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Product Manager, Specialty and Packaged Products

Lincolnshire, Illinois
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Job Description

Stepan Company is hiring a Product Manager, Specialty and Packaged Products for our Northbrook, IL office.
Position Responsibilities Include: 
Responsible for the Profit and Loss of assigned Product Lines and assets in assigned region.
Manage and direct company resources to maximize profit for Stepan.
Set list pricing and provide guidance for pricing/capacity availability for off-list pricing.
Analysis of long-term sales forecasts (>18Months) to generate a long-term network plan.
Review of short- and long-term sales opportunities to partner with supply chain in optimizing profitability between 12-18 months as part of the S&OP processes.
Support supply chain in prioritizing and addressing supply constraints that arise under a 12-month planning horizon.
Development, approval, and execution of regional, product line / asset specific, plans to support short/intermediate term growth initiatives that drive top line growth (base business, replacement business, new products, M&A).
Development, approval, and execution of regional, product line / asset specific, five-year plans, consistent with the Global Corporate Plan, including long term raw material strategies, long term product portfolio strategies, and long-term asset / capital strategies
Prioritization and tracking of process optimization and cost reduction projects
Build mid-level relationships with customers, suppliers & competitors.
Secure market feedback from direct external engagements and third-party information.
Helps other employees and team members to develop both technical / non-technical skills and provides opportunities that challenge team members to grow.


Minimum 5 years of related business experience, 8+ years preferred
Experience working in a matrixed environment and leading cross functional activities.
Self-starter with the ability to identify and proactively resolve business issues. 
Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization and across departments.
Strong analytical, project management, problem solving skills, metrics-driven and process-oriented. 
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and continuous process improvement mindset.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).


Bachelor's degree in related field 
Master's degree preferred



Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


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  • Job Reference: 707192554-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Stepan Company
  • Location: Lincolnshire, Illinois
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent