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Director of Global Commercialization

Company: The Euclid Chemical Co.
Location: Vernon Hills
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

The Director of Global Commercialization is responsible for the broad set of activities required to drive and complete strategic product development and launch initiatives for regions and entities outside of the US and Canada. The position project manages all strategic initiatives that are part of our International Team's (EMEA, LAM, APAC) 5-year strategic plans coordinating across functions and ensuring timely and successful completion of the projects. The role will develop and implement project management best practices and establish process discipline as well as a global mindset across the US-based Product Management function. This position is an integral part of the larger Product Management teamand reports into the Vice President of Product Management.

  • Strategic Initiatives Execution

    • Lead strategic projects to support the growth and profitability of Consumer Group International with goal to deliver 10%+ CAGR or 3X market pace (whichever is greater) for assigned business segment and platform.
    • Manage and execute selected large scale/strategic projects envisaged in the 3-5 year CGI long term strategic plan including inorganic portfolio expansion
    • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track the progress of the initiatives
    • Plan schedule and budget, set deadlines, monitor quality and progress, and manage budgets
    • Estimate P&L impact of selected strategic initiatives and track P&L impact during execution
    • Build partnerships and collaboration with cross-functional teams including Sales, Supply Chain, Operations, and Marketing to ensure timely execution of projects
    • Communicate project results, risks, and issues
    • Perform risk management analysis to mitigate risks
    • Promote company and product strengths, educate on company and product benefits and help build sales stories and strategies that will be effective in their relevant marketplace
    • Provide relevant and valuable product and brand performance feedback to the US managers including RO operational experts in quality, distribution and manufacturing. -
    • Work closely with other VH functions, such as customer service and finance as needed to help grow International sales
    • Act as a corporate presenter, meeting developer for International customer and stakeholder visitors
    • On occasion, as requested by regions and entities, participate in local sales or strategy meetings

      • New Product Introduction

        • Drive the execution of the new product introduction envisaged in the portfolio evolution plan
        • Own and manage stage gate system, including training and continuous improvement, focused on rapidly bringing innovative products to the market
        • Coordinate with Product Management and Marketing colleagues to create launch plans around marketing, branding and channel usage
        • Work closely with R&D, Supply Chain and Operations on technical and human resource allocation necessary for timely new product development
        • Create and maintain a comprehensive documentation of the complete process
        • Track project costs in order to meet budget and evaluate the changes in ROI due to changes in project scope or timeline

          • People Management

            • Manage direct report(s) on day-to-day activities including planning & allocating tasks as required in collaboration with senior leaders.
            • Coach and mentor staff, ensure employee development, maintain a positive employee relations environment, and develop project management best practices that propagate throughout the organization.


              • Education: 4-year BS degree in business or engineering related discipline
              • Experience: 8+ years of experience in project management and operations functions
              • Proficiency in SAP and other businesses
              • Understanding of the product commercialization process/documentation and information sharing needs and protocols
              • Multilingual capabilities a plus
              • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification a plus
              • Analytic and strategic thinking skills, with ability to digest complex information and make data-driven decisions
              • Passionate problem solver and creative thinker, with ability to pitch new ideas and be open to feedback
              • Dynamic and agile: Ability to think in a creative and strategic way but are adept at delivering operationally to ensure tasks are followed through to completion. Ability to work efficiently and flexibly to deliver results
              • Strong decision making and prioritization skills, especially when multiple trade-offs are involved, and faster decisions are required
              • Empathy and good listening skills to understand the needs/pain points of your customers/ stakeholders
              • Excellent ability to effectively facilitate requirement gathering/elicitation sessions with senior business leaders/ stakeholders
              • Travel will be less than 5% annually for market reviews, customer presentations, trade shows, etc. though there will be the occasional customer visits requiring after hours hosting and entertaining. -
              • Mental stamina in dealing with timelines, entertaining and working with people from other cultures, managing numerous operational complexities

                LEADERSHIP TRAITS

                • Strategic Planning: Is proactive, forward-looking and can anticipate trends. - Has vision and can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
                • Change Management: Ability to adapt to change, anticipate future needs, is flexible, overcomes resistance to change, and demonstrates managerial courage
                • Problem Solving: Is able to understand and evaluate complex issues and devise and implement successful solutions. Is focused on results, can see hidden problems, and takes logical approach and probes fruitful sources for answers. - Is proactive and decisive in nature
                • Communication: Has effective verbal communication and presentation skills, has effective writing abilities (clear and succinct), had executive presence, has active listening abilities, and can convey important or critical messages that have the desired effect.
                • Collaboration: Identifies opportunities for shared resources, seeks partnerships, is a team player, and involves others. - Builds commitment, fosters open dialogue, and supports diversity and input from all team members. - Is open minded and transparent.
                • Decision Making: Uses critical thinking skills, has a track record of making high quality decisions, does not hesitate when making decision, is confident, and is action oriented.
                • Developing Others: Coaches others and nurtures emerging leaders. - Is a keen listener, provides challenging/stretch assignments, encourages development, confronts and deals with performance issues effectively and delegates tasks effectively in order to develop others.
                • Judgment: Adopts strategic, analytical and carefully weighted decision-making process in the evaluations of alternative scenarios.
                • Financial Acumen: Has demonstrated financial acumen, can successfully budget and forecast, and understands cost implications of decisions.
                • Integrity & Commitment: Demonstrates integrity, has commitment, shows moral courage, demonstrates emotional intelligence, is values-driven, respects the Company culture, and demonstrates responsible entrepreneurship. - Has a can-do attitude and the desire to go above and beyond.

                  Rust-Oleum is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class

Keywords: The Euclid Chemical Co., Arlington Heights , Director of Global Commercialization, Executive , Vernon Hills, Illinois

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