Application Specialist
DSM - Wilmington, MA

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Purpose of the job- To manage the know-how in a specific application field and to act as the technical expert in thisspecific application field towards internal (Sales / Business) and/or external world- To develop (new) applications, both for existing and new products, as defined by business (line)management. Identify needs in the market and share with the internal organizationJob content:

The Challenge Maintain knowledge of the application assigned to- Work closely with the Technician/Chemist for industrial trials and in the subsequentinterpretation of results in order to achieve the best knowledge base for our product lines.- Provide appropriate technical training to Technicians, sales team, distributors and end-users- Develop applications to demonstrate product (existing or new) functionality/ benefits tocustomers- Test the functionality of new products and compare functionality with competitors’ products(internal and external)- Determine product reference (-window) for existing production and new product development- Supports the Management of Change (MOC) procedures and where applicable: is the owner ofthe product formulas, maintains recipe data base and corresponding documentation in PI- Develop and maintain application know-how with internal and external experts- Contribute to identify market needs and technological trends and Initiate and evaluate ideasfor new products- Determine positioning of new products and develop the technical value proposition- Understand DSM and competitor product portfolio and positioning of different products inrelation to each other to support the sales process- Proactively share on a regular basis updated information with marketing and sales managersacross the PMC- Support marketing to determine and substantiate the value of DSM products (CIU analysis,analysis of switching costs etc.)- Prepares the technical content of documents and presentation given at meetings and seminarsabout defined products and/or applications- Implement and manage a cost effective and efficient organization, working processes andsystems, in order to enable optimal performance- Implement HR structures and systems, in line with DSM and BG/BU guidelines and systems, inorder to guarantee a workforce that meets current and future requirements in terms of qualityand quantity, and manage and coach a team of Lab Technicians

The Ideal PhD Chemistry or Coatings ScienceMSc Chemistry or related field + 2-3 years relevant experienceBSc Chemistry or related field + 3-5 years understanding of industry requirements

The Procedure and Contact The DSM Recruitment and Selection Process is in line with the general procedure outlined elsewhere on our Career World. Please apply on-line and send your CV & cover letter in English and include information on your current remuneration. Reference check procedures are part of the DSM Recruitment & Selection Process. You will be contacted when these references checks are required.

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