Business Unit Manager - Personal Care Ingredients

Princeton, NJ

Posted: 04/11/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 106.24SK Pay Rate: 200,000 - 230,000 Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Business Unit Manager – Personal Care Ingredients

This is an exciting NEW role created to directly manage the Sales and NBD innovation initiatives.  If you’ve been a Sales Director or Business Unit Manager with direct experience in raw materials for the Personal Care market, then let’s talk!  High profile role supporting executive plans to broaden and expand product line offerings.  You will set strategy, and guide 3 Sales Managers, and 12 more indirect reports and partner with Innovation, Finance, and Supply Chain to GROW a business!!!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as key member of the Personal Care senior leadership team and share responsibility for division-wide business priorities
  • Full P&L responsibility of the business including both short-term and long-term financial results
  • Establish and drive the monthly Personal Care – North America S&OP process to achieve financial, strategic, innovation and net working capital targets
  • Partner with Global Marketing, R&D and other functions to identify, develop, and drive key strategic initiatives to enable sustainable, profitable growth for the Personal Care – North America
  • Develop, update and implement a comprehensive strategic plan to increase revenues and profits. Own and lead the Personal Care – North America medium / long-term strategic agenda
  • Partner with global marketing and R&D to complete on-going assessment of our existing portfolio and define product innovation plant to address gaps to meet short term needs as well as develop the appropriate product portfolio aligned with the business unit strategy Personal Care – North America
  • Partner with global marketing and R&D to support the annual New Product introduction (NPI) FY business target process to define a FY NPI target based on product, region, customer and financial target details. Own and lead the actions to deliver on FY NPI targets for Personal Care – North America
  • Identify and assess potential business opportunities utilizing market research, business intelligence, competitive and scientific analysis
  • Collaborate and develop strong relationships with human resources, finance, and other center-led functions to ensure effective partnerships and alignment
  • Evaluate and ensure the organization has the competencies and structure required to implement the long-term strategy to ensure strong alignment between services and product offerings, market segments and customer-specific needs
  • Drive accountability for the selection and development of talent and succession within the organization to ensure an effective, sustainable model and talent pipeline
  • Actively engage the organization and travel locally and regionally to support the organization, collaborate with internal partners, and serve customers. Establish and maintain strong relationships with major customers
  • Establishing a culture of Safety and Quality throughout the business

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at

JO:  106.24SK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS Chemistry / Chem E / Cosmetics / Polymer with an MBA and more than 10 years of experience driving business growth in raw materials / ingredients to the Personal Care market
  • Directly managing NBD and driving sales, and essential business functions including P&L responsibility

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at

JO:  106.24SK

Meet Your Recruiter

Stephanie Kemp
Sr Market Recruiting Specialist

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level. Resins, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, specialty chemicals, additives, inks, and more!!
I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients, and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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