Dow Chemical Marketing Specialist under Marketing Development Program in Ghana, Ghana

The Dow Chemical Company

We are a diverse community of more than 56,000 people, working with thousands of customers, markets and industries in more than 160 countries around the globe. Our mission is to passionately create innovation for our stakeholders at the intersection of chemistry, biology, and physics.

A key element of our strategy is to assemble the best talent from around the world to build one team, collaborating to solve our customers’ unique challenges through modern marketing capabilities. To help deliver these solutions, we are looking for a Marketing Specialist with a passion for new business development and digital technology to join ourMarketing Development Program (MDP)(m/f) inAccra, Ghana.

The Role

The MDP is an intensive learning program that supports a marketing specialist on the job to develop business and drive commercial strategies. It is an opportunity to demonstrate not just marketing and selling skills in complex B2B markets but also leadership in a dynamic, multicultural environment.

During the program, the successful candidate will

  • Identify new opportunities for the Dow portfolio by managing multiple projects in mapping various markets and implementing go-to-market strategies

  • Enhance his or her business acumen, along with analytical, project management and people skills, through a rigorous training curriculum

  • Learn how to utilize leading-edge technologies to understand trends, manage leads and execute communication campaigns

  • Get access to a coach for direct feedback and guidance

  • Connect with a vibrant team spread across Europe, Middle East, Africa and India

This is in preparation for a commercial career in Dow. After at least one year in the program, the successful candidate shall

  • Grow the business by thinking big and being operational at the same, exercising both selling and marketing skills

  • Continuously assess business performance and market dynamics for opportunities and threats

  • Establish and nurture customer relationships, especially through travel

  • Drive initiatives and execute full marketing mix via cross-functional teams and digital technologies

  • Be on top of own results

The Qualified Candidate. To be considered for this program, a candidate must

  • Have a Master’s Degree or equivalent, in Technical/Chemistry/Engineering or Marketing/Business/Economics, preferably both

  • Have 1-2 years in Marketing, Sales or Business Development, preferably in digital marketing

  • Be fluent in English and French written and verbal

  • Be technology-savvy, with a professional level of computer literacy, preferably with experience in digital marketing

  • Have an understanding of marketing and selling basics, like market factors, business performance indicators, value chain and sources of growth

  • Be proactive, with an entrepreneurial and results-driven attitude

  • Have excellent communication and persuasion skills

  • Be collaborative and have strong interpersonal skills, preferably with demonstrated leadership and networking skills in multicultural environments

  • Be an open-minded, inquisitive fast learner

  • Be a creative problem-solver, excited by new challenges

  • Be able to manage complexity and ambiguity, adapting to change quickly

  • Be open to frequent travel and occasional extended work hours

Do you have what it takes? Submit your application here, along with a motivation letter or presentation in PDF on what you can bring to Dow.

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world's most challenging problems, such as the need for fresh food, safer and more sustainable transportation, clean water, energy efficiency, more durable infrastructure, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven portfolio delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in 175 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, infrastructure, transportation, consumer care, electronics, and agriculture. In 2016, Dow had annual sales of $48 billion and employed approximately 56,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 7,000 product families are manufactured at 189 sites in 34 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at:

/Dow values the benefits that diversity of thought, talent and style can bring to its organization. It is looking for the individual best suited for this role regardless of their nationality, origin, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age./

  • Dow Offers *

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits

  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company

  • Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings

  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment

  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth

  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world

  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

  • Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


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