Strategist for Performance Materials (all genders)

Posted 07 May 2020

Darmstadt, Hesse - Germany

Req Id 206158



A career at our company is an ongoing journey of discovery: our around 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others.


Your role: Our Performance Materials (PM) business sector is a leading partner for the electronic industry, enabling key revolutionary technologies and megatrends like Artificial Intelligence or IoT by new memory technologies, OLED displays and high-performance microchips. We develop innovative materials for the special needs mainly for the semiconductor and display industry, but also for automotive and cosmetics. To provide innovative solutions for our customers also in the future, we need to identify trends early on and adjust our business strategy. We need to put the right focus on trends and technologies and manage our portfolio with organic measures as well as M&A activities. To shape the strategic direction of PM, we are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic strategist. You should have gathered first experience in business conception and strategy development for the semiconductor and/or electronic industry, ideally also in an operational role. You have already managed strategic and transformational projects e.g. in a leading management consulting company or in the electronic industry. Together with the colleagues in the strategy team as well as the experts from the PM business units, you will develop strategic concepts, evaluate markets, customers, competitors and derive strategic measures and M&A activities. Job location will be either in headquarter in Darmstadt, Germany or in the United States at our electronic material hub in Tempe/AZ or in Branchburg/NJ.


Who you are:

  • University degree in science, economics or industrial engineering (PhD or master)
  • Several years of experience (5+) in strategy development, e.g. in a leading management consulting company and/or or similar experience in the industry
  • Industry experience in the semiconductor or electronics industry
  • Good commercials and financial skills, ideally experience with financial planning
  • Passion for technologies – to shape the technologies of the future
  • Very good analytical skills and experienced with PowerPoint and Excel
  • Very good communication in English
  • Highly motivated team player and ambitious to grow within our organization


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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