Innovation Project Leader

Innovation Project Leader, Full-time August 30, 2018 United States, New York, Brewster Business unit: Surface Chemistry RD&I About AkzoNobel Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, and personal care items. Building on the dedication of our employees and our shared commitment to safety, sustainability, and open innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol. Responsibility   Main Purpose To execute, report & manage medium to large sized RD&I projects impacting more than one unit and/or region   Key Accountabilities          Defining project plan including scope, milestones and deliverables for medium to large sized projects; managing execution and delivery within the agreed time, budget and scope          Leading, coaching and appraising a small team of indirect reports - assigned to a project. Providing feedback to hierarchical manager          Ensuring end to end project management, incorporating relevant experiments, methodology and tools, intellectual property, knowledge development and customer needs   Key Activities          Drives the project including communication and stakeholder management          Manages resistance and ambiguity, and provides the environment for success of the project          Sets objectives for project team members, provides clear, open and constructive feedback          Creates an open environment in the project team where all people can perform at their best and ensures an engaged project team.          Manages and plans relevant (departmental) budget and proactively manages the cost and acts in line with HSE and Compliance regulations Acts as a focal point and presents project progress, based on milestones, exceptions and deliverables on a regular basis to internal and external stakeholders Job requirements/Candidate profile Education Master's Degree in chemistry / chemical technology and 5 years of experiences or Bachelor's Degree in chemistry / chemical technology and 10 years of experience
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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