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PAD Manager, Performance Materials Color

Location: 

Lansing, MI, US, 48910

Req ID:  75926
Facility:  Lansing-130
Department:  APS Lansing Site
Division:  Global APS and Supply Chain

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2021, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fourth consecutive year.

Basic Function

Manages the product and application development team for APS USCAN Performance Materials focusing on Color Innovation for both the PPC and EP business units.  Ensures innovation and product developmental activities are consistent with customer demands, business plan, market trends and LYB PRM policies.  Oversee the development and management of color recipes and quality specification and act as the technical expert to manufacturing and supports quality and non-conformance investigations for application field issues.  Mentors the PAD engineers and color groups with regards to proper formulation techniques and ensuring LYB best practices are followed.  Maintains raw material cost discipline and act as the CoE focal point lead for pigment strategy and portfolio. Provides global communication with other PPC regions regarding innovation activities and developmental trends.
The PAD Manager (color) is responsible for 4 -5 direct reports located at both the Lansing (2-3) and Akron (2) Technical Centers. 

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Manages group goals supportive of the color strategy and innovation for APS USCAN (plus Mexico for PPC) PPC and EP business. Total business supported is approximately 800 million lbs/yr of PPC and EP business units.
  • Maintains key customer/partner/vendor relationships required to support the business strategy.
  • Establish pigment strategy for the Performance Materials group working directly with vendors, procurement, manufacturing and the various PAD groups to implement.
  • Mentors PAD Engineers and colorists toward best practice recipe creation and project management.
  • Provides global communication with PAD groups in other APS regions regarding innovation activities and developmental trends. 
  • Works with manufacturing organization to ensure PRM, quality and efficiency is optimized via resin recipe management.
  • Deliver GoalZero HSE performance through management systems and workplace culture

Min. Qualifications

 

  • Minimum 10 year’s experience in PPC or EP color development and matching (required) 
  • Direct experience leading color matching and customer approval activities for color innovation projects (required)
  • Demonstrated ability and understanding of color matching knowledge, techniques and automotive, appliance and agriculture application expectations for as molded aesthetic applications (required)
  • Previous supervisory and/or management experience
  • Strong leadership and people/organizational acumen demonstrated through previous experience within product development or manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of PPC and EP compounds, key resin properties and intimate knowledge of polymer processing and testing methods, tooling and the ability to operate such equipment.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills and ability to communicate with all levels of management – both internally and externally.

Competencies

Builds effective teams
Collaborates
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.

 

LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.

 

LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.


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