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Senior Strategic Marketing Manager - US REMOTE

Date:  Nov 13, 2023

Columbus, OH, US

Company Overview


Grounded by a history that is deeply rooted in innovation, Hexion is a global employer committed to building and protecting the future by producing innovative performance materials.  Our materials are the building blocks for critical industries, including construction, agriculture, energy, automotive, and infrastructure protection. Everywhere you look, you will find our materials and people at work to help customers make products that are stronger, safer, and cleaner. When you work for Hexion, you will join a team that is committed to operating safely and with integrity to build a more sustainable future for all, our associates, our customers, and the communities where we live and work.  

What We Offer

At Hexion, we prioritize providing progressive, inclusive, and competitive benefits that acknowledge the valuable contributions made by our associates while enhancing their overall well-being and promoting a healthy work-life balance. 


  • Healthcare, Vision, Dental and Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks vacation to start.
  • 401k Match 
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time.
  • & More

Our commitment to investing in our employees goes beyond these exceptional benefits, as we also offer continuous training and certification opportunities that enable you to advance your career with Hexion. 

Position Overview


Hexion is a leading global producer of adhesives and performance materials that enable production of engineered wood products and other growing specialty materials.  Aligned with the company’s focus on addressing our customers’ most pressing challenges, Hexion has committed that all new products will incorporate sustainable attributes by 2030.  Hexion is focused on driving innovations to increase the use of sustainable materials, while making infrastructure and homes safe from fires.  It is an exciting team to join a growing company and serve as a key leader on an experienced and fun team, while the Company leverages the mega trends of climate change and capitalizes on a long-term housing boom. 

This role is a high-profile opportunity to join as we build capabilities and grow the business.  Reporting to the VP of Strategic Marketing and New Business Development, the key focus of this role is to lead the strategic marketing growth efforts, with the focus being to identify, develop and introduce innovative solutions for existing and new customers and markets.  This role will also be a key member of the marketing team for developing and managing the growth ideas’ hopper, investigating priority projects, and supporting projects as they transition through the stage gate process, to commercialization; effectively communicating at each step.
The position also requires demonstrated, strong strategic marketing skills, with experience in leading and managing new product introductions and new product pipelines.  The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise and leadership in delivering innovative solutions, with strong collaboration and influencing of a cross-functional team and ability to develop strong relationships with customers.

Job Responsibilities


  • Ensure all activities are conducted in a safe manner at all times and in compliance with the Hexion corporate HS&E policies and procedures.
  • Responsible for developing an in-depth knowledge of existing and new industries, customer products, and processes.
  • Identify growth opportunities for Hexion by working directly with existing and new customers, and internal commercial and technical leaders as the emergence of advanced technologies is realized.
  • Responsible for growth project/program management by using the appropriate tools, developing team charters, managing stage gate reviews, putting together project and resource plans, and communicating progress to business stakeholders.
  • Responsible for market research to support internal and external Discovery (i.e., growth opportunity ideas - market segmentation, overall market trend analysis, technology trends, competitive analysis)
  • Provide business development support for ongoing projects (gaining the voice of the customer, understanding unmet needs, developing the value proposition)
  • Work with a team of internal engineers and chemists and serve as a commercial facing leader to link products and technologies to customer unmet needs.
  • Prepare presentations / papers for internal and external customers and industry gatherings focusing on technical value-added initiatives.
  • Engage associates from other functions and in the external market community to grow applications knowledge and capability.
  • Develop and Communicates goals & objectives, together with the direct manager.
  • Model appropriate behavior for others to emulate, including behaving ethically, engaging others' input, and providing development opportunities for others.
  • This position reports to the VP – Strategic Marketing and New Business Development.

Minimum Qualifications


The required skills, knowledge and experience are:


  • Degree qualified in, Chemistry, Chemical or Materials engineering, or related Science discipline or related industry experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a strategic marketing, consulting, product management and/or business leadership role 
  • Intellectual curiosity: to learn, to ask questions. 
  • Ability to perform financial analysis to help make business decisions.
  • Ability to influence multifunctional teams without a direct reporting relationship.
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships and to implement & develop product and marketing strategies to grow the business.
  • Management and leadership competence is required to motivate, influence and lead a cross-functional team. 
  • Ability to work unsupervised with strong communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work in a highly demanding environment dealing with conflicting priorities that require initiative, flexibility, and adaptability.
  • Strong execution and deadline focus 
  • A highly motivated self-starter
  • Advanced communication, presentation and influencing skills (written and verbal).
  • Well-developed leadership skills with the ability to mentor, monitor and review performance.
  • MBA preferred but not required.




We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If you are currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and, in most cases, have been in your current role for 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet, or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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