Senior R&D/TS&D Leader

Job title: Senior R&D/TS&D Leader

Company: Dow Chemical

Job description: Can you see yourself as Senior R&D/TS&D Leader for Dow Construction Chemicals?DOW has a unique opportunity for you to join our European Production and Research & Development site in Bomlitz/Walsrode, Germany or Seneffe, Belgium.Dow Construction Chemicals is a leading global supplier of additives and formulations to the building and construction market including flooring, walls & components, roofing and pre-fabrication with $800 MM revenue. Construction Chemicals is proposing solutions based on different chemistries (Cellulose ethers, acrylic emulsions, redispersible latex powders, silicone, polyurethane) to improve construction materials. This can range from cement or gypsum-based mortars, protective coatings for various building materials’ surfaces like external façade and roofs or internal walls or floor protection. Dow Construction Chemicals is developing new innovative solutions to improve durability, appearance or ease of manufacturing of construction materials. In Europe, Dow Construction Chemicals operates R&D labs in Germany and Belgium.As Senior R&D/TS&D Leader you will lead the Technical Service and Application Development team in Europe and will be responsible for defending and growing our DCC Business in EMEAI. You will be responsible for people development, identification of opportunities in adjacent growth areas, development of technologies and implementation of a pipeline of minor product modifications, line extensions and regional projects helping DCC achieve our business objectives. You will also be expected to drive a culture of continuous market and sustainability benchmarking and strong data visualization to deliver clear, data driven recommendations to our customer, and to proactively create opportunities for the DCC EMEAI customer base and leverage to DCC team globally.Your main responsibilities:Provides supervision and leadership to a diverse, larger size group of TS&D employees, which involve multiple sites (Bomlitz, Seneffe, and smaller sites)Manages day-to-day supervision of direct reports and acts accountable for performance management, team building, reward and recognition, employee development and engagement, coach and mentor across a wide range of styles and backgrounds to build an inclusive environment.Identifies talent, accountable for attraction and retention within the department, and creates a high performing team focused on innovation and delivery against research goals.Develops, prioritizes, and manages regional research project portfolio and technology platforms within area of accountability in support of innovation targets for the business and organization.Networks and collaborates with other business and technical groups within Dow, other functions, and external resources (universities, customers) to support existing products/projects and to generate and exploit new ideas and opportunities.Drives the definition of TS&D employee’s requirements for a region and anticipates TS&D needs and implements steps to use TS&D as a way to differentiate Dow from the competition.Partner with Sales to provide superior technical service to our key customers, enabling growth. May serve as a member of a market management team and/or regional business team.Serves as management liaison with the technical leadership of external customers & collaborations. May take direct responsibility of some key priority customer in the region.Your main qualifications:You hold a MS or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Civil Engineering or related fieldYou have minimum 8-years’ experience in chemical industry with active customer interactions.You have the ability to lead individuals and teams, from a position of influence. Minimum 3-years’ of people leadership experience is preferred.You have successful track record of project leadership and new business growthIn addition to very good and fluent command of English, you are native in at least one main other European language and good computer skills is strongly requested. Basic German skills is highly recommended for our Bomlitz site.We’d love to collaborate with you if:You are a quick learner for the new applications and technologiesYou demonstrate ability to build a culture of safety, inclusion, and innovationYou demonstrate presentation and team-building skillsYou are an excellent communicatorYou have the ability to work independently and drive projects to completionYou are willing to travel. Frequent traveling mainly within Europe (up to 30%), and occasionally to the middle East, Africa and India is necessary to meet with key customers in all regions, participate in trade shows, present at conferences, etc.Relocation is not available; candidates need to have a work permit within European Union.Dow Offers:A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

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Location: Seneffe, Henegouwen

Job date: Sun, 22 Aug 2021 22:45:59 GMT

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