Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development

Technical Manager | Fumed Silica

World leader in advanced materials

TN, USA, Americas

  • ChemExec℠ Ref No: CX000348 | Posted date: 29/08/2018

  • Seniority: Junior Management
  • Salary: $ Six figure salary
  • Package details: Benefits
  • Sector: Polymers and Materials
  • Closing date: 28/10/2018
  • Client Ref: 1000937
Company Overview

Our client is a leading global chemicals manufacturer with operations in over 30 countries and sales of over $5 billion, supplying silicones, polymers, biosolutions and specilaity materials to a wide range of industrial applications.

Job Description

The position of Technical Manager is responsible for new product and application development of fumed silica and to provide technical support to exisiting products and applications.

Additionally

  • Responsible for working with the business team to jointly define new product development priorities for fumed silica
  • To define and manage related lab projects related to customer service projects
  • Visit customers regularly to support sales and help to identify new opportunities
  • Manage informations systems
  • Develop and train laboratory staff to grow in the client organsiation
  • Work with the global fumed silica development and technical activities.

Job Requirements

  • Master's degree in polymer or materials science. PhD would be an advantage
  • Experience in a wide range of industrial applications, formulating or chemical processing, with coatings, adhesives and sealants preferred
  • Strong track record in product development and project management
  • Good leadership skills
  • Familiar with modern analytical and testing techniques
  • Exceptional communication skills 
  • Track record of success of working collaboratively with customers