Waste Water Treatment Product Line Manager

U.S. Water has a passion for developing and delivering unconventional solutions that leave the world a better pleace with better water. We are looking to hire a Waste Water Product Line Manager this position will be located at our corporate headquarters in St. Michael, MN. It is an an excellent opportunity to join an expanding and growing company that offers a rewarding career and the ability to truly make an impact. If you have a passion for marketing, enjoy working in a fast paced, high growth, energetic and customer focused environment, please apply. We are the best place to work in water!
The Product Line Manager is responsible for overseeing product application technical support for all chemical formulas in their particular market area (ie: boilers, cooling, waste water, oil field, process technology, sanitation, etc). In addition, they will be responsible for managing development of new formulations and formula modifications, in cooperation with the R&D team. This position requires extensive knowledge and experience in of the technology, application realities and market drivers for the product line. The Product Line Manager will have responsibility for identifying new product line needs based on analysis of market conditions, defining program requirements, commercializing new offerings, and managing product line profitability. The Product Line Manager will provide technical support and training, often involving on-site visits to sales team meetings and customer plants. This position leads the day-to-day operations working with the sales organization to prioritize, develop and deliver product line specific marketing support to the field and customers.
Competently recognizes and rapidly adapts to market conditions, initiating projects to meet emerging and evolving customer needs while maintaining a focus on corporate sustainability.
Understands customer needs and determines chemical technologies best suited to address those needs.
Assist R&D with Formulation of new products for specific applications.
Assist purchasing department to source new suppliers.
Coordinates approved new projects from development through commercialization.
Develop and manage product optimization plan for life span of product.
Collaborate with marketing, R&D and technology managers to provide technical and product application support.
Support corporate strategy with new technology for long term market needs.
Understand local, national markets and international markets, in order to maintain competitive pricing strategies.
Develop marketing tools to enhance market sales efforts for product line.
Provide technical and product application support for field engineers and sales representatives, in the form of written technical bulletins, product data sheets, case studies and training material.
Provide on-site product application support for field personnel and customers in the form of training and start up assistance.
Clearly communicate project status and plan forward to management.
Create and conduct technical training programs for new sales representatives
Bachelor of Science in chemistry or engineering (or related technical degree) required
Master's in Business Administration desirable
Minimum of 10 year's relevant experience in Product Line application or support
CWT or similar technical certification is highly desirable.
CWT certification will be required within two years of promotion to the position, and it must be kept current thereafter.
About U.S. Water:
U.S. Water is more than just a product supplier we are an integrated industrial water management company based in St. Michael, Minn., serving a quickly growing and diverse mix of customers in industries such as biofuels, power generation, midstream oil and gas, and healthcare. As a subsidiary of ALLETE Inc., we proudly serve more than 3,600 customers nationwide, provide integrated water management solutions by specializing in chemicals, treatment and monitoring equipment, engineering and related services that reduce water use, save energy and improve efficiency. U.S. Water has a national footprint and serves a significant number of Fortune 500 companies. We encourage you to apply and to join our company ? the best place to work in water!

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