Chemical - Research and Development, Chemical Engineering
4 Year Degree
New Product Development Program Leader
Are you inspired by “what’s next”? So are we.
When you join the Albemarle team, you contribute to a better tomorrow for the world we live in. You will play a role in powering many of the world’s largest and most critical industries, from energy and communications to transportation and electronics. We are putting innovation to work to improve people’s lives.
The primary responsibility of this position is to lead a New Product Development program within the Bromine GBU with the goal of commercializing innovative, differentiating new products in contribution to the business units growth goal. The position reports directly to the Director of New Product Development (NPD). The incumbent will successfully organize and lead cross-functional projects within the framework of a stage/gate process. Multiple projects managed in parallel by this individual represent significant business opportunities and have direct visibility to senior management. As part of the NPD Team, the individual will work closely with NPD research staff, New Business Development, Engineering, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and external resources to ensure that projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Organizes and leads programs for development of new specialty chemical products.
Leads multi-functional teams including new product chemists, process development engineers, manufacturing, supply chain, new business development, regulatory affairs, legal and other functions as appropriate.
Coordinates the efforts of external collaboration partners
Develop product cost estimates and economics to support decisions at key milestones
Identify approaches to improve productivity of assigned programs
Collaborate with team and leadership to set program timelines; secure resources and drive program to completion.
Manage and present project progression to senior management and within a stage gate structure.
Hold technical reviews and issue regular reports on project progress to build consensus for critical decisions to mitigate technical and non-technical risk.
Responsible for delivering successful new products on time and on budget.
Required Education and Experience
B.S. degree in chemistry or related field
5+ years of program leadership experience with demonstrated successes in leading new product development in the specialty chemicals space
Demonstrated ability to lead a cross-functional team towards the development of a new product, influencing and negotiating time and resources from other groups
High level of health, safety, and environmental awareness
Experience in resource management and ability to keep program on track to meet key milestones in a stage gate process
Demonstrated project execution, organizational, planning, and time management skills
Self-motivated and self-directed
Strong communication skills
Preferred Education and Experience
Proven new product development experience from project inception to commercialization
Knowledge of chemical process scale-up requirements and timing
Chemical process development experience
Costing of product and development of process economics
Chemical manufacturing experience
Familiarity intellectual property regimes and landscape
Ability to navigate EPA and regulatory landscape
Experience to set-up external tolling production
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: REQ-5512
About Albemarle Corporation
From Charlotte to Shanghai, your career will have an international reach.
We are a global specialty chemicals company with leading positions in lithium, bromine and refining catalysts. Working side-by-side with our customers, we develop value-added, customized solutions that make them more competitive. Discovering and implementing new and better performance-based sustainable solutions is what motivates all of us. We think beyond business-as-usual to drive innovations that create lasting value.
Realize your POTENTIAL with Albemarle.
At Albemarle, we believe that our people make us successful. It’s really that simple. We embrace diversity of experience, talent and thought. We work hard to create an inclusive work environment that empowers you to openly and honestly communicate, create and innovate. Your decision to join our team will be rewarded with a positive, team-oriented workplace that inspires personal and professional growth. We will make every effort to support your career goals and create opportunities for you to realize your full potential. This is our culture. This is our commitment.
AS PART OF OUR GLOBAL TEAM, YOU’LL EXPERIENCE:
•Competitive compensation an...d benefits
•Hands-on technical experience
•Job variety and career flexibility
•Collaboration with seasoned employees at every level
•A proven record of innovation
•Company-wide focus on economic and environmental sustainability
•Deep commitment to our communities, education and social development
•Concern and compassion for fellow employees
•Among the best safety records in the industry
The bottom-line: no matter where you apply your talent and training, Albemarle will provide the resources and support you need to succeed.