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Technology Team Manager

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, High Point, NC, Fridley, MN and Mount Clemens, MI
Salary plus benefits
Closing date
Sep 8, 2022
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Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by investing in its innovative solutions. We engineer technologies that protect customer’s products - whether they are battling heat, light, corrosion, abrasion, moisture, or chemicals – and add dimension and beauty with colorful finishes. We have a vast and ever-evolving portfolio of brands primed to play an important part in everything from modernizing infrastructure around the world to enabling the next generation of electric and autonomous vehicles.  

Axalta operates its business in two segments: Performance Coatings and Mobility Coatings, which serve four end markets, including Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific. Our diverse global footprint allows us to deliver solutions to over 140+ countries and coat 30 million vehicles per year. We’ve recently set an exciting 2040 carbon neutrality goal, in addition to 10 other sustainability goals, and we take pride in working with our customers to optimize their businesses and achieve their goals. 

Axalta is seeking Team Managers to join us at one of our Technology sites. Vacancies are available in the following locations:

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • High Point, NC
  • Mount Clemens, MI
  • Fridley, MN

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of scientists and technicians that design and build new product platforms or formulating practices using innovative materials, either internally and/or through external partners.
  • Translate customer wants and product performance gaps into technical product specifications. Define critical tests to relate coating properties to end use performance criteria.
  • Summarize and present findings to management and external customers.
  • Responsible to understand and expand IP estate using innovation.
  • Stay abreast of application technology innovations and translate new technology and processes to products that can be commercialized.

Specific responsibilities may vary based off each individual role.



  • Ideal candidate will possess an advanced degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science; at least 7 years of hands-on technical experience will be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.
  • Management/supervisory experience leading a technical team.
  • The successful candidate will have experience in polymers design and synthesis, or in formulation of solvent borne / waterborne coatings, and is adept at utilizing experimental designs and statistical tools to drive decision making.
  • An understanding of spraying, printing, and other coating application processes.
  • Capability to adapt to rapidly evolving market with loosely defined objectives.
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills to internal and customer audiences.
  • Project management and experience with Stage-Gate process
  • Candidate must possess strong problem-solving skills. 
  • Share Axalta’s values of integrity, critical thinking, effort, and efficiency.
  • Candidate must have a working proficiency with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Willingness and ability to travel (<10% of working time). 

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • A change agent that has successful track record of building strategic relationships with key stakeholders globally.
  • Action and results oriented.  Attention to details.
  • Business acumen.
  • Ability to take complex, disparate information and translate into executive summaries.
  • Excellent organizational & relationship management skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize work in a self-directed capacity.
  • Ability to balance the potentially competing needs of multiple customers in a matrix environment.
  • Outstanding communication skills and ability to operate across countries, communicate and coordinate effectively across organizational boundaries.
  • Ability to positively influence others, create a passion for excellence, and execute multiple projects while meeting customer expectations.
  • Project Management knowledge and capability.



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