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Innovation Master Black Belt (m/f)

Clariant AG

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Innovation Master Black Belt (m/f)

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. On 31 December 2015 the company employed a total workforce of 17 213. In the financial year 2015, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.807 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant's corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.
Maintain & develop know how and capabilities for managing innovation. Coaches innovation project leaders and supports BUs in Scouting and developing for innovation Opportunities and in Strategic and Project Portfolio Management. Ensures Clariant wide use of stage gate management process and other mandatory processes. This role can be based in one of our offices in Europe.

Identify and develop existing knowledge

  • Content ownership - Owner of specific process area and contact person
  • Knowledge Capturing - Coordinate the initial identification and documentation of existing knowledge
  • Knowledge Development: Establish & elaborate innovation best practices
  • Knowledge Sharing - Ensure an efficient and effective exchange of knowledge throughout Clariant
  • Ensure alignment of activities in own knowledge area across the organization


Support in Project Management

  • Initiate and coach Innovation projects
  • Support & ensure sustainable application of knowledge / best practices


Capability Management

  • Advise on project leader and project Champion selection
  • Initiate the development of capabilities where necessary (e.g. trainings, workshops, etc.)
  • Train, coach and advise Innovation project leaders & project champions for application of Innovation processes and tools


Development and execution of Innovation Strategy

  • Support Innovation Responsible in Business Units and Corporate Reseach in preparation, facilitate Strategic and Project Portfolio meetings
  • Initiate Pipeline filling
  • Ensure Innovation KPI tracking (input, Pipeline and outpot) and reporting
  • Advanced degree in Chemistry or Engineering technology
  • Strong project management experience
  • Good problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good coaching and training skills
  • 3- 5 years commercial and or technical background
  • Willingness to spend 2-3 years in role and invest significant energy to make CIX successful
  • Ability to proactively drive the initiative in a standalone role and under a potentially ambiguous setting
  • Strong commercial and chemical business understanding and credibility within the business
  • Good communication skills and ability to create alignment and support in the business