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New Product Platforms (NPP) Technology Scout - Chemical (Shanghai)

Location:  Shanghai, 31, CN
Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Responsibilities

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

o Structure and conduct ideation workshops (with internal and external participants) to stimulate new concepts
o Champion an innovation mindset within the ExxonMobil community. Identify and develop effective innovators
o Leverage the innovation community to identify, evaluate, and develop opportunities for new-to-ExxonMobil Chemical product / business lines
o Perform initial evaluations on the technical, market and business viability of new concepts. Incorporate relevant expertise as necessary to conduct these evaluations
o Interface with third parties (academics, startups, government institutes, consultants, etc.) to identify, vet, and develop promising concepts. Building long-term relationships with these third parties

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

 

o Masters or Ph.D. in Chemistry, Polymer Science, or Chemical Engineering
o A minimum of 10 years of (combined) Sales, Marketing, and Technology experience in the petrochemical industry
o Experience in sustainability
o Balance of business and technical acumen
o Interest in exploring and learning new developments, advancements, and knowledge in relevant fields
o Ability to work with minimal supervision
o Effective interpersonal skills and communication across the organization
o Entrepreneurial skills with experience selling external ideas to a wide range of internal stakeholders
o Establishing new relationships and technology networks across a proven, broad base of external resources
o Business development and/or technology valuation
o Marketing, financial, and business aspects of technology development
o Familiarity with intellectual property issues and IP protection
o Effective at collaboration and networking
o Ability to influence without authority and leverage resources from multiple organizations
o Results orientation with bias for action
o Innovation skills, either as a practitioner at a company with a strong innovation culture or as a consultant helping multiple companies adopt innovation practices


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