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Regional Technical Manager, Life Sciences Beauty and Home, Asia Pacific

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Date: May 14, 2021

Location: Jurong, SG, 609032

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

ROLE:

The Regional Technical Manager is responsible to provide technical leadership to the region; formulate and execute regional technical strategy; lead the technical team to deliver results from key projects and develop organizational capabilities, ultimately to drive profitability and sustainable growth for Beauty and Home Care businesses in APAC.  


RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy Development and Implementation 
•    Formulate, refine and execute regional product development, application research and technical service strategies   
•    Prioritize technical resources and budget in alignment with global and regional business strategy

Provide Leadership
•    Manage, lead and develop the technical team towards high effectiveness and operation excellence
•    Provide technical leadership to regional sales and marketing teams to execute key growth initiatives & projects

Deliver Results
•    Overall responsible for all regional product development, application research and technical service projects, ensure results are delivered in due time 
•    Establish strong connection with the global R&D to ensure alignment on focus, timely information exchange and collaboration  
•    Work closely with Songjiang pilot-line and manufacturing team to ensure the progress and delivery of technical transfer and local development projects
•    Collaborate with key stakeholders from regional and global business, R&D and operation to initiate and drive regional innovation and development projects to fuel long term business growth 
•    Scout regional open innovation partners, initiative and progress external collaborative projects

Sales Support
•    Support the regional sales and marketing teams for key customer engagement
•    Represent and promote the business at all the appropriate technical/business meetings
•    Ensure timely and appropriate technical training of sales and marketing teams and laboratory staff

Laboratory Management
•    Ensure that safe working practices are adhered to and maintained at all times 
•    Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of products, formulations, process and other know-how 
•    Prepare expenditure for the departmental annual budget and make recommendations for capital items


REQUIREMENTS (education, experience, competencies and specific job requirements):

•    Doctor degree in chemistry or chemical engineering
•    Minimum 10 years’ experience from specialty chemical industry in a technical leadership role
•    Experience in the personal care industry highly preferred
•    Experience in polymer, formulation, process and product development highly preferred
•    Strong leadership and interpersonal skills in order to drive results through cross functional environments
•    Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-culture, matrix organization 
•    Commercial acumen, able to link technologies and products with consumer and customer needs, market trend and marketing value proposition 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Expected travel approximately 30%


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