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Technical Manager-Food Science – Dallas, TX

Category: 

Research & Development

City: 

Dallas

State/Province: 

Texas

Posted Date: 

3/27/2011

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Opportunity Details:

Overview:

 

 

Celanese Today
Our team of nearly 7,400 accomplished professionals from around the world has put Celanese on the path to becoming the premier chemical company. Their leadership, support and innovation helped Celanese achieve tremendous growth, especially during the past five years.  As a global leader in the chemicals industry, Celanese International makes products essential to everyday living.  Our products, found in consumer & industrial applications, are manufactured in North America, Europe and Asia.

 

Heart of Celanese
The primary factor in Celanese’s success is simple --- it’s our dynamic, innovative and results- oriented employees who drive Celanese’s growth everyday.

 

Employee Rewards

Our employees say that working at Celanese is very rewarding.   We understand the bottom line.  You want to be rewarded and receive benefits for your ideas and innovation.  If you join us, you'll find competitive pay, varied professional opportunities, and the chance to make a difference in a growing, global company.

 

If you're looking for a premier company where you can create immediate impact, contribute to growth and collaborate with colleagues around the world, Celanese may be a great fit for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading technical applications development using Sweeteners and other appropriate synergistic ingredients
  • Responsible for drive innovative and creative offerings to expand Sunett usage in the industry or into less traditional applications
  • Manages strategic long-term development projects
  • Provide data and recipes for new application introduction.  Utilizing customer input create solutions that promote Sunett with other sweetener systems or total recipe packages utilizing other ingredients
  • Visit customers for technical discussions on new products being developed and new applications.  Identify unmet customer needs that drive new projects and support value proposition of Sunett.
  • Provide technical assistance for the customers in  order to solve specific customer problems
  • Constantly monitor new offerings in the sweetener industry including new sweeteners, new ingredients that can be used together with sweetener systems
  • Proactively evaluate competitor products and offerings
  • Support QC and production regarding quality problems with existing products .
  • Prepares internal and external reports and conducts effective presentations to internal clients and external customers. Support       Marketing and Sales with preparation of technical literature (brochures,  flyers, presentations etc.) and participation at industry fairs.
  • Leads and directs coworkers towards operational excellence and problem solving
  • Leads monthly innovation presentations/discussions with Corporate Senior Executive leadership
  • Co-Leads the Stage-gate review process with strategic marketing team
  • Develop and Drive process improvements throughout the organization.

 

Focus for this position is on both short term application development to grow in new applications as well as mid-long term high level innovation development

Qualifications:

 


Candidate needs to possess the following capabilities and skills:

  • Acknowledged strong industry experience in sweetener systems, food ingredients in recipe development in multiple end use applications
  • Know how in the formulation of sweeteners
  • In depth knowledge of the relevant application test methods
  • Excellent communication skills (external and internal)
  • Strong team player with well developed influencing skills
  • Customer focused – Puts customers first and is able to communicate at multiple levels of customer organizations
  • Creative and innovative – not afraid to think broader and outside the box
  • Result orientated
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in multicultural teams.
  • Fluent (oral and written) in German and English

 

Key Success Factors:

  • Strong internal personal ambition, drive and sense of urgency.  Never satisfied and continuous improvement of self and business
  • Strategic thinking capability – blue sky idea generation
  • Business experience or acumen
  • Analytical skills; clear understanding of financial drivers that justify technical project and resources
  • tactical leadership capabilities, feels deep accountability to get into the details and make sure they are right
  • strong influencing skills
  • Can communicate comfortably and confidently at a Senior Executive level
  • Project management skills and ability to close bring a project to completion and commercialization

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