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Lubrizol Technical Marketing Manager (m/f/gn) in Ritterhude, Germany

Technical Marketing Manager (m/f/gn)

Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale. With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent. To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Engineered Polymers at , Personal Care at , Home Care at , Lubrizol LifeSciences at , Performance Coatings at , and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems at .

Location: Serving the territory EMEAI the position will be preferably located in Germany – either in our site at Ritterhude, near Bremen or homebased. Other options are our sites at Barcelona, Spain or Manchester, UK.

Lubrizol are looking to recruit a Technical Marketing Manager (m/f/gn) for the Market Development of our Surface Modifiers business in the paints, coatings and Ink industries. You will deliver technical marketing support to our customers as well as to our Sales and Marketing teams. To reach our strategic growth targets we will need you as the voice of our customers and as an essential contributor to the development of new product ideas.

What the role will include…

  • Work with external customers in EMEAI to identify value added opportunities and develop differentiated innovation projects to drive growth via our Surface Modifiers product platform

  • Build portfolio of priority opportunities into strategic growth plans and determine the value proposition

  • Support Sales and Marketing with technical expertise to advise our customers and solve their problems, to develop selling tools and deliver training, to obtain technical approval of our products, and to support new product launches and entries into new markets

  • Liaise with our technical teams in Ritterhude, Germany to work on technical service and innovation projects

  • Develop strong relationships with customers to better understand unmet customer needs and market dynamics

We are looking for someone who has…

  • Min. Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or other equivalent technical degree

  • Strong technical background with experience (min. 5 years) of working with Surface Modifiers for application in the paints, coatings and ink industries

  • Formulation experience in wood coatings, industrial paints and/or inks will be an advantage

  • Experience in customer-facing activities and in building sustainable customer relationships

  • Very good communication skills that enable to listen carefully, ask the right questions, communicate effectively and influence externally and internally

  • Ability to travel extensively (up to 50% of time) throughout the EMEAI region

What we can offer you…

Be part of our diverse and international commercial team and be an integral shaper of our innovation projects.

We will support your development and the progress of your career as part of our global organization.

As a subsidiary of an American group of companies, Lubrizol Deutschland GmbH, located in Ritterhude (near Bremen), produces additives for the coatings and inks industry and is represented for decades successfully on the German and international market. The Ritterhude site consists of Production, Administration, Research and Development and Sales staff. As a forward-looking training company, we offer four different kinds of apprenticeship programs in order to promote young people. Home of the Bremen Town Musicians, Hanseatic heritage, worlds of discovery and location of a wide range of multinational companies – the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen at with a population of 660,000 and more than 300,000 jobs is a destination with a wide-ranging appeal.

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