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Date:  Apr 11, 2024
Location:  Allentown
Company:  Wacker Chemical Corporation
Do you want to take responsibility and make a difference with your work? With your expertise, we can achieve great goals together. We are WACKER - Reliable. Determined. Ambitious. As one of the world's most research-intensive chemical companies, we've been making countless products that are an integral part of your everyday life possible for over 100 years. From vegan food to resource-efficient buildings to solar cells, we develop sustainable solutions that change the future.
To strengthen our team in Allentown,
we are looking for you as a(n) Business Development Manager.


The Business Development Manager is responsible for identifying, developing and securing new business opportunities / applications / market segments (such as specialty coatings) within the North American region for existing VINNAPAS(R) products, and/or developmental VINNAPAS(R) products.  Implement and execute an ideation process for assessing and developing potential new opportunities, while coordinating with global WACKER Business Development team.  Gain alignment and shared resources to pursue opportunities identified.


Take input from technical experts/scouts or external consultants and use these inputs to identify and vet opportunities within current markets.  Works in a highly ambiguous environment.  Leads and assists in creating demand and recruiting potential new customers.  Works independently and with limited supervision to plan and accomplish goals.  Identifies and develops strategic relationships with future customers, trade organizations, authority management, etc.


Manager a team of 4-5 technicians, chemists and engineers.


Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree preferably with a technical discipline.  Masters or PhD a plus.
  • 10+ years relevant experience with 5+ years experience in the specialty chemical industry in Americas and 5+ years experience in business/market/technical development.
  • Global work experience
  • Proven record of successful project management
  • Demonstration of  proven leadership skills
  • Business development for construction polymers including market research, opportunity identification, and strategy development and implementation for growth in new business areas (existing and new product).
  • Understands the value chain, pilot customers, and commercialization process.
  • Construction market knowledge and experience.
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong communication skills
  • Capability to lead global cross functional projects / teams
What do we offer?
WACKER is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. We are innovators, researchers, and pioneers and we believe that our individual differences are our collective strength. We foster an inclusive environment that promotes individuality, celebrates diversity, and builds cohesive teams. Together, we create exceptional value for our employees, our customers, and our communities by creating a culture of inclusion and equity that enables, empowers, and values our diverse contributions. 
WACKER strives to reward its employees in a fair and equitable manner. Our Total Rewards Package considers employee wellbeing and is comprised of compensation, benefits, work-life balance, performance & recognition, and career development.
  • Compensation and Incentive plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance effective day 1
  • Paid Time Off in addition to personal days and holidays
  • Paid parental leave
  • Wellbeing fund
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Career development and advancement opportunities
  • Support for Community Involvement
We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 25797 
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: Allentown

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