Brad Rosen – Market Development Manager, Arkema Inc., Fluorochemicals business group
Brad Rosen has found a passion for his work as Market Development Manager at Arkema Inc. through continued leadership development.
What are your day-to-day responsibilities?
My first rotation at Arkema was as a Business Development Manager in the Fluorochemical’s business. My responsibilities included analyzing market and sales trends for developing market models and forecasts, engaging with our sales team and customers to assess future opportunities, and helping the business to develop strategic market segment strategies.
What did you do before joining Arkema Inc.?
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a PhD in Organic Chemistry, I worked for E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company for five years. I have a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Chemistry from Harvard University, and I am completing an MBA at the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business.
Why did you apply for a job at Arkema Inc.?
The leadership development program at Arkema was the perfect combination of my passion for the specialty chemical industry and the opportunity to gain critical experience in new functional areas.
How do you see your future at Arkema Inc.?
Arkema is committed to developing its people, and the leadership development program at Arkema Inc. is providing me with first-hand experience in several business units, which will help me select the right path to grow my career.
What advice would you give to anyone who wants to work for Arkema Inc.?
Be proactive. Seek opportunities that will help build and broaden the skill sets needed for the career path you are targeting.
What are some of the highlights of working at Arkema Inc.?
At Arkema, you have the opportunity and are expected to make a difference. In my first rotation, I assumed a role that would ultimately be filled full-time. Part of my job is to build the foundation for that position.
How would you describe Arkema Inc. in one sentence?
Arkema is a diverse specialty chemical company committed to supplying advanced materials for emerging technologies and targeting innovative solutions to solve tomorrow’s global needs.