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Director of Marketing


Director of Marketing


A global chemicals company has an immediate opening for a Director of Marketing. The core focus of the job is to develop, implement, and monitor the execution of global market strategic plans for several industries. The Director of Marketing is accountable for driving the growth of their respective industries through the execution of the strategic marketing process, utilizing world-class marketing tools and techniques to map, understand, and define action plans to address market trends and opportunities.  The Director of Marketing is also responsible for the marketing team, developing, coaching & mentoring the group.


This is a global role and requires a lot of strategic marketing skills within the chemicals industry. This position is viewed as a stepping stone for a future VP role.


The company is known throughout industry as having a fantastic culture and is committed to hiring the best and brightest talent! They offer exceptional benefits including a highly competitive salary, annual bonus, and long-term incentive.


Primary Responsibilities:


Will lead a team of 5 direct reports along with a total of 15-20 professionals in the marketing group

Is accountable for the design, development, and execution of the global marketing strategy

Will engage with customers both directly & indirectly through he marketing team to understand current and future needs, buying behaviors, and purchasing criteria

Use marketing strategy processes and tools to derive high quality analysis, segmentation and targeting, scenario generation, business cases, and recommendations

Partner with the Global Pricing Director to develop, execute, and track a segment-based pricing policy

Engage with operational marketing – define targets for business growth and margin optimization for their multiple business segments

Provide direction and input to the integrated business planning process at each stage as required

Provide input and direction to the operations and supply chain leadership, enabling the long-term operating plan to be developed, including capacity requirements and capital investment needs




A minimum of a BS degree in business, engineering, or technology, MS or MBA degree preferred

A minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible roles in chemistry or chemical materials industries, with an extensive understanding of their structure and market drivers

Strong understanding of the fundamentals of strategic marketing, innovation, and commercialization of new materials technology

Is adaptable to new markets

Ability to simplify complex messages and convey quickly and succinctly to internal and external stakeholders

Strong influencing and communication skills to engage both internal and external teams to identify opportunities and to execute on them efficiently and effectively

Can work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships at all levels of the organization

Must have a results-oriented leadership style that is a credible coach, mentor & teacher to all levels within the marketing organization

Able to influence upwards to executive leadership as well as cross-functionally



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