Technical Director - Pine Chemicals
MeadWestvaco 194 reviews - Charleston, SC

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At MWV, our origins are deeply rooted in the pine tree. In our Pine Chemicals business, our starting materials of crude tall oil and lignin are derived from the pine tree. We transform these materials into a variety of specialty chemicals for a multitude of different markets, including adhesives, publication inks, rubber, pulp & paper, lubricants, coatings, soaps & detergents, polyamides, mining, textiles, agrichemicals, and biofuels. Although we’ve been at this for decades, our journey is just beginning… We have a vision of bold growth through the creation of innovative product offerings for the customers and markets we serve. We are investing heavily in our global operations, supply chain, and commercial & technical talent. The right people are critical to making this vision a reality and we are committed to our people serving as our strongest competitive advantage. We are looking for an accomplished Technical Director to lead our technical support and product development efforts to create & deliver value to the markets we serve. The ideal candidate is a bold creative thinker, seasoned leader, and has a prolific track record of successfully leading teams to develop & commercialize innovation. HOW YOU WILL IMPACT MWV

  • Skilled developer of effective & cohesive teams and team leaders - we strive to be viewed as a world class technical & innovation organization in the markets we serve.
  • Serves as thought leader for innovation & technology integration into the business strategy – this is a critical foundation for our future success. Establishes goals for the technical organization that are supportive and aligned with business unit strategies.
  • Proven experience in leading teams to create differentiated products to solve or advance our customers’ business through the focus on customers & markets. Successfully executes and oversees our bold innovation pipeline process.
  • Participates in alliance and development activities with key business partners. Understands value generation through problem solving using innovation & technology.
  • Unwavering steward of our commitment to Responsible Care, regulatory, safety, and overall product stewardship. Maintains close working relationship with manufacturing and sales & operations planning to uphold and improve the quality of our products.
  • Strongly networked and well-informed about the chemical industry – well versed on what companies produce which materials and follows emerging trends in products and functionality.
  • Knowledgeable about molecular structure: performance relationships in order to build in desired traits through chemical synthesis. Leads teams to develop new chemicals using TOFA & Rosin backbones, as well as integration of new starting materials to product portfolio.
  • Asks ‘Why not?’ instead of ‘Why?’ Embodies a can-do attitude.
  • Challenges business & technical groups to think bigger and faster. WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

  • PhD
  • 15+ years experience

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