Global Product Manager, Engineering Plastics/ High Temperature Resin
Clariant
Singapore, Singapore
32d ago

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel / Switzerland. On 31 December 2016 the company employed a total workforce of 17 442.

In the financial year 2016, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.847 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas : Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings.

Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars : focus on innovation through R&D, add value with sustainability, reposition portfolio, intensify growth, and increase profitability.

Responsibilities :

Strategic Portfolio Development & Management of Engineering Plastics / High temperature resins (EP / HTR) Materials

  • Develop and implement EP / HTR compound and masterbatch production and formulation strategy on a global basis
  • Develop and provide product positioning / value propositioning (jointly with global and regional market segment heads)
  • Identification and capturing of market needs with globally relevance & translating those product requirements
  • Maintain product and raw material intelligence (market, competition and technology development) on a global level
  • Define criteria for & oversee testing and analyses of pigments, additives, polymers and their interaction in Engineering Plastics
  • Operational product management and cross-regional knowledge transfer

  • Deploy technical resources across regions for strategic project s (annual man-day budget)
  • Define, develop and implement SOP and work instruction for EP / HTR formulation and production on a global basis
  • Define global production network concept (criteria, certification requirements) for EP / HTR Compounds and masterbatches
  • Develop sourcing and supply chain tactics for critically important raw materials
  • Review regional development portfolios and initiate knowledge transfer between regions
  • Organize and host monthly cross regional telephone conferences to update regions on progress
  • Operational product management and cross-regional knowledge transfer

  • Develop and provide training tools and training
  • Give expert presentation and provide speeches at high-visibility industry events
  • Monitor Intellectual Property and pro-actively develop a patent strategy
  • Foster Cooperation with external technology partners
  • People Management

  • Lead group of PhD / master level global product managers and Engineers / Laboratory Technicians
  • Support development and networking of own team with global network of technical and commercial colleagues
  • Requirements :

  • Ph.D. degree (Polymer Science or Chemistry)
  • 10-15 years of expertise in compounding and production of Masterbatch for engineering resins
  • International exposure
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