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Business Director, EVA

Company: Celanese
Location: Irving
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

Celanese is a Fortune 500 global chemical innovation company that engineers and manufactures chemicals used in products essential to everyday living. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, we employ over 7,700 dedicated people working between 43 facilities across 18 countries. We are committed to employee growth and creating shareholder value to ensure continued opportunities make a difference. Our company focuses on the safety of its employees, provides competitive compensation (including benefits starting day 1), and emphasizes giving back to the community. For more information about Celanese and our products please visit www.celanese.com

As our EVA Business Director, You will report to our Senior Director and you are accountable for global Profit and Loss for the Industrial EVA and LDPE product portfolio that sits within the company's acetyl chain. Celanese is a highly matrixed organization and our EVA Business Director is an individual contributor who coordinates and directs global teams and functions, including manufacturing, finance, sales, supply chain and T&I to drive key decisions within the business.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, refine, and implement global strategy for the EVA business
  • Work collaboratively with production, T&I (Technology & Innovation), sales, planning, supply chain and procurement to execute the business strategy and set detailed variable margin and EBIT goals
  • Drive growth and profitability through optimizing regional volume and product mix allocations on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Develop deep understanding of all key end markets including short- and long-term growth rates, opportunities and threats, key partners; communicate information on a regular basis
  • Develop customer leads and insights with Sales and Channel partners to build new commercial opportunities across the product portfolio aligned to global product and asset strategies. Support sales with customers as needed
  • Optimize pricing and profitability through rigorous market analysis and the use of Celanese pricing tools to ensure customer and segment pricing and profitability is in line with their size and strategic importance
  • Monitor and interact with Sales to implement target pricing and price increase announcements including information on pricing trends, justifications and other information relevant to the key relationship stakeholders
  • Update the regional product forecasts on a biweekly basis for volume, price, variable margin and EBIT
  • Support and engage in the negotiation of commercial contracts

Qualifications

  • University degree in technical or commercial field, MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years product management experience or related commercial experience
  • Strong business acumen, preferably within polyethylene or related industry
  • Passion for success, including curiosity and creativity
  • Familiarity with advanced analytics software such Alterxy, Tableau and Power BI - preferred

  • Confidence and courage to successfully implement P&L decisions across organizational boundaries
  • knowledge and understanding of key contract language and commercial impacts
  • Capable of developing strong intra/inter-company relationships & influencing stakeholders
  • Effective verbal and written communicator with ability to adapt messaging to a broad range of audiences
  • Proven conflict management skills and results orientation

Keywords: Celanese, Irving , Business Director, EVA, Other , Irving, Texas

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