Reference : 587578

GM/Product Manager – Glass Mat

  • General Management
  • United States Malvern
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 08/31/2021

Position description

Why work for us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while making the world a more beautiful and sustainable home.


What’s the Job?

Individual is responsible for assuring the continuous supply of Glass Mat (Volume and Quality) for CertainTeed Roofing, setting and driving the overall raw material strategy and overseeing the transition into a vertical integration scheme for Glass Mat.


The GM/Product Manager – Glass Mat is responsible for the achievement and improvement of the financial performance of the plants as well as the overall P&L for the glass mat business. When the internal demand permits the external sale of surplus inventory, this role is responsible for developing and maintaining external customers.


The role will work closely with regional and global teams both on process and product innovation (specifically, teams at Adfors in Europe) and provide critical inputs to the S&OP strategy to production planning and supply chain teams.


In close collaboration with the Purchasing Department, this role supports the negotiations of external Glass Mat and Glass Mat raw materials contracts to ensure appropriate supply of raw materials in alignment with the CertainTeed Roofing strategy.


The incumbent has management responsibility for the operation of the Glass Mat facilities in CertainTeed Roofing: Charleston, SC and Russellville, AL, and future expansions or acquisitions.  The position is responsible for planning and directing all plant operations such as production, maintenance, appropriate staffing, controlling product cost, assuring quality and shipping finished goods. The incumbent has 2 direct (Plant Managers) and 100+ indirect reports.



Glass Mat Operations

  • Promotes Saint-Gobain Attitudes and Principles of Conduct and Action and creates a strong team environment built on trust, empowerment and collaboration.  Foster teamwork and collaboration across all sites and functions to achieve alignment, and focused results through an engaged workforce.

  • Manages the Operations of the Glass Mat plants providing all the support to achieve Performance and Budget goals.

  • Creates the proper environment providing the needed resources to foster and consolidate a strong Continuous Improvement Culture.

  • Develops, plan, communicate and gain approval for Budget, long range plans, Capital plans for the Glass mat plants

  • Provides guidance and direction about new technologies and raw materials for Glass Mat manufacturing, including Industry 4.0 and Digital tools, aiming for a State of the Art facilities.

  • In collaboration with the Operations team leads the Glass Mat Roadmap for Sustainability and decarbonization of the Glass Mat Operations

  • Oversees and facilitates the relationship between the Glass Mat plants and their customers at the Roofing sites.

  • Selects, trains, evaluates performance and supervises directly all key personnel of the operations team.

Glass Mat Supply Strategy

  • Develops and obtains approval for business strategy, including expansions or acquisitions, which will achieve objectives for the roofing business.

  • Owns the integration of the new glass mat line from conception to production, in close collaboration with all the functions of the business, including external relationships to assure the labor pipe line.

  • Leads the internal efforts with Saint Gobain BU’s for the possibility of Wet Use Chop Strand (WUCS) supply in the future.

  • Supervises, develops and coordinates activities for the Product Management, Supply Chain, Purchasing, Quality, R&D and Engineering functions of the business.

  • Develops and maintains customers for Glass Mat anticipating any inventory surplus.

  • Creates the appropriate people development environments and tools to expand and consolidate the know-how in Glass Mat product and manufacturing.

  • Define and implement Business Continuity Strategies for Glass Mat impacting Commercial and Residential lines of business

Glass Mat Product Development

  • Directs the teams to shifts to a stronger approach for product management and development.

  • Promotes and contributes to the consolidation of product specs for the internal mat, including product formulation, mat properties, mat performance, packaging and shipping.

  • From the internal product specs, strives to approach and implement those requirements for current external mat contracts.

  • Provides support and guidance to the R&D teams in product developments and product improvements.


What do you bring?

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 10-15 years of experience in product management, strategy, sales, management or similar role with P&L responsibility

  • 10 years related experience in the application of Glass Mat or related product

  • 10+ years leading direct and direct teams

Who are we ?

Through the responsible development of innovative and sustainable building products, CertainTeed, headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, has helped shape the building products industry for more than 110 years. Founded in 1904 as General Roofing Manufacturing Company, the firm's slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," inspired the name CertainTeed. Today, CertainTeed is a leading North American brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, drywall and ceilings.

A subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest and oldest building products companies, CertainTeed has more than 6,300 employees and more than 60 manufacturing facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

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