** This position can be remote, or based in Solon OH or Beaverton MI **
If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.
We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.
The Product Manager is the internal 'expert' for custom products and assemblies, creating and executing a strategy for continued profitable growth. Through market knowledge, customer intimacy and internal capability awareness, the Product Manager will manage the portfolio throughout the product management lifecycle (innovation through end of life). The Product Manager is responsible defining pricing globally, establishing clear and relevant positioning statements that demonstrates a value to its customers, and to manage the creation of all sales tool and promotional content that is aligned with the strategy of the business.
Under the direction of the Marketing Manager, the Product Manager is responsible for the support activities of product line growth and profitability. This position has no direct reports and requires an individual who has proficient interpersonal skills to achieve results by cooperation. The individual will need to interface with a wide range of individuals, internal and external, domestic and international. Marketing duties relative to the product line include: Product line management (pricing, branding, and compilation of technical data, R&D support for new product development, product positioning, selection and implementation of tools to support sales activity) and Marketing Communication (trade shows, advertising, digital marketing and technical communications).
Product Stewardship - The product manager will be responsible for applying consistent product management tools and methodologies for the BPS business unit: Implementation of marketing analytics to assess current portfolio performance. Monitoring of competitive offerings in the market place, including products, price levels and associated service offerings. Coordination of the global pricing initiative for the affected product lines. Additionally, the product manager may provide additional assistance on possible acquisitions or J/Vs.
New Product Development - Oversee and lead new product development of standard products for use in the biopharmaceutical processing industry, including market research to identify unmet needs and competitive solutions, coordination with both other BPS Marketing Personnel and R&D to align new product development with our core competencies. Use of approved and accepted tools and methodologies (e.g. New Opportunity Blueprinting), and engagement with the appropriate functional groups (Quality, Regulatory, Validation, Global Procurement and Operations etc.) in the business to assure compliance with our internal procedures and policies.
in the market place. In coordination with the BPS Marketing Communications (MARCOM) team, develop a consistent portfolio of product literature (i.e. Technical Data Sheets), product imagery, trade show support and web presence. Additional responsibilities will include the participation in the prioritization of product validation testing and the creation of thought leadership collateral to promote our position in the marketplace. The product manager will also support the sales team(s) through creation of support tools, customer visits, and acting as Subject Matter Expert for the assigned product lines.
Market Research - Conduct market research for assigned product line(s) in support of identification of both existing and new market sub-segments for BPS products. This effort will include the identification of end-use applications, accompanying target customers by region, and the identification of the appropriate BPS products with a clear statement of product positioning and its value proposition.
Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Business field required; Master's degree preferred.
5 years' Marketing, Sales, or Technical experience required.
Knowledge of common Product Management practices, procedures and analytical methodologies required.
Experience with MS Office - Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, Word required.
B2B Product Management experience: demonstrated knowledge and ability to oversee the product management responsibilities of a globally manufactured and sold product portfolio preferred
Experience in the Biopharmaceutical Industry, ideally with specific focus on Single-Use Technology preferred
Who are we ?
Saint-Gobain's innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world's leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life's critical moments.
Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we've learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.
With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.
Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you're empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.
Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences; and together, we'll create a better life.
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.
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