Technical Manager - Home Care and Textiles

Apply now »

Date: Jan 28, 2023

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 ​Technical Manager - Home Care and Textiles​ to be a part of our growing team.




This position will proactively support the business by initiating projects, generating data, and effectively communicating technical results; ability to directly interact with both internal and external stakeholders as necessary in support of team and leadership targets.    It will be responsible for leading and developing a team of technical team member across market segments, maintaining a safe and clean work environment. The position will also support customer product development and/or technical service in collaboration with Sales and Marketing to achieve the Business Team objectives  


Job Responsibilities


  • Evaluates and resolves technical topics from design and planning to production and quality initiatives.  Manages projects plans, budgets, reports and contributes to white papers and makes internal and external presentations.  Accountable for all aspects of safely operating a technical area including gathering relevant performance data of own and competitive products
  • Responsible to lead and manage all aspects a small group of multi-cultural technical employees including hiring, performance reviews, training, developing, mentoring, etc. through a professional presence and high employee engagement.
  • By using a broad degree of creativity, support the implementation of product and marketing strategies for the business team that will lead to new product developments and applications.
  • Visit customers regularly to support sales with discovery process and presenting results. Actively lead customer needs and innovation meetings as well as researching the industry developments to identify new opportunities. 
  • Manage the exchange of information and activities using best practice which includes but not limited to Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN), SAP, Excel, PPT, and Word).  Document activities using Product Modification Activity (PMA), Project System Innovation (PSI) Charter Forms (PCF; ICF) and Opportunity Management with customer relationship tool (like SMART or SalesForce). Develop intellectual property related to new products and / or applications, drive for related patent filings


Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Chemistry or related field, Masters preferred
  • Minimum 4 years of experience with at least 3 years in a supervisory role
  • Externally recognized as an industry expert – numerous conference and association presentations; publication of technical articles
  • Knowledgeable on leading edge technology and technology development processes


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: 18586 





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: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit