Business Development Specialist

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Date: Oct 7, 2021

Location: Adrian, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products. At our Adrian site, we are currently looking for a ​Business Development Specialist​ to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

This position will proactively support the business by administering IATF projects for OEM and Tier business and being a highly visible internal/external champion via customer engagement and supplier portal management

  • Regional IATF Project Administration--manage, direct, and document the regional IATF project portfolio by collaborating with global counterparts, sales, marketing, technical development teams, supply chain, R&D, quality, legal, and senior management. Lead by influence to identify, implement and complete strategic project goals. Become the regional expert and key contributor for compliance of Wacker IATF global customer development processes.  Provide expert input for process enhancements, train others, and own the overall success of this highly important global automotive segment directive.      
  • Customer Engagement--attend customer meetings in support of sales for identified IATF relevant customer projects.  Advise on Wacker IATF best practice and assemble required information to assure strategic project milestones and goals are executed.  Become the primary customer interface to support and onboard both awarded and strategic existing OEM and Tier business.
  • Supplier Portal Management & Administration--investigate, inspect, coordinate, install and execute the use of strategic customer supplier portals. Compile and issue required information directly into the supplier portal. Monitor strategic customer supplier portals to maintain compliance.  Disseminate portal information including RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs to appropriate stakeholders.
  • Quality Service--coordinate with the global quality service team to execute, monitor, and maintain customer program PPAP and PSW compliance.  Provide expert input for process improvements and train others in automotive processes and culture.



  • Bachelor's in Arts, Engineering, Accounting, Science, or related fields, Master's (desired)
  • Minimum 5 years combined experience in customer facing roles including customer service, administrative, sales, business development, program management, marketing, quality, technical, or environmental health and safety
  • Proficiency in project management desired
  • Minimum 2 years in customer engagement role or program management
  • Customer facing experience in the automotive or chemical industry. 
  • The ability to create structure and order in a highly ambiguous environment.
  • Administrative experience in Electronic Data Systems (EDS) including custom supplier portals, CRM, SAP or ERP. Experience in ISO, IATF, PPAP, or related global quality standards (preferred)


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Adrian
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor