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Product Manager

Location: Des Moines, IA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $95,000.00 - $120,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science;
Date: 12/21/2017
Job ID: 02548746
Job Description
Our client is a growing provider of cleaning products, process and service.  There is currently an opportunity for an Engineering Manager who can collaborate with the executive management and decision makes throughout the company who can develop the vision, strategy and lead the technological innovations needed to remain competitive and continue to grow their market share.    The requirements for success include:
  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related discipline
  • Minimum of 7 years of chemical product formulation, experience and following emerging chemical technologies
  • Experience driving new product development, concept to market is required
  • Previous experience in a leadership role, managing a growing staff/direct reports, with strong engineering capabilities.
  • Successful Project Management experience, outsourcing strategies and managing 3rd party contractors is ideal
  • Knowledge of mergers and acquisitions and business integration preferred
  • Strong communication and presentations skills, analytical and problem solving skills are a must.
The responsibilities for this role include:
  • Collaborating with executives, department leaders, R&D, engineering, as well as, sales and marketing to develop new products, i.e. hyper concentrated formulas, improving attributes of current products etc., to grow the product portfolio and market share,
  • Leading product innovations, as well as, blending and packaging operations
  • Research, evaluate, recommend improvements/advancement potential regarding raw materials, mixtures, product formulations 
  • Establish strong rapport and collaboration with Sales, Service, Engineering and Operations
  • Provide leadership to blending operations, manufacturing and marketing
The successfully candidate will be a skilled problem-solver, innovation driven and possess talents that support a polished presenter and strong communicator.  There are opportunities within this growing organization to make a significant impact and in turn participate in direct investment opportunities. 




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