Manager Product Innovation - Textile Business
Ingredion
Faisalabad
14h ago

TITLE : Manager Product Innovation, Textile

REPORTS TO : Director Industrial Business

LOCATION : Faisalabad, Pakistan

Ingredion (Rafhan Maize) is hiring Manager Product Innovation for Textile business who is responsible for delivering aggressive new product development (in- Sizing and beyond Sizing applications) and product renovation targeting the core portfolio as well as specialties with sustainable volume and margin growth.

As Manager Product Innovation, Textile, your responsibilities will include :

Leading Textile Innovation Strategic Road Map

  • Leading Rafhan Textile products R&D and continuous products innovation and improvement (Renovation) agenda
  • Creating value by driving specialties and innovation promise agenda for the business and delivering short as well as long term specialties growth, resulting in the improvement of the share of specialties in the overall portfolio mix
  • Collaborating internally and externally with technology experts and teams to translate innovative technologies into value-adding ingredients for customers
  • Having know-how of latest technologies and keeping up to date on global trends in technology of machines and products
  • Identifying new product development opportunities to meet market and customer demands and trends for innovative ingredient solutions for sizing and beyond sizing applications;
  • and also leading development of products through stage gated innovation process funnel

  • Driving solutions concept creating value within and around the complete recipe and chemicals interfaces. Establishing systematic approach & solution development Leveraging Textile chemicals and substitutes
  • Research & Development Activities

  • Performing assignments involving complex laboratory procedures to develop products, improve present functionalities, constantly reviewing data for accuracy, interpreting, and communicating results effectively to project teams
  • Proactively seeking and applying latest analytical / laboratory technologies to improve the efficiency of current activities
  • Utilizing full range of processing and technical tools to solve complex customer problems
  • Monitoring technical capabilities and product offerings from competitors, evaluating as well as analyzing the value propositions of such products vs.
  • Rafhan offerings, and sharing relevant information with the team

    Project Management

  • Maintaining and developing Projects (New products, renovating present products, new applications) pipeline
  • Owning complete project planning to execution of each project and mobilising actions to complete
  • Handling daily planning and work execution to complete projects and assignments in a timely manner
  • Actively pursuing and commercializing external technologies to strengthen our product portfolio
  • Identifying and executing market opportunities; scouting for new ingredients as well as benefits and keeping up-to-date with new technologies and trends in the textile industry to develop a competitive leadership position and staying ahead of customer needs
  • Networking & Collaboration

  • Keeping Rafhan connected with relevant industry technical expertise to create synergy
  • Staying connected with Ingredion World to enhance impact and knowledge sharing
  • Collaborating directly with customers via phone, face-to-face meetings, presentation, and at trade shows to develop new product introductions and must work in strong liaison with Sales team
  • Collaborating closely with our Sales, Applications, and Technical Services teams to gain customer and market insights on new technologies of interest to deliver new business
  • Supporting the development and management of strategic relationships with key customers
  • Being recognized as the key technical expert, effectively leverage the global network / technical resources to assist with the rapid and timely delivery of solutions
  • Developing and maintaining excellent working relationship with key business areas and functional teams, e.g. manufacturing, quality, regulatory, R&T / D
  • Closely collaborating with product, process and machine technology experts to align and complement strategies and activities;
  • fostering effective relationships with key external organizations and institutes

    Leadership & Talent Management

  • Co-ordinating and leading cross-functional teams to ensure timely delivery of projects and product launches
  • Building and strengthening technical capability of all members including sales and technical divisions
  • Leading and coaching others to higher level of technical knowledge and credibility
  • Continuously building self-knowledge level and capability by self-training and other tools and mechanisms
  • This position is well-suited for you if you have :

  • In-depth understanding into the development of recipes by using different chemicals to achieve end application results
  • Familiarity with new innovations in different textile related chemicals and its applications
  • Ability to engage with customers for technical discussions to identify and deliver new business opportunities through innovative product solutions
  • Business acumen and understanding of levers impacting bottom line results
  • Experience in managing people with a proven track record of successfully leading and developing teams of technical managers and experts;
  • capability of developing and translating strategy into clear objectives and deliverables for the team

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent planning, organizing and project management skills
  • High level of integrity, honesty and dependability with strong sense of urgency and results orientation
  • Qualified candidates will have :

  • Chemical or Textile Engineering or MSc in Chemistry
  • Proven managerial experience within textile / textile related industry
  • Sound knowledge and hands on experience of textile process, applications, and technologies
  • Established credibility in the textile sector on innovation
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