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Product Executive

Bengaluru, KA
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Compagnie de Saint-GobainHeadquartered in Paris, Compagnie de Sai-Gobain, the holding company of the Group, is a publicly traded company that traces its origins back to 1665. Today, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2011 sales of ?42.12 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 195,000 employees. Saint-Gobain Group in IndiaThe Saint-Gobain Group activities in India commenced in 1996 with the acquisition of a majority stake in Grindwell Norton, the Group?s first subsidiary in India. The Group has come a long way since then. Today there are nine companies in India and Bhutan, operating in three of Saint-Gobain?s four sectors and offering a variety of products for the building and industrial markets. The sectors and the companies are Innovative Materials1. High Performance Materialso Grindwell Norton Ltd (manufactures abrasives, high performance refractories, high performance plastics, silicon carbide, technical fabrics, offers a range of project engineering services and houses the Group?s IT Development Centre)o Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials Bhutan Ltd, a subsidiary of Grindwell Norton Ltd (manufactures silicon carbide)o SEPR Refractories India Ltd (manufactures a range of electro-fused and sintered refractorieso Saint-Gobain Crystals and Detectors India Ltd (manufactures a variety of radiation detection and measurement products)2. Flat Glass o Saint-Gobain Glass India Ltd (manufactures various types of flat glass products including coated glass and mirrors and offers various glass solutions)o Saint-Gobain Sekurit India Ltd (manufactures automotive glass products)Construction Products o Saint-Gobain Weber India, a division of SEPR Refractories Ltd (manufactures a range of tile adhesives and technical mortars)o Saint-Gobain Gyproc India Ltd (manufactures a range of gypsum plasterboards and plasters and offers wall and ceiling solutions)o Saint-Gobain Seva Engineering India Ltd (manufactures a range of proprietary equipment and special purpose machines) Packagingo Accuramech Industrial Engineering Pvt Ltd (designs and manufactures high precision components and parts for IS Machines used for hollow glass forming) The Group has 20 manufacturing sites (all the sites are certified under ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18000), two new sites which are under construction and several sales offices spread across India. At the end of 2011, the Group had 4400 employees.Grindwell Norton, the flagship company of the Saint-Gobain Group in India is the country?s leading manufacturer of Abrasives (Bonded, Coated, Non-Woven, Super Abrasives and Thin Wheels) and Silicon Carbide. It also manufactures and markets High Performance Refractories and Performance Plastics products. GNO?s Project Engineering Group (PEG), with its portfolio of diverse projects, is a proven engineering resource for Saint-Gobain companies in India and internationally. Headquartered in Mumbai, GNO has five manufacturing locations (Mora near Mumbai, Nagpur, Bangalore, Tirupati and Himachal Pradesh) and 12 sales offices across the country. Three new projects have been recently launched. The Himachal Pradesh Abrasives site for manufacture of Thin Wheels and Coated Discs commenced commercial production in May?08. Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials Bhutan Pvt. Ltd., a majority owned joint venture with a local partner in Bhutan, has set up a plant to produce 13000 tons of Silicon Carbide (SiC). The High Performance Refractories site based at Gujarat is commenced its production in June ?12.Position Product Executive About the functionProduct management is the department which deals with providing custom-made solutions/products or made to order products, planning, forecasting & marketing of products at all stages of the product lifecycle.Business Nonwoven Abrasives About the BusinessNonwoven abrasives are used for polishing, blending, cleaning and deburring purpose. Flexible structure makes Nonwoven abrasives suitable for minimum material removal and give better surface finish.Nature of experienceExposure to FMCG Industry (non food), Ideally handled an Institutional (key accounts) sales role or a Product Management role at a Mid/ Small Size Organization, Experience in various stages of product life cycle development, launch, etc, Experience in ATL/ BTL advertising and dealing with Media agencies, Experience in price management, Exposure to Channel Management. Job ResponsibilitiesProduct Portfolio Management Pricing & ProfitabilityMapping of existing markets and segments, development of market specific product baskets, literature, etc.Monitoring competition, future trends and devising strategies to counter threats or to capitalize on market changesCoordinate with R&D team to develop new productsNew Product development through Vendor development & sourcing from Affiliate/ Non Affiliate sources.Coordinate with AMG (Abrasives Marketing Group) team to drive business growth and market share gain. Technical CompetenciesAbility to engage FMCG majors & Agencies for private label salesAbility to analyze markets and translate that into an implementable product strategyAbility to conceptualize and implement Marketing strategies. Behavioral CompetenciesInitiativePlanning and OrganizingCommunicationCreativeYou can tap candidates from any FMCG (Soap & Detergents, Personal Care) preferably.Or consumer durables, power tools, refrigerators TV, electronic appliances with a focus on Key accounts management
Degree: MBA/ PGDM

Additional Degree: BA (Arts) | B.Com. (Commerce) | B.Pharm. (Pharmacy) | B.Plan. (Planning) | B.Sc. (Science) | BBA/ BBM/ BBS | BCA (Computer Application) | Diploma-Other Diploma | B.Ed. (Education) | BHM (Hotel Management)

Experience: 3-5


Channel & Segment Management | Marketing Strategy | Product /Brand Management
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