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Market Growth Manager, Agricultural Solutions


Northbrook, IL, US, 60062

Job Description

Stepan is seeking a North American Market Growth Manager to join our Surfactant Commercial team in our Northbrook Headquarters. In this role, you will be responsible for driving the go-to-market strategy and planning for Stepan’s Agricultural Solutions Business. You will report to the North American Marketing Director. This role will come with a relocation package for those that are out of state.

Key Responsibilities:
•    Conduct market research to obtain relevant and reliable information around markets, customers, competitors and trends, while converting that data into actionable insights for that organization to use in strategy and business planning in short and long term.
•    Work cross-functionally within our agricultural innovation team to develop and bring relevant and effective new solutions to the market.
•    Work cross-functionally with the business to generate business strategies and priorities to effectively grow our agricultural solutions business. 
•    Lead the development and execution of marketing programs and campaigns from start to finish, leveraging internal support and driving collaboration for both established and new products.  Scope of effort will include strategies for channel to market, pricing and incentive programs
•    Partner with marketing communications on promotional plans. Support content development and review of communication materials (e.g., webinars, advertisements, website / industry portal materials, eblasts, social media posts, video scripts).  
•    Actively manage product portfolio life cycle to maximize sales and profit, while building a strong long-term brand.
•    Work with Sales and Marketing Effectiveness to generate content to train our commercial team on products and new technologies, so they have the tools and information to succeed.
•    Partner with Corporate Sustainability Function to develop strategies that support our ambitions. 


•    Strong agriculture market knowledge 
•    At least 5 years experience in B2B marketing for the agriculture sector 
•    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products


•    BS degree in an agricultural or technology related field
•    MBA preferred




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 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 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 88 years. Today, Stepan is a $2 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,200 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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