Innovation Team Leader - Product Development


Job Overview:
The Innovation Platform Leader- Oil and Gas Chemicals will build a team tasked with creating and commercializing chemistry-based products that challenge the conventions of the industry, push the boundaries of technology, enable rapid growth of our customers' businesses, and create a competitive advantage in technology. This role is for an innovator, an entrepreneur, and business leader with integrity, commitment, and an extraordinary work ethic. This person should be looking for the opportunity to make their mark.


  • Create a business plan which achieves profitable, long term revenue growth from new chemicals, and products sold into the oil and gas market
  • Create a technology advantage that enables rapid growth of our customers' businesses by identifying unmet needs
  • Assemble a team of chemists to create products that challenge convention
  • Set, manage, and achieve both financial targets and program milestones
  • Communicate business plans to garner internal resource support
  • Establish a commercialization strategy, secure beta test partners, and develop first customers
  • Oversee the transfer of products to manufacturing and the commercial sales organization
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with the Responsible Care Management System including the establishment of policies and procedures, assigning responsibilities and tracking progress.
  • Located in Pittsburgh PA. Frequent travel required; up to 40%

Qualifications / Experience:

  • 5 years chemical industry experience in the oilfield, oil and gas, and refineries or related market
  • Proven track record in bringing new chemicals to market
  • Experience in business development and/or sales of chemicals
  • Exposure to technical product development
  • MBA or equivalent experience in a management role
  • P&L management experience preferred
  • BS in Chemistry preferred

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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