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Manager, Product development(004712)

BASF

BASF

Product
Shanghai, China
Posted on Tuesday, January 23, 2024
Objectives of the position:
- Develops a technical concept of black slurry technology in close collaboration with the German development team as well as in close collaboration with the Chinese stakeholders.
- Achieves full transparency on all available local black pigment sources and proposes a decision on the most efficient black pigment to be employed for ECO in China to serve the high volume market.
- Establishes a formulation concept for new, cost effective water borne black Basecoats employing the aforementioned, validated black slurry technologies.
- Validation of the new, cost effective water borne black Basecoat technology together with all relevant internal and external stakeholders in clear alignment with our ECO – strategy.
- Establishes a formulation concept for new, cost effective effect shade Basecoats following a more efficient production process.
- Validation of the new, cost effective effect shade Basecoats technology together with all relevant internal and external stakeholders in clear alignment with our ECO – strategy.
- Trains, leads and coaches all relevant stakeholders in the new cost efficient effect shade and black Basecoat technologies .


Main Tasks:
- Drives black Pigment Slurry development including scale up trials and industrialization.
- Leads respective black Basecoat development with regard to achieve clear cost efficiency targets .
- Leads a new project to develop new, cost efficient water borne effect shades together in a global team.
- Regular scale up trials in close collaboration with the production team, precise evaluation of the impact of new processes on product performance .
- Drives implementation of new formulations and new processes with all relevant ECO’s stakeholders globally, primarily Customizeation-Labs, Production, Sales, Procurement and Marketing.
- Closely interacts with ECO’s/ EC’s sustainability and digital teams .
- Documentation of all relevant results in audit – conform wa

Requirements:
- Master's or PhD's degree in Physics or Chemistry, preferred Polymer Chemistry or Polymer Physics.
- Fundamental know how in Polymer Chemistry and Physics.
- Fundamental Knowledge in Polymer Characterization / Polymer analytics, preferable for water – soluble Polymers.
- Experience in Rheology, Emulsions or Microemulsions would be an advantage.
- Experience in Pigments / Pigment stabilization as well as their characterization would be an advantage.
- Entrepreneurship, customer focus and way to market mindset, drive and track record.
- Ability to communicate to various global teams and influence at all levels with strong presentation skills.
- Team player, excellent stakeholder management and intercultural awareness.
- Fluent in Chinese and English, knowledge of German will be an asset.
- First experience in coatings industry would be an advantage but is not a prerequisite.


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