Head of Global Catalyst R&D Controlling – Iselin, NJ
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Head of Global Catalyst R&D Controlling – Iselin, NJ (1901548) The Global R&D Controller,reporting to the Director, Global Controlling, successfully leading the R&Dsteering coordination and the CC (Catalyst) R&D Project Management Office(PMO). Major focus areas are the design,implementation, optimization, simplification, digitalization, and overallcomprehensive management of the Divisional R&D process/tools around costmanagement, analytics/KPI?s/reporting and strategic business steering for EUR160M annual budget. The Global R&DController fosters a continuous operating rhythm of engaged dialogue/communicationat divisional, business unit level and throughout supporting functions, drivingbusiness alignment and transparency enabling better strategic decisionmaking/value generation including innovation and business case reviews. Thisincludes also organizing and leading the bi-yearly R&D Steering committeemeetings which consists of all members of the CC LT (Catalyst Leadership Team),executive team and the President of RC. In addition, IP costs and more broadly the legal cost controlling isembedded with this role. The PMO is raising the effectiveness of the projectsteering excellence across the entire CC project management organization andincludes a strong launch excellence component. The GlobalR&D Controller will manage and develop 4 direct reports and the responsibilityof supporting SVPs of R&D and BUs with global analysis/recommendations.The Global R&D Controller influences and drivesproductive change across functions and with leadership teams within CC and thecentral R&D units and has ongoing interaction and engagement with theDivisional President and CC Leadership Team, SVPs and VPs of R&D, and theDivisional Controller.Formulafor Success: Your?.Progressive controlling experiencein global, complex and matrixed organizations will contribute to your valuedoversight of the R&D steering coordination (including management of GlobalR&D steering meetings) and of cost management, forecasting, planning andR&D project review processes, where you will impart notable recommendationsand implement significant improvements which provide simplification, optimization,harmonization and automation (i.e. service provider vs project view, Tableaudrivers & predictive analytics)In-depth understanding of theeconomics and P&L of a company and its market dynamics will createimprovements in our analytics, KPI?s, and project evaluations based onfact-based analyses, developing strategic recommendations and enabling better decisionmaking/planning. (i.e., benchmarking, market/competition, value generation/ROIof potential & past projects, portfolio steering/investment optimization,cost management, investment goals, etc); your development of improvements tomonitor and analyze performance data and market trends will identifyopportunities which ultimately improves the overall effectiveness and performanceof R&DDemonstrated ability in influencingand leading change will guide the implementation and management of highlyeffective communication mechanisms and dialogue with BU?s, business managers, controlling,R&D, strategy and other functions resulting in alignment and transparencyand improved support of BU?s & R&D teams via a ?big picture? mindset Strong project management experienceand proven ability to handle multiple and complex responsibilitiessimultaneously, will improve the management of the PMO and enhance theeffectiveness of R&D project management abilities and strongly effect the supportof product launch excellence initiatives which shorten time to market andfurther control R&D costs Excellent analytical, excel anddigitalization skills will contribute to your preparation of deep andinsightful analysis and provide valued participation in strategic R&Dreviews with senior management Experience developing highperforming teams will translate to your success in coaching, developing,motivating and challenging your team members, driving a higher level ofperformance; your support of developmental assignments and movement of talentacross units will be reflective of your commitment of creating an inclusiveenvironment which embraces and derives value from diversity Your relationship skills will builda network of expert peers, providers, and associations will result in strongrelationships with quick and flawless access to external benchmarking data andtrendsCreateYour Own Chemistry: What We Offer You? 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