Global Manager, Applications Development


St. Paul, MN USA

Job Description

   Provide technical direction, expertise and critical thinking for BioAmber’s emerging businesses;

   Design and manage Application Development programs to support BioAmber's growth markets including polyurethanes, resins, coatings, personal care, food and flavor;

   Work directly with customers to accelerate commercialization of new products, gather customer feedback and design Application Development programs to meet customer, requirements

   Develop a network of experts and labs using BioAmber's business model of Open Innovation and Partnership to support BioAmber's market strategy;

   Manage technical projects with third parties to comply with budget and timeline;

   Effectively communicate results to the commercial team and customers;

   Assist the VP Compliance & IP with the planning and implementation of regulatory requirements for commercialization (product qualification, registrations, etc.);

   Assist the VP Compliance & IP in the overall IP strategy; lead the development work to support patent filings, and assist in the filing of IP required to protect applications of succinic acid and derivatives.

Job Qualifications

   Ph.D. or equivalent in Polymer/Material Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering;

   Minimum 5 years industrial experience in product or application development;

   Demonstrated experience in leading product and applications development, working with global, multifunctional teams;

   Previous work experience in polymer science - polyurethanes, coatings, polyesters -  strongly desired;

   Strong work ethic, demonstrated organizational and communication skills, and enjoy working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment;

   Eligibility to work in the US (no visa sponsorship/transfer);

   Eligibility to travel in foreign countries.


Key Skills and Capabilities:

Statements included in this description are intended to reflect in general, the duties and responsibilities of this position and are not to be interpreted as being all-inclusive. Nothing herein or in any revision or supplement hereto shall constitute or be considered an individual contract of employment or a guarantee of individual employment for any term.

   Strong project management skills and a proven track record of problem solving and leading the development of new products or applications;

   Ability to organize and deliver results, and orchestrate multiple activities in parallel;

   Comfortable with delegating activities, sharing responsibility and trusting others to perform work;

   Sets a high standard for self and others;

   Capable of work planning, budgeting and managing to comply with tight timeline;

   Is customer-focused; drives to meet expectations of both internal and external customers;

   Excellent communication skills (both oral and written);

   Demonstrates sound judgment when faced with uncertainty or incomplete information;

   Understands global business diversity and thinks globally.


This position reports to the Chief Technology Officer.

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