Asahi Kasei
  • APNA Technology
  • Fowlerville, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Marketing Manager

Job Overview

This position leads the Marketing Team in support of achieving mid-term plan commercial objectives for sales volume and profitability.  The primary function will be work with key auto and non-auto OEMs to develop and drive marketing strategies resulting in material approvals for strategic applications which are aligned with Asahi Kasei manufacturing assets.  The marketing team will lead longer term product development activities and strategy for Thermylene PP product working with the OEM material teams and translate new material and application developments from AKC. 


Job Tasks

  • Develop long term market strategies and implementation plan for Thermylene Product Line
  • Translate AKC engineering plastics material and application developments to North America
  • Expand material approvals at OEMs
  • Lead and achieve new material approval for existing and new applications be first material approved
  • Develop long term market strategy to achieve target sales volume and profitability 3 5 years.
  • Manage marketing team direct reports, setting targets, timing, and results.
  • Meet Asahi Kasei safety, culture, and training requirements.


Qualifications (Education, Experience, Licensures, and Certifications)

  • Minimum: Bachelor's Degree preferred in chemical industry, > 10 years experience
  • Strong experience in automotive material process
  • Strong commercial negotiations experience, pricing indexes, 2 3 year contracts.
  • Personnel network with automotive OEMs and Tiers 1 materials and engineering teams
  • Understanding and experience in Automotive quality systems
  • Personnel management experience

Required Skills

  • MS Office
  • Automotive OEM material approval websites
  • H.S, JD Power Automotive forecasts


Work Environment / Physical Demands / Travel

  • Sits, walks, stands sometimes. Lift occasionally.
  • Travel > 40%, local driving, air travel local and international
  • Off hour international meeting support.


About Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, Inc.

Asahi Kasei Plastics is a leading manufacturer of innovative, high performance, engineered polymers and chemically coupled polypropylene resins in North America. Our company encourages a dynamic employee culture focused on the pursuit of innovation. We challenge our employees to have fun and work hard when finding and making solutions for tomorrow's polymers.



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