EMEA Technology Manager

Belgium BVBA (Mechelen, België) 1 dag geleden gepost

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.


Chemours is seeking a Global Technology Manager to join our growing Advanced Performance Materials Technology team! This position will report directly to the Director of Sustainable Technology for Advanced Performance Materials and will be based at our Mechelen, Belgium location.


Chemours’ Advanced Performance Materials business features a broad portfolio of high-performance materials that are driving innovation for technologies across markets that people around the world interact with every day.


Our Advanced Performance Materials segment uses a market-back approach to drive technology development that meets unmet customer needs. Our innovations are underpinned by deep technical knowledge and experience that provides the market with solutions to solve seemingly unsolvable problems.


This highly visible Global Technology Manager role will lead a team of scientists and engineers responsible for Research & Development and Technical Services for our high-performance Coatings portfolio.   The Global Technology Manager will develop and implement innovation strategy, drive agile execution of the New Product Development process, provide guidance for technical support of existing customers, and progress sustainability programs within their product lines. 


The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:



  • Leadership of a global R&D and Technical Service organization for high-performance Coatings including setting and meeting strategic goals and objectives for the team and individuals, project prioritization, talent development, recruiting, and succession planning.

  • Development and execution of product line technology roadmap including intellectual property strategy and integration of sustainability programs.

  • Working closely with global business team (Marketing, Product Management, Sales, etc) to ensure alignment of technical resources with business strategy for existing products and new product development.

  • Execution of the Stage Gate process for formulation development including assigning resources, prioritizing deliverables, and ensuring appropriate progress versus timelines and milestones.

  • Coordination of technical support to customer across regions, including resolving complex challenges using innovative coatings technologies to enhance performance, productivity and profitability for customer products.


The following is required for this role:



  • Advanced technical degree in science / engineering (PhD or equivalent experience)

  • 10 years of combined leadership and technical experience

  • Experience in developing, formulating, testing and commercializing high-performance coatings systems (including  water-based, solvent-based and powders) for industrial customers.

  • Portfolio / project management or continuous improvement process (e.g. Six Sigma) experience (certification preferred)

  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and apply commercial acumen

  • Ability to travel up to 30% (domestic and international possible)

  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills


The following is preferred for this role:



  • Experience leading global teams;  international assignments a plus

  • Experience in polymer chemistry

  • Excellent language skills in English and Dutch (verbally, in writing, and in presentations), and preferably one other regional language.


Benefits:



  • Competitive Compensation

  • Comprehensive Benefits Packages

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (Spain, Switzerland, Singapore, Belgium only)

  • Learning and Development Opportunities

  • Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

  • Company-paid Volunteer Days


WE’RE CHEMOURS. A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHEMISTRY COMPANY


We are driven by our purpose to create a more colorful, capable, and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.


Built upon a 200-year-old legacy and a world-class product portfolio, we bring everyday convenience to virtually everything people touch—in industries ranging from automotive, paints, and plastics to electronics, construction, energy, and telecommunications. We bring solutions that are better, safer, more reliable, and more sustainable, through the power of chemistry. 


OUR APPROACH


We see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it. By taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture, our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves—at Chemours and in life.


The “ours” in Chemours represents everyone who works here. We’re thousands strong and always looking for the best and brightest to join our team.


OUR CULTURE


Five fundamental, foundational values form the substructure of our culture as a multinational


corporation. They are core beliefs that guide and frame both our behaviors and our aspirations.


Our values are in part what differentiate us from others, making us uniquely Chemours.


They are—Customer Centered, Refreshing Simplicity, Collective Entrepreneurship,


Safety Obsession, and Unshakable Integrity. At Chemours, our values are where everything begins.


We were honored to be named a “Great Place to Work-Certified Company” for 2019-2020­—our second consecutive year.


At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say “We Are Living Chemistry”.


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