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Senior R&D Leader in New Process Technology Development R&D

Company: The Dow Chemical Company
Location: Freeport
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Job Description:

Find and apply to open positions in your areas of interest at Dow locations worldwide. Senior R&D Leader in New Process Technology Development R&D Date Posted: Wed, 24 Feb 2021 Position: Senior R&D Leader in New Process Technology Development R&D Dow has an exciting opportunity for a Senior R&D Leader in New Process Technology Development R&D located in Freeport, TX. This group is part of the Ethylene Envelope supplying ethylene and propylene to downstream businesses and plays a key role Dow's Sustainability strategy. This team is exploring a range of process and catalyst technologies and driving innovation to produce olefins more sustainably. To support and develop these projects, we are seeking individuals who can provide expertise and contribute to the development of hydrocabron conversion technologies. The role will include providing supervision and leadership to technologists and engineers based in Freeport as well as leading and/or participating in project teams as research contributor. In addition, this role will include identifying and retaining top talent for the organization, managing research projects within the portfolio, managing the IP generation and competitive intelligence, and managing R&D labs to ensure safety is a priority and budget is met. The scope of the technical work can be from proof of concept to technology demonstration and commercialization. Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide supervision and leadership to a group of technologists, engineers and associated lab equipment
  • Promote and enforce safety culture within department
  • Ensure the use of sound scientific methods, and excellent project documentation and communication.
  • Actively participate in talent hiring and retention within department
  • Lead/Contribute to the development of technologies from proof of concept experiments through validation and commercialization.
  • Plan, develop, evaluate, and implement technologies using creative and scientifically sound methodologies
  • Consistently apply the Scientific Method in the planning and execution of experimental plans and problem solving. Formulate hypotheses and develop experimental plans to test hypotheses. Leverage Six Sigma tools and methodology to solve complex problems.
  • Proactively identify hydrocarbon process and/or catalyst technology improvement opportunities that can provide positive business impact; take responsibility for defining the opportunity, milestones, and business benefit.
  • Manage department IP pipeline and strategy while keeping up to date with competitive IP.Critical Success Factors:
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills including time management, written and oral communication, self-direction and prioritization.
    • Ability to work independently, lead high performing teams and drive projects to completion.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to successfully partner with team members and stakeholders from multiple backgrounds.
    • Strong network and engagement within the organization.
    • Passionate about process and catalyst technology, improving existing technologies, and developing new technologiesRequired Qualifications:
      • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Science or other related discipline
      • A minimum of 5 years of Research & Development experience.Preferred Qualifications:
        • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or other related discipline
        • A minimum of 5 year of people leadership experience.
        • Prior experience and knowledge in relevant area of technology
        • Hands-on experience in lab scale testing, scale-up or pilot plant operation
        • Proven track record of high performance and ability to convert complex technical issues into straight-forward value propositions
        • Ability to generate and interpret data and make statistically relevant conclusions that will be presented to Senior Leadership
        • Strong safety mindset.
        • Experience and knowledge in relevant area of technology such as heterogeneous catalysis or process engineering.
        • Excellent written and oral communication skills.NOTE: Relocation assistance may be considered for this position.Dow Offers:
          • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
          • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
          • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
          • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
          • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others About DowDow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please or follow@DowNewsroom on Twitter.As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity without regard for race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at 1-800-523-3945. -------Trademark of Dow or an affiliated company of Dow

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