Business Development Manager Carboxylates

Belgium, Brugge
Cobalt & Specialty Materials
Business Development

Posted on 18-01-2022

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Cobalt and Specialty Materials

Mastering the cobalt value chain. Umicore’s expertise covers the sourcing, production and distribution of cobalt and nickel products. Umicore’s materials are at the heart of products we use every day such as rechargeable batteries, tools, paints and tyres. Our recycling and refining processes give new life to cobalt and other metals and reduce environmental impacts. To meet the demands of our customers we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

As Business Development Manager you will :

  • Contribute to the growth strategy of the business line built on green chemistry (shift to Eco-friendly/efficient portfolio) and sustainable applications (Clean mobility, bio-plastics, Sustainable building + lifestyle & precursors for electronics – increase presence & value by introducing catalyst, precursor or raw materials).
  • Lead & organize the Carboxylates business development and support the global commercial and R&D departments of Umicore Specialty Materials Bruges aligned with the Business Line’s strategy.
  • Facilitate organic growth (portfolio expansions, geographic growth) & map M&A growth targets.
  • Understand & translate developments in organic chemistry market & gather, organize and convey knowledge about Carboxylate/organic chemistry market and application knowledge to the Business Line.
  • Develop and nurture internal and external business networks.
  • Working in Bruges site with remote working possibilities.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague with:

  • Master degree either in engineering or chemistry or economics
  • Minimum of 5 years of professional experience with either technical commercial activities
  • Business Development Project experience
  • International business exposure Working knowledge of Chemistry and Catalysis
  • Well-developed (interpersonal) communication skills: oral and written Languages: Dutch and English
  • Commitment to achieve objectives and goals
  • Analytical, common sense and economic/financial skills to investigate business/commercial opportunities
  • Reporting skills & well-structured
  • Business and personal ethics with good negotiation skill

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If our recycling know-how can recover cobalt from industrial metal scrap, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO


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