Asset Manager - Alkoxylation


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

Stepan Company is hiring a Asset Manager – Alkoxylation for our Northbrook, IL location.
Product Group / Asset Profitability and Product Margin Management:
•    Responsible for the Profit and Loss of assigned Product Lines and Assets in assigned regions.
•    Manage and direct company resources to maximize profit for Stepan.
•    Set list pricing and provide guidance for pricing/capacity availability for off-list pricing.
Capacity & Demand Analysis and Optimization
•    Analysis of long-term sales forecasts (> 18Months) to generate a long-term network plan.
•    Review of short- and long-term sales opportunities to partner with supply chain in optimizing profitability between 12-18 months as part of the S&OP processes.
•    Support supply chain in prioritizing and addressing supply constraints that arise under a 12-month planning horizon.
Growth Project Implementation
•    Development, approval and execution of regional, product line / asset specific plans to support initiatives that drive top line growth (base business, replacement business, new products, M&A).
•    Utilization of effective project management skills.
Strategic Planning:
•    Development, approval and execution of regional, product line / asset specific five-year plans, consistent with the Global Corporate Plan, including long-term raw material, product portfolio, asset and capital strategies.
Process Optimization / Operational Excellence: 
•    Prioritization and tracking of process optimization and cost reduction projects.
External Focus: 
•    Build mid-level relationships with customers, suppliers and competitors.
•    Secure market feedback from direct external engagements and third-party information.
•    Integrate knowledge into effective product strategies.
Talent Development:
•    Helps other employees and team members develop both technical and non-technical skills and provides opportunities that challenge team members to grow.


• Minimum 5 years of alkoxylation related business experience, 8+ years preferred.
• Experience working in a matrixed environment and leading cross functional activities.
• Self-starter with the ability to identify and proactively resolve business issues. 
• Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization and across departments.
• Strong analytical, project management, problem solving skills, metrics-driven and process-oriented. 
• Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and continuous process improvement mindset.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal).


• Bachelor’s degree in related field.
• Master’s degree preferred.



Stepan Company does not accept or retain unsolicited resumes or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 22 global manufacturing locations and over 2,500 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for over 90 years. Today, Stepan is a $2.7 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,500+ employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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