Global Product Manager

Switzerland, Basel
United States, Alpharetta (Georgia)
United States, Morristown (New Jersey)
United States, Rochester (New York)

Global Product & Pricing Manager

At Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI), we combine technological innovation with world-class manufacturing and regulatory excellence. We are a leader in Microbial Control Solutions and chemical technologies used in various applications including hygiene and home care. Today, these solutions are more critical than ever to maintain the hygiene and safety of hospitals, homes, schools, and offices across the world. Our Specialty Chemical Services business provides composite materials for technically demanding industries and performance intermediates & chemicals. Our Custom development and manufacturing team has already brought more than 1,000 unique solutions to life for their customers.

We are a highly dynamic group of 3,000 employees in more than 21 countries around the world. For us, performance, collaboration, passion and care are fundamentals. Are YOU someone who CARES about finding unique solutions for customers, who is PASSIONATE about making a difference? We are looking for talent who embrace COLLABORATION and are motivated by a PERFORMANCE culture.

As the Global Product Manager (GPM) you will support, Microbial Control Solutions (MCS) and you will be responsible for the following: Operative Pricing & Margin Management, Asset management and Value Chain Projects  and General Product Stewardship, for the assigned line of chemical products, globally.

In addition, you will act as a bridging function between inbound (e.g. Operations, Procurement, Supply Chain…) and outbound focused functions (e.g. Marketing, Sales), facilitating information sharing and cooperation between all stakeholders.

Key responsibilities:

Operative Pricing & Margin Management

  • Develops, implement and communicate pricing strategies and pricing tools, in alignment with the Marketing group

  • Performs a governance and compliance role regarding correct adherence to the defined pricing  levels.

Asset Management and Value Chain Projects

  • Defines the asset strategy associated with the chemical portfolio, in order to support sustainable business growth.

  • Project lead or project member on new product commercialization or production site transfer initiatives.

  • Provides guidance on target costing to relevant operations and supply chain functions.

  • Drives gross profit optimization projects.

Product Stewardship

  • Oversees Product Master Data maintenance

  • Gatekeeper of new product code creations in ERP system (SAP)

  • Acts as main contact point to all internal functions on key matters pertaining to their portfolio

The position requires an estimated 10% travel requirement.

Key requirements:

  • BS: Marketing, Business Management, Purchasing or Chemistry/Science Required

  • Masters Degree Preferred: Marketing, Business Management, Purchasing, Chemistry/science, preferred

  • Significant number of years experience: 

  • Experience in a global organization in a B2B industry in: Commercial functions (Marketing / Sales), Product Management, Strategic Procurement or Category Management.

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to our customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution. What makes YOU different?

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R31401