Innovation Platform Leader- DS&C

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Category : Engineering – Chemical
Location/City : PA – Pittsburgh
Recruiter Name : Joe Burns
Recruiter Email : jfburns@sanfordrose.com
Recruiter Phone : 215.428.9121

Opportunity Overview:
The Innovation Platform Leader- DS&C will build a team tasked with creating and commercializing chemistry-based products that challenge the conventions of the industry, push the boundaries of technology, enable rapid growth of our customers’ businesses, and create a competitive advantage in technology. This role is for an innovator, an entrepreneur, and business leader with integrity, commitment, and an extraordinary work ethic. This person should be looking for the opportunity to make their mark.

Responsibilities/Deliverables:

  • Create a business plan which achieves profitable, long term revenue growth from new chemicals, new label claims and new products sold into the DS&C market
  • Create a technology advantage that enables rapid growth of our customers’ businesses by identifying unmet needs
  • Assemble a team of chemists to create products that challenge convention
  • Set, manage, and achieve both financial targets and program milestones
  • Communicate business plans to garner internal resource support
  • Establish a commercialization strategy, secure beta test partners, and develop first customers
  • Oversee the transfer of products to manufacturing and the commercial sales organization
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with the Responsible Care Management System• including the establishment of policies and procedures, assigning responsibilities and tracking progress.
  • Located in Pittsburgh PA. Frequent travel required; up to 40%.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

REQUIRED:

  • 5+ years chemical industry experience in the DS&C, biocides or related market
  • Proven track record in bringing new chemicals to market
  • Experience in business development and/or sales of chemicals
  • Exposure to technical product development
  • MBA or equivalent experience in a management role

RECOMMENDED:

  • P&L management experience preferred
  • BS in Chemistry, ChemE, or related strongly preferred. Advanced degree a plus.

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