Product Manager Asia Pacific (Plastics/ Masterbatch)

Product Manager Asia Pacific (Plastics/ Masterbatch)

Agensi Pekerjaan EPS Consultants Sdn Bhd
Kuala Lumpur
5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description



Client Background:
Our client is a masterbatch producer and advances the future of plastics by bringing forward-thinking solutions to customers that increase produce performance, durability and sustainability. These products are used in applications ranging from packaging, sporting goods, home décor, cosmetics and beauty to appliances, automotive, healthcare, 3D printing and aerospace. Have 25 manufacturing sites in 18 countries and 4 research and development centers.
Location: Thailand/ KL
Headcount: 1
Tenure: Permanent
Remuneration: Basic + Allowances + Contractual Bonus + Performance Bonus + Attractive Benefits(Company Car etc)
Responsibilities:
· Responsible for entire additive and white masterbatches product portfolio management in Asia Pacific
· Responsible for innovation pipeline of additive masterbatch
· Regular industry networking to follow up trends / needs, look for collaboration partner to enrich additive knowledge and portfolio
· Ensure right portfolio in place to serve the market balance asset utilization and profitability
· Owns Product strategy by consolidating needs across applications
· Work with all Strategic Business Managers, Market Development Managers, Business Development Director to support business needs, harmonization of portfolio if necessary to best use of resources
· Develop a comprehensive portfolio strategy inline with each segment’s strategic plan;
· To be the interface between all SBM, Technical service, R&D, Sales and Manufacturing in portfolio optimization, asset efficiency and profit optimization;
· Direct responsible for flexible packaging portfolio marketing;
· Define cross-segment marketing tools for product portfolio, to ensure one face / one voice to market;
· Support additive masterbatches product launch and white masterbatches product positioning
· Support product training for sales and technical service organization by ensuring all tools and performance data are in place;
· Regular contact with industry, including but not restricted to additive suppliers, joint customer visit with BD and sales, open innovation platform, etc to keep up with additivation technologies and strengthen additive knowledge in the organization
· Accountable for profitability of additive MB and White;
· Recommend corrective actions cross-functionally when needed.
Requirements:
  • Education: BSc in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or any equivalent;
  • Experience: Previous experience in Plastic additives, compounding and/or masterbatch production and if possible flexible films process;
  • At least 5 years experience in product management, technical marketing in plastics industry

  • · Technology savvy in plastic additives
  • Able to integrate business needs and consolidate common items, segregate uncommon items. Focusing on the financial wins and manufacturing efficiency, embrace intangible benefits for market presence
  • Balance operational responsibility and strategic role; e.g. balance profitability and asset utilization when necessary
  • Good interpersonal skills with internal organization and external customers
  • Good communication skills, alignment, resolving conflicts and able to make decisions
  • Well verse in finance and profitability
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Language Skills: English: fluent, written & spoken. Additional languages would be an asset;
  • IT Skills: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Familiar working with multi-country, multilingual team & different cultures.
  • Able to work independently
  • Willing to relocate to Thailand.
  • Position will be based in SEA and will approximately 10%-20% time traveling in the region.
  • Special physical examination requirements: color blindness
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