Vacancies Product Manager Plastics - Cleveland, OH
Surface Solutions Segment | Detroit or Cleveland

Job Title:  Product Manager, Plastics

Location: Cleveland, OH


Job Summary:

The Product Manager for Plastics will focus primarily on developing new and existing business and applications where coatings for injection molding, compression molding and mold components are beneficial for the customer's cost saving efforts. The position is required to managage a small portfolio existing key accounts as well as develop and train the sales team..  The territory will be the US & Canada.  This position is also responsible for generating sales leads as well as marketing and selling surface solution services to OEMs, end-users, and manufacturers.   The Product Manager for Plastics will be required to provide a consultative selling approach by providing top to bottom solutions and consult with customers and their agents as well as internal Engineers and TAMS, and Production to resolve any technical and commercial questions regarding tools arriving for treatment.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Help develop and drive Key Strategic Initiatives

Market Data collection, Benchmarking

Customer relationship and some key acount managment

Continious training of TAM’s

Educational presentations along multiple levels of the customers organization

Industry association attendance/interaction



Minimum Skills Required:

Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering; equivalent experience may substitute

5 years of experience selling in a manufacturing or industrial industry specifically in the plastics industry

3+ years of experience with service or consultative sales approach required

Broad understanding of manufacturing processes from and users perspective – mold and die and plastics maufacturing

Experience working in the tooling or coatings industry preferred

Previous experience selling PVD coating and surface treatments preferred

Proficiency working with MS Office (i.e., Excel, Work, and PowerPoint) is required

Effective verbal /writing skills and strong presentation skills

Must be energetic, goals-driven, result-oriented, and high-energy to be effective in this role

Must be willing to travel overnight 50 to 60% of their time


We offer a clean and safe work environment.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 13,500 employees at more than 170 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.7 billion in 2015. The company invested CHF 103 million in R&D in 2015 and has over 1,350 specialists developing innovative and customer-oriented products and services.

Oerlikon Balzers develops processes and systems for the coating of tools, components and decorative plastic elements. Comprising 106 locations in 34 countries, Balzers global network of coating centers is daily dedicated to further improving component performance and tooling productivity through coating technology. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - then you should send us your application!

Statement of Equal Opportunity: Oerlikon Balzers is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or based on any individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The company also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. If you require an accommodation during the application process, please notify a Human Resources Representative.




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Raymond Chandler
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