Product Portfolio Manager

  • Location

    East Midlands, England

  • Sector:

    Lubricants & Chemicals

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  • Contact:

    Keeley Robinson

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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We are looking for an experienced Technical / Technology / Product Development professional who can demonstrate strong commercial acumen, effective leadership capabilities, and potential for future growth to join a leading global organisation in the speciality chemicals world as Product Portfolio Manager. As part of the Engine Oil Additives team you will have the opportunity to work in an innovative product development environment alongside a highly skilled European Technical Sales Team, travel internationally, liaise with global teams on a daily basis, and work with some of the biggest OEM's in the world. A genuine 'Career' opportunity!
Previous product line management, project management, and product development experience is essential. We are open to relevant experience from markets outside of the chemical industry and will consider applicants at varying stages of their careers.

Overall key to your success will be insight from analysis and assessment of applications, end uses and customer requirements for specified markets .

This is a UK Midlands based opportunity with offering full relocation support if required

Responsibilities include:
Creation and execution of market based product line strategies
Market analysis and assessment of applications for customer requirements in specific markets
Managing the portfolio of Passenger Car and Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil Additive products to ensure profitability and adaptability to market demands
Management and further development of Customer relationships both internal and external
Through innovation and optimisation of the product portfolio ensure there is adequate product offering to meet business strategies
Analysis of both customer & business needs to provide leadership and guidance on products
Convert market changes into opportunities for growth.
Work closely with customers by applying market knowledge to identify ways they can differentiate and grow their business
Assist in the development of business plans
Analysis of market trends and involvement in the development of product promotional material
Provide commercial support or leadership to New Product Development teams if required
Ensure alignment with Sales, OEM and Marketing teams on strategy and tactics to successfully implement the business plan

Key skills/attributes:
Technical or business related degree
Experience in product development, management of / or marketing of products, and project management
Demonstrable commercial acumen and some sales experience is highly desirable
Customer facing experience in a technical capacity
An understanding of product formulation and new product development activities
Some knowledge of the Passenger Car or Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Oil sector, customers and competitors highly desirable
An understanding of product marketing skills including product positioning, pricing, and promotion
Strong relationship building skills both internally and externally
Effective communication, negotiation, and presentation skills
Willingness to travel to fulfil responsibilities
An aptitude and openness to learning and potential to grow
Effective planning skills to develop and manage execution of a product portfolio

Competitive base salary commensurate with experience, plus full benefits and relocation support if required from any UK/European location. This is in addition to the excellent career progression opportunities you would expect from a leading global organisation.

Eleven Recruitment has been recruiting within the lubricants and additives sector since 1999. We work with major oil companies, lubricant, additives and chemical manufacturers and independent blenders. We specialise in the recruitment of R&D, manufacturing, formulation, sales and marketing, operations, commercial, technical and engineering professionals across the UK and Europe.

Eleven Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK.

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