Company: BP
Skills: Chemist
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Naperville, Illinois, United States
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The Technologist, Technology Deployment, liaises with Product Development, Global Marketing, Global Supply Chain, Technology Deployment Hubs and the CLT (Country Leadership Teams) functions to deploy new products and geographic extensions. The role holder may be required to focus on a specific product area to develop experience and expertise, but all role holders should expect to cover different product areas depending on priorities and workload demands.Key accountabilities:
  • Lead the technology deployment of new products by working with Product Development, Global Marketing, Global Supply Chain, Technology Deployment Hubs and the local CLT functions to plan several simple projects (i.e. single/small number of products/formulations) with launches into single/small number of countries.
  • For all launch markets manage the deployment inputs to portfolio and project management tools, ODIMS and TMS, providing support to marketing and supply chain with product mapping and formulation mapping in a systematic and transparent way to facilitate implementations and initiate streamlines to manage specification/performance changes
  • Provide input from CLTs to Product Development throughout the program and keep CLTs updated on product development progress
  • With support from the program manager or team leader work with Marketing, Legal and local Technical Support and Deployment to ensure that claims are relevant, valid and substantiated for local law, produce master Product Data Sheets in line with Product Development and Marketing guidance
  • Support the technical communications for new product launches using materials developed by Product Development and Marketing, adapting where necessary or creating such materials to help Technology Deployment Hubs deliver technical benefits /support launches in an impactful way in the CLTs/to customers
  • Provide technical support to selected blend plants, advise on quality requirements of plant formulations, assist with quality waivers, support with manufacturing/scale up issues
  • Ensure transfer of best practice from launch to launch and implement changes from lessons learned

Essential education: Degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Engineering or related technical discipline

Essential experience and job requirements:
  • Good project management experience
  • Experience of lubricant development, formulation modifications and technology commercialization and deployment
  • Knowledge of BP's products (as applicable to the role), their composition, manufacture and application
  • Demonstrate a collaborative approach to working
  • Demonstrated good interpersonal and communication skills and experience of working with diverse cultures