Spotlight on! Got the opportunity to set up a new video format with my intern colleagues Rebecca from Talent Acquisition as well as Kai and Sadaf from Onboarding. We are really excited to present our short video clips soon.
Phill, Felix and I have been working together on an exciting new product launch: CAPLUS® is an amine with acid gas (for example, CO2 and H2S) absorption capabilities that can be used in the treatment of natural gas, biogas and syngas. These markets and applications are relatively new to us, therefore we have been building our market intelligence, market strategy and market execution plan. All the evidence suggests CAPLUS® is better than existing products, and we hope it will play a big part in helping our industry to manage its carbon footprint. Current activities focus on the four P’s - Product, Price, Place and Promotion, which strongly address our customers’ needs (commercial, technical, logistic) and our value proposition (differentiation to competition). We are targeting a global product launch and the different background, responsibilities and perspectives that the three of us bring are decisive to our success.
Want to know more about CAPLUS®? https://caplus.evonik.com/en#Marketing#TeamWork#GuestEditor#ProductManagement
Year-end Sprint aka Negotiation Marathon:
End of the year Andreas has to fix not only prices and volumes in contracts but also develop strategies for sourcing of bio based propylene and propene.
On the left picture: Julia, Senior Sustainability Manager at Evonik and Andreas, Director Base Petrochemical Sourcing Manager are discussing Business Line requirements for bio based products.
On the right, you see Andreas right before a real life sprint: After hard negotiations and for his work-life-balance Andreas likes to run. This helps him to generate new ideas and review his negotiation day.
Onboarding during Covid is a challenge, but at Evonik we have skilled and creative colleagues who quickly adapted to this situation and did an amazing job in bringing the onboarding experience to the virtual space! Together with the team, I provided the new hires a first look at Creavis - the business incubator of Evonik. Exchanging via videoconference may be challenging - here it takes #humanchemistry, and #ittakesyou.