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BASF Manager, Technical Development TPU, Asia Pacific in Singapore, Singapore

Manager, Technical Development TPU, Asia Pacific












  • Lead & coordinate Technical Development (TD) (e.g., new application development and product development) for TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) Injection Molding Consumer Electronics Universal (CEU) segment community.

  • Work closely with TD leader, Regional Marketing, and local Technical Service (TS) / Application Development (AD) / Sales in identifying and developing technical development opportunities to realize the strategic objectives in Asia Pacific.

  • Coordinate cross regional technical development activities in TPU.

  • Drive and influence specification for all TPU accounts (sub segment).


Individual Accountabilities:

Tech Development

  • Build strong technical team (TD regional with AD and TS local).

  • Identify technology trends and share with segment leads- technology trends, competition, regulations, etc.

  • Regularly update and implement technical road map based on segment strategy and identify technology needs.

  • Supports product launch (e.g., Participate as part of a product launch team to ensure smooth introduction of the product in customer serving processes. Support presentation/seminars and workshops to launch products.

  • Coordinate closely with product management, operations, R&D, and sales as necessary and work as one team to accomplish tasks.

  • Provide expert training to local TS/AD/Sales team.

Application Development

  • Technical multiplication (new/current applications with current solutions), Innovation Drive (influence R&D focus, influence industry/product strategy).

  • Communication with internal and external partners on the application areas by providing regular updates on project status. Participate, organize, and present results in meetings.

  • Provide product and process recommendation to country team.

  • Timely communication of the status of new grade development to promote innovation sales.

Tech Service

  • Technical Implementation (current applications with current solutions) and Innovation Optimization (influence product/application development).

  • Support Sales/TS by coordinating sample availability for customer trials.

Innovation Drive/Optimization (influence product/application development)

  • Formulation optimization when necessary and feedback to R&D, TD and Marketing team.

  • Influence selection (key) customers.

  • Influence product/application development focus.

  • Influence product strategy and new product launches.


  • Masters or Bachelor of Science degree in Polymer Engineering, Chemical Engineering or equivalent.

  • Min 5-8 years of experience in technical/application development for injection molding applications.

  • Experience dealing with customers across Asia Pacific.

  • Expert knowledge in polymer materials, particularly TPU, product development, application development, processing technology.

  • Experience on project management.

  • Strategic thinking, fast learner, willing to familiarize with the Business.

  • Excellent written and spoken communication.

  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills.

  • Motivated self-starter, independent, work under minimum supervision.

  • Ability to multi-task and to be a team player.

  • Skills and experience of working in a multi-cultural environment.

  • Comfortable working within a matrix organization

About BASF in Singapore

BASF has been present in Singapore since 1978, supplying to customers from various industries, including chemicals, construction, electronics, personal care, and health and nutrition. The company today operates four production facilities in Singapore, as well asHuman Nutrition ApplicationLab Asia Pacific for its nutrition and health business. BASF posted sales to customers in Singapore of about €300 million in 2023 and had 520 employees as of the end of the year. Further information is available on

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