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Market Manager, Biocides


Northfield, IL, US, 60093

Job Description

Stepan Company is a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals headquartered in Northfield, Illinois United States and located throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia. Founded in 1932. We provide innovative chemical solutions for a cleaner, healthier, more energy efficient world.

Functional Responsibilities:

Market Management
• Execute Business Development Priorities.
• Maintain and drive delivery of Opportunity Pipeline with Sales / Commercial team.
• Lead new product commercialization launches and promotions.
• Develop value propositions and target products for marketing programs.
• Responsible for execution of internal product line sales training programs regarding technology application, portfolio options and competitive landscape

Market Dynamics
• Responsible for compiling and communicating trends, activities, competitors, customer needs, regulatory issues, etc. (e.g. end-market sizes, Market Growth Rates, Competitive capacities, Competitive product line portfolios, end-use applications).
• Responsible for maintaining internal tools that consolidate market dynamics.
• Support integration of knowledge into effective product strategies.
• Participate in industry trade organizations and shows.

Strategic Planning:
• Supports the development, approval, and execution of regional, product line specific to five-year plans, consistent with the Global Corporate Plan, including long term technology, product portfolio raw material and marketing strategies.

External Focus:
• Develop mid-level relationships at key external customers, suppliers and other key industry contacts.
• Support Sales / Marketing at customers to identify unmet needs and drive growth.
• Ensures external and internal customer requirements are being met.



• Minimum 3-5 years of related business experience
• Biocides experience a plus
• Experience working in a matrixed environment.
• Self-starter with the ability to identify and proactively resolve business issues.
• Strong analytical, 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).
• As Appropriate – up to 20% Travel



• Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field required

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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