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Product Manager - Lithium Market

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As a world-class manufacturer of innovative process equipment for a broad spectrum of industries, Eco-Tec a Koch Separation Solutions company is a trusted source for systems incorporating advanced proprietary ion exchange and other innovative separations technologies. Eco-Tec is delivering value to its customers by reducing environmental footprint, stabilizing product quality, increasing productivity, and reducing operational costs.

 Koch Separation Solutions (KSS) is hiring for a Product Manager – Lithium Processing role. In this position, you will be responsible for product management activities related to Direct Lithium Extraction (DLE) and the overall Lithium Processing market.

What You Will Do In Your Role:

  • Define Process and Product Development, and R&D priorities based on market engagement. Initiate and drive projects to optimize product performance, tailor solutions to market needs, lower cost, or develop new products
  • Responsible for commercial launch of new products. This includes coordinating field testing, providing field testing feedback to the development team, managing all steps to commercialization with key customers, etc.
  • Coordinate / project manage cross-functional teams to drive internal improvement projects
  • Customer Visits with Sales: Travel approximately 25% of the time meeting new customers and giving product presentations. Attend conferences, write and present papers, and chair/lead key strategic committee meetings
  • Gather and analyze competitive intelligence to understand relative strengths and weaknesses of KSS products
  • Marketing/sales support for all products related to Lithium Processing market
  • Prepare and maintain product differentiator and value proposition presentations
  • Review global market size and growth, market drivers, regional dynamics, and market trends
  • Visit existing installations to gather voice of customer on KSS and competitive product performance
  • Contribute to margin enhancement by supporting value engineering, pricing, procurement, quality, and manufacturing initiatives
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills both orally and written with customers and internal colleagues
  • Lead presentations and discussions of technical information in a clear and concise manner to leadership, colleagues, and external customers
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of business and market needs to formulate and execute commercialization plans

The Experience You Will Bring:


  • Knowledge of separation technologies used in lithium processing, especially direct lithium extraction, or similar minerals processing applications
  • Experience with ion exchange, adsorption, membrane and thermal separations processes and products
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemical or Process Engineering
  • Project management skills and experience

What Will Put You Ahead:

  • Five (5) years or more of experience with industrial separations technologies including ion exchange, adsorption, membranes, and/or evaporators and crystallizers
  • More than five (5) years of experience in a product management or application engineering role with a company preferably focused on separation technology

Eco-Tec is committed to creating an inclusive culture across the organization by preventing and removing barriers for persons with disabilities. If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know. 

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