Polycarbonate Advocacy Manager

Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date Posted: 05-01-2018
Our Polycarbonate Advocacy team is responsible for ensuring sustainable development of the polycarbonate (PC) industry identifying and enabling market opening or market growth opportunities by shaping industry policy and standards development and leading BPA advocacy issue management along 4-dimensions (i.e. science & regulation policy & politics customers & value chain the public) by working with multi-functional teams.

The Advocacy Manager will act as a core member of the Polycarbonate Advocacy team for the NAFTA region. The Advocacy Manager will lead application advocacy project initiatives for the business unit as well as key issue management matters, such as BPA, polycarbonate (PC) applications and non-phosgene technology. The successful candidate will determine advocacy opportunities in line with global advocacy strategy and priorities for polycarbonate material, advocacy roadmaps and new market opportunities in NAFTA.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Lead application advocacy initiatives to support growth in strategic segments/applications leveraging cross-functional industry teams
  • Oversee regional BPA advocacy issue management team and chair team meetings for NAFTA region Polycarbonates Business unit related to BPA topics, in conjunction with corporate expert functions
  • Represent company in Polycarbonates BPA NAFTA team meetings, hosted by American Chemical Council.
  • Represent PCS business unit in NAFTA Sustainability community and proactively strategize about new market, regulatory or societal trends representing threats or opportunities for polycarbonates in order to propose and drive effective measures.
  • Direct and advise business functions and management-level on NAFTA specific monitoring for PCS specific regulatory issues
  • Lead Industry Association Management processes and enable the Polycarbonates Business Unit’s group of external advocates with appropriate training
  • Ensure close internal coordination on strategic priorities, enablers and externally communicated positions within the PCS business unit globally, cross-BU as well as with company’s corporate functions to maximize coherence and synergies
  • Manage advocacy related local, regional and global projects (e.g. PC BPA Advocacy Communication) to conceptualize new topics, develop new capabilities or establish new processes.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Advocacy or communication experience in chemical industry, including working with or inside of industry associations with at least 10 years of experience
  • Experience with and knowledge of chemical/industry regulations in the United States, with at least one of the following areas: medical device, electronics or automotive.
Preferred Requirements:
  • Polymer/polycarbonate application/marketing experience and understanding
  • Experience in public/governmental relations and communication
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in chemistry, material science, chemical engineering or technical discipline.
Essential Knowledge and Skills:
  • Strong chemical / Polycarbonate business knowledge
  • Creative and innovative problem solver, strategic thinker and decision maker
  • Proven leadership skills to develop strategy and ability to influence stakeholders
  • Skilled project manager with a results orientation and strong analytical skills
  • Effective communication skills, including, Interpersonal networking and facilitation skills
Candidate Must Have:           
  • 10 years advocacy or communications in the chemical industry
  • Experience with and knowledge of chemical/industry regulations in the United States, with at least one of the following areas: medical device, electronics or automotive.
For immediate consideration, please submit a recent resume in MSWord format in addition to a detailed cover letter and salary expectations.
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