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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST - 369821
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST
Marketing / Advertising / Public Relations / Media / Research
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
Our client in the polymer industry is looking for a Business Development Specialist to join their team in Bryanston.
Duties & Responsibilities
Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Identify, quantify and lead projects with a focus on inter-polymer substitution and/or other packaging materials
Develop a project pipeline for business development focused on packaging innovation
Identify and lead projects regarding future trends and the applicability locally in the packaging value chain
Innovation, Initiative and Market Value Chain Focus development
Stay abreast of global development in disruptive packaging trends and implementation
Advise on environmental and carbon footprint changes related to packaging trends
Interaction with Brand Owners, Retailers, packaging and filling partners through-out the value chain
Understand and dissect the polymer value chain in depth in order to identify value- creating projects including the threat on single use plastics and refillable packaging
Review with Product Responsible Persons grade promotion/cancellations and advise engineers on possible sustainable options for improved cost/performance product introductions into the market place.
Exchange information on new product options developed with global utility potential.
Assist the R&D team and the business with technical expertise and information/activities in the value chain.
Customer preferred partner
Participate in identifying sustainability projects at customers in close cooperation with Sales, R&D and Manufacturing.
Desired Experience & Qualification
BSc Engineering degree or Polymer Chemistry or equivalent
Packaging Value Chain development and optimization
Minimum 10 years’ experience in Business Sustainability Project development and Implementation
Advanced Project management experience
Experience in Polymer Value Chain optimization will be beneficial
Good interpersonal effectiveness, strong leadership capabilities, initiative and innovation are requirements
Self-driven and working independently
Travel is a requirement
Ability to work within set boundaries of company’s work processes