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Product Manager, Transparent Specialties

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Product Manager, Transparent Specialties

Aurora, Illinois, United States

INEOS Styrolution America LLC

Our Company: INEOS Styrolution is a leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene standard, and styrenic specialties. We offer excellent production facilities, revolutionary R&D centers, international reach, and over 90 years of experience pioneering real change through sustainable solutions, all while making the circular economy for styrenics a reality.

  • The global leader in styrenics: No. 1 leader in styrenics with a focus on Styrene Monomer, Polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Standard and Styrenic Specialties
  • Employees: 3,600 worldwide
  • Production sites: 20 manufacturing sites in 10 countries
  • Customer base: Customers in 106 countries
  • Sales: 4 billion EUR in 2020

Safety remains and always will be our number one priority at INEOS. Our US locations are following the INEOS Covid protocols for new hires as a condition of employment:  

  • Candidates must be fully vaccinated prior to start date, and
  • Provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination, or
  • Willingness to obtain the vaccine before hire date and must be fully vaccinated prior to commencement of employment

The Position: Product Manager, Transparent Specialties  - will be responsible for overseeing key business processes of the Transparent Specialties business as well as analysis, evaluation, and recommendations on improvements to financial and operational performance and the long- term sustainable success of the business.

Requirements:

Level of education & knowledge:

  • Preferred BS in Egnineering, Business or Finance
  • MBA a plus but not required

Experience in general:

  • 5+ years of chemical or polymers industry experience required

Technical skills:

  • Basic understanding of plastic resin terminology including performance measures and product attributes
  • Basic understanding of plastic processing and forming methods

Competencies, Behavioral skills:

  • Experience analyzing markets and value chains
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to act entrepreneurially
  • SAP experience a plus but not required
  • Excellent communication, organization, and computer skills

Responsibilities:

  1. Provide strategic business analysis, interpretation, and recommendations as it relates to Transparent Specialties. This includes support of strategic initiatives and business growth plans
  2. Develop product demand and financial forecasts, assist with supply planning and lead cost reduction. This includes the development of the Operational plan
  3. Collaborate and provide guidance and support to the Sales function – strive to meet customer needs, resolve issues, maintain sales pipeline and new business development tracking
  4. Provide guidance and recommendations on pricing decisions and policy
  5. Develop and maintain product line marketing plans and marketing tools
  6. Work closely with logistics, supply planning, and finance groups to analyze and identify business profitability improvement opportunities
  7. Monitor and analyze key raw material cost and cost drivers
  8. Understand and analyze financial data to identify shortfalls and opportunities
  9. Develop, analyse, and own the business case and economic analysis for expansion capex and other improvement and cost savings projects. 
  10. Demonstrate strong business acumen to help establish the strategic direction and priorities

The Location: This opportunity is located in Aurora, Illinois, only 5 miles from downtown Naperville.

Why Should You Apply?

  • We have competitive salaries, performance-related pay, and bonuses.
  • A comprehensive benefits package with low premiums including health, short term disability, life, and accidental death insurance plans
  • 401K with company match + contributions
  • Fitness and tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work environment
  • Career development and progression

We are INEOS Styrolution because:

  • We provide equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. 
  • We are committed to the safety and personal wellness of all our employees.
  • We recognize success and reward achievements.
  • We support employees who are passionate about success and motivated.
  • We offer a positive learning environment and encourage the sharing of best practices.
  • We produce materials that are necessary for our daily lives.
  • We contribute to the communities in which we operate and donate to organizations our employees care about 
  • We foster teamwork and safe, positive working environments.

We are excited to hear from you and to share more about our organization.

All the best,

The INEOS Styrolution Talent Team

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