Ceramics Technology Manager (West Asia)
The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
The PositionCeramics Technology Manager (West Asia)
Senior member of the West Asia Ceramics sales and technical team
Define and lead the technical support to customers, production units, and development projects for West Asia (primarily India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Lead self and develop the technical support team and the lab on the perimeter
Travel within the area.
Manage development projects
To be an active member of the Technical Support team, visiting customers when necessary.
To define and organize the Technical Support team on different aspects
Identify the necessary resources
Train/recruit staff depending on workload – application interest
Define the equipment’s – procedures and facilities in complement with existing ones
Support the routine management of laboratory functions.
To organize the customer technical support in coordination with the sales team
Understand the market attractiveness by application in terms of actors– size – technical challenges – competition and product value. Prioritize the actions to better address each applications
Be in charge of the new product development pipe in collaboration with the marketing/sales/production team
Give technical expertise on mineral and applications to support the development projects
Interpret and report the findings of technical work and communicate at required levels
Understand customer challenges and pain points and be proactive in devising solutions
Have a strong safety culture and ensure that relevant company HSE procedures are followed within the department
Education and Experience:
Bachelor / engineering qualification in materials science, industrial minerals, refractories, ceramics or ceramics related science
>10 yrs. experience in ceramics related industry (ideally whiteware ceramics manufacturer)
5 years of leading technical teams
Knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics:
Committed and autonomous.
Self-motivated, ability to lead and motivate the team.
Good command of written and spoken English
Ability to communicate and work with all levels of management & cultures.
Organized and rigorous, pay attention to details.
Operational experience in production environment.
Some basic financial knowledge for project appraisal.
Budgeting / planning and execution experience.
Extended HSE knowledge.
Strong leadership behaviors:
Is aware, develops self & is a role model (seeks feedback, takes steps to set the right leadership example, improves personnel performance).
Understands the team. Leads, develops & empowers them (encourages & inspires team to come out of their comfort zone).
Communicate & collaborate:
Demonstrates strong communication, collaboration & influence across boundaries (leads & collaborates across boundaries, networks to share knowledge & drive performance.
Effectively delivers sustainable results for the short & long term (adapts to changing business priorities whilst maintaining focus on personal & team results, commits to plan.
Applies a continuous improvement mindset, anticipates future customer’s / business needs (gathers external insight to innovate & drive business performances, challenges the status quo).
Position TypeFull time
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