Sr. Industry Technical Specialist, Household Care Middle East & Africa
Novozymes
Johannesburg, Nairobi, Kenya, South Africa
6d ago

Pioneer a brighter future

At Novozymes, we work in close partnership with our customers and the global community to make a sustainable impact. We use science to advance industries, and as part of Household Care & Technical Industries, you will take part in providing game-changing biological solutions that improve industrial processes and everyday products from textiles to detergents.

Senior Industry Technical Specialist, Household Care, Middle East and Africa

We are looking for an experienced Industry Technical Specialist to join our Household Care team covering Middle East and Africa.

We are expanding and strengthening our footprint in the Middle East and Africa and therefore we are looking for a Technical Specialist to provide market specific technical and formulation knowledge in terms of ingredient usage, formulation practices, technical innovation trends and industry movement.

You will be the sparring partner and input-provider to selected global accounts. You will act as a global technical specialist by ensuring best-practice and insight sharing, by playing a key role in understanding customer needs and being responsible for initiating and leading technical activities to global key accounts.

In close cooperation with R&D, sales, marketing and business development colleagues, you will ensure professional technical support and provide innovative solutions for our customers.

You will also coordinate with our laboratories across regions to ensure relevant work is done.

You will create solid business cases together with our customers and evaluate, plan and carry out projects from laboratory to industrial scale at Novozymes and at our clients and partners.

You will support the test marketing and the launching of new products.

Frequent traveling and customer meetings will be part of your daily work / responsibility.

You will report to The Technical Service Manager for HHC in India and Africa. The position will be based in Kenya or South Africa on local employment terms.

We offer a challenging and exciting position with a large area of responsibility, a large degree of freedom in planning and mode of action in your work.

A highly professional and international environment will help you to succeed in this challenge.

In this position, you need to have :

  • Relevant advanced degree (M.Sc.) within chemistry, bio-technology or science / engineering
  • 8-10 years of experience within the Home and Personal Care industry
  • Strong track record of building detergent formulations and technical concepts incl. in-depth knowledge of surfactants, builders and specialty ingredients
  • Ability to drive inspirational and convincing dialogues with customers
  • Great network skills to build business and partnerships externally with customers, academia and industrial associations
  • Willingness to travel up to 50% of working time
  • Are you the next Zymer in our team? Consider a career with Novozymes and let’s realize your potential together.

    Please apply online on before 5 April 2020.

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