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Global Marketing Product Director

Minneapolis, MN

Responsible for the strategic direction of $1.3B+ Global organization that operates in B2B OEM environment.


  • Increase revenue and profitability through portfolio management, new product introduction/commercialization and product/platform lifecycle management.
  • Convert industry knowledge, voice of customer, voice of market and segment information into innovation projects to build the pipeline for our global stage gate process.
  • Drive simplification efforts to manage product portfolio, platform portfolio and raw material baskets. Improve product costs and working capital through active global platform portfolio management. 
  • Partner with regional marketing directors and technical directors to connect platform portfolio management.
  • Develop & manage the global powder MGPP by aggregating segment & regional needs – connect GI MGPP to EPS strategy - - drive regional deployment and commercialization.
  • Strategic powder initiatives and key technical transfer’s oversight


  • Develop and maintain the global powder strategy inclusive of portfolio, innovation, and emerging technology assessments.
  • Global aggregation, harmonization & management of GI Segment MGPP and Regional MGPPs
  • Lead Stage Gate process to accelerate New Product Development
  • Aggregate GI Division MGPP needs & set/manage priorities with GI Division Technical EPS or Innovations lab
  • Acquisitions analysis and recommendations as applicable
  • Partner with Segment Market Directors & Regional Technical Directors with product ideation through full commercialization
  • Aggregate regional and segment orientation of competitor product intelligence and product positioning

Business Development

  • Partner with regions & segments in development of pricing and proforma guidance for Regional Product Lines
  • Support Sales effort as subject matter expert as necessary


  • Develop the business case for new product development
  • Vet key assumptions and new product business request from segment & regional partners
  • Provide final prioritization of stage gate developments and transfers in each region as part of PMR process
  • Support allocation and prioritization of technical resources for product development
  • Assist in facilitating the launch of new powder products in all focus markets and all regions
  • Support the analysis of product portfolios of all focus markets, identifying product gaps and product duplication
  • Develop Global Strategies to drive new product innovation that will improve the product mix to effectively enhance margins, lower SKU counts & inventory levels and build a distinct competitive advantage in the market place.
  • Responsibility for managing global platforms and setting direction/guidance for regional platforms where the market competition dictates the need.


  • Talent management and succession planning
  • Visibly lead projects
  • Management and reporting
  • Internal evangelism and change
  • Overcome internal barriers in achieving objectives




  • Bachelor of Science Degree – Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science


  • Bachelor Business Degree – Marketing (BBA)


  • Masters of Business Administration 



  • Previous sales and/or marketing experience in B2B required 
  • Innovation, New product development and commercialization experience


  • 5 years industry experience
  • Global management experience


  • Must be able to sit, stand, hear, and see on a constant basis.
  • Must be able to walk, write, and type on a frequent basis. 
  • Must be able to climb and descend stairs. 
  • Must be able to bend, carry, reach, push, and pull on an occasional basis.
  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing. 
  • Employee must be able to operate a computer and communicate via telephone. 
  • Some travel to other locations, meetings and/or seminars is required.
  • Other -Global Travel



  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  •  Proven leadership skills
  • Successful track record
  • Project and meeting management skills


  • 50% or more 

Here, we believe there’s not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there’s a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans. We’ll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show! 

At Sherwin-Williams, part of our mission is to help our employees and their families live healthier, save smarter and feel better. This starts with a wide range of world-class benefits designed for you. From retirement to health care, from total well-being to your daily commute—it matters to us. A general description of benefits offered can be found at Click on “Candidates” to view benefit offerings that you may be eligible for if you are hired as a Sherwin-Williams employee.

Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case and will impact where actual compensation may fall within the stated wage range. The wage range listed for this role takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions including skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.

The wage range, other compensation, and benefits information listed is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, with or without notice, subject to applicable law.

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.

Posting Date

04/17/2024, 12:20 PM

Apply Before

04/19/2024, 12:19 PM


USA MN Minneapolis Campus

Employment Category

Full-time regular

Relocation Package

Yes, Within Company Policy

Salary Frequency: Annually

Minimum Salary: 136,212

Maximum Salary: 177,725

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