Lead TS&D Specialist

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Position: Lead TS&D Specialist

Primary location Yokohama (JPN), Kanagawa, Japan

Schedule: Full time

Date Posted: Tue, 19 Apr 2022

Job Number: R2017634

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Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) is the largest business unit in Dow. The business focuses on high growth markets in food packaging, industrial packaging, personal hygiene, and transmission pipe. P&SP is a leading innovator and collaborates across multiple value chains on new and improved products and applications that meet or exceed customer expectations.

Key responsibilities

This TS&D specialist will play a key technical role in supporting the growth of the Packaging and Specialty Plastics business of the Dow Chemical Company in Japan.

1. Provide technical solutions

  • Propose solutions to resolve internal and external technical issues related to the Packaging and Specialty Plastics business.
  • Identify gaps of existing products and technology, and design new products by working closely with global R&D experts.

2. Interface with customers

  • Cultivate and maintain customer intimacy by interacting with customers on a regular basis. Work closely with sales counterparts to develop and solidify relationships with customers.
  • Responsibilities include: visit customers, provide technical consultation and troubleshooting advice, coordinate test samples and results, technical presentation and lab results analysis.
  • Write call report after customer visit. Write 1-2 Central Report Index (CRI) reports yearly and 1 Invention Concept Document (ICD) are required.
  • Understand competitor’s offering and activities.

Experience Qualifications

  • Minimum Master’s degree in Polymer Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or materials science disciplines.
  • Proven track record of customer issue resolving and technical troubleshooting.
  • Fundamental understanding in the general area of polymer science and engineering, e.g. polymer chemistry, polymer physics, polymer processing and rheology, polymer characterization etc.
  • This role requires highly proficient local language (Japanese). Good English reading, writing and speaking capability is also required.

Soft skills qualifications

  • Self motivated, proactive and confident. Possesses customer-oriented mentality. Can-do attitude.
  • Ability to drive a project from beginning to the end under proposed time frame. Can set timeline and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Work comfortably in a team setting. Able to motivate and positively influence team members.
  • Good writing and presentation skills.
  • Travel up to 50% of work time.

This position does not offer relocation assistance.

• A minimum requirement for this Japan based position is the ability to work legally in Japan. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of Japan permanent residency process.

**Dow does not offer relocation if the position is offered to someone who lives outside the area or reimbursement for travel to and from interviews. If you consider a position that is not within the area you reside you will be responsible for all cost that incur.**

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available on www.dow.com.