Lawter, a leading supplier to the graphic arts, adhesives, specialty coatings, aroma chemicals and synthetic rubber industries is looking for the right individuals to join its Innovation team to: pioneer new technologies, research and develop new products, convert business development opportunities into new products and prototype innovations to drive long term business growth. The scope of the Innovation organization includes 1) leveraging advantaged bio-renewable pine chemicals availability and usage in new markets that are seeking bio-based and circular solutions and 2) the development of new markets, new technologies or new value offerings to deliver exceptional and sustainable growth.

 

For its headquarters in Europe (Kallo), Lawter is looking for a:

 

INNOVATION MARKETING ENGINEER M/F

 

to join its Innovation team to: pioneer new technologies, research and develop new products, convert business development opportunities into new products and prototype innovations to drive long term business growth. The scope of the Innovation organization includes 1) leveraging advantaged biorenewable pine chemicals availability and usage in new markets that are seeking biobased and circular solutions and 2) the development of new markets, new technologies or new value offerings to deliver exceptional and sustainable growth.

 

 

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • You have a dual responsibility within the Innovation Group initiatives and projects.
  • You will analyze Market attractiveness, Trends, Product Requirements, Competition, Customers, Landscape, Regionality of new ideas that we would like to explore.
  • Such Market analysis will be conducted with the help of available searching engines and external marketing companies that support this activity. You will be in charge of searching relevant data, collecting and present this to the group for further discussion. The search will be aid by the technical experts (Project Leaders) that will help with the understanding of technology details.
  • The Market analysis is conducted at early stages of a project, before a project proposal and proof of concept is defined. This analysis contributes to the selection of most interesting projects to optimize the use of time and resources.
  • You will also participate in the ongoing projects by helping with the development of new product. The assignments will be determined by the corresponding Project Learder who will provide the necessary technical explanation to perform the activities.
  • Function as lead marketing researcher and help development projects for technologically sophisticated products to successful implementation. Interest in sustainability, circulatiry and green chemistry is highly desirable.
  • Basic experience in organic synthesis and understanding of the relationship between molecular structure and performance in a determined application is plus.
  • Actively contribute to ideation and development of intellectual property. Literature search (mainly related to marketing) and proposal of new developments that leads to new projects.
  • Identify gaps and solve problems between internal capabilities and new product’s requirements. Maintain high level of knowledge and awareness of regulatory standards and regulations.
  • Actively cooperate and communicate with all internal functions and resources, particularly R&D, Business Development, Marketing, Manufacturing, and Engineering in order to leverage internal synergies.
  • Present project updates using PowerPoint and other presentation software. Regular reporting in English is required. Knowledge of Project Management is desired.
  • Performance of other duties as required by supervisor. Conduct business activities in accordance with Company policy, EH&S, and Business Ethics.

 

Education/Experience:

  • MS or Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Additional education in Marketing is required.

 

 

Skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work and communicate in an office, professional lab environment and a plant-manufacturing environment. Travel may be required as needed with minimal global travel.
  • Good English oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Mathematical skills: at a level consistent with stated degree.
  • Reasoning ability: must be able to think through complex issues analytically, even in difficult, emotionally charged situations. Must be able to analyze multiple causes and solutions to complex problems; Must be able to maintain a clear sense of perspective, seeing different aspects of a problem and then focusing on the key issues. Must be able to develop and hold a clear understanding of priorities. 
  • Must be able to work in a multicultural cross-functional and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Creative, curious.
  • Project management skills, open-minded, data and results driven.
  • Thinker and Doer/ Hands-on.
  • Internally motivated / Self-starter.
  • Ability to manage own assignments on schedule and in accordance with project.

 

 

Our offer:

  • You will be part of an exciting, dynamic and highly technological environment with an open and direct culture.
  • A job with significant impact towards the future.
  • A competitive salary package including benefits such as meal vouchers, hospitalization insurance, pension plan, bonus plan, bicyle lease plan, Ecocheques...

 

Interested ?

If interested, please e-mail your application to Eva Ramos, hiring manager (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.) and Caroline Dobbelaere, HR Manager (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.).

 

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