Applications Development and Technical Service Director - Derivatives and Chemic
Baton Rouge, LA 
Posted 27 days ago
Job Description

Are you inspired by "what's next"? So are we.

When you join the Albemarle team, you contribute to a better tomorrow. You will play a role in powering many of the world's largest and most critical industries, from energy and communications to transportation and electronics. We are putting innovation to work to improve people's lives and we want YOU to be a part of it.

Job Description


The Applications Development and Technical Service Director - Derivatives and Chemical Specialties role involves leading a team providing customer technical service, contributing to innovation programs, and technical support of product advocacy and regulatory affairs. The position leads a team of applications scientists/engineers and chemical technical professionals that are focused on Albemarle Specialties Product Areas. This role is also expected to provide safety and technical oversight of lab studies conducted by the team.

The incumbent will have the unique opportunity to shape and grow the team as we combine the former bromine and lithium specialties businesses into one specialties GBU and introduce new products and market areas into the portfolio.

This position reports to the Director of Albemarle Specialties Applications and Customer Technical Service and is located at our Process Development Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain a highly engaged team and ensure that needs of the GBU are met

  • Lead the team in contributing to world class innovation programs

  • Ensure that customer technical service needs of the assigned product areas are met

  • Ensure that technical support needs for product advocacy and regulatory affairs are met

  • Be a thought and practice leader for laboratory safety

Required Education and Experience

  • Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or a related discipline. A deep understanding of the technical fundamentals of Chemistry is required.

  • At least 10 years of industry experience with at least 5 years of those in an administrative leadership position

  • Customer-facing experience

  • Experience leading technical teams

  • At least 3 years of experience managing laboratories and ensuring compliance with EHS policies and procedures

  • Experience with the safe handling, use, and transportation of acutely hazardous materials

  • Familiar with common techniques for chemical analysis

  • Ability to prioritize and respond in a timely manner to multiple parallel requests

  • Ability to travel to other Albemarle sites or customer sites

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Advanced degree (preferably Ph.D.) in Chemistry, Engineering, or a related discipline

  • Experience providing technical support for product advocacy, regulatory affairs, and stewardship activities

  • Proven ability to develop and apply deep technical knowledge in multiple areas

  • Proven project/program management experience

  • Familiar with SAP, SharePoint and other Microsoft Office tools

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Required Experience
10+ years
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