Dyno Nobel VP Initiation Systems Technology in Simsbury, Connecticut

VP Initiation Systems Technology

Location: US - CT - Simsbury

Job Code: IPL

# of Openings: 1

Job Brief

Reporting to the Chief Technology Development Officer who is based in Brisbane, you will lead a series of cross functional project teams utilising technologists sourced from throughout the company’s broad global footprint of technology teams.

Global manufacturer & marketer of commercial explosives & fertilisers - Create competitive advantage in initiation systems through the application of technology.

Vice President – Initiation Systems Technology

Can be based in Simsbury, CT or Salt Lake City, UT

About Us

Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) and its subsidiary company Dyno Nobel, provides ground breaking performance through practical innovation in the mining services industry. The group comprises more than 4,400 people across the sales, commercial operations and manufacturing footprint globally, including the key mining markets in North America, Asia Pacific, South Africa and South America.

The Global Technology Group develops new technology, products and systems and sets the technical standards that underpin our product and services in all regions.

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Technology Development Officer who is based in Brisbane, you will lead a series of cross functional project teams utilising technologists sourced from throughout the company’s broad global footprint of technology teams. Working closely with the business unit Presidents, R&D, Product Management, Marketing and Commercial teams, you will establish, lead & execute the technology vision, strategy and programs for initiation systems (including electronic initiation systems) ensuring safe operations and competitive advantage for the business.

As a senior member of the Technology Development leadership team you will influence the broad IPL technology strategy for our product and technology programs including: plant, process & equipment, bulk and water based explosives, initiation systems, applications technology and customer facing digital products.

Specifically, you will:

  • Develop and execute the vision, strategy and initiative pipeline for new technology, systems and products for initiation systems including electronic detonators

  • Establish, manage and direct cross-functional project teams developing product/technologies sourced from a broad global pool of resources within a matrix organisation

  • Develop investment cases and value propositions for new technology in partnership with the broad commercial organisation.

  • Through collaboration with the business units establish the initial commercialisation plans detailing the handover to the business units.

  • Set technical standards for initiation systems globally

About You:

  • Degree qualified in Science or Engineering, with extensive industry experience in technology development

  • An in-depth understanding of initiation systems, mining and blasting.

  • Well-developed project management skills and knowledge of the product development lifecycle.

  • A passion for new technology trends and an ability to interpret these for competitive advantage.

  • Adept at leading large scale complex projects across multiple disciplines and a geographically dispersed, matrix and joint venture structures.

  • Able to translate strategic concepts into pragmatic, commercially orientated business initiatives.

Benefits to you:

  • We are a team based on trust, collaboration and respect

  • Join a growing organisation that is investing in technology to change our strategic position

Please apply at the following links:

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A little more about us:

  • At the heart of Incitec Pivot and Dyno Nobel’s culture is business excellence and we seek like-minded individuals who treat the business as their own and who strive to challenge and improve the status quo, focusing on improving productivity whilst maintaining zero harm for everyone, everywhere.

  • The culture of safety is paramount and you will play an integral part in promoting Health Safety & Environment (HSE) procedures to ensure Zero Harm at all times. You will also be familiar with modern safety practices as well as have the ability to pass a pre-employment medical assessment (including a drug and alcohol screen).

  • We support diversity in the workplace; women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people with a multicultural background are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Dyno Nobel and Incitec Pivot Limited is a proud member of the Diversity Council of Australia and Male Champions of Change, and holds a State Chair position on the National Association of Women in Operations.