Product Manager

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Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, 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 about 14,500 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products. At our Ann Arbor site, we are currently looking for a ​Product Manager​ to join our growing team.


Position Overview: 

The Product Manager is responsible for the management of standard silicone products by working closely with Sales, Supply Chain and Operations. Provides critical insights on market and competitive intelligence, to drive business decisions in a fluid market situation, where changes need to be made quickly and efficiently on a regular basis. 


Job Responsibilities: 

  • Implementing & achieving volume and capacity utilization targets for standard products. 
  • Establishing pricing and volume agreements within US Region, across business units and across all silicone applications. 
  • Determines which region wins volume, taking into consideration pricing and local market conditions. 
  • Providing, collecting, retaining and managing market data and competitive intelligence. 
  • Support VP of Silicones on various special projects/tasks. 
  • Monitoring of price development, strategizing on ways to maximize profits. 
  • Support Sales managers with logistical issues and volume
  • Coordination with Global Silicones Product Management (SPM) and Local Supply Chain with regard to control/handling bottleneck situation. 
  • Working closely with Distribution Management on standard products pricing and allocation


Required Experience/Education: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Science, Engineering, Business or related field. 
  • Minimum of 7 years of position related experience
  • Understanding of controlling principles. 
  • Strong networking skills with co- workers
  • ERP Systems and ability to use SAP /Business Objects to do profitability analysis. 
  • Proven ability to self-start and work with minimal supervision
  • High degree of professionalism and business ethics
  • Ability to de3vlop and implement business development strategy
  • Comfortable with making decisions in an uncertain environment 

Life at Wacker:
Wacker is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We encourage our employees to be their authentic selves and desire team members that share these interests. You will be valued for your contributions and perspectives as we continue to grow together. Your career is important to us, and we want to foster a mutually beneficial relationship where you feel heard, understood, and fulfilled. We consider our employees’ overall health and satisfaction when creating a benefits package. Below are some of the additional incentives our employees enjoy.


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective Day 1
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement Opportunities
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Support for Community Involvement
  • Bonus Plans




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
Reference Code: 24018 



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