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Occidental Petroleum Product Manager – Chlorinated Organics in Dallas, Texas

Title: Product Manager – Chlorinated Organics Location: United States-Texas-Dallas Other Locations:

Description

Contribute. Grow. Lead...with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge? Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing, action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company continually striving to be the best in the business while staying focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has and will continue to be our people.

Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine and caustic soda – key building blocks for a variety of indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash, chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates and calcium chloride. OxyChem's market position is among the top three producers in the United States in 2017 for the principal products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and providing tremendous career development opportunities. We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual to fill the position of Product Manager with our corporate headquarters located in Dallas, Texas.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Function as focal point with key areas in support of the business and their strategies (i.e., sales, supply/demand chain planning, customer relations, sales administration, legal, technical service, and IT).

  • Develop a strong working knowledge and understanding of business functions and manufacturing in the areas which impact profit and loss (i.e., production costs, transportation and logistics costs, etc).

  • Evaluate and recommend improvements that would assist business management in meeting/exceeding current sales, profitability, and operational goals.

  • Track and analyze monthly sales/price performance, assist in forecasting future performance, and report business conditions to senior business management.

  • Assist in gathering, constructing, analyzing, and communicating marketplace dynamics and competitive intelligence efforts involving business, sales, strategy, pricing, manufacturing, competition, and technology.

  • Recommend actions to defend and grow market volume and maximize earnings.

  • Develop action plans for execution of product portfolio strategy.

  • Work with Supply/Demand Chain Planning to evaluate order and shipping patterns, freight costs, inventory levels, equipment and terminal operations to maximize performance and profitability.

  • Prepare for increased responsibility in marketing/sales management by active involvement in all areas of the business with the guidance of the Business Manager.

  • Evaluate and resolve customer complaints on product quality, delivery, and service.

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree (Technical Degree or MBA preferred)

  • Minimum of 7 years of prior experience in manufacturing, sales, marketing, product management, or supply chain.

  • Strong negotiation and account management skills, including marketing strategies.

  • Product knowledge and understanding of product applications in various industries.

  • Ability to formulate and execute negotiation strategies for successful execution of final sales contracts.

  • Motivated self-starter with high degree of initiative and persistence.

  • Ability to work in a team environment, handle multiple assignments on short notice, and deliver on deadlines.

  • Willingness to travel up to 10% of the time

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Includes communicating and presenting to various audiences.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Oxy is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Individual with Disability/Veteran Status

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