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Company: Hempel (USA), Inc.
Location: St. Louis MO USA
Posted: 1/29/2013
Salary:

Group Business Manager, Specialty Coatings for our Group Protective Marketing Department The Hempel Group is a leader in the production and sales of coatings within the protective, marine, container, yacht and decorative market segments. Hempel is a global company with headquarters in Denmark and has 24 factories, 47 sales offices, 3 main and 5 regional, Research and Development Centres and more than 130 distribution points strategically located around the world. We are on an exciting journey towards being world leader of our industry. Recently Hempel acquired Blome International, a special coatings and linings manufacturer headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Based there and with reference to the Group Protective Director, the candidate will be responsible for the marketing and sales of Blome products outside US. The candidate will maintain close relations with all Hempel and Blome teams in US and in Denmark as well as with sales, technical service, R&D and supply chain functions worldwide. The candidate will also have ad hoc contacts (together will local sales teams) with specific customers regarding projects with high potential for the Blome products. Key Responsibilities: • Develop and implement into Hempel’s global assortment all key Blome products as well as managing their positioning and business potential, • Conduct market studies to identify and select the most interested markets/segments to target, • Run R&D Stage/Gate process for successful and timely launch of key Blome products, • Prepare internal and external launch package with special focus on specification, sales and technical service requirements, • Proactively support regional sales and technical service teams in their efforts to secure orders with Blome products, • Maintain project and action plans, report progress and suggest corrective actions whenever necessary The qualified candidate will: • Have the ability and drive to achieve the ambitious plan in making the Blome assortment an important element of the Group’s protective strategy, • Drive to deliver the expected results from a remote location (the facilities of Blome in St. Louis) with regards to management and internal and external customers • Customer oriented • Deliver short term results and create long term value • Enjoy traveling worldwide and have a solid awareness for cultural differences The person required must have a minimum 3 year proven track record from the coatings and linings industry and currently work in a company with a truly international scope as product manager responsible for an industrial product range or alternatively as a coatings expert with proven technical sales and business understanding. A good understanding of the construction and maintenance process of major industrial structures will be considered as an advantage together with proven experience preferably within the O&G or the power generation segment. Hempel offers a competitive compensation package including a base salary, incentives and a benefits package that is effective the day of hire. Additionally we have a variety of global career opportunities and many cross functional and cross cultural working relationships. We strive to create the right conditions for personal and professional development. Qualified Candidates should send their resume to: Hempel (USA), Inc. Attn: 2013-US-DK Americas.HR@Hempel.com 936-523-6099 fax
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