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Product Specialist, Chlorine in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical Corporation

Date Posted: 7/6/2018

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    Houston, TX
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Job Description


Supports the day-to-day activities of the assigned product lines.  Assists in the overall development of plans/programs for multiple products, brands, or significant business segments.  Role typically handles higher volume and/or higher level of complexity for assigned products/brands.  Works closely with sales, product development, marketing, and production in the development of new/existing products and markets. Tracks and analyzes demand data, customer satisfaction and many other aspects of the business including external market information related to product line. 


  • Assists in the development of business and marketing plans for assigned product/brands, including pricing strategies, sales plans and implementation plans. 
  • Participates in and evaluates market research and analysis, promotions, public relations, and advertising associated with assigned brands/products, and assesses their success against the plan. This includes networking with customers and monitoring competitor strategies.
  • Works closely with sales, engineering, and production on design, distribution, and product specifications/changes as needed.  Also handles tactical issues associated with service, sales, quality and/or supply chain as required.
  • Assists in monthly estimate preparation, real-time tracking, and post-mortem deviation analysis as needed. 
  • Tracks and analyzes product order patterns, customer demand, and works with product planners to ensure customer requirements are being met at the lowest cost to serve.
  • Coordinates product training and represents product(s) at industry trade shows or customer events as needed.
  • Any additional responsibilities or tasks as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and to develop in these areas. Incumbent must have strong analytical/modeling skills with some experience in the chemical, petroleum, or manufacturing business.  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word and PowerPoint and be able to develop accurate, detailed analyses under time pressure.  Must have effective verbal/written/presentation skills. 


Bachelor degree in technical or business related field. Advanced business degree preferred. Minimum 3 years commercial experience in sales, marketing, business analysis or product management, preferably within the chemical industry. Position requires skills in the fundamentals of marketing, sales, and financial analysis.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


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