Dow Chemical Industrial Coatings TS&D Specialist in Hainaut, Belgium

The Dow Chemical Company has an immediate opening for a Technical Service & Development (TS&D) specialist ( m/f )in Industrial Coatings for Dow Performance Silicones based in Seneffe, Belgium , working on both regional and global projects.

Dow Corning, a 73 year JV focused on silicones, was fully acquired by Dow Chemical in June 2016 and joined the Dow family as Dow Performance Silicones in Consumer Solutions.

**Tasks and Responsibilities:

Functional competencies:

  • Scientific Method: Makes appropriate and effective use of the scientific method to define and rapidly address technical problems and opportunities; conducts and analyzes literature reviews; envisions a critical path through complex problems by developing, testing and modifying hypotheses with appropriate design of experiments and data analysis; creatively initiates, develops, and implements value-creating innovative solutions for customers and clients; quantifies, manages, communicates and takes appropriate risk; conducts scientific work with the highest standards of ethics and in compliance with all legal requirements; effectively leads technical projects and uses Six Sigma methodologies and Dow work processes, while achieving balance between process discipline and freedom for creative scientific discovery; makes Dow’s environmental, health and safety standards, including sustained development principles, an integral part of job.

  • Technical Knowledge: Discovers, develops and maintains in-depth technical knowledge relevant to Dow’s businesses, capabilities, industries, customers and competitors; identifies high value opportunities for the development of new technology through outside-in perspectives and/or use of external relationships; understands and leverages current and emerging technologies; utilizes technical knowledge from field(s) of expertise to create value-adding products, processes and business opportunities for the corporation.

  • Intellectual Capital: Appropriately records work in notebooks, call reports, technology manuals and knowledge management systems; writes clear, concise and timely technical reports to document significant results and completion of projects; utilizes information integrity principles to properly classify, store and protect intellectual capital; uses Dow's Intellectual Capital Management work process for creating sustainable value from proprietary knowledge and competitive advantage; analyzes and understands competitive intellectual assets.

  • Technology Integration: Clearly articulates benefits of technology (product, process, application, discovery) in business terms; understands how business value is created, Dow's position in the value chain and how technology can contribute; partners with other functions to create, implement and leverage value-generating innovative solutions aligned with business strategies; leads with passion and sense of urgency to drive business/technical results and appropriate change; actively works to assure that science and technology are continuously integrated into business plans; networks within Dow, the industry and academia to build reciprocal relationships, leverage capabilities and achieve business objectives.

Global Competencies:

  • Initiative: Takes independent action; attempts to influence events to achieve results; seizes opportunities in a responsive manner; has a bias for action and taking appropriate risks.

  • Innovation: Generates novel and valuable ideas or applies existing ideas in new ways; applies creativity to solve problems or to develop new or improved products, processes, or services.

  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Values people; relates and communicates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; listens, understands, and responds to others' concerns; builds effective relationships.

  • Leadership: Influences and guides others toward identifying vision and goals; provides purpose and direction; motivates and enthuses others.

  • Learning: Seeks opportunities to develop personal abilities, improve individual performance, and reach full potential; develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization; promotes an environment that fosters the development of others.

  • Market Focus: Knows the market forces impacting businesses and customers; anticipates and identifies what customers need and value; targets which customers to serve; changes products and services to meet those needs faster and better than anyone else while maintaining economic profit.

  • Teamwork: Contributes to effective team output through cooperation, participation and a commitment to shared vision and goals.

  • Value Creation: Maximizes value, in terms of economic profit, of Dow's businesses; participates, as appropriate, in the development and execution of the value maximizing strategy for their business(es); aligns individual goals with organizational and business objectives; looks to add value with every activity; appropriately challenges non-value creating activities.

Qualification and Requirements:

  • This role requires a minimum of a Masters degree in Chemistry (or related field) and significant>10 years industrial coatings paint formulation and application experience(this could include protective, marine, industrial wood, industrial metal)

  • Strong customer experience/focus and demonstrated good relationship building are needed. Safety is our top priority, other desired attributes are critical thinking, troubleshooting and project management. A good team player and individual contributor is required.

  • The successful candidate will be fluent in English; another European language (i.e. German) is desired.

  • Travel (usually within Europe) is required – usually about 25% of the time.

  • The candidate should demonstrate a passion for chemistry, applying innovative ideas to enhance current or new products and have a very strong formulation expertise and track record of delivery in Industrial Coatings. Experience in silicones would be ideal, but training will be provided as needed.

About 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 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.


Industrial Coatings TS&D Specialist



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