovative Materials Sector boasts a unique and profitable portfolio of high-tech and high value-added solutions for housing and construction, mobility, healthcare and industry.

A true technology bridgehead for the Saint-Gobain Group, the Innovative Materials Sector is supported by 3 powerful growth drivers: innovation, co-development and research.

In the field of High Performance Materials, it proposes a comprehensive range of innovative technologies targeting the housing and construction market, transport, industry and healthcare, and combined into four families of materials: ceramics, polymers, abrasives and technical fabrics. Flat Glass is a world leader in manufacturing, processing and selling glass products for the construction and transportation sector (including the automotive industry).

Accountability Objective :

This position is responsible for the overall global strategy, functional management, and leadership of all sales & marketing activities associated with the Surface Conditioning business. The primary goal of the position is to achieve profitable growth in line with business strategy & expectations.

Principal End Results :

  • Effectively organize & manage sales, market & product managers to meet/exceed growth targets.

  • Properly train, guide, and motivate sales & marketing force to maximize performance in each market & product lines.

  • Proactively take ownership of and effectively manage strategic customers, both internal & external.

  • Lead key sales & marketing projects while ensuring clear coordination among project team members to achieve results in a timely fashion.

  • Complete knowledge and proactive monitoring of market & technology trends, competitor movements, pricing trends, and customer movements both domestic & international. Utilize marketing tools to identify high growth market segments with associated strategies to address.

  • Analyze sales & marketing information to develop & implement strategies that are in line with business goals & objectives. Scope of strategic initiatives can be domestic or international.

  • Ensure clear communication of sales & marketing activities and strategies to upper management, peers, other functional heads, and reporting structure (both direct & matrix).

  • Complete sales & market forecasts for Strategic Plan & Budget in a timely fashion.

    Nature and Scope :

    The Sales and Marketing Director is required to be a leader who effectively manages the sales & marketing team to achieve/exceed targets set forth by the General Manager. He/She is expected to be able to handle breadth of scope in highly technical products, markets & applications to achieve tangible results in a timely fashion. He/She must also demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit who does not accept the status quo but shows initiative, accountability, and risk management to clearly define, communicate and implement strategic initiatives that lead to profitable growth of the Surface Conditioning business. He/She is a proven leader of managers who is not a simple delegator but takes accountability to not only lead but to develop reports to maximize their growth & performance. Finally, he/she must be able to work independently with little to no supervision who can analyze complex situations quickly to make difficult decisions without hesitation.

    Background/Skills :

    It is highly desirable that a person in this position possess a BS/MBA degree or the equivalent and a minimum of 5-7 years of sales and/or marketing experience. He/She should also have some experience in managing mid-level managers. The candidate must also possess excellent initiative, leadership, organizational, communication, and entrepreneurial skills.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.