Chemical - Research and Development, Chemical Engineering
4 Year Degree
The Business Development Manager is responsible for supporting the creation and evaluation of new product ideas and subsequent development of approved products within the Bromine Research & Technology group. The role requires significant envisioning of potential value for new products and will assist in the development of business cases and value propositions to justify projects. A key contribution of this evaluation will be the Business Development Manager’s comprehensive market analyses and sound economic models that will provide the foundation for business decisions. The Business Development Manager will implement successful product development strategies while working collaboratively with research & development personnel, engineering teams, and product managers. The Business Development Manager will develop and administer plans and schedules for cross-functional teams and prioritize activities that lead to decision points throughout the new product development cycle. The Business Development Manager will also engage with customers, potential customers, and relevant stakeholders to elicit customer preferences (i.e., blueprinting) during new product development.
The candidate must have a proven track record of both technical and analytical experience performing early stage research for the development of new products. The role will require creative thinking and someone gifted in the art of deciphering market needs in well-served markets. The candidate will also leverage exceptional communication skills for interacting with both internal and external stakeholders. This position reports to the New Business Development Director and is located in our headquarters in Charlotte, NC.
Support new product development processes from the development of new ideas through commercialization.
Perform secondary market research and analysis while also utilizing primary research to identify new market opportunities.
Create analytical models to define business cases and value propositions for conceptual and emerging new products.
Analyze market data and develops recommendations from imperfect / incomplete data sets.
Support product commercialization efforts by participating and directing new product blueprinting projects with potential customers.
Closely collaborate, work, and lead cross-department teams and business groups, such as engineering, R&D, outside partners, and finance to drive and develop new products that meet company metrics.
Monitor external and internal environment for development of new market segments.
Identify trendsetter ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements.
Monitor competitors and reviews Albemarle’s products and services in light of competitors developments
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in engineering or sciences.
5+ years of experience in strategy, growth, business development, new product development, or innovation.
Proactive, self-starter with willingness to take ownership and responsibility
Ability to work in a team environment
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
Strong project management skills
Preferred Education and Experience
Advanced degree in engineering, sciences, or business.
5+ years of experience supporting new product development of a B2B product.
Prior successful new product development and commercialization experience.
Prior experience in chemical industry or material science.
Internal Number: REQ-4814
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