Appvion, Inc. Executive Director of Thermal Growth in Appleton, Wisconsin

  • Identify and evaluate new and/or emerging technologies and products to help drive the growth of our thermal business domestically and internationally.

  • Work closely with business unit leaders, sales leaders, customers, and internal technology leaders to identify and evaluate new technologies, joint development opportunities and/or collaborative partnership arrangements that have the potential to translate to new business or growth opportunities for Appvion’s thermal business.

  • Identify new market or segment opportunities, both domestically and internationally, in which Appvion’s capabilities and competencies provide a sustainable competitive advantage.

  • Work with internal and external partners to lead and qualify opportunities and prepare the business case that supports those initiatives to assist in determining potential commercial viability.

  • Conduct analysis and provide recommendations related to emerging industry trends, expansion opportunities, competitive threats, and internal business performance improvements within the Thermal business unit.

  • Develop timely, accurate and incisive data analysis and recommendations to be used in market assessment and strategic planning initiatives.

  • Manage the activities and projects related to the identification and pursuit of new thermal business opportunities to support the development of thermal business unit strategy and overall company objectives.

  • Collaborate with other departments for specifications, data gathering, testing, costing, and results sharing.

  • Provide leadership and vision for the Thermal Growth team members. Build strong relationships within a matrix structure to ensure achievement of business objectives.

  • Support thermal business development activities with both formal and ad-hoc analyses. Perform qualitative and quantitative analyses on companies, key drivers of industry and financial performance and market trends.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in business, research or marketing required; MBA or advanced technical degree preferred.

  • 10+ years of business leadership experience with increasing responsibility.

  • Proven experience managing multiple, competing priorities while flawlessly executing on driving deliverables throughout a project cycle.

  • Possesses a demonstrated ability to lead people and inspire others to achieve exceptional results.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills along with the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively influence others.

  • Passionate and assertive about promoting ideas and concepts that will move the Thermal business forward and rejecting ideas that have limited merit.

  • Ability to drive collaboration across functions and departments.

  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally.

ID: 2018-1834

External Company Name: Appvion, Inc.

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Street: 825 E. Wisconsin Avenue

Post End Date: 9/29/2018