Job Description: As an Innovation Program Manager at Catalisti, you will play a pivotal role in accelerating innovation into business within the chemistry and plastics industries. You will work alongside a team of specialists to initiate, captivate, and facilitate open innovation projects, thereby helping to create a more competitive and sustainable business environment. This position is ideal for individuals who are passionate about driving positive change in the chemical and plastics sectors and thrive in a collaborative, dynamic environment.
- Project Management: Lead and manage open innovation projects, from initiation to execution, collaborating with companies of all sizes, universities, and research institutes. Ensure projects are aligned with Catalisti’s mission and objectives.
- Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with Catalisti’s extensive network of members, including industrial players, SMEs, startups, universities, and research institutes.
- Innovation Facilitation: Act as a neutral partner, fostering cooperation and alignment among stakeholders. Use your expertise to make innovation tangible and relevant for businesses, helping them identify and capitalize on growth opportunities.
- Program Development: Contribute to the development of new value chains and innovation programs that support sustainable chemistry and plastics. Stay updated on cutting-edge research and sustainability trends to guide program development.
- Strategic Planning: Assist in the strategic planning process to identify new business opportunities and growth potential for Catalisti’s members. Help companies remain competitive in sustainable products and processes.
- Knowledge Sharing: Disseminate first-class information related to research, innovation, and sustainability to Catalisti’s members, keeping them informed about industry developments.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field (chemistry, chemical engineering, business, etc.).
- Proven experience in project management, preferably in innovation or research and development.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills to build and maintain relationships with diverse stakeholders.
- Knowledge of the chemical and plastics industries and an understanding of sustainability principles.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative team.
- Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.
- Join a leading organization dedicated to driving innovation and sustainability in the chemical and plastics industries.
- Collaborate with a diverse and dynamic network of industry players, universities, and research institutes.
- Contribute to projects that have a meaningful impact on the transition to sustainable chemistry and plastics.
- Opportunities for professional growth and development in a fast-paced environment.
If you are passionate about innovation, sustainability, and making a difference in the chemistry and plastics sectors, we invite you to join Catalisti as an Innovation Program Manager. Together, we can accelerate innovation into business and create a more sustainable and competitive future.