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Business Director, INVISTA Performance Surfaces

Australia | Various Locations | 06/20/13


INVISTA is a subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc., one of the world's largest privately-held companies. Koch companies employ about 60,000 people and have a presence in nearly 60 countries.

INVISTA is among the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications. With a business presence in more than 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional value for its customers through market insights, technology innovations and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including LYCRA fiber, COOLMAX fabric, CORDURA fabric, TECGEN fiber, STAINMASTER carpet, and ANTRON carpet fiber. INVISTA's businesses include Apparel, Intermediates, Performance Surfaces & Materials, and Performance Technologies. You may not realize it, but INVISTA's products play a role in nearly every aspect of your life. For example, INVISTA fibers may be in your carpet, clothing or bedding--and INVISTA polymers may be in your car, food packaging or camping gear. We transform daily life through innovations that create long-term value for our customers and society. You can be a part of the difference by joining the INVISTA team.

INVISTA's Performance Surfaces & Materials business is currently seeking a Business Director, Performance Surfaces, ANZ. The position will be located in the INVISTA Melbourne office and will report to the Vice President, Performance Surfaces, Asia Pacific, and be an integral part of the AP Surfaces leadership team. This position will require domestic and international travel.

  Job Responsibilities  
Ownership for the Point of View and Strategy Development for the flooring business in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ); integrating across business and capability teams to develop POV.
Drive business results for the flooring business in ANZ insuring all decisions lead to maximization of long term return on capital consumed
Collaborate with the global brand extensions team to seek and develop brand extension opportunities in the ANZ flooring market
Lead and direct the talent for the ANZ flooring team to include assessment, selection and development of the ANZ sales team
Actively participate in the Global Residential Flooring Team; successfully integrating with internal networks and with key leaders in our global business
Establish profitable relationships with key leaders in the ANZ flooring market
Ensuring that the INVISTA Australia team conducts all of its affairs lawfully and with integrity and strives for 10,000% compliance, with 100% of the employees fully complying 100% of the time.
Be an active role model of our MBM culture and work with business and capability leaders to advance the internalization of our culture for all INVISTA ANZ employees

Skills and Experience Required:

8+ years experience of operating at a senior level in an international multiregional business
Significant and proven leadership experience in developing and implementing business growth strategies
Experience in managing B2B and B2C brands
Ability to manage a diverse multifunctional regional team
Strong economic and critical thinking skills.
Outstanding negotiation skills
Candidates must be able to travel 25%
Bachelor degree required

Skills and Experience Preferred:

Experience in the carpet or home textiles industry
BS in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Polymer Science, or Textiles Science/Engineering


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