Regional Technical Service and Product Development Head – Houston, TX
At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world?s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team?especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America?s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable futureRegional Technical Service and Product Development Head (1804007) ? Houston, TXWhere the Chemistry HappensWe are seeking a professional like you who will assess regional market needs and trends and support customers with technical service. Diaper market trends have to be translated into Super Absorbent Polymer (SAP) requirements to give input and direction for the global product development. Moreover, you and your team of experts will support customers in new product qualifications and solve technical issues. In this role, a high level of collaboration with the Global Development Unit, Regional Technical Service and Development units of other regions and Global Product Management will be required to support customers and enable successful product developments and launches.Formula for SuccessLeveraging your understanding of customer needs and requirements and your technical expertise in SAP, you will translate customer needs into Super Absorbent Polymer(SAP) requirements as a basis for global product portfolio development and use technical market intelligence for SAP for global product management and global development. Demonstrating your technical understanding of diaper designs and diaper manufacturing processes, you will act as the technical lead for new product launches in the region, ensuring qualification of new products at customer sites. Additionally, you will address customer technical requests in close cooperation with the global technical services labs.Effectively engaging inside and outside of the organization, you will coordinate with regional Marketing & Sales to define necessary R&D projects that support regional business needs and organize regular technical exchange with global key accounts for timely and regular follow-up of current & future projects.Your project management experience will be essential as you actively participate in the R&D projects for the region as the Technical Project Manager. Your solid background in the Hygiene industry will be critical as you propose suitable test methods for positioning new products at customers, highlighting their benefits against competition.Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer YouAdding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you?the whole you?in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you?ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.BASF provides interesting and challenging learning and development opportunities to help you make the most of your talents and your job.Apply for this job.