GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES is seeking a Marketing Director, Americas. The successful candidate will actively engage with the sales and operations teams to drive profitable business results and develop a successful team that is line with our leadership philosophy. Reporting directly to the Vice President of the Americas, this position covers markets in both North and South America. The region entails 10 float glass manufacturing locations plus distribution centers and fabrication facilities.
GUARDIAN'S LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY: Guardian is driven by our Guiding Principles: Integrity, Compliance, Value Creation, Principled Entrepreneurship, Customer Focus, Knowledge, Change, Humility, Respect, and Fulfillment. These ten Principles drive everything we do at Guardian; they are the foundation of how we operate in the marketplace, how we engage our employees, and execute our vision of creating long term value for our customers and society.
Our Americas operations includes 6 float glass manufacturing plants, as well as significant business in Canada. Guardian’s float glass plants are located in Kingsburg CA, Corsicana TX, Dewitt IA, Carleton MI, Geneva NY, Richburg SC
OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES :
Advance the Guardian Culture: One of most the critical components of being a leader in our organization is to be the standard bearer of Guardian’s Guiding Principles. Operate and demand complete integrity and compliance; create long term value for our customers and society; use economic and critical thinking skills required of a principled entrepreneur; seek and share knowledge; embrace change and intellectual honesty; treat colleagues with respect and dignity, and develop employees’ capabilities to attain professional fulfillment.
Customer Focus: Profitably anticipate and satisfy internal and external customer needs. Ability to communicate effectively at all levels is essential. Demand highest standards of customer excellence…driven to surprise and delight our customers with our products.
Operational / Financial Excellence: We expect all employees to be Principled Entrepreneurs: Apply judgment, initiative, rigor, discipline, and critical thinking skills to running the business. Demand constant improvement in processes.
Employee Leader: Present a clear business strategy to employees. Recruit, develop, and build an extraordinary team. Demand performance excellence; build leaders, and have edge to make difficult decisions.
Team Player: Understand the interconnected role of Marketing to other capabilities, and work in alignment with Company goals. It is critical to collaborate with key internal stakeholders to resolve challenges in a respectful manner. Demand seamless teamwork to support our customers. Maintain strong relationship with Sales, Operations, and colleagues at the Guardian Science & Technology (“R&D”) center.
The Director of Marketing Americas reports to the Vice President, America's and has 9 direct reports including Project Managers, Product Managers, Market Ressearch Analyst, Marketing Communications, Web/Graphics, and Marketing Support.
ABOUT GUARDIAN INDUSTRIES
Guardian, a division of Koch Industries, is a diversified global manufacturing company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, with leading positions in float glass, fabricated glass products and other building products for commercial, residential and automotive applications. Its automotive trim group, SRG Global Inc., is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced, high value coatings on plastics. Through its Science & Technology Center, Guardian is at the forefront of innovation including development of high performance glass coatings and other advanced products. Guardian, its subsidiaries and affiliates employ 17,000 people and operate facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Visit www.guardian.com.
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