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Director of Innovation & Laboratory Services

Company: Omya
Location: Cincinnati
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

BASIC FUNCTIONS:
Create and maintain an environment where dedicated regional technical development resources can interact with other internal and external resources and develop under the guidance of the MDI Directors applications and products in support of the strategic plans of the different market sectors.
To apply for this position, please send your resume in a PDF Format. ------

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish and maintain a network with external partners such as institutes, universities, interest groups etc. related to Omya's market sectors to guarantee a continuous input of external innovation ideas and an understanding of the state of technology.
  • Establish and maintain capabilities to anticipate future directions of technology and relate those changes to current and future needs and projects. Participate in Industry forums to maintain working knowledge of technology trends and value of those trends to Omya. Regularly communicate relevant trends and technologies with the MDI organization.
  • Foster the use of existing and/or new Omya Minerals and Distribution products to develop applications for existing and/or new markets.
  • In alignment with Group, provide regional IP service including FTO, patent prosecution, landscaping, and IP training.
  • Support adherence to Omya's global standards related to Innovation Management.
    • Create and maintain an environment where the application laboratories, the analytical services and the plant support labs can provide a timely, high quality service to all lab stakeholders.
    • Ensure that the capabilities regarding people and equipment are always state of the art and aligned with the current and future needs of the lab stakeholders.
    • Maintain a tracking system that allows an easy, real-time, on-line monitoring of the capacity utilization of people- and equipment resources and prioritization of work packages.
    • Ensure the safety of all lab employees and visitors by promoting a save working environment through example, behavioral based programs, monthly safety meetings, proper labelling and proper waste disposal with the goal of eliminating all injuries.
    • Establish and maintain a network of external service providers for outsourcing opportunities when appropriate.
    • Align with Group on a proper allocation of service tasks to the appropriate technology centers in the global Omya network.
    • Ensure adherence to Omya's global standards related to technology centers.
    • Oversee and lead contract negotiations and vendor management.
    • Consult with business leaders to define key performance indicators and service levels, create a process framework, and initiate and direct improvement activities.
    • Analyze and manage capital and expense budgets.
    • ---Other duties as assigned---. ---QUALIFICATIONS:
      Advanced Technical degree (Science or Engineering), additional Business degree (MBA) is a plus. At least 10-15 years of relevant experience and a minimum 5 years' experience of working in multinational organization and international working experience are required, experience in Latin America is a plus. Proven track record as a team player with a strong sense and capability for creating a collaborative work environment. Proven track record of successfully managing organizations responsible for new product and application development, innovation management, technology scouting and screening. Familiar with state of the art innovation techniques and project management. Excellent communicator with the ability to interact effectively and sensitively with individuals from a range of backgrounds and at all levels. Networker with established relationships into the technical community (universities, institutes, forums, etc.) of industries relevant to Omya's market sectors. Language skills (in Spanish or Portuguese) are a plus. Must be willing and able to travel up to 40% domestic and international.
      Must possess current US employment authorization; visa sponsorship not available for this position.
      EOE

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