New Technology Manager,

China, Shanghai, Shanghai

Business unit: DP China & North Asia

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


·        Manage a small team of product formulators in producing rapid prototypes of new technologies and product ideas to demonstrate technical feasibility. Through these prototypes transfer technically feasible projects to the main product formulating groups
·        Support the development of China’s innovation strategy and plan and maintain close links with the marketing team to ensure continued alignment of the technical innovations programmes.
·        Set project specifications and manage the interaction between China and global expertise groups to ensure technologies and products are being developed to meet the region’s needs. Critically, ensuring timely delivery of objectives, meeting targeted costs and good technical support in terms of potential product claims.
·        Actively engage with suppliers and 3rd party organizations to develop relationships and technical programmes that give AN first mover advantage in the exploitation of new and emerging products and technologies from external sources.
·        To actively engage with marketing to ensure a full and proper commercial evaluation is completed of all new opportunities.
·        Provide the link between China BU and the rest of the Deco and wider AN to translate technologies and product ideas into China.
Ensure new technology and product platforms are fully compliant with PS/SSHE policies as part of the technology evaluation process

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December 31, 2099

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DP China & North Asia

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Job requirements/Candidate profile

·        The position requires Master and above in Chemistry, Applied chemistry or strong technical related background, Phd is preferred.
·        Have in-depth knowledge of paints related industry, and sound experience of lab management for at least 8 years working experience and 5 years management working experience, working experience includes new product development process and production process technology and experiment design etc
·        Has a proven track record of managing/leading technical team in multi-national & cross-functional environment.
·        Be skilled in English and be capable to interact with senior colleagues across the globe with ease
·        Has strong commercial sense to be able to translate technology into commercial benefits