Regional Product Development Manager (Lubricants)
A leading Specialty Chemical MNC
Drive product developments in lubricants
About Our Client
A leading Specialty Chemical MNC is having a business expansion for its lubricants product lines. They are currently for an Innovative Product Development Manager (Lubricants) to drive strategic product developments projects.
You will be responsible for setting a new lab for the lubricants applications business unit. You will plan and oversee projects to meet business goals. Working with the business and commercial teams, you will implement appropriate research strategies and drives customer's projects span between months to three years.
Other responsibilities include building relationship with key customers and working closely with the internal sales and marketing team to challenge the status quo of technology and drive concrete product applications for customers' needs in the market.
You will also oversee the department financial budget, recruitment, performance management, career development and training, your direct and indirect reports.
The Successful Applicant
You should have a Degree or preferably a PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, with strong track record in managing product developments for lubricants, industrial lubricants or equivalents. Experience in lubricant ingredients, formulations and/or industrial tribology testing is essential.
You should also have experience of working with customers, successfully commercializing new technology. People and lab management for delivery short to long terms projects is essential. You will be doing extensive collaboration across APAC, including China markets. Ability to speak Mandarin to interact with some Chinese-speaking customers is preferred.
What's on Offer
This is a newly created position based in Singapore. You will receive empowerment from the management to drive new lab and product development projects for a growing business unit in lubricants. You will also receive an initial 3 months from the Headquarter based in Europe.