Product Manager

Chris Cole
    April 16, 2021
    Outside Houston Area, Tx
    Job Type
    Bachelor Degree
    5-10 Years
    Salary Range
    100-120k + bonus
    Salary Units
    US Dollars
    Work Hours
    Little overtime is expected.


    Our Client is looking to fill their Product Manager position for their Houston Plant.


    • Experience purchasing raw materials and strong negotiating skills required.
    • Analyze the business performance and markets and support good commercial decisions.
    • Proficiency with Internet, Email, and Microsoft Programs
    • SAP experience is preferred


    • BS: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Business
    • 5 to 10 years chemical or related process industry experience in increasing responsibility assignments in manufacturing, procurement, commercial with a minimum of 3 years in commercial or purchasing role.


    • Develop and implement integrated business and commercial processes for efficiency and value across all product segments.
    • Identify key business metrics and measurement systems to drive continuous improvement.
    • Manage sales and day-to-day activities with select accounts.
    • Coordinate with the Account Managers in support of price, volume, and commercial strategy.
    • Develop understanding of North American propylene glycol market S/D, price drivers, and competitive dynamics (incl MPG, DPG, and TPG) to assess and optimize market participation strategy and business profitability.
    • Support pricing decisions and contract negotiations.
    • Coordinate with supply chain and operations in managing inventories and driving sales.
    • Optimize logistics, working capital, and demurrage costs associated with various transport modes (marine, rail, trucks, etc). Assist Supply Chain Manager in coordinating stock transfers, consignment/terminal inventories, off-spec product, and questions from Customer Service and Sales.
    • Support Financial Close, Budgeting, and CAPEX activities for PO, PG, and MTBE.


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