Project Development Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina


Position Summary:

Carboline is seeking a Project Development Manager to join their Specification Services department. This person will be responsible for maintaining, gaining and growing Carboline's specification presence within the Southeast region. The targeted customer base will include engineer's architects, consultants and select owners. This position will oversee North Carolina, South Carolina, South Georgia, Tennessee, Florida and a portion of Alabama.


  • Bachelor's degree or Master's degree in Business or Technical Discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • 5+ years of sales or business development experience targeting engineers, architects and consultants
  • Prior experience working in the industrial paint/coatings industry is preferred
  • This position requires minimal physical activity. May require lifting up to 50lbs on occasion.
  • May require computer usage for an extended period of time - up to 8 hours in a day.
  • May require travel by car up to 50%, including nighttime.
Essential Functions:
  • Develops and manages key projects:
    • Scope
    • Specification
    • Contract Chain
    • Timing
  • Develop project strategy to give Carboline the highest chance of success
  • Coordinate internal communications between sales organization, Business Development, Marketing and Project Development •
  • Work with major EPC's, engineers, architects, and other specifying clients to ensure Carboline is listed on master/house specifications
  • Develop and manage identified target projects through to project sale
  • Manage district using Carboline SFA communication tool/spec/quotes/target accounts/budgets.
  • Monitor specification activity to assure specs are being input into SFA and quantity goals are being met.
  • Develop annual specification plans to assure continued sales growth within the region and specified markets.
  • Develop long-term strategic plans for assigned customers and markets (3 -5 years).
  • Maintain personal contact as required with major specifying/influencing accounts within assigned area.
  • Investigate and analyze market trends and competitors' positions in the market.
  • Coordinate specification and project activity with other Regions to assure assigned Markets are covered nationwide.
  • Communicate with and use all corporate resources (financial, marketing, technical, R & D, Administrative) to achieve regional goals.
  • Maintain involvement with various professional societies within assigned markets.
Who We Are:

Carboline is a St. Louis-based coatings manufacturer with a global reach. The company, founded in 1947, produces high-quality performance coatings, linings, and fireproofing products in more than 20 manufacturing facilities around the world. Carboline has been ranked a top workplace for seven years in a row, so culture and maintaining a safe and clean work environment is something we take very seriously.

Carboline is part of RPM International Inc., a $6.1 billion, multinational company with subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services. From homes and workplaces to infrastructure and precious landmarks, RPM's market-leading brands are trusted by consumers and professionals alike to help build a better world.

If you want to be part of a growing global organization with opportunity for growth, we would like to meet you.

What We Offer:

We offer a team atmosphere that fosters cooperation and creativity; a management team committed to employee development and an environment where people are empowered to make decisions. Our career opportunities offer unlimited earnings potential and our comprehensive benefits package is among the best in the industry which includes affordable benefits, a company match 401K plan and a retirement pension plan.

Carboline is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

"In order to be the best, we must hire the best"


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