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Experience HELM as a unique family business and an attractive employer. Through a constant exchange of ideas, our ultimate goal is to offer our customers future-oriented solutions within our global network. At any time, in any place. This allows us to work proactively and think long-term - in operations, quality management, process optimization, product development and distribution. We are innovation drivers, possibility makers and a reliable partner, all in one.

(Senior) Product Manager - VAM (m/f/d)

Date:  Jun 2, 2024

Hamburg, DE, 20097

Business Unit:  Chemicals
Job Function:  Product Management
Level of Experience:  Mid-Career

In the role as (Senior) Product Manager (m/f/d), you will be part of our Vinyl Acetate Monomer product team which operates in an international context within the European region and cooperates closely with our regional sales team in Europe.


Strong partnerships with our suppliers guarantee a competitive business set-up that requires constant optimization, risk management, and new ideas to continuously grow. We offer you challenging tasks with a high level of responsibility in a truly international working environment. At HELM, we combine the sustainable thinking of a family business with an entrepreneurial mindset that encourages quick decision-making and freedom in the way you do business.



Your tasks:


You are responsible for a part of our liquid chemicals business in Europe. That means:


  • Together with our sales and supply chain team, you will be responsible for driving the expansion of marketing, trading, and distribution activities in Europe.
  • This includes modelling and monitoring the purchasing and sales activities as well as gathering market intelligence.
  • In your role, you will be responsible for individual larger accounts while being supported by local sales colleagues. You will decide on short and medium-term strategies including pricing. It may also include realizing import or export opportunities together with our colleagues in Asia and the Americas.
  • In this context, you act as a networker, observe market developments and trends, and align purchasing and sales decisions accordingly.
  • You are responsible for the budgeting, strategy development process and for preparing market and product specific analyses.
  • You will support your colleagues from Supply Chain Operations Management in the scheduling of purchases and sales, the optimization of our international value chains, and the stock planning.



Your profile:


  • You have a bachelor’s degree in business administration or finished a comparable apprenticeship. You already gained first experience in the fields trading, procurement, marketing, distribution or sales.
  • You have knowledge in negotiating purchase or sales contracts.
    You bring the proven capability to understand the resulting risks and opportunities from a portfolio of contracts.
  • In addition, you are a flexible person who can easily adapt to a changing environment.
  • Different stakeholders consider you as a reliable and trustworthy partner. You combine a distinct entrepreneurial mindset with a strong ability in making fast decisions.
  • You approach existing and new business contacts with an open mind. You have a team-oriented, responsible, and resilient personality.
  • Professional English is essential and in addition to that, you are familiar with common IT applications (MS Office, Salesforce, SAP S4).

Every day, each one of us contributes to HELM's success with competence, the highest expertise and unique service. We reward this commitment - not only with international opportunities, possibilities for seminars and further training but also with benefits that offer optimal conditions to reach the perfect work-life balance.

Then please apply with all necessary documents via our application portal.

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