Senior R&D/TS&D Leader

Dow Construction Chemicals

Senior R&D/TS&D Leader

Dow Construction Chemicals

Bomlitz/Walsrode, Germany


Can you see yourself as Senior R&D/TS&D Leader for Dow Construction Chemicals?

DOW has a unique opportunity for you to join our European Production and Research & Development site in Bomlitz/Walsrode, Germany.

Dow Construction Chemicals is a leading global supplier of additives and formulations to the building and construction market including flooring, walls & components, roofing and pre-fabrication with $800 MM revenue. Construction Chemicals is proposing solutions based on different chemistries (Cellulose ethers, acrylic emulsions, redispersible latex powders, silicone, polyurethane) to improve construction materials. This can range from cement or gypsum-based mortars, protective coatings for various building materials’ surfaces like external façade and roofs or internal walls or floor protection. Dow Construction Chemicals is developing new innovative solutions to improve durability, appearance or ease of manufacturing of construction materials. In Europe, Dow Construction Chemicals operates R&D labs in Germany and Belgium.

As Senior R&D/TS&D Leader you will lead the Technical Service and Application Development team in Europe and will be responsible for defending and growing our DCC Business in EMEAI. You will be responsible for people development, identification of opportunities in adjacent growth areas, development of technologies and implementation of a pipeline of minor product modifications, line extensions and regional projects helping DCC achieve our business objectives. You will also be expected to drive a culture of continuous market and sustainability benchmarking and strong data visualization to deliver clear, data driven recommendations to our customer, and to proactively create opportunities for the DCC EMEAI customer base and leverage to DCC team globally.

Your main responsibilities

  • Provides supervision and leadership to a diverse, larger size group of TS&D employees, which involve multiple sites (Bomlitz, Seneffe, and smaller sites);
  • Manages day-to-day supervision of direct reports and acts accountable for performance management, team building, reward and recognition, employee development and engagement, coach and mentor across a wide range of styles and backgrounds to build an inclusive environment;
  • Identifies talent, accountable for attraction and retention within the department, and creates a high performing team focused on innovation and delivery against research goals;
  • Develops, prioritizes, and manages regional research project portfolio and technology platforms within area of accountability in support of innovation targets for the business and organization;
  • Networks and collaborates with other business and technical groups within Dow, other functions, and external resources (universities, customers) to support existing products/projects and to generate and exploit new ideas and opportunities;
  • Drives the definition of TS&D employee’s requirements for a region and anticipates TS&D needs and implements steps to use TS&D as a way to differentiate Dow from the competition;
  • Partner with Sales to provide superior technical service to our key customers, enabling growth. May serve as a member of a market management team and/or regional business team;
  • Serves as management liaison with the technical leadership of external customers & collaborations. May take direct responsibility of some key priority customer in the region.

Your main qualifications

  • You hold a MS or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Civil Engineering or related field;
  • You have minimum 8-years’ experience in chemical industry with active customer interactions;
  • You have the ability to lead individuals and teams, from a position of influence. Minimum 3-years’ of people leadership experience is preferred;
  • You have successful track record of project leadership and new business growth;
  • In addition to very good and fluent command of English, you are native in at least one main other European language and good computer skills is strongly requested. Basic German skills is highly recommended for our Bomlitz site.

We’d love to collaborate with you if

  • You are a quick learner for the new applications and technologies;
  • You demonstrate ability to build a culture of safety, inclusion, and innovation;
  • You demonstrate presentation and team-building skills;
  • You are an excellent communicator;
  • You have the ability to work independently and drive projects to completion;
  • You are willing to travel. Frequent traveling mainly within Europe (up to 30%), and occasionally to the middle East, Africa and India is necessary to meet with key customers in all regions, participate in trade shows, present at conferences, etc.

Relocation is not available; candidates need to have a work permit within European Union.

Dow Offers

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits;
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment;
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth;
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world;
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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