Director, Strategic Product Manager, Specialty Pigments Cosmetics, Food, & Pharma

Posted 08 Apr 2022

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - United States

Req Id 243896




A career with EMD Electronics is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 60,300 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Electronics is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. 

Everything we do in EMD Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers. 


Location for this role is flexible, including remote work arrangement within the US.

Your role:

As Strategic Product Manager Specialty Pigments Cosmetics, Food and Pharma, you shape industry knowledge and market insights into a strategic plan for leading product lines like Candurin®, Colorona®, Ronastar®, Timiron® or Xirona® through the entire product lifecycle. You set, align, implement, monitor, and continuously improve a long-term product roadmap and portfolio strategy in close collaboration with relevant partners such as R&D, Sales or Supply Chain, and ensure everyone is working towards the same goal. Accountable for the overall profitability development of the assigned product lines, you aim at balancing the need to deliver value to the company with what customers want and what is technically and operationally possible.

In this highly collaborative role, you work with Sales & Marketing for strategy implementation at regional and local level, and align with supply chain to ensure short-, mid- and long-term supply reliability. Accountable for and lead key projects related to strategy execution and business operation.

Who you are:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree paired with 8+ years of related experience in a B2B environment OR
  • Masters Degree paired with 6+ years of related experience in a B2B environment OR
  • PhD paired 5+ with years of related experience in a B2B environment
  • Proven track record of managing product roadmaps and portfolio strategies
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work in a highly collaborative global environment
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Project management skills
  • International travel may be required up to 10%
  • Fluency in English

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Analytical and agile mentality
  • Highly team-oriented and customer-focused working style
  • Related industry experience in a B2B environment



What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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If you are a resident of a Connecticut, Colorado or New York City, you are eligible to receive additional information about the compensation and benefits, which we will provide upon request. You may contact 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday, for assistance.


The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.


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