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Business Development Manager Carboxylates

Belgium, Brugge

Cobalt and Specialty Mat.

Business Development

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life.

Job Description

For its business unit Umicore Speciality Materials Brugge (USMB) located in Bruges, Umicore is currently looking for a

Business Development Manager Carboxylates

You lead the Carboxylates business development and support the global commercial and R&D departments of USMB for the various strategic business development projects, being organic growth, portfolio expansions, and geographic growth. You gather, organize and convey Carboxylate Market and Application knowledge to the Business Line. Your main focus will be on application knowhow and growth in catalysts.


  • You lead, manage and keep overview on the multiple business development projects of BL Carboxylates in order to grow the business.
  • You start a research and investigation program to identify business opportunities on current USMB product portfolio into new markets and vice versa
  • You expand the product portfolio downstream by identifying opportunities for new downstream products for USMB and develop expansion in products and volumes on a geographical scope
  • You educate USMB on the industrial applications served, by creating a network within the USMB industries to increase the application knowhow of our product portfolio more downstream in the value chain.
  • You translate application knowhow towards the USMB teams and use it to identify new business projects.
  • You manage market intelligence within the business opportunities and support the commercial and R&D team in USMB’s competitive watch.
  • You participate in selected industry conferences and meetings and share market knowledge with Sales and R&D team.


  • You have a master degree in Economics, Chemistry or other, with min. 5 years experience in technical commercial and/or business development project activities, in an international business environment.
  • You have profound working knowledge of Chemistry and Catalysis.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English.
  • You have excellent communication skills, make contact easily and are skilled in negotiations.
  • You can manage projects, are strongly committed to achieve objectives and goals
  • You have an analytical mindset, with common sense and sound economic and financial skills to investigate business and commercial opportunities.
  • You have strong business and personal ethics.

Umicore Offers

At Umicore, we aim to lead by example , commit to quality products and services and to our values. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which our people can succeed, and a culture that is open to  sharing ideas, develop expertise and careers, coupled to a motivating remuneration package.