Product Manager - Compounds


Bristol, GB

An introduction to Etex

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. By joining Etex, you won’t just be joining an international leader, you will inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are ever safer, more sustainable, smarter and beautiful. You’ll be joining a company who wants to inspire change.

We are committed to making a positive human impact on the world. In return, we’ll reward you by investing in your development and your personal well-being. Whilst our core values help us develop those effective and sustainable lightweight solutions we’re known for, it’s our people that matter most!

Our diverse and inclusive workforce always strives for excellence. We have over 100 years of experience manufacturing high-performance building solutions. Etex is a company that is committed to success - and when you join us, we’ll be committed to you.


Etex are currently on the lookout for a Product Manager to join the Building Performance Team!

Bristol Based (Hybrid Working) & Regular UK Travel

Competitive Salary and Bonus Depending on Experience + Car Allowance

What you’ll do:

Reporting into the Head of Marketing (UK), The Product Manager will be responsible for managing the product portfolio for joining compounds. The successful candidate will need to show expertise in the area of taping and jointing, determine product and sales strategy and maximise the growth and profitability of a product portfolio in a sustainable way

Key Responsibilities Include but are not Limited to:

  • Ensuring a strong link of Product Management team with Sales, Participating in visits to customers with Sales Managers and Sales Representatives
  • Regularly analysing and reporting customers’ satisfaction and needs
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of competitors and substitute product offer
  • Overseeing the withdrawal of value destroying products
  • Proposing new product development, undertaking feasibility studies and lead the definition of new product marketing mix
  • Assessing the adequacy/consistency of existing product range and marketing mix within the product portfolio, propose improvements and manage the improvement process
  • Following up sales forecast, production and sales results for product range and coordinate problem analysis and solving
  • Ensuring all products are covered by specifications agreed by Quality Committee and follow up their application; take action if quality standards consistently fall below that expected/required
  • Manage Intellectual Property issues related to the product range.  Ensure protection of innovation, correct registration and maintenance of trademarks and patents
  • Work in close cooperation with Sales Managers, Sales Reps, Segment Managers, Trade Marketing Manager, Technical Manager to ensure common understanding of customers’ needs, to develop products/systems meeting the needs of key end-user segments and installers and ensure alignment of actions to optimise product range performance.


What you’ll bring

Critical and Important:

  • Ideally both Product management and Commercial experience, some of which must be in a Business to Business (B2B) environment
  • A strong understanding of the importance of sales and customer relationship
  • Confident, engaging character being able to work with and influence people at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to build relationships, present and communicate at all levels in the business.
  • Cooperative/team player
  • Ability to build relationships, present and communicate at all levels in the business.
  • Hard working, with a desire for excellence
  • High sense of personal responsibility
  • Degree Qualification in either Business or Technical Discipline


It would be an advantage, but is not essential, if you also have:

  • CIM Accreditation
  • A working knowledge of the construction industry and the routes to market involved


Who you’ll work with:

At Etex we believe that it’s not about who I report to, or who reports to me. It’s about who I can help and who can help me. As the Product Manager, your expertise means that you will be a valued member of the Marketing Team.  In addition to your direct team, you will have regular connections with Key stakeholders across the business.

Why work with Etex?

At Etex, we might be leaders in modern, sustainable construction, but our people are our priority. We care about our teammates, and they feel it. We are driven by a core set of values that permeates through everything we do. A passion for excellence drives us. Through dedication, innovation and adherence to the highest standards, we deliver the very best quality to our partners and customers. 

We connect and care about those around us. We nurture teamwork, communities, partnerships and new ways of working, placing the highest importance on the safety and working environment of our people. When we combine these two elements, we are able to pioneer to lead. We actively seek to outperform and act as a leader in our ever-changing sector. We harness the power of sustainable construction and take responsibility for the impact our people, our operations and our legacy make on the world.

We make a positive human impact – motivated by changing people’s lives, improving the future of our planet and over-delivering for our customers.

Etex is a place for people who want to inspire change and build inspiring ways of living.


What we offer

  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), includes free legal and financial advice as well as quick access to private counselling services and more…
  • 9% total pension (3% input from you, 6% input from us) from day one (increases with service)
  • Up to 10% annual bonus based on personal and company performance
  • Performance annual salary reviews
  • Free and confidential employee assistance program
  • Physio
  • Online discount scheme
  • Cycle scheme
  • Free secure parking
  • Wellbeing events run throughout the year

And many more…


Our Social Responsibilities  

Etex has a clear commitment to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and working on innovative solutions for the building industry. 

Our ambition is to reduce negative effects and scale up positive impacts. We prioritise decarbonisation, including the use of renewable energy, as well as circularity, with a first focus on waste management.

We engage in a wide range of voluntary initiatives which offer support to local communities through partnerships and social projects. Our teammates know their local communities best, we are proud of the numerous projects and actions initiated around the world that are based on the awareness of their communities’ needs.


Commitment to diversity 

We’re incredibly proud of the community we’ve created at Etex. We form a global team of over 11,000 individuals from an enormous variety of backgrounds, races, faiths, and genders. Our diversity is our strength, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our teammates feel included and happy at work. 

If you require any additional support with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can make arrangements for you.

Good luck with your application 

As you have seen, our Teammates mean the world to us, they enable us to Inspire Ways of Living. If this role appeals to you, click apply now and discover how a career at Etex will help you learn, grow and lead. We look forward to hearing from you.