Product Manager

Job Description
Job Description
PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), with 2010 annual revenues of $2.6 billion, is a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered in Ohio, USA, PolyOne has operations in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia as well as joint ventures in North America and South America. PolyOne serves more than 10,000 customers across the globe and offers more than 35,000 polymer solutions. The company has more than 4,000 employees worldwide located in more than 40 manufacturing and warehouse facilities, over a dozen labs and technical centers, and sales and service locations on four continents.

We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k). For more information about PolyOne visit


This position will be a key contributor to the development, implementation and growth of PolyOne’s global Specialty Inks and Polymer Systems (SIPS) business strategy. This position has leadership responsibility for the key product growth platform for the SIPS business.

Primary responsibilities include leading key product platform initiatives in the SIPS business segment related to both existing and developmental technologies. This position interfaces with the Commercial, Technology, and Manufacturing department teams and provides general product line support, reviews product line profitability, maintains appropriate product mix, drives raw material cost savings programs, new technology introductions, and customer support as required to achieve the overall SIPS product platform performance objectives.
This position also has direct and indirect interactions in support of the market development activities and strategies globally for all SIPS related products.


Responsible for product mix, profitability, rationalization, branding, positioning to sales force, and pricing of global SIPS product line.
Assist in managing profitability (P&L) of SIPS product portfolios thru profit team management to attain annual plan objectives. Implement action plans throughout year in-line with plan including assisting sales team with pricing, managing profit team, reviewing raw material cost changes and implementing pricing actions as needed.
Responsible for training of global SPIS product lines
Responsible for regulatory compliance and positioning of product line and new product development.
Review custom product portfolios to determine translation into profitable stock products
Assist marketing in the development of appropriate sales kits and positioning literature to drive profitable growth of stock products in the sales force.
Provide product platform support as needed to assist the Commercial team efforts
Provide product platform assistance as needed in support of specification development for global accounts.
Assist in defining commercial opportunities for process improvement.
Help drive a data-driven, critical mindset in Product Management.
Employee must be willing to travel globally periodically.
Other projects/duties as assigned or needed.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Four years of college resulting in a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a technical field preferred.
Prior knowledge and experience in strategic product management including management of global product lines.
Must have functional capability or exhibit capability to learn basic ERP, SAP and other data based systems
Ability to manage multple projects
Must have customer/client focus
Ability to resolve conflicts
Must have decision-making judgment
Must be self-motivated
Must be a team player that values others
Required Length & Type of Experience:

3+ years of product management experience or equivalent
Preferr prior experience in inks, a demonstrated track record of successful product management including SKU rationalization and promotion to improve business performance.
POLYONE CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS: All individuals are expected to meet the standards of performance outlined in the PolyOne Core Competencies listed below as applied to the position.

Principled - Acts in the best interests of the company; demonstrates behavior aligned with the PolyOne Code of Business Conduct; values and respects others; is reliable, consistent and a good role model.
Achieving Results With a Sense of Urgency - Demonstrates high levels of initiative and a sense of urgency and responsiveness; consistently achieves measurable results; takes accountability for actions.
Adaptability - Reacts positively to change; demonstrates flexibility and adaptability; proactively pursues continual learning and improvement.
Interpersonal Skills - Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing; listens effectively and clarifies information as needed; works well with others in a team environment across the organization knowing who to engage to achieve results.
Problem Solving Skills - Effectively identifies problems by framing issues, leveraging data and ultimately developing and implementing solutions.
Continuous Improvement & Process Focus - Actively engages in continually identifying ways to improve one’s self as well as the business and utilizes tools and processes to ensure consistent, reliable, high quality results.
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PolyOne Corporation provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status, or other legally protected classification in the state in which a person is seeking employment. PolyOne will use E-Verify to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.

NOTE: The above stated duties are intended to outline those functions typically performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This description of duties is not intended to be all-inclusive or to limit the discretionary authority of supervisors to assign other tasks of similar nature or level of responsibility.

Job Location
Kennesaw, GA, US.



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