Cabot Corporation

  • New Business Development Manager

    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    NL-KA Botlek Rotterdam
  • Position Summary

    ***The location of the role in EMEA could be flexible, as long as it is in the country where Cabot has an entity***


    Cabot Corporation is a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company with an eye on the future of sustainability and energy. Increasing interest in protecting our environment and an intense focus on sustainability are driving technology developments at a rapid pace. Energy storage systems are providing a critical means to reduce CO2 emission globally. Lithium ion batteries and advanced lead acid batteries fill key roles in vehicle electrification and electric power grid storage applications.


    Cabot Energy Materials has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Business Development professional to join our team as we participate in this high growth industry with projected growth rates at more than 30% per year. As a top supplier of additives that enable superior battery performance, Cabot is well placed to fill a leadership position in this market. As a New Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for developing new growth opportunities in the EMEA region, working closely with target battery customers like Northvolt, CATL, LG Chem, SDI, and our customers’ customers, such as Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW.



    Job Responsibilities

    • Develops business cases including strategic rationale, fit and overall business plan and current asset base, financial returns, risk and mitigations, timeline, resources needed.
    • Develops and delivers a business plan for specific market opportunity. Critically reviews progress against plan to continuously assess commercial potential, making adjustments as necessary in order to assure acceptable profitability. Oversees cross-functional project activities focused on development of business opportunities that may include new business acquisitions, joint ventures, and licensing agreements.
    • Responsible for collecting customer and industry feedback and translating input to creation and or execution of business plan
    • Works with regional product development and application development team to define a product development to win /target industry segments
    • Find and develop new targets customers that can test Cabot’s value proposition
    • Test / stretch value proposition so price strategy can be created
    • After business plan or marketing strategy is validated, build the appropriate transition plan from marketing to regions for execution of the business plan.


    • Strong knowledge of business and marketing principles and practices, as well as relevant deep technology understanding
    • Ability to visualize and follow through on ideas and concepts. Displays entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to explore new ideas.
    • Strong communicator. Ability to speak and write clearly and convincingly
    • Leadership skills and ability to motivate influence and inspire trust in others. Effective negotiator and facilitator.
    • Interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain positive business relationships at high levels in the organization.
    • Adept at organizing and connecting seemingly unrelated ideas. Analytical skills and ability to understand interdependencies and cause and effect relationships
    • Organizational and prioritizing skills.
    • Undergraduate degree in technology required, Master’s degree in Business Administration a plus
    • Minimum10 years’ related experience

    About Cabot

    Cabot Corporation is a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


    We strive to be the most innovative, respected and responsible leader in our markets — delivering performance that makes a difference. As a market leader we collaborate with customers to find innovative solutions that will help them advance their own products for a wide range of industries, from transportation and infrastructure to environment and consumer goods. Our customers worldwide trust our solutions to help them address their needs and accelerate innovation in key applications — creating value and delivering an advantage over the competition. To learn more about Cabot products and applications please click here.


    Our culture is based on four core values: respect, integrity, responsibility and excellence in everything we do. We understand and value the power of diversity and collaboration. We strive to create an environment that is conducive to the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and accountability, and empowers every team member to take responsibility for the execution of our strategy. We support and encourage our people to share ideas and explore ways to do things differently. Our passion for excellence and commitment to creating value and business success creates a culture in which everyone can contribute. We are known as one of the global leaders in safety, health and environmental performance and we continuously invest in sustainability, motivated in large part by the commitment and drive of our colleagues around the world. Read more about Cabot responsibility here.


    Our global network consists of over 40 manufacturing facilities throughout North America, South America, EMEA, and APAC regions.


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