DuPont Safety & Construction Consumer Products Technical Business Development Leader in Wilmington, Delaware

Safety & Construction Consumer Products Technical Business Development Leader (Job Number: 191993W-01)

Description

Safety & Construction (S&C) is a $5B business unit as part of DowDuPont Specialty Products division. S&C is home to well-known brands such as Kevlar®, Tyvek®, Corian®, Great Stuff®, Styrofoam®, and Nomex® and is the global leader in providing protection solutions for people, critical processes, assets and the environment across a wide range of industries.

S&C leverages its brands to create a new growth opportunities by working with high-profile consumer brands in strategic market segments. This initiative is poised to grow handsomely in the coming years by maximizing the global growth opportunity for brand licensing and product sales into B2C spaces.

The B2C team is looking for a results-oriented business development and consumer products applications leader. This role is responsible for driving new business in consumer segments by working with new and existing strategic brand houses and converters to identify and develop product and brand licensing opportunities to achieve revenue goals and build our brands globally.

Key Deliverables/Objectives of the role

  • Develop and execute strategies for targeted end uses of S&C materials in consumer applications and support strategic selling and market assessment activities as an application expert

  • Consult with customers to understand requirements and align solutions and services in support of brand licensing and consumer product development.

  • Drive new product development for consumer applications with strategic customers globally(brand houses and converters) to understand requirements and align solutions and services by defining application requirements and technical specification of consumer products with DuPont materials

  • Manage opportunity pipeline, identify key success and failure modes for opportunities and develop a process to communicate and institutionalize experiences; maintain weekly/monthly sales plan and provide accurate pipeline forecasting

  • Work with the LOBs Field Sales and Field Technical resources globally in support of B2C product development needs and to identify opportunities to license brands and other B2C business opportunities

  • Stay current with market trends and innovation areas in key consumer segments; maintains comprehensive product, brand, and industry knowledge

  • Coordinate cross-functional efforts, articulate project plans, and supply chain readiness to commercialize new products in accordance with the consumer product companies’ timelines and specifications; provide support to Product Stewardship & Regulatory requirements

  • Responsible for preparation and delivery of consumer product prototypes, sales presentations, demonstrations, solution proposal, responses to tenders; represent the company at marketing events, networking events, meetings with prospects or partners

  • Develop business plans for new B2C opportunities in collaboration with each LOB in alignment with the strategy and implement key programs with milestone driven granular execution

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Confidence and ability to work directly with customers and suppliers at a technically detailed level

  • An understanding of the textile supply chain and textile processes as well as other target consumer segment areas such as composites

  • Ability to learn new technologies and supply chains and creatively develop solutions with DuPont brands and materials for consumer application

  • Collaborative team player, with experience building and developing strong relationships internally and externally

  • Skills in building credibility across a broad range of teams and functions, including product specialists, manufacturing, and new-product development

  • History of project ownership, project management, and driving projects to completion

  • Demonstrated credibility and success working internationally

  • Excellent presentation and demonstration skills.

  • Experience of working in global environment

  • Proven track record in effectively developing Business Development strategy and delivering results through others

  • New Business Model/Business Building orientation

  • High energetic, passion and results orientation

  • Teamwork/Collaboration

  • Four-year engineering or science degree and 10+ years of experience in engineering or product development in consumer products related industries

  • Fluency in Outlook, Microsoft products, especially Excel and PowerPoint, required

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Primary Location: NA-United States-Delaware-Wilmington

Organization: Safety & Construction

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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