Technical Marketing Manager


Technical Marketing Manager

The Technical Marketing Manager (TMM) works closely with customers and colleagues in sales and marketing within Orion to bring new products to market and to promote the use of existing products in novel and creative ways. TMMs answer technical questions and work with customers to solve problems and address concerns. Additional responsibilities for the TMM position include initiating and directing application technical work, product development, and assisting with customer-focused projects.


Essential Duties:


  • Work with Marketing to develop & implement the strategy for the markets & submarkets for this business line segment.
  • Optimize the formulation of Orion products to meet customer requirements.
  • Visit customers, participate in trade shows, participate & present at conventions, write papers, conduct training sessions for sales, distribution, etc.
  • Be involved in Global Key Account Management.
  • Involved with product launch processes including the identification of target customers, training & customer presentations.
  • Promote wider applications of existing products and support the development of new products and technologies, including the launch of new products.
  • Work closely with the staff of the Technical Services Laboratory to determine the content, composition and quality of materials used in product development.
  • Act as the subject matter expert regarding the applicability of the assigned product line; provide training and technical advice to distributors, end users, colleagues, and other stakeholders.
  • Actively participate in trade shows, conferences, association meetings, and seminars that promote and advance the company’s interests and ability to grow our business.




  • A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering is required; an advanced degree in a relevant technical discipline is a plus.
  • Five to Ten years of experience manufacturing or developing coatings, pigments, dispersions, additives for coatings, and resins. Some of this experience may have been gained in positions such as process engineer, production engineer, chemist, R&D chemist, technical services manager, or a similar role.
  • Research and development experience in paints or coatings is a plus.
  • Excellent troubleshooting, analytical, and problem-solving skills are essential for success in this role.



EOE AA M/F/VET/Disability:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Houston