Product Director

Business Unit:  Graphics
Division:  Graphics - Business

Business Overview



As a part of Element Solutions Inc (NYSE: ESI), MacDermid Graphics Solutions is a global leader in the manufacturing and marketing of photopolymer plates and platemaking systems for the package printing industry. 

Our technologies, processes, equipment, and services are utilized in flexographic printing applications by global market leaders to produce high quality graphics in the flexible packaging; folding carton; corrugated; and tag & labels markets.

From liquid to sheet, solvent to thermal, we offer our commercial packaging customers a choice when it comes to selecting the best plate processing method for their specific printing and packaging applications. 

To elevate brand equity, graphic identity, and product information to the next level, major consumer goods manufacturers and their packaging supply chain partners from all over the world count on MacDermid for a full range of printing plate solutions to help their products stand out.



ESI manufactures and sells a broad range of specialty chemicals and materials used to enhance a wide variety of products that people use every day. With over 5,000 employees, operating in more than 50 countries, we’ve established a growing legacy of creating technological material and specialty chemical advances that lead to improved manufacturing and lower costs for our customers.

Global leaders in the electronics, automotive, industrial, commercial printing, and oil and gas industries have come to rely on our research and innovation, application-specific solutions, and unsurpassed technical support to create a competitive advantage for their products as well as for their overall businesses. From your automobile to your wireless device, to the water-bottle you may be holding, Element Solutions Inc formulates and delivers the specialty chemicals that are in many things you see, and many things you don’t.

Job Purpose

We are seeking a seasoned and strategic Product Management Director to establish our product management function.  The ideal candidate will be passionate about the product management profession, solving customer problems, and driving business growth.  They have a proven track record of shaping product portfolios, developing and launching successful products, as well as strong leadership skills to coordinate across and inspire cross-functional teams. This is a global position responsible for supporting the entire MGS business.  The role will sit on the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) reporting into the SVP/GM of the MGS business. 

Job Requirements

Cross-Functional Leadership
Engage with and integrate all stakeholders to align product strategies with overall company objectives.

Work in partnership Finance and Commercial leaders to deliver a monthly revenue forecast.

Collaborate with Marketing and Commercial teams on go-to-market strategy and execution.

Product Strategy

Drive Voice-of-Customer (VoC) collection and experimentation to develop proprietary market maps & market segmentation to guide how and where to invest in the market and within the product portfolio.

Perform competitive analysis to identify differentiated customer value propositions with product, service, and GTM levers.

Partner with Marketing to create meaningful sales collateral, including sales presentations, application notes, and case studies.

Identify opportunities for partnerships & potential acquisitions.

Product Lifecycle Management

Define and profitably execute product roadmap of your portfolio across the full life cycle, including new product development, new product launch, growth, maintenance, and end-of-life phases.

Guide the R&D team to design new solutions and features, while prioritizing to drive the most return on investment and ensure sustainment. 

Provide post-launch and sustainment product performance analysis.

New Product Development Process

Own and lead New Product Development process from concept to launch.

Ensure projects are delivered adding value to the customer, the business, on time, within budget and quality standards.



  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Perceptive & innovative
  • Strong process and systems orientation
  • Brings solutions & perspective
  • Drives for results
  • Customer oriented
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Demonstrates courage
  • Exhibits team spirit
  • Manages ambiguity
  • Agile learner
  • Effective at managing by influence

Qualifications & Expectations

  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering or the sciences is required.
  • 7+ years of relevant product management experience and/or strategy consulting is required.
  • An additional degree in business administration is preferred.
  • Familiarity with new product development and associated processes a must.
  • Demonstrated success driven from strategic thinking and analysis of product value propositions vs customer needs.
  • Familiarity with the use of strategic marketing frameworks.
  • Experienced in VoC and other methods of gathering customer feedback in a global B2B environment.
  • Proficiency in data analysis to support decision making and solve problems.
  • Proven success working with a cross-functional team.
  • Advanced communication & presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and keep work moving on multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • You must be a high-energy, high-character, business professional with an unwavering commitment to excellence for yourself, the customer, and our company. 
  • Travel expectation is not expected to exceed 50%.


Bachelors Degree in Engineering

EEO Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta