Technical Account Manager Automotive (Italian and French market)

Milano, Italy

Posted: 21-Sep-2017

Ref#: 4468


From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colourful smartphone cases, we manufacture on a global scale in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. In Europe, SABIC employs over 5,000 professionals and is running 6 world-scale production sites and 4 technology & innovation centers. Based upon this strong fundament, we are a key producer of olefins, polyolefin, engineering thermoplastics resins, films and sheets. 

SABIC Automotive Europe is now hiring an ambitious Technical Account Manager for the Italian and French market, preferably to be located in Northern Italy. 

TECHNICAL ACCOUNT MANAGER FOR THE ITALIAN AND FRENCH MARKET 

The Challenge

Growing our polymers business in the Automotive segment by successfully positioning our solutions in engineering resins and compounds at selected OEMs and Tiers.

If you are interested to use your skills and competencies in developing business, working with our customers on Interior, Exterior, Under-the-Hood, Glazing, Lighting and Structural applications, if you like to work in multi-disciplinary teams with Sales, Industrial Marketing, Technology, Product Management and Customer Service and if you are up for a dynamic International and Global environment, our team is the place to be!

JOB PURPOSE & RESPONSIBILITIES

Market Intelligence & Expertise
  • Identifying market needs & trends, sharing with Industry Marketing & Product Management
  • Identifying new customers and new business opportunities
  • Maintaining targets & projects in the company’s business systems
  • Building and sharing application, product, processing and characterization know how
  • Effectively and efficiently feeding and using the company’s internal support functions
Innovation
  • Evaluating of new solutions developed by Industry Marketing and Technology& Innovation
  • Supporting application validation projects by Industry Marketing at customer base
  • Supporting product repositioning projects by Product Management at customer base
  • Executing special assignments in multidisciplinary marketing, product & technology teams
Business Growth
  • Rolling out of new solutions at customer base
  • Identifying and maintaining of business targets at customer base
  • Selecting, introducing and approving of products at specifying customer base
  • Acquiring application development projects at developing and producing customer base
  • Executing projects including product, process and application validation
  • Coordinating business start-up internally SABIC and at customer base
Running Business
  • Identifying of share shift opportunities and providing of molding support
  • Providing technical customer support including product portfolio training
  • Handling, analyzing and reporting of technical complaints occurring at customers
  • Implementing of corrective actions i.r.t. complaints across multidisciplinary teams
  • Advising technically on outlet selection of restricted sales, blocked stock and rework

REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor or Master’s in mechanical engineering or Polymer Chemistry or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a technical role concerning polymers, processing or design.
  • Product experience with engineering resins and compounds.
  • Proficient in the use of process tools e.g. LEAN-6 Sigma, familiar with ISO Quality Standards.
  • Industry experience in the area of Automotive is appreciated.
  • Ability to lead, direct, guide, plan & develop new projects and programs at customers.
  • Having good communication skills, being goal oriented, decisive and focused.
  • Enjoying a multicultural environment and working in multidisciplinary cross teams.
  • Fluent in English and Italian, in speech and writing, French would be appreciated.
  • Willing to serve customers outside the home base.
WHAT WE OFFER
At SABIC, we create the conditions for our talent to flourish: fulfilling work environments, state-of-the-art technology and the empowerment you need. As a SABIC employee, you will benefit from career opportunities that are accompanied by an attractive package and benefits. You will have access to comprehensive training and development programs which are amongst the best in the Petrochemical industry. Furthermore you will be offered opportunities in a diversity of disciplines and locations worldwide.

Important notice: please be informed that a reference check, an employment verification and E-assessment is part of our recruitment process. A Certificate of Good Conduct can be requested depending the level of the role in our organization and/or function, allowing us to request dependant of local regulations. 
 
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