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Business Development Manager

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Shanghai, Shanghai, China

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Full time positions

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Evonik is one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies.

We may not manufacture tires, mattresses, medications, or animal feeds, but Evonik is part of all of those products –and many more. While we often contribute only small amounts of material, those contributions are precisely what make the difference. That's because Evonik products make tires fuel-efficient, mattresses more elastic, medications more effective, and animal feeds healthier. That’s what specialty chemicals are all about. And when it comes to specialty chemicals, we're among the best in the world.

Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The company is active in more than 100 countries around the world and generated sales of €13.1 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion in 2019. Evonik goes far beyond chemistry to create innovative, profitable and sustainable solutions for customers. More than 32,000 employees work together for a common purpose: We want to improve life, today and tomorrow.

Purpose of position

  • Support profitable growth and strategic development of Evonik in Asia Pacific
  • Identify & explore new business opportunities in alignment with businesses and functions
  • Monitor macroeconomic and market trends and derive opportunities and risks
  • Support businesses and functions in market analyses and strategic projects (incl. M&A)
  • Help providing key information and ideas to top management in Region

Core tasks:

The Business Development Manager handles a broad and versatile spectrum of tasks, that flexiblyneeds to adapt to current requirements in Evonik and the local market. This includes for example:

  • Lead, individually drive, or support projects of BLs, Divisions, Region, or Group 
  • Identify new business opportunities via desktop research & customer approach (aligned with BL)
  • Act as sales representative or coordinator for businesses with still subcritical local presence
  • Help launch products into new markets or specific local applications 
  • Initiate, facilitate and support cross-BL/Division, resp. cross-functional activities
  • Support regional management (incl. BLs/Functions) to develop & implement regional growth agendas
  • Monitor macroeconomic & market trends as well as key competitors' & peers' landscape
  • Search and identify potential M&A targets based on profound insights of local market dynamics
  • Support advocacy approach, help build-up and maintain Evonik network with strategic stakeholders
  • Liaise and coordinate with key stakeholders in Cluster and Region, inside and outside of Evonik
  • Ensure alignment with businesses and functions to prioritize resources and maximize impact
  • Actively share knowledge and best practices locally, regionally, and globally