APAC, Personal Care, Application Manager

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Date: Jul 18, 2024

Location: Songjiang Shanghai, CN, 201611

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

   ACCOUNTABILITY:

 

The Personal Care Application Manager is responsible for the development of hair care and Bath & shower technologies aligning with regional marketing strategy and ensure to achieve technical delivery. Strengthen in-depth technologies know-how in responsible area. Coordinate and allocate resources to Shanghai lab daily operation to ensure sufficient support.

 

   RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Technology Development and Implementation

  • Explore the unmet needs or technical gap and work closely with regional marketing, technical and commercial team to develop regional innovation projects pipeline, lead in developing the new applications / technologies for APAC. Manage the assigned projects by systematically design the experiments, qualifying in performing the tests, developing the trustable/accurate data, drawing the right conclusion, and reporting the results at a timely manner to support business growth.
  • Work closely with global technical and marketing team to leverage global expertise, extend regional capabilities and lead to implement into regional projects.
  • Strengthen personal care technical capabilities for APAC team by developing new methodologies, new practices, and new insights.  
  • Work closely with plant pilot-line and manufacturing team to ensure the progress and delivery of technical transfer and local internal development projects.
  • Support regional open innovation, initiative and progress external collaborative projects.
  • Improve Lubrizol impact in industrial associations, universities, and market by presenting in key tradeshow and exhibition, publishing papers, webinar or filing patents etc.

 

Sales Support

  • Support the regional sales and marketing teams for key customer engagement with technical service support and customer project development, mainly focus on personal care (hair care and Bath & Shower) global and regional key accounts.
  • Ensure timely and appropriate technical training of sales, marketing teams, and distributor partners.

 

Laboratory Management

  • Manage, lead and develop the application team towards high effectiveness and operation excellence.
  • 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.

 

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

 

  • Master or above degree majoring in polymer, material science, chemistry, chemical engineering or related field with 8 years of experience.
  • Experience in the personal care industry highly preferred.
  • Experience in polymer, formulation, process and product development highly preferred.
  • Good understanding of customer base, formulation habits, technical development status or trend of different countries in Asia Pacific will be a good plus.
  • Strong project management capability.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills in order to drive results through cross functional environments.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Expected travel approximately 30%.


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