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Global Segment Manager Automotive Plastics

Cabot Switzerland GmbH

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Global Segment Manager Automotive Plastics

Global Segment Manager Automotive Plastics

Requisition ID 2016-5126
# of Openings 1
Position Type Regular Full-Time
Location CH- Schaffhausen

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Position Summary:

Cabot Corporation is seeking a Global Market Segment Manager for Plastics to help identify, realize, and commercialize new products in new or existing market segments. The Global Market Segment Manager will own the marketing strategy for the Automotive value chain.  The position will investigate and assess new markets for potential new business development.  They will work in collaboration with the technology organization, identify and develop product ideas from inception to viable product launches and lead all related commercialization activities. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assessing potential market segment size, needs, existing and potential competitive situations, technical feasibility and other critical success factors
  • Researching, analyzing, and reporting industry trends and data that impact business’ volume, margins, utilization, and market share
  • Assessing Cabot’s strengths and weaknesses relative to the market segment needs in order to determine business opportunities for market segment growth and expansion into new market segments
  • Developing and accessing new business opportunities, sometimes starting with only an idea or concept
  • Evaluating potential new products against market opportunities/challenges and compatibility with Cabot’s strengths and business strategies
  • Developing market relevant business opportunities that originate in Cabot’s corporate new business development group
  • Developing and delivering business plans for specific market segment opportunities
  • Identifying and developing potential internal and external strategic partners in development of these opportunities
  • Working closely with cross-functional counterparts (Sales, Finance, R&D, Manufacturing) and providing project leadership in the development and implementation of plans and strategies to ensure successful introduction and commercialization of products
  • Determining, assessing, and understanding the tradeoffs of various approaches
  • Communicating the status of projects and identifying / leveraging appropriate internal resources
  • Collecting and analyzing market and/or customer validation data that can support decisions regarding continuation or withdrawal from specific opportunities or ventures
  • Managing the new product development pipeline for the market segment using a stage-gate type process
  • Identifying strategic projects to work on to drive growth and lead project execution with cross-functional teams from marketing and applications development and R&D
  • Establishing strategic priorities for market segment intellectual property along with R&D and Applications Development


  • Bachelor degree in a technical or scientific field
  • 5+ years of relevant commercial marketing experience in a complex, global organization
  • 5+ years of experience with Plastics
  • Technical experience in plastics and compounding
  • Strong network in plastics and automotive space
  • New Business Mindset: Ability to seek out and identify opportunities to provide solutions to customer’s current or future needs; Displays entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm to explore new ideas and the unknown and visualize what is possible

Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • MBA (or equivalent experience)


About Cabot:

Founded in 1882, Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) is a global specialty chemicals and performance materials company, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The company is a leading provider of rubber and specialty carbons, activated carbon, inkjet colorants, cesium formate drilling fluids, fumed silica, aerogel and elastomer composites.

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