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Global Marketing Manager, Automotive - Specialty Polymers  

Solvay (company)

Posted on : 21 October 2017

Project Description

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Company Overview:

With over 1,500 products, Specialty Polymers offers the widest range of high performance polymers in the world, allowing tailor-made solutions such as pushing the limits of metal replacement in the electronics, automotive, aircraft and healthcare industries. The GBU has unparalleled expertise in three technologies: aromatic polymers, high barrier polymers and fluoropolymers.

Position Summary:

The Global Marketing Manager Automotive is ultimately responsible for developing a strong pipeline of growth programs in order to eventually generate leads for the Sales or Business Development organization. Success will be measured on the size and quality of the identified growth programs as well as the Development Pool generated by the programs. The position holder will report to Global Business Development Manager of the market.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop pipeline of Marketing Growth Programs (min 80% of the time)

•   Synthesize market data from multiple sources to form strong market understanding and anticipate game changing trends that can generate large opportunities for Solvay Specialty Polymers (SpP).

•   Identify and prioritize Marketing Growth Programs based on market attractiveness and SpP’s unique value proposition.

•   For all identified Growth Programs drive full Marketing Process: 1) Market Assessment and Fact Book building, 2) Validation and sizing of the opportunity, and 3) Launch Plan for Market Entry, incl. Marketing Mix

•   Drive stakeholder buy-in through each milestone of the Marketing Process with Business Lines, R&D, Regional Sales Force, Regional Business Development teams, Communications

Monitor trends and provide Marketing support to Core Business (max 20% of the time)

•  Monitor and communicate global competitive trends in the market with the main purpose of creating new growth opportunities.

•  Work with Product Managers (PMs) for global coordination of pricing activity.

•  Develop and maintain appropriate sales and marketing support tools.

•  Drive content and execution for digital marketing campaigns where relevant to support growth programs.


Basic Qualifications:
•  Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering, Science, or a technical related field
•  Minimum 5 years of experience in a commercial position with recent marketing experience
•  Working experience with elastomers as well as experience in working on high performance sealing technologies
•  Experience in leading cross functional teams (technology, product management, sales,…)
•  Must be willing and able to travel up to 50%

Preferred Qualifications:
•  MBA or Marketing related graduate degree

•  Strong Marketing capabilities, practical knowledge of main Marketing Excellence tools. 
•  Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and bring innovative ideas.
•  Proven track record in driving successful results even without direct authority. 
•  Exceptional analytical and strategic thinking capabilities.
•  Excellent communication and influencing skills.


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