PCS China Advocacy Manager

Position Summary :

  • Act as strategic interface between BE EP, PM and corporate expert functions in key issue-management matters (e.g. BPA, sensitive applications, non-phosgene technology)
  • Strategize and lead key issue-management initiatives for BU EP and PM from advocacy perspective
  • Project management resource for Covestro sustainability and circular economy
  • Geographical Scope : Country / Group Of Countries

    Major Tasks & responsibilities :

  • Lead application advocacy initiatives to support growth in strategic segments / applications leveraging cross-functional industry teams
  • Lead advocacy of relevant product / substance topics for PCS (esp. BPA advocacy) in conjunction with corporate expert functions (esp. PSRA)
  • Build PCS-relevant industry association network and join / support PC-relevant industry events
  • Proactively strategize about new market, regulatory or societal trends representing threats or opportunities for PCS in order to propose and drive effective measures
  • Monitor for PCS-specific regulatory or quasi-regulatory implications triggered by changes in China's general, industrial and chemical macro-policies in conjunction with PGA macro-policy analyst and MCI team
  • Manage or support key projects & activities in Covestro sustainability and circular economy area
  • Value Added :

  • Organize, develop and exercise relevant external influence on key (non-customer) stakeholders to drive PCS relevant topics (e.
  • g. standards, labels, certificates)

  • Strategically enable new business (esp. application advocacy) and proactively protect existing business (e.g. issue-management or topics arising from sustainability trend)
  • Build and maintain strong and trustful relationships with industry partners, industry associations and relevant other stakeholders (government bodies, media, NGOs)
  • Lead / manage / influence relevant industry association working groups, industry association initiatives and maximize internal synergies with other BEs, relevant corporate functions and all externally facing functions
  • Work Relations :

    Internal : - Industrial Marketing, Commercial Operations / Business Development, Product Safety and Regulatory, Product Management, Production & Technology, Governmental Affairs, Communications, Market Intelligence, Sustainability

  • External : - industry associations : CPCIF, CPCIF PC / BPA, and multitude of downstream industry associations (e.g. Standard Committees);
  • state or quasi-state institutions : e.g. National Committee for Standardization of Medical Infusion Apparatus, IEEE, Shanghai Institute of Work Safety Science

    Qualifications :

  • Degree in (polymer) chemistry, material science, chemical engineering or related field (preferred)
  • 10+ years working experience and solid understanding of Polymer / polycarbonate application understanding
  • Experience in working with and inside of industry associations-
  • Strategic / conceptual thinking
  • Interpersonal & influencing skills
  • Analytical skills / rigor
  • Creativity, problem solving, thinking outside-of-the-box
  • Strong coordination / project management skills
  • Strong business judgment / drive- Networking / stakeholder management
  • Global mindset, local tailoring & acting
  • Perseverance / self-motivation
  • Effective communication and facilitation skills
  • Output orientation
  • High integrity
  • Local language + business fluency in English
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