New product development directed at the Protective Coatings market: creative input to the design and promotion of differentiated new products that meet the needs of the Protective Coatings Market to drive business growth for Momentive; planning and execution of projects, from translation of customer needs through to assistance with the scale-up and commercialization of new products.
· Demonstrate the benefits of new product technologies in target applications and develop compelling data to support external product promotion· Develop world-class evaluation and characterization capabilities in collaboration with industry and academic leaders and with global customers · Establish formulation guidelines based on a deep understanding of the key chemical and physical interactions in Coatings formulations and deep knowledge of the end applications· Close collaboration with global product and application development teams as well as with marketing and business functions· Provide professional customer support related to the use of new products, including travel to customer sites as needed· Develop solid understanding of relevant patent landscape and obtain effective patent coverage for proprietary technology and processes
· Ability to translate customer needs into clear technical targets aligned with strategic business objectives
· Effective planning and prioritization of projects to ensure on-time delivery of new product technologies that will drive business growth
· Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously and work in a global cross-functional team environment with strong customer focus
· Self-motivated individual with high level of creativity and technical curiosity
· Demonstrated track record of high academic achievement and creative independent research
· Working knowledge of organic or synthetic polymer chemistry· Grounding in colloid and adhesion science