Director, Consumer Silicones NCA

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Date: Sep 10, 2022

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG



WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products.
At our Ann Arbor site, we are currently looking for a ​Director, Consumer Silicones NCA​ to be a part of our growing team.



We are seeking a new Director for our successful Consumer Silicones team in the NCA region.  Consumer Silicones serves the markets Home Care, Personal Care, Textiles, and Release Coatings by providing excellent technical and commercial support and specialty solutions to meet our customers' needs.


Responsibilities of the Director include:


  • Develop and implement Consumer Silicones NCA strategy in alignment with global business unit.  Set team goals in line with growth objectives. Lead and prioritize high level activities of sales, marketing, and technical team members to achieve business strategy and goals (approx. $100 Mio annual sales). Maintain team spirit and motivation on the team.
  • Drive and manage business plan to align with global capabilities and growth areas, including industry analysis, competitive analysis, segmentation, market sizing, business modeling, product position/differentiation and pricing, product portfolio and development needs, opportunity funnel management, product allocations, and planning future resource requirements.
  • Customer relationship support from leadership role, including frequent travel with team members to customer facilities and trade shows, as well as customer visits to WACKER sites.  Involvement with customer contract negotiations.
  • Team and individual development, talent management, succession planning, reward and resource planning.
  • Support special initiatives, projects, programs, and developments at a local, regional, and international level. Lead or participate on committees to ensure success.


Qualifications required for this role include:


  • BS (or higher) Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Business, or related field. MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years experience, primarily in commercial roles in chemicals (or related industry).  Experience in Consumer Care, Textiles, or Release Coatings a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership of cross-functional teams, team and individual development
  • Experience working in an international matrix organization
  • Proven ability to manage multiple targets, priorities, and activities
  • Project management skills in a commercial setting, including continuous improvement of business processes
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Contract terminology knowledge and negotiation skills
  • Analytical, organizational, and decision making skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding of international business practices
  • Customer focus and ability to build trusting relationships
  • Ability to travel frequently (~20% on average, but up to ~50% at times), both regionally and internationally, as well as occasional extended hours including customer entertainment and team building events


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
Reference Code: 17582 



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. 


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: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit