Global Product Manager - Energy Materials

Posted 19 Jul 2019

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 191005


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Materials Science is a rapidly growing product area within MilliporeSigma’s Lab and Specialty Chemicals business. The product management team operates as the hub to coordinate product development, innovation, marketing, and commercial efforts. Our products include monomers, polymers, nanomaterials, electronic chemicals, thin-film materials, and the advanced chemicals used to make them.


Your Role: Manage the Energy Materials product line and drive its growth through collaboration with internal partners in R&D and Business Development and external partners in academics and industry to identify, develop, and commercialize innovative technology and products for energy and inorganic nanomaterials research.


The Energy Materials product line includes materials used for energy storage and energy harvesting and but also inorganic nanomaterials for bioassay development, diagnostics and imaging applications. In this role, you will manage the product portfolio, develop marketing campaigns, set competitive pricing strategy, and expand the product portfolio.


Who you are:

The successful candidate will have a strong background in materials science, energy and/or inorganic nanomaterials research coupled with scientific curiosity and keen interest in market analysis and product marketing. Further, the ability to recognize and cultivate technology areas that address unmet customer needs in energy and nanomaterials research- and to develop meaningful revenue-are crucial for this role.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D in in Chemistry, Materials Science, or Engineering and 1+ years of experience.
  • Or a B.S. in Chemistry or Materials Science with 5+ (five) years of product management and business development experience directly related to the energy and nanomaterials product line(s).
  • Fluency in English is required; other languages are a distinct advantage
  • Ability to travel domestically (approx. 25% of time) and internationally (approx. 5% of time).


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-doctoral experience is ideal, but recent graduates with exemplary record will be considered. MBA is preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work with a variety of teams, including product management, marketing teams and operational professionals
  • Technical understanding of the principles and techniques used in nanomaterials and energy storage materials research
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to communicate with customers, present technical proposals, training or reports, to all organizational levels inside and outside MilliporeSigma. RSREMD



What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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