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Leadership Program

Grace works to attract the new generation of talent through its Leadership Program. MBA students are encouraged to consider the program and the opportunities it offers.

If you have your sights set on a senior management position, Grace's Leadership Program can make all the difference. This innovative program is designed specifically for leaders seeking to pursue careers in the areas of Marketing, Manufacturing and Finance.

The Leadership Program is a two-year program focused on developing high-potential, experienced individuals for leadership positions within Grace. Each participant is assigned a Program Mentor responsible for following his or her progress and for providing guidance and assistance.

During the program, participants rotate through assignments in different business units, designed to provide a broad range of experiences while strengthening core leadership skills. Positions are based in Cambridge, Massachusetts or Columbia, Maryland. Participants should expect to travel 15-20% of the time.

Project examples include:

Name Importance Learning
New product development Analyze emerging market opportunity for a new generation of products Stage-Gate project management, organization matrix management, new product commercialization, global exposure
Business model optimization Optimization of product and service offering Market segmentation and analysis, competitive analysis, business model evaluation and optimization
Acquisition integration management Assurance of effective and efficient transition of target in Latin America Product and organizational troubleshooting, cross functional leadership development

To qualify for the program, you must have an MBA with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, finance, physical science or engineering discipline (chemical, civil, mechanical, or materials science), and a minimum of two-four years' professional work experience. You must demonstrate success in multifunctional teams and/or matrix organizations and have the ability and willingness to challenge conventional wisdom.

W. R. Grace & Co. is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, sexual orientation, military service or genetic information.