Product Manager - Automotive Lubricants / Chemicals


Southfield, MI

Industry: Manufacturing / Diversified


5 - 7 years

Posted 260 days ago

  by    Claudia Martinez

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World leading lubricant company is adding a Product Manager to their dynamic team in Michigan.

The company offers a competitive pay plus bonus, excellent benefits, room for advancement and more.

The ideal candidate would have at least 3years experience in a technical background (I.E. research, development, laboratory, etc.) in automotive fluids along with a strong product. Project and or sales background.


  • Chargedwith a product line contribution as a business unit. This extends from increasing the profitability of existing products to developing new products for the company.
  • Markets and develops products based on industry experience and contact with customers and prospects.
  • Spends time in the market to understand their problems, and find innovative solutions for the broader market.
  • Drive a solution set across development teams (primarily Development/Engineering, and Marketing Communications) through market requirements, productcontract, and positioning.
  • Identify and develop new sales opportunities and/or products based on market needs.
  • Communicate customer information to appropriate coworkers within the client company and its global affiliates following company policies and procedures.
  • Develop product spec sheets and marketing literature using graphic packages such as InDesign or Adobe Photoshop Suite.
  • Manage the product line from strategic planning to tactical activities.
  • Working closelywith all divisions, supports the development of marketing strategy including; finding new markets for current products, developing new products to meet market needs and setting strategies to improve profit margins.
  • Gain OEM written approvals for client products
  • Conduct product training for Customers and client associates
  • Networkwith and grow industry contacts by consistently attending association meetings, joining technical committees, presenting papers to symposiums, industry meetings etc..
  • Communicate information about new technologies, product developments and industry requirements to customers and appropriate associates within client and Affiliates
  • Maintains subordinates job results by leading, coaching and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.


  • BS/BA. Technical Bachelors degreepreferred (Mechanical/Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Marketing).
  • Must be able to research new markets and help develop new business strategies; work in both a team and independent environment.
  • 5-8years appropriate automotive lubricants and/or related industry experience
  • 3-5years proven product management, project management or salesexperience