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Date:  May 19, 2024
Location:  Ann Arbor
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Ann Arbor,
we are looking for you as a(n) Marketing Manager - AUTO.


The Marketing Manager – Automotive is responsible for ensuring the growth and profitability of the Automotive segment of the Silicone Elastomers business. This includes developing and implementing a marketing strategy to identify trends & unmet needs and aligns them with current and future product and service offerings.


Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute a Market Development Plan (marketing strategy). The Plan will include short, medium, and long term objectives for the segment. Product development and research needs should be identified to align with market needs. Identifying opportunities for growth within the segment is a key deliverable for the role. Traditional marketing deliverables are also expected (competitive analysis, marcom plan, trade show participation, etc.). The Marketing Manager is accountable for the P&L of the segment.
  • Manages operational activities on an ongoing basis. This includes pricing & profitability management, developing annual budget and forecasts, opportunity pipeline management, and coordination of segment activities with our sales and technical teams.
  • Visit key customers and OEM’s in order to understand the market segment, as well as promote new materials for key applications as needed. Drive product and business development projects with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Act as a scout for new market segments for silicone elastomers. This could involve an emerging market or new application development for silicones within an existing market.


Position Qualifications

  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, business, technical discipline, or related field
  • 5 years experience working in the automotive industry in a strategy, marketing, or related field is required.
  • Experience working with OEM’s and major tier one’s is expected.
  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability to interview customers, identify market trends and assess markets, and develop a effective marketing strategy.
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration is necessary to be effective in our team environment.
  • Strategic analysis and thinking  
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to influence others within the organization
  • Solid computer and data analysis skills; SAP & SalesForce experience is preferred
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently while working in the larger team.


What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 26657 
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: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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