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Applications Manager - Gasoline and Modelling/Simulations

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Johnson Matthey Inc
Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
30+ days ago


Johnson Matthey (‘JM’) is a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world. With over 200 years of sustained commitment to innovation and technological breakthroughs, we improve the function, performance and safety of our customers’ products. Our science has a global impact in areas such as low emission transport, pharmaceuticals, chemical processing and making the most efficient use of the planet’s natural resources. Today more than 14,000 Johnson Matthey professionals collaborate with our network of customers and partners to make a real difference to the world around us.

Manage the site Gasoline Applications and global modelling/ simulation groups within Clean Air Technology, ensuring the strategic delivery of technical programmes. Work closely with the Applications Manager of each site, Gasoline/ Diesel Product Development Directors, Global Technical Account Directors and Global Technical Account Managers, to ensure the demonstration of market leading, next generation catalyst systems in line with strategic objectives and the ten-year plan, as well as providing technical guidance and support to customers on current and future applications.  

Drive and support site continuous improvement programmes where appropriate, and the implementation of best practice principles, to enhance existing systems in Technology and Operations and improve KPIs.  

Lead activities to improve Behavioural Safety and ensure a high standard of ethical compliance. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Manage and develop the site Gasoline Applications and global modelling/ simulation groups, ensuring the delivery of market leading Gasoline catalyst systems in-line with the strategic objectives of the Company. 
  • Work closely with the Global Technical Account Directors, Global Technical Account Managers and Regional Technical Account Managers to support the delivery of technical programmes as required by OEMs.  
  • Ensure that customer requirements are translated into meaningful test programmes, enabling the Product Development team to continuously develop the Company’s product portfolio. 
  • Lead the site Gasoline Applications and global modelling/ simulation groups to support and develop internal and external customer programmes and ensure the appropriate level of support provided to customers in-line with the regional commercial strategy.  
  • Liaise with internal teams to ensure that NPI activities are appropriately supported, including contributing to DFMEA, specification definitions and NPI feasibility.  
  • Develop the regional resourcing strategy to ensure efficient operation of the group and ensure that the business objectives for global accounts, both key and new accounts, and new product development are successfully achieved. 
  • Manage direct reports and support the development of the site Gasoline Applications and global modelling/ simulation teams ensuring the strategic use of experience and competencies, particularly for gasoline and modelling.   
  • Undertake monthly reporting and analysis activities.  
  • Set and control annual budgets, including Capex, for the Regional Gasoline Applications group. Manage groups to operate within annual expenditure budgets.  
  • Encourage high standards of EHS behaviour amongst team members, identifying and implementing improvements to EHS systems and practices when required 
  • As part of the senior Technology Management team, contribute to the strategic direction and day-to-day running of the Technology function. 


Are you the ideal candidate? 

  • Demonstrated experience in effective leadership, with ability to coach, develop and engage individuals and teams.  Instill a culture of accountability and effective leadership of change.  
  • MSc or PhD Degree in engineering or chemistry, combined with relevant industrial experience.  An advanced degree within catalysis is preferred.   
  • Strong experience with application development, strategic planning and budget accountability; or any equivalent relevant combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.  
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization with multi-cultural team, as well as customers.  
  • Excellent communication, presentation, organization, and influencing skills. 
  • Demonstrated successful program leadership and multi-project coordination. 
  • Strong record of building relationships based on trust and collaboration with external customers as well as internal colleagues.  
  • Track record of facilitating new product programs/launches. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58728862
  • Location:
    Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Position Title: Applications Manager - Gasoline and Modelling/Simulations
  • Company Name: Johnson Matthey Inc
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Job Function: R&D Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years
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