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North American Portfolio Manager - TempGuard

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Charlotte, NC, US

Sealed Air partners with customers to solve their most critical packaging challenges with innovative solutions that leave our world, environment, and communities better than we found them. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands includes Cryovac® food packaging and Bubble Wrap® protective packaging which respectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.7 billion in sales in 2018 and has approximately 15,500 employees who serve customers in 123 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Job Description

 

The NA Portfolio Manager – TempGuard provides support and leadership for a critical product and solutions portfolio within our Temperature Assurance business. This position will be fully dedicated to helping support and lead key projects and initiatives while optimizing product pricing within the TempGuard portfolio to help drive profitable growth.  This position will help provide product support primarily for our TempGuard business in NA, but will also support our global pricing strategy for TempGuard and other Temperature Assurance products as needed.

 

  • Manages price – Keeps track of actual material and production costs and helps manage pricing strategy for the region and for key global accounts as needed; recommends acceptable price ranges; implements price increases as needed; approves deviation requests; works with Sales team to profitably grow business
  • Optimizes manufacturing costs – Develops projects in coordination with Supply Chain to improve direct manufacturing expenses, indirect overhead costs, etc.; understands/reviews manufacturing savings projects and KPI’s on a regular basis
  • Product marketing management – Participates in strategy development; understands and helps support key marketing programs; ensures that we have the correct portfolio and marketing collateral in place to allow sales to execute key growth programs; identify opportunities and content for the development of targeted demand stimulation campaigns as well as identify unmet needs for future innovation
  • Maximizes the P&L – With strategic direction and support from Senior Leadership, is responsible for helping manage the overall profitability of the business through gross profit (average selling price / manufacturing cost management with Sales and Supply Chain) for our TempGuard business
  • Optimizes SKU Management – Manages SKU’s and plant capabilities to make sure we have the right products where needed, while ensuring optimal production costs and efficiencies
  • Manages inventory – Ensures optimal finished goods inventory levels, liaises with sales to minimize aged inventory, and drives programs to achieve DOH targets
  • Integrated Business Planning – Helps coordinate and lead IBP process (including sales forecast accuracy) and makes sure we have adequate capacity where needed to achieve sales forecast; champions capital expenditure approval for business; works with Supply Chain & I&D as needed to investigate/execute new manufacturing processes & platforms
  • Product line stewardship – Provides product representation at trade shows as needed, helps coordinate the development of product specific marketing collateral, handles inquiries from the field, product training, etc.
  • Partners across teams & functions to drive execution – Works closely with Manufacturing, I&D, Marketing, & Sales teams to understand business needs, prioritizes initiatives to optimize the portfolio and facilitate execution of strategies to improve profitability and grow the business
  • Delivers Return on Investments – Prioritizes project queue to maximize impact on revenue and profits; launches new initiatives/products in partnership with I&D, Marketing, and Sales
     
Qualifications

 

  • MBA Degree preferred; Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5+ years of experience in product marketing / portfolio management, supply chain management, or financial management within an industrial manufacturing industry
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time
  • Product marketing, supply chain, or finance backgrounds are preferred
  • Experience with fiber-based products a plus
  • Able to understand complex issues and can clearly articulate complex ideas
  • Excellent project management, organization, attention to detail, follow-up
  • Strong analytical abilities to identify issues and self-start programs
  • Ability to communicate & liaise broadly across functions & the global organization
  • Deadline & detail oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to champion change, influence and drive results in a complex organization
  • Excellent relationship building skills complemented by the proven ability to work with others, especially across team boundaries
  • Intellectually curious, self-motivated
  • Ability to be self-directed and handle ambiguous environments
  • A change leader
  • Proficient with Office 365 – Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Word, & PowerPoint
     

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Requisition id: 29643 

Relocation: Yes  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).

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