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Business Development Manager Job at Arkema in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Type: Full Time

Job Description:

About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of 2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries.

Division: Bostik, INC. GBU DG - Building Components

Region: Americas - Wauwatosa, WI


Business Development Manager

Reports to Global Business Development Manager


* Target segments include Roofing, Weather Barrier, Flashing, Insulation, Window and Door.

* For assigned segments, this role is the external technical face of Bostik. He/she is recognized by customers, allied suppliers, OEMs, and other influencers as an industry and technology expert.

* Ensure a robust pipeline of growth opportunities at new customers and applications with key technologies.

* The role will bring critical market intelligence back into the organization to feed into our segment strategy.

* This role will be measured on New Business growth.


* Develop relationships in the field in the specific market segments. Influence prospect's design strategy where possible to help secure new business.

* This role will be an active member of BC MST, which drives the market strategy.

* Drive projects through entire life cycle: market research and plan, new product development when necessary, lead generation, qualification at customer(s), and commercialization

* Manage technical communication between prospects, specifiers, technical stakeholders, and our technical & marketing teams.

* With target customers, lead product specification and product qualification process.

* Lead with the support of PLM and TS new product, and new application launches within specific segment including the \\"commercialization\\" stage of the SG process.

* Provide training of external key stakeholders and prospects on all relevant technologies and applications.

* Manage and present to internal stakeholders the project pipeline through

* Represent Bostik by participating/presenting in industry groups and associations, technical committees, and trade shows.

* Lead global projects with marketing, technical and BD groups as needed.

* Practice Safe work habits in accordance with OSHA, EPA guidelines, and Bostik-specific EHS expectations.


* This customer facing position is critical for driving revenue growth by identifying and developing new business opportunities and by working with the cross functional Market Segment Teams. This position focuses on New Applications and New Technologies.


* Drive significant, high margin revenue growth with new applications in new markets and commercialization of new technologies.

* Identify industry trends which provide the future direction of the MST. Develop new markets for new technologies.

* Manage medium to high complexity, possibly global, business development projects.

* Influence the design process of OEM's through education of Bostik technology. Acquire specifications through the selling of end users.


* Technical Masters or Bachelor's Degree required; an MBA is a plus.

* 5+ years experience w/ Masters or 10+ years experience with Bachelors required.

* Experience in Business Development, Sales, Tech Service, or similar roles and preferably 3+ years in R&D.

* Experience in specific market or specific products and applications is preferred.

* Customer oriented. Business savvy.

* Strong project Management skills: ability to lead cross functional teams

* Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and formal presentation communication skills

* Experience driving innovation using Stage Gate methodology.

* Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office.

* Overnight travel of 35% to 50%.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of