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Marketing Manager

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Date: Jul 8, 2021

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER POLYMERS is the global technology leader in the development and production of redispersible powders, dispersions solid resins, powder binders and surface coating resins. At our Allentown site, we are currently looking for a Marketing Manager to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

  • This position is responsible for delivering on the long term revenue and profit dollar targets for the Adhesives dispersions core market and for executing on the strategic regional business and portfolio plans in the NCA region.
  • Effectively managing within and across the functional matrix will be needed to deliver on key objectives. This individual will report locally to Polymers NCA Sr. Marketing Director and establishing effective working relationships with representatives of the entire functional organization is essential
  • This role has accountability for Adhesives key dispersions contract management/negotiations, pricing strategy, market segment share maximization, portfolio management, customer segmentation, and contributes to several global initiatives related to commercial management processes. There could be changes to specific market responsibilities, but still consistent with the defined accountabilities and metrics. Managing to the key portfolio metrics will be leading indicators of success.
  • Deliver on Revenue, Volume, and Profitability targets for the defined Adhesives core dispersions market segments.
  • Ability to align/execute in a multi-functional organization to deliver business results – including effective lead and alignment of portfolio objectives across the customer team.        
  • Develop key external relationships and assure effective channel management (e.g. primarily global customers in the region and trade organizations) to allow for maximization of contribution margin.
  • Accountability for contract management/negotiation, setting pricing and profitability strategy, market-portfolio segment share maximization and customer segmentation.
  • Support other Wacker and LDU projects related to business processes, pricing, and marketing.




  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/relevant technical discipline or Marketing, Business or related field required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in sales and/or marketing in the chemical industry.  Alternatively, experience in commercial development with responsibility for new product, market and value chain creation, or in application technology support and development will be considered.
  • Travel up to 30% both domestic and international
  • Experience in Sales, Marketing for a market segment, or Commercial Development.
  • Experience leading and operating in a matrix organization, preferable in specialty chemical markets.
  • Exceptional leadership and influence skills. Indirectly aligns with Sales, Marketing, AD/TS colleagues across the matrix team.
  • Highly motivated and results oriented.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to drive and implement change.
  • Team oriented with respect for the need and importance of individual contribution. 
  • Proficiency with SAP business warehouse, SalesForce, and Microsoft Office Suite of software.


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations !


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Allentown