Teknor Apex

  • Medical Industry Manager, Vinyl

    Job Locations US-RI-Pawtucket
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  • Overview

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    Celebrating over 90 years…

    Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.

    In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service. Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


    In this role the Industry Manager will be responsible for planning, directing and implementing strategies for growth as well as proposing marketing activities for the medical industry.  Develops strategy project plans for the continued growth of the Vinyl Division in the medical industry.  Responsible for providing market analysis and recommendations for marketing activities for the medical industry.  Prioritizes research and development work as well as the short term Technical Service efforts for medical industry customers.

    • Responsible for leading profitable growth for medical segment
    • Develops extensive knowledge of medical industry trends to drive growth strategies which are reviewed annually
    • Develops strategic options for medical industry by analyzing market, customer, product and competitor information
    • Proposes and advocates for the business strategy for medical segment to the Vinyl North American business team
    • Develops relationships with (a) management of key customers to support long term business growth and (b) technical personnel for understanding medical industry product requirements and qualification processes
    • Develops in depth knowledge of applications and product performance in medical industry for both Teknor Apex products and competitive products
    • Develops product requirements through market research, customer contacts and analyzing industry trends
    • Proposes and advocates for new product development projects utilizing CTC process
    • Leads qualification of Teknor Apex medical compounds by customers, closely coordinating with applicable internal functions
    • Facilitates negotiation and management of Supply Agreements / Contracts with key medical customers
    • Develops overall pricing strategy for products and customers by understanding competitive pricing in  industry
    • Monitors and assesses quality issues and their impact on the customers in medical industry
    • Approves all quality complaint internal responses to customers in industry
    • Develops strong relationships with key members of all functions in order to build support and commitment to meeting the objectives for industry and division
    • Supports development of marketing collaterals needed to promote Teknor Apex within medical industry
    • Trains sales people on products, applications, and markets for their industry

    Qualifications & Competencies

    • Four year degree or equivalent experience in a field of study such as chemistry, business, engineering; MBA with Marketing focus preferred
    • Position requires over 10 years of commercial experience in plastics / chemicals

    Our most successful employees possess the following core competencies:

    Business Perspective * Visioning & Alignment * Client Focus * Interactive Communication * Market Research and Analysis * Relationship Building * Strategic Thinking * Positioning & Branding * Marketing Strategy & Planning * Pricing * Market Communication


    Teknor Apex has a long-standing history of caring for its employees.  We are committed to the philosophy of providing employees with a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

    • Medical w/prescription drug coverage
    • Dental and Vision
    • Life Insurance
    • 401k w/company match
    • Paid Holidays and Vacation
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Employee Wellness Program
    • Service Recognition 


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