Senior Strategic Marketing Manager
US OH Columbus
Hexion is a leading global producer of adhesives and performance materials that enable production of engineered wood products and other growing specialty materials. Aligned with the company's focus on addressing our customers' most pressing challenges, Hexion has committed that all new products will incorporate sustainable attributes by 2030. Hexion is focused on driving innovations to increase the use of sustainable materials, for new and existing markets we serve. It's an exciting team to join a growing company and serve as a key leader on an experienced and, fun team, while the Company leverages the mega trends of climate change and capitalizes on a long-term housing boom.
Hexion has recently created a new product Marketing and Commercialization organization, and this role is a high-profile opportunity to join as we build capabilities and grow the business. Reporting to the VP of Marketing and Commercialization, the key focus of this role is to lead the Strategic marketing growth efforts, with the focus being to identify, develop and introduce innovative solutions for existing and new customers and markets. This role will also be a key member of the marketing team for developing and managing the growth ideas' hopper, investigating priority projects, and supporting projects as they transition through the stage gate process, to commercialization; effectively communicating at each step.
The position also requires demonstrated, strong strategic marketing skills, with experience in leading and managing new product introductions and new product pipelines. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise and leadership in delivering innovative solutions, with strong collaboration and influencing of a cross-functional team and ability to develop strong relationships with customers.
This position is eligible to work remote.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries.Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.
This exciting opportunity is part of Hexion Inc.
Ensure all activities are conducted in a safe manner at all times and in compliance to the Hexion corporate HS&E policies and procedures.
Responsible for developing an in-depth knowledge of industry and customer products and processes both existing and new
In conjunction with the Commercial/Business Directors, responsible for leading Internal and External Discovery / innovation sessions for existing and new customers and end markets.
Responsible for growth project/portfolio management by using the appropriate tools, developing team charters, putting together project and resource plans,
Responsible for market research to support internal Discovery (i.e. growth opportunity ideas - market segmentation, overall market trend analysis, technology trends, competitive analysis)
Strong project management skills, assigning project tasks and milestones, leading and managing stage gate reviews, reviewing and writing reports on the project and communicating progress to business stakeholders.
Provide business development support for ongoing projects (gaining the voice of the customer, understanding unmet needs, developing the value proposition, helping to close the sale)
Prepares presentations / papers for internal and external customers and industry gatherings focusing on technical value-added initiatives.
Engages associates from other functions and in the external market community to grow applications knowledge and capability.
Develops and Communicates goals & objectives, together with the direct manager.
Models appropriate behaviour for others to emulate, including behaving ethically, engaging others input, providing development opportunities for others, etc.
This position reports to the VP - Marketing and Commercialization
The required skills, knowledge and experience are:
Degree qualified in, Chemistry, Chemical or Materials engineering, or related Science discipline or related industry experience
A minimum of 10 years experience in a strategic marketing, consulting, product management and/or business leadership role
Intellectual curiosity: to learn, to ask questions
Ability to perform financial analysis to help make business decisions
Ability to influence multifunctional teams without a direct reporting relationship
Ability to build strong customer relationships and to implement & develop product and marketing strategies to grow the business.
Management and leadership competence is required to motivate, influence and lead a cross-functional team.
Ability to work unsupervised with strong communication skills.
Proven ability to work in a highly demanding environment dealing with conflicting priorities that require initiative, flexibility and adaptability.
Strong execution and deadline focus
A Highly motivated self-starter
Advanced communication, presentation and influencing skills (written and verbal).
Well-developed leadership skills with the ability to mentor, monitor and review performance.
In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the Department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies
Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.
Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.
We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.