This position is home based and open to candidates from all European Countries
The Technical Key Account Manager (TKAM) supports the International Key Account team (IKAM) and the International Key Accounts (IKA) in various technical coordinating activities, to improve, broaden and professionalize the communication and relation with each IKA and to ensure the use of an optimized product selection.
The TKAM reports to the Global KA Technical Director.
CTO (as required per IKA) – Cost Take Out
IKA Corporate contact
DUTIES: Drive the technical agenda supporting Flint’s corporate Key Accounts strategy to achieve agreed business growth objectives and plans; Lead, champion and support the organization and resources within each division’s technology programs associated to targeted Key Accounts, being accountable for the programs being effective and delivering on a timely manner; Partner with the marketing and product management organization, supporting our services, programs, and product portfolios; Assess and challenge the innovation pipeline, portfolio and commercial viability to ensure focus on targeted Key Accounts; Ensure Flint Group’s technology leadership in UV/EB curable, Solvent Borne as well as in Water based inks & Coatings by a defined value proposition and customer engagement; Foster and disseminate Flint’s sustainability program aligning with Key Accounts Sustainability Agendas; Collaborates with R&D, Technical Service and Business teams and assets located in North America and other Countries; Supports FG inks & coatings innovation, development and portfolio’s successful introduction and technical performance in Key Accounts critical projects and applications; Supports both the Growth agenda and Maintenance of existing businesses; Represent Packaging Inks in a technical capacity at senior customer meetings and related trade events as needed; Collaborate with Senior Leadership on defining strategies and long range planning for Key Accounts, aligned with business plans, providing technical leadership; Support and collaborate on key global technical strategies, providing critical technical perspective in alignment with Flint’s growth agenda; Collaborates and integrates Key Account’s needs with Marketing and Product Management to ensure alignment by all Customer team technical functions with ongoing market trends/profitability targets; Supports the sales/service organizations on product acceptance and market needs in order to ensure customer satisfaction, the development of effective technologies and Key Accounts innovation strategies; and Serve as a cross-functional agent, sharing/adapting best practices and developing standards – to support Flint’s vision of achieving global market leadership in Packaging Inks.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Doctorate degree in Chemistry, or related field of study and 10 years of experience in the job offered or related occupation. Experience must include: Experience with specialty chemicals, UV/EB, Solvent based and Water Based specialty resins; Experience with inks and coatings applications and manufacturing processes; Experience with material science innovation and development; Experience with materials properties relationships behavior on printing processes; Experience with the research & development and technical service on related fields; Experience with project management; and Experience managing initiatives in a global environment. International and Domestic travel required, as needed, up to 25%.
OTHER: Employer: Flint Group Packaging Inks North America Corporation Job Site: 19401 Rogers Drive, Rogers, MN 55374; 40 hours/week. If offered employment must have legal right to work in U.S.