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About the Organization
PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing professional development opportunities.
We are a $3 billion world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 70+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.
General Summary
The Sr Specialist, Product is responsible for delivering analysis to meet the decision making needs of the Product Line teams and the Geon Product managers. This critical role will support PolyOne’s Performance Products and Solutions segment to positively impact profitability and the decision making process of key stakeholders. With experience in the role this position would back-up all the Geon Product managers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Works as an effective business partner to communicate information of high value to support the decision making needs of the Product Managers and Product line teams.
Create, maintain and administer various reporting dashboards.
Gather and analyze business requirements, then document, research, recommend and help implement solutions to meet our internal customers’ information needs.
Supports all product lines with robust, self-service tools and analysis to streamline the decision making process.
• Maintains critical SAP master data.
• Analysis of information using various statistical methods, including identifying patterns in data as well as predictive modeling.
• Works across all the Product Line Teams and Product Managers. 
• Must be able to effectively engage vendor and/or customer organizations when appropriate.
• Completes special projects as assigned, and ad-hoc reporting. 
• Act as back-up for all product line managers. *LI-CB1
In addition to the PolyOne Competencies required for all jobs, the following qualifications are required for this job: 

• Bachelors of Science or related field
• Proficient in Microsoft XCEL and Access
• Proficient in SAP and Tableau not required but a plus 

5-7 years’ experience in product / business management role considered a plus. 

• Detailed-oriented, and results driven. 
• Demonstrated continuous improvement focus and problem-solving skills. 
• Excellent oral and written communication and analytical skills. 
• Flexibility to handle changing requirements and multiple projects. 
• Willingness to take on new challenges and achieve results with urgency. 
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
• Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills. Strong business acumen is essential. 
• Self-motivated and effectively prioritize responsibilities. 

This position is in the Geon Business and may require travel (10%). 

Reports to Director of Product Management. 

Physical/Environmental Demands 
The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 
• Requires standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time, talking and listening. 
• Typical work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate. 
Each position at PolyOne focuses on 12 competencies in the areas of Personal and Strategic Skills as well Thought Rigor and demonstrating an Action Bias. Each position ties to specific competencies and levels of proficiency which help individuals excel at their current role as well as chart their growth path with the company through our Career Planning process.
We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k).
PolyOne Corporation is a drug free workplace.  PolyOne is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable state and local law.

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