Product Specialist - Univar Global Exports

Univar Solutions

The Woodlands, TX, USA

Full time


May 14

A Place Where People Matter.

Start your career journey with Univar Solutions! Here you can make an impact on the world around you and accelerate your career in areas that energize and excite you.

In this role as Product Management Specialist, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a portfolio of products. This position plays a key in executing the various business strategies created by the Product Marketing Managers.

Product Specialists are responsible for coordinating activities across functions to benefit the product line, maximize profitability through sales price/cost management, and support the development of supplier relationships through proactive communication.

What You’ll Do:

Maintain daily business operations of product line:

  • Provide direction as needed to sales, purchasing, customer service, operations, and network planning in support of daily business decisions.
  • Complete new product set-up in support of product launches.
  • Maintain knowledge of and communicate all necessary product information to the organization in a timely manner.
  • Serve as acting product manager when Product Line Manager is out of the office.

Price and Cost Administration:

  • Negotiate exception-based costs or pricing with suppliers.
  • Execute and communicate price strategy to the sales team as directed by the Product Line Managers.
  • Primary contact for all pricing questions or issues from the sales organization.

Supplier relationship:

  • Maintain close supplier relationships with frequent, proactive, and professional communication with supplier representatives.
  • Develop or maintain supplier reports as directed by the Product Line Manager.
  • Participate in periodic supplier meetings.

What You’ll Need

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or scientific discipline from an accredited university.
  • At least 3-5 of years sales or purchasing experience in chemicals or related industries.
  • International trade experience.
  • Bilingual preferred - Spanish or Portuguese.
  • Experience coordinating across many functions to gain alignment and influence execution.
  • Able to manage multiple projects with high levels of detail at once.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. SAP Business Warehouse, and Tableau experience are preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to travel as needed however minimal travel is required in this role; ~15% of the time.
  • Excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships and influence action.
  • Drive continuous improvement in business processes.
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills and strong business acumen.
  • Strong organizational, and time management skills, and ability to prioritize.
  • Data and analytically driven decision-making.

Where you'll work:

The Woodlands, TX - This is a Hybrid opportunity.

Univar Solutions is a leading, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients essential to the safety, health, and well-being of our daily lives from life-saving medicines and vitamins to hand sanitizers and industrial materials used for cleaning, construction, and more. Our global team of more than 10,000 employees supports our vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet!

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes market-aligned pay and incentives as well as a diverse benefit offering to support our employees’ physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing .

Univar Solutions supports sustainable solutions for the world around us so that we can do our part to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe!

We are committed to a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion. Together, we are building a culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provides the development and growth opportunities to empower us to redefine our industry.

Univar Solutions is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.

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