Global Technical Lead

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Date: Jun 1, 2024

Location: Spartanburg, SC, US, 29303

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at Milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

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Global Technical Lead

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Milliken Chemical is looking for a Global Technical Lead to support our colorants and additives business. As a global technical leader in the Performance and Ingredients Business, your primary role is building credibility and delivering technical relationships with one of our strategic partners.  This will be accomplished by providing technical formulation support, product quality support, product productivity support, innovation support, and facilitating cross-region knowledge transfer. Strong leadership skills will be needed to successfully manage both direct and indirect global technical team members.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Understanding of the market segments and Milliken's product offering, and ability to make strategic product recommendations from a technical and commercial value perspective. 
  • Ability to facilitate technical direction and development of new formulations to meet technical and commercial goals with an understanding of CPG formulations and applications.
  • Proven track record of analytical skills oriented toward technical validation of new technologies and solving customer problems.
  • Global customer interaction to help translate market needs and technology gaps toward building a pipeline of innovation projects.
  • Coordination of global development projects and technical support to provide consistent messaging and strategic direction. 
  • Direct technical support of innovation or expansion efforts in North America across all platforms.
  • Management of key projects to deliver products or services
  • Work with the global sales and marketing teams in value proposition translation and communication to customer base.
  • Build strong networks and relationships to support partnership growth initiatives.
  • Act as coordinator between technical, commercial, regulatory, sourcing, business process, and operations teams to deliver value

 

QUALIFICATIONS - REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, engineering, or materials science
  • Willingness for global travel up to 25%.
  • Project management experience and/or certifications a plus
  • Engaging and self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills – written and verbal
  • Position can be located at global technical centers, Spartanburg, SC (USA) or Ghent, Belgium

 

QUALIFICATIONS - PREFERRED

  • Advanced degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or Materials Science preferred

 

Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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