Digital Product Manager

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Digital Product Manager

Memphis, Tennessee        Direct Hire       February 17, 2022

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Digital Product (Solutions) Manager/Marketer:
 - Perm/Full-time
 - Memphis (will offer relocation)

Job Description

The role is responsible for envisioning, creating and deploying innovative digital and equipment solutions that create value to our end customers and to the client.  This is an exciting and impactful role that lies at the intersection of traditional Specialty Chemicals business and exciting new possibilities on the digital side leveraging Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, and other emerging tools.  The role will involve collaboration with diverse stakeholders including sales, digital and chemical innovation professionals, procurement, marketing, and legal at a global scale.  Aspects of the role can involve the following:

  • Making rational ‘Make Vs. Buy” decisions on technology and establishing collaborations with external partners where it makes sense
  • Advocating for, shepherding, and commercializing digital and equipment innovation projects through the Phase Gate process
  • Advocating for and implementing digital solutions and tools to fully exploit the power of digitization to drive sales and service force productivity, enable sales and profit growth and improve customer experience. 
  • Advocating for and leading priorities to standardize, globalize, innovate on, and digitize equipment
  • Taking ownership for all aspects of digital and equipment product life cycle including ideation, development, deployment, supply, support, maintenance and end of life cycle
  • Responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships among global strategic equipment partners
  • Plans, manages, and coordinates all activities related to the sourcing and procurement of necessary materials and supplies needed to meet the changing levels of product demand
  • The position will report to Digital Product Manager.

The role does not require someone to have a deep digital background, but requires an engineering or scientific background, the aptitude and willingness to learn, ability to work with varied stakeholders ranging from sales associates to digital professions, and loads of common sense.  Visa status is not a limiting factor for candidates with the right qualifications and background, provided they are legal residents of the US. 

Basic Qualifications

  • B.S. or equivalent with 3 years experience or M.S. with one year experience in Chemical Engineering, Automation Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related scientific/technical field
  • Digital dexterity: must be a “digital native” who is comfortable using digital tools and solutions, has a basic level of understanding required to interface with the digital professionals, and has the aptitude and willingness to learn and grow in this area
  • Strong communications skills in English across all levels of the organization

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA in Marketing, Product Management or M.S. (or equivalent experience) with one year experience
  • In depth knowledge of developing and deploying digital solutions involving Internet of Things, Data analytics, etc. 
  • Prior experience in Digital or equipment marketing including tee up and execution of digital concepts, digital product life cycle management etc. 
  • Prior experience with Phase and Gate process for innovation commercialization
  • Prior experience working with or supporting industrial equipment in the specialty chemicals space
  • Experience working with global stakeholders.






Preferred Personality Traits

  • A life-long learner who has a demonstrated track record of constantly learning and updating skills
  • Common sense approach to problems
  • Pleasant, outgoing and energetic personality that collaborates easily, but does not shy away from healthy conflict.
  • A strong business focus, ownership and inner self-drive to solve real-world impactful problems with innovative digital solutions.
  • Has a bias for action and brings a sense of urgency and ownership to all tasks
  • Strong planning and organization skills, with the ability to manage multiple complex projects and multiple stakeholders

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