DuPont Global Growth Leader – Defense Industry in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Global Growth Leader – Defense Industry (Job Number: 010711W-01)


DuPont Electronic Materials is an innovative leader in electronic materials including Kapton® polyimide films and Pyralux® polyimide laminates in various industries such as consumer electronics, automotive, military/aerospace, network/telecom, and semiconductor. This position is a Global Growth Leader for the Defense Industry Segment who is responsible for generating growth for DuPont from applications in the defense industry by working closely with key military and defense contractors, leading cross functional teams, and developing and executing critical growth programs.


  • Analyze and understand market and technology trends of the global defense industry

  • Develop and execute a growth strategy for the defense industry segment

  • Identify growth opportunities by analyzing unmet needs, value-proposition, and defining target customers

  • Define product roadmap for the next 5-10 years

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with leading defense contractors, partners, and industry experts in the defense industry

  • Manage R&D portfolio, prioritize, and allocate resources among programs based on attractiveness and feasibility

  • Drive key growth programs (product and applications development), working with cross-functional teams (Sales, R&D, manufacturing, and supply chain)

  • Define pricing strategy and set price of new products, by analyzing cost, value-chain, competition, and customer economics


Research Triangle Park, NC

Other locations are possible – Wilmington, DE, and Circleville, OH


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technology (chemical, mechanical engineering, or material science) field; MBA preferred.

  • Extensive military/defense industry experience – R&D, product development, or business development, from major defense contractors or corporation engaged in development and production of military equipment

  • Understanding of military/defense industry, technology, organization, and decision-making and purchasing processes

  • Ability to travel 30%-50%, primarily in the US and to EMEA.

  • Extensive commercial experience in independent business development

  • Strong external market orientation and experience interacting with customers and external partners.

  • Strong personal leadership skills, including demonstrated ability to lead through influence across organizational boundaries.

  • Ability to function effectively in diverse environments ranging from highly technical applications to marketing to sales and negotiating programs with multiple parallel paths

  • Demonstrated self-starter with initiative to identify growth opportunities, coordinate & drive actions to influence customer.

Primary Location: NA-United States-North Carolina-Research Triangle Park

Organization: Global DuPont


Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Shift: Day Job

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Job Type: Experienced