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Director of Product and Strategy

Sealing Group


Director of Product and Strategy

  • 492565
  • Garlock - Sparta, New Jersey, United States
  • Sealing Group
  • Operations
  • Full-Time/Regular
Why should you join Garlock?

Garlock is a multinational manufacturer of high-performance fluid sealing and pipeline solutions with an emphasis on safety, longevity, and productivity. We work in partnership with our customers, industry associations, and governmental entities to understand their unique sealing challenges and respond with innovative solutions that keep people safe while increasing profitability.

You would be joining an organization that designs and manufactures safety-focused sealing solutions that help promote our motto of ‘a culture of excellence, guided by safety’ to our customers around the world.

By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential:

  • We can offer you significant career development opportunities as well as competitive salary and benefits packages that include healthcare and life insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, and 10 paid holidays.
  • As a division of EnPro Industries, we offer employees nearly unlimited opportunities to develop their professional interests and passions while also giving them the tools and resources to pursue their personal fulfillment outside of work.

Job Summary: The Director of Product and Strategy will develop and demonstrate a deep understanding of customer, channel, and market requirements to drive profitable global growth. Leads team through development and execution of commercial strategic planning. Ensures a product portfolio aligned with growth strategies.  Effectively executes the commercialization of new and existing products.  Liaise with Sales, Operations, Marketing and Internal Commercial teams to assure sustainable, profitable growth. This position also provides overall direction to a supply and demand team to optimize stock inventory levels and meet customer service objectives. Oversees the supply and demand function business plans are met and profitability is improved.



  • Collect and analyze the key cost drivers, market dynamics and issues, areas of innovation and alternate suppliers for business-critical risk areas with few alternatives/high costs of changing, in consultation with relevant functions to provide solid market information for decision making
  • Lead the development and implementation of strategy for an important area of responsibility within a function, anticipating complex issues, challenges, and opportunities and ensuring integration with wider functional strategy
  • Communicate the actions needed to implement the function’s strategy and business plan within the team; explain the relationship to the broader organization’s mission, vision and values; motivate people to commit to these and to doing extraordinary things to achieve local business goals.
  • Review existing operations in a major area of work and implement innovation processes to generate new ideas and ensure the required continuous improvement outcomes are delivered
  • Manage and report on the performance of a substantial, diverse team; set appropriate performance objectives for direct reports or project/account team members and hold them accountable for achieving these; take appropriate corrective action where necessary to ensure the achievement of team/personal objectives
  • Use the organization’s formal development framework to identify the team’s individual development needs. Plan and implement actions, including continuing professional development specified by professional or regulatory institutions, to build their professional capabilities. Provide informal training or coaching to others throughout the organization in own area of expertise to enable others to improve performance and fulfill personal potential
  • Stay informed about the evolving business and functional priorities and opportunities; use this knowledge to guide decisions and create clarity
  • Develop tactical plans for optimizing resources and assets being managed within a given area or department
  • Champion an innovation stream within the innovation road map, ensuring the right resources are in place to execute on the strategy


  • Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with the organizational goals. Stays focused on plans and improvises in response to changes, including risks and contingencies. Aligns own team’s work with other work groups. Look ahead to determine and obtain needed resources to complete plans.
  • Hold self and others accountable to meet commitments. Measure and track team’s and own performance, and helps the team learn from success, failure and feedback. Adheres to and enforces goals, policies and procedures.
  • Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. Tailors communication content and style to the needs of others. Pays attention to others' input and perspectives, asks questions, and summarizes to confirm understanding.
  • Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization’s goals. Ensures that the team understands and discusses relevant industry changes. Gives strong messages about how people’s efforts make a difference to the broader organization
  • Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies. Is a strong big-picture thinker; makes frequent, clear references to the organization’s vision and strategy and the efforts required to drive them forward. Effectively integrates long-term opportunities and challenges with day-to-day activities
  • Creates new and better ways for the organization to be successful. Motivates others to find new and better ways to address challenges; provides support and resources for promising ideas. Encourages people to incorporate varied perspectives to strengthen the innovation process
  • Secures and deploys resources effectively and efficiently. Identifies and obtains resources needed to accomplish objectives; identifies different ways to accomplish work when resources are limited. Makes progress across multiple priorities or responsibilities
  • Uses expertise to act as the organizational authority on planning, organizing, prioritizing and overseeing activities to efficiently meet business objectives.
  • Effectively builds formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization. Draws upon own. Network to gain insight, build support and achieve outcomes. Leverages networks to identify industry experts, explore some best practices and exchange ideas and knowledge
  • Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to act independently while guiding and training others on managing the entire procurement process from start to finish
  • Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently wile guiding and training others on managing projects and/or programs within the desired cost, time and quality parameters

Minimum Education:

  • Post graduate preferred or 4 year degree required

Preferred experience:

  • Substantial general work experience together with comprehensive job related experience in own area of expertise to fully competent level in project management, sales, or supply chain 
  • 7-10+years experience Managerial Experience
  • Experience of planning and managing resources to deliver predetermined objectives as specified by more senior management 
  • The ability to stay calm and poised in stressful, difficult or ambiguous situations

EEO and Culture Statement: 

Enpro is a leading provider of engineered industrial products for the processing and general manufacturing industries worldwide. The company operates in two segments: Sealing Products, Advanced Surface Technologies, and Engineered Materials.  

Sealing Technologies-Safeguarding Critical Environments 

Composed of Garlock, STEMCO, and Technetics Group, these businesses leverage a high degree of materials science application expertise, extensive proprietary knowledge, and deep customer relationships to create innovative sealing solutions complemented by value-added systems integration. 

EnPro Industries is an equal opportunity employer. Legal authorization to work in the United States is required. We will not sponsor employment visas now or in the future for this job. 

Closing date: Sep 30, 2021

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