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Product Line Manager


Job description

Carboline is looking for a Product Line Manager to work with the Marketing team at our Headquarters, in St.

Louis, MO.

This person will be responsible for the strategic market and product development activities of the specified Carboline product line, along with assisting the Marketing Communications team with advertising and promotions of assigned products.

Works closely with the Research & Development laboratory, field sales representatives, technical service and sales management.

Reports directly into the Director of Global Product Line.

Minimum Requirements:

4-year Business or Marketing degree or equivalent experience, minimum of 8 years marketing experience.

Minimum of 5 years in Protective Coatings or Fireproofing industry.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires minimal physical activity but does require computer usage for an extended period of time - up to 8 hours in a day.

No unusual environmental, lifting or exertion requirements are associated with this position.

Will require occasional international or domestic travel up (30 - 40%).

Essential Functions:

  • Overall management of the specified product line on a global basis.
  • Identify gaps in the product line and projects to address them.
  • Act as the primary liaison between Sales and R&D in prioritizing product development and/or testing needs.

  • Collaborate with the Specifier Services Team and the Market Managers to develop strategic initiatives for penetrating Carboline product technology into current and new markets.
  • Identify new strategic markets and applications for the product line.
  • Develop and carry out plans to promote the product line within Carboline and the industry.

    Assist the communications team with promotional and marketing strategies as needed.
  • Investigate and recommend future improvements to the product line to ensure superiority in the marketplace.
  • Assist in achieving annual sales and margin objectives.
  • Take on special assignments as directed by management.
  • Assist in making joint calls with field reps to help develop buying and non-buying accounts.
  • Make customer presentations upon request that help promote the respective product line(s) of the Product Line Manager
  • Assist in training new employees as well as customers to understand the category of products and technology respective to the Product Line Manager
  • Become involved in professional societies to promote the product line.

    Write white papers and give presentations to increase visibility within these organizations.
  • Ensure that Total Quality policies and procedures are met.
  • Committed to the Company's safety and quality programs.

Who We Are:

Carboline is a St.

Louis-based coatings manufacturer with a global reach.

The company, founded in 1947, produces high-quality performance coatings, linings, and fireproofing products in more than 20 manufacturing facilities around the world.

Carboline has been ranked a top workplace for seven years in a row, so culture and maintaining a safe and clean work environment is something we take very seriously.

Carboline is part of RPM International Inc., a $6.1 billion, multinational company with subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services.

From homes and workplaces to infrastructure and precious landmarks, RPM's market-leading brands are trusted by consumers and professionals alike to help build a better world.

If you want to be part of a growing global organization with opportunity for growth, we would like to meet you

What We Offer:

We offer a team atmosphere that fosters cooperation and creativity; a management team committed to employee development and an environment where people are empowered to make decisions.

Our career opportunities offer unlimited earnings potential and our comprehensive benefits package is among the best in the industry which includes affordable benefits, a company match 401K plan and a retirement pension plan.

Carboline is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace.

Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

"In order to be the best, we must hire the best"
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