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Product Manager, Life Science Beauty

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Date: Aug 17, 2019

Location: Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, BE, 1348

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.

 

PURPOSE:

The Product Manager for Life Science Beauty is accountable for the profitability and growth of our product platforms and in addition creates and implements the regional product line strategy via collaboration with our Global Product Managers organization.   

 

RESPONSIBILITIES / ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Provides support for current business and new product launches
  • Develops regional product line strategy that is aligned with the global business unit, market, technology and product line strategies
    • Provide guidance for product line positioning and pricing
    • Manage regional product portfolio and life cycle to maximize growth and financial performance of the product lines
    • Provide annual product line forecast and provide input to drive global capacity planning
    • Ensure product line project portfolio and innovation support strategy and is properly resourced
    • Develop competitive intelligence programs and the corresponding counter strategies to maintain value, and product and price leadership positions in the marketplace
  • Champion product line and proactively communicate plans and programs
  • Represents businesses with operations to maximize service levels to external customers

 

REQUIRMENTS EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS:

  • Bachelors degree in relevant technical or business discipline, chemistry, engineering or economics preferred.
  • At least 5 years combined experience between operations and product management experience
  • Global, strategic, and business acumen, demonstrated through exceptional financial results
  • Experience leading cross functional teams
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

 

CONSIDERED A PLUS :

  • Experience in the beauty and personal care markets
  • Good level in other languages such as Dutch, French or Spanish

 

Lubrizol is present in the Brussels area with two locations and a total of about 100 employees: the Corporate office in Brussels city supports the business with services such as Finance, IT, Procurement, Customer Service, and HR. Louvain-la-Neuve, 25 km east of Brussels hosts an R&D facility of Lubrizol Advanced Materials Personal and Home Care business, where dedicated teams work on innovative applications and provide technical services for our customers. Brussels is a multicultural center at the heart of Europe, close to all European locations and easily accessible, it has a rich history and many beautiful parks and walks. Lubrizol Brussels is a true reflection of this multicultural environment, with more than 10 nationalities amongst our employees.


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