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Product Dev. & Support Mgr - Retail

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Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Shanghai, CN

Company: AkzoNobel

Key Accountabilities

- To establish, manage, and implement R&D retail team’s objectives, review team plans and report development progress.
- Manage and implement all relevant projects assigned by Technical Manager from the yearly Technical Department Objective in accordance with AkzoNobel HSE&S and Product Stewardship requirements.
- To participate the development of 1-3 years technology road map which is in line with Marketing vision and contribute to the development of new product launch plans by effective cross-functional working with marketeers through stage gate process.
- To proactively identify opportunities for product improvement & enhancement via monitoring competitors’ products through regular evaluation work and ensure AN’s superiority and differentiation.
- To provide effective technical supports to Manufacturing  for emulsion production.
- To identify value creation opportunities and makes sound judgement on the risks involved with change.
- To participate industry standard setting up, stay of ahead of regulation change with minimal cost impact.

Experience

- The position requires Bachelor Degree or above in chemistry, applied chemistry or strong technical related background.
- Have solid knowledge in interior emulsion, and sound experience of lab management for at least 5 years working experience.
- Experience of operating in a business context and capability for problem solving / influencing on business problems and across functions
- Has a proven track record of managing/leading technical team in multi-national & cross-functional environment.
- Be skilled in English and be capable to interact with senior colleagues across the other functions with ease.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.