Are you customer-focused but also have a heart for research? Are you passionate about developing new products that satisfy our customers’ needs? Could you imagine yourself working in an international and dynamic environment, where customer experience is centric/key in everything you do? Then we are looking for you! Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Technical Service & Development (TS&D) Scientist for Laminating Adhesives, to be located in Mozzate, Italy. As a TS&D Scientist, you support customer needs by leading the development of new applications and by providing technical knowledge on the use, handling and management of Dow products.
The incumbent is part of the Technical Service and Development group within the Packaging and Specialty Plastics business. The TS&D Scientist for this position will work on the Adhesives market, focusing mainly on laminating adhesives projects and customers (packaging and industrial segments).
The Laminating Adhesive Technical Service & Development Scientist is accountable for the development and implementation of adhesives meeting market requirements and trends and delivering significant value growth through technical differentiation. The TS&D Scientist should identify and drive projects that fulfill customer needs and that are in line with the market strategy.
The Incumbent masters adhesive formulation and lamination process and should provide the technical service to the assigned customers to ensure implementation of Dow adhesives. The TS&D Scientist is accountable for reporting all technical findings at customers through reports of call, technology developments via CRI reports, and to protect innovation by filing appropriate patent disclosures. The TS&D Scientist is responsible for assessing the value of his/her projects and reporting the value upon project implementation.
To live the safety standards, Dow’s code of conduct and safety requirements and ensure that the development work is carried out using the highest standards in terms of sustainable development.
To lead new product development, application and technology implementation in the Lamination Adhesive market (focusing on Industrial Adhesive segment) according to the business strategy
Provide technical support to customers to implement new products and troubleshoot in case of technical issues
To interface with technical, manufacturing, product stewardship and commercial teams and counterparts within the customer's organization. To translate identified needs into product and application development opportunities. To establish and maintain sound relationships with counter parties.
To identify emerging competitive technology threats and drive the development of solutions that respond to such threats.
To address the identified technical unmet needs in new product developments aligned with the Marketing participation plans by teaming up with other R&D groups in Dow or external ones with a goal to minimize time-to-market for new products and technologies.
To collect market opportunities and translate those into technical unmet needs at all members of the value chain based on the market strategies.
To create and share effective technical documentation that will help to leverage application and product knowledge (presentations, external and internal papers, ROCs, CRIs etc.)
To charter new projects with clear descriptions of the project scope, the timeline for project milestones and the assessment of the value of the opportunity.
To complete development work using the Scientific Method, carry out literature reviews, formulate technical hypothesis, develop test plans, carry experiments in and provide conclusions and recommendations.
To keep clear and updated project documentation featuring basic information as project’s scope, definition, timelines, deliverables, milestones, value assessment etc, in standard formats as per definition by the group and business leadership.
To keep building and improving the most effective external network including related machinery manufacturers in order to facilitate new product developments, implementations and qualifications
To travel as required and defined per customer/market needs, while managing expenses within the given travel annual budget.
Who are we?
Finding what’s next is what we do. Our scientists and engineers deliver solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges using cutting-edge technology to develop sustainable, market-driven scientific and technical innovations. We focus on developing products and solutions that make sustainable improvements in the world, significantly helping to solve challenges such as alternative energy, affordable and adequate food supply, suitable housing, safe drinking water, and improved personal health and safety. Our investment in high-throughput research capabilities has dramatically shortened the time spent in early R&D and has continued to improve R&D productivity, leading to new products in coatings, electronics, performance plastics, and more.
Master Level in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or Polymer technology
Language Skills: Fluency in English and German is a must and other European languages are a plus
10 years of experience on adhesive formulation and lamination technology
Knowledge of Adhesive market in particular industrial segments
Flexibility: Travelling within EMEA region up to 33%
Skills: Proactive, Creative, Good interpersonal skills and Independent
Dow combines one of the broadest technology sets in the industry with asset integration, focused innovation and global scale to achieve profitable growth and become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of performance materials, industrial intermediates and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of science-based products and solutions for our customers in high-growth segments.
Imagine being part of an international and inclusive environment where your ideas and perspectives are fostered. At Dow, we believe that people with diverse backgrounds will deliver exciting innovations. Our people are driven by curiosity and are continuously interested in how science can enhance people’s lives. You can expect us to provide you with all the tools you need to define your own career development path, to have the opportunity to unlock your full potential.
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