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Director of Global Product Management

Overview
If you want to work with forward thinking people in a fast moving, innovative environment, Axalta offers you the best market-leading career opportunities. We are a unique company. While our name is new, we are backed by a 150-year legacy of providing some of the most advanced coating technologies to customers all over the world. We rank number one or two in all of the major business segments we serve. Our longstanding commitment to progressive research is setting new standards and pointing the way to beautiful and sustainable coating solutions for tomorrow.
Responsibilities
Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer. With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the 12,000 people of Axalta continue to find was to serve our more than 120,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information, visit axaltacoatingsystems.com and follow us @axalta on twitter.
Lead strategic vision and execution of the product strategy for global OEM and Commercial Vehicle business. The Director of Global Product Management works in close collaboration with sales, engineering, technology, product engineering and executive management to drive success of product development from concept to completion. Reports to the VP, Global Business Development and manages a team of three Global Product Managers.
Drive the global product growth strategy using understanding of the product market segment, competitive environment, and strong relationships with both internal and external customers
Gain support and alignment on the product vision with all levels of the organization
Lead product portfolio optimization
Translate market opportunities and customer problems into clear product requirements
Utilize solid business acumen to execute good business decisions in a fast-paced environment
Collaboratively campaign the new product development process working closely with sales and technology
Manage multiple priorities and evaluate business cases, including value-based pricing and revenue modeling
Translate business-to-technical requirements, and vice versa
Define and track overall team success metrics
Build, lead, and develop team
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Qualifications
Bachelor degree in business, engineering, chemistry, or other technical area. MBA preferred
12 years relevant working experience in technical and/or commercial area in the coatings, chemical, automotive or other industrial segment
Knowledge of Automotive OEM Finishes is desired, including products, applications, chemistry and customer processes
Should possess in-depth understanding of product life-cycle management
Demonstrated success in setting strategy and project management
Excellent communication skills with ability to lead culturally diverse global teams
Must be able to influence and work well in a matrixed environment
Results focused and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Track record of successfully developing future leaders
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Axalta is committed to a diverse workforce.



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