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Head of CORE Chemical Synthesis

Posted 20 Jun 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 178025


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 52,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Who We Are: MilliporeSigma is the North American life science brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – a leading science and technology company. It offers a broad range of innovative products and services to research, biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.

The Chemical Synthesis franchise is a critical component of MilliporeSigma’s Lab and Specialty Chemical business. This business has been market-leading and well-respected among customers. Historically known for its chemistry-enabling catalog of building blocks, reagents and catalysts, we are also finding new ways to support the advancement of our customers – from optimizing the pricing and availability of products globally to commercializing innovative new products and platform technologies through thought leader collaborations or interfacing with the cheminformatics team. It is an exciting time to be a part of the business of chemistry.

Your role: This role is within the Chemical Synthesis franchise, leading a team of product managers that support portfolio growth through the principles of ‘Getting the Basics Right’ –focusing in areas including Pricing, Availability and Convenience & Bulk solutions. Given the sizable product portfolio, there are opportunities to implement scalable improvements that can really make a significant impact to the business.

Who you are:  

A strong leader, with a background in synthetic chemistry should be coupled with a scientific curiosity and keen interest in life sciences product management and marketing is strongly preferred.

The role requires a combination of leadership, business and scientific expertise. The successful candidate will be effective at cross-functionally collaborating to identify and champion efforts that will benefit the CORE product portfolio, as well as being effective at engaging with customers or vendor partners.

  • BS degree 8+ years professional experience
  • Degree in Chemistry with experience in synthetic organic chemistry strongly preferred; PhD or Masters preferred
  • Industry experience, especially in business disciplines e.g. product management, supply chain or a role that interfaced heavily with supply chain, marketing strongly desired
  • Effective communicator who is fluent in written and spoken English
  • Data-driven approach with proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Leadership experience
  • 10-20% Travel possible

What we offer: Your possibilities to develop in our growing company are just as manifold as our product portfolio. You can engage with a modern, diverse and international working community to unleash your innovative potential and we’re proud to take responsibility for our employees, products, the environment and society.

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.

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