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Saint-Gobain Product Manager 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).

Saint-Gobain Abrasives is hiring a Product Manager for our Non-Woven product line. This position will be responsible for ensuring achievement of strategic, business and financial objectives. She/he will have responsibility for growing sales and profitability of the Non-Woven business through effective product line management, as well as proactive and timely delivery of new product development objectives. The Product Manager will be responsible for product planning and definition to ensure the product delivers value to target customers, achieves portfolio objectives and brand positioning.

  • Develop and implement annual business plans and strategies for the Coated Abrasives Non-Woven product lines that serve a wide variety of markets in order to maximize long-term selective growth and return on investment for the Abrasives division.

  • Provide marketing leadership and technical support.

  • Develop pricing strategies and approve price exceptions.

  • Provide input and justification of R&D resources and planning for new product technology and development.

  • Manage cost/price relationships, sales forecasts and new product launches.

  • Conduct market research, provide sales forecasts and identify new or expanding markets for assigned product lines.

  • Assist in developing finished goods inventory levels and sourcing strategies.

  • Direct project management in new emerging market development in order to exploit product technology when ready for commercialization.

  • Develop technical and promotional literature in addition to writing articles for technical publications/trade journals.

  • Provide technical expertise on product applications, technology and design, as well as competitive situations and product profitability.

  • Analyze, understand and manage the assigned product lines and life cycles.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business or Engineering; MBA preferred.

  • Progressive experience in manufacturing, product management, sales/marketing and new product development is preferred.

  • Eligible candidates should possess solid knowledge of finance, costing, and R&D functions.

  • Proven capabilities in planning, organizing, integrating and measuring programs and projects, with working knowledge of financial levers required to positively impact P&L and cash flow.

  • Strong problem solving, analytical and computer skills (Windows Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

  • Must have the ability to work effectively and positively with all organizational levels, be proactive and innovative.

  • Strong analytical skills with demonstrated experience in financial metrics used for decision-making. Process orientation for execution and improvement of processes.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Flexible and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to travel up to 25-30%. International travel to Reynosa Mexico is required.

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.