We are seeking an entrepreneurial and innovative member in our New Business Ventures team at Infineum. This business development role will require market assessment skills and good strategic acumen. You will be responsible for developing new business cases from concept through commercial reality across a variety of specialty chemical applications.  You will also be responsible for identifying and collaborating with suitable external partners, maintaining close relationships.  You will be expected to deal with ambiguity and mitigate risks in the course of the product development. You will be working globally across regions with moderate business travel to accelerate project success.

What will you be doing?
  • Identify, research, assess, facilitate and develop new business opportunities into new sustainable value propositions and corresponding businesses
  • Gather and synthesize industry information from research sources including trade publications, industry reports, trade shows, conferences, and online sources
  • Monitor mega trends, conduct market research on targeted opportunities, and assess technology and intellectual property
  • Create value through market intimacy and innovation by understanding global and regional market trends, customer unmet needs, and market potential
  • Deliver a solid, defensible analysis of the new business opportunity landscape
  • Leverage Infineum's core capabilities into new business models and partnerships to create sustainable commercial value
  • Develop robust business plans, define technical and commercial metrics and milestones for the new business development projects, and present business proposals to peers and leaders
  • Cultivate internal and external relationships to identify and foster new business opportunities
  • Collaborate with the team to meet our new business development and innovation goals
What skills will you gain from this role?
  • Excellent overview of the speciality chemicals industry
  • Commercial understanding and business insights at a corporate level
  • Enhanced agility skills in the dynamic context of creating new business
  • Ability to handle ambiguity in complex projects across a global network
  • Improved networking and collaboration skills
  • Development of a network of internal and external business contacts
A successful candidate is likely to have/be
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a proven track record for developing and launching businesses and managing product lines
  • Sound conceptual thinking, problem solving, and decision-making skills
  • Able to build a compelling business case from a broad starting point and clearly communicate it at both a high and working level of detail
  • Compelling influencing and negotiation skills – seeks win-win solutions
  • Strong collaboration skills, working with and through others across functions and geographies
  • Excellent communication skills, able to articulate complex positions as well as conceptual constructs at the appropriate level
  • Flexible and adaptable, tolerant of uncertainty inherent to dynamic business conditions and new product development

Closing Date

20 May 2021


Any Location

Role Function and Group

Business Growth & Technology – New Business Ventures

Application process