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People of DSM Engineering Materials: Sanjay Singh

We recently sat down with Sanjay Singh, application development manager (ADM), India, at DSM to learn more about his role at DSM Engineering Materials.

1. Tell us a little bit about what you do at DSM?

In January 2011, I joined DSM as an account manager for North & East India.Since then, I have been in multiple roles, such as growth program manager automotive, territory manager and now ADM, managing and supporting a team for application and business development.

In my current role as ADM, I contribute towards business growth and act as a bridge between account managers and customers. I translate marketing strategies by acting as a linchpin to the India R&T, JSP team.

2. What is your background/education?  

I am a mechanical engineer by profession with post-graduation in plastics engineering from CIPET, Ahmedabad. I also have an MBA from Apeejay School of Management, New Delhi, India.

3. What has been the best part of the role you are in at DSM?

I have worked in multiple external roles where I have had the opportunity to interact with people who like to challenge conventional ways of working and are looking for new solutions for their products. Internally, I have an opportunity to connect with people who are caring and always have people’s safety, plus sustainability as priorities.

4. What is the best part of working at DSM Engineering Materials?

With a broad portfolio in which we cater to most industry segments, I get a diverse range of queries and discussion points to address. It’s always encouraging to work with multiple stakeholders and commercialize projects with its best performance.

5. What are a couple of the most memorable experiences you have had working at DSM?

My most memorable experience was in 2015, during an Asia Pacific PTO meeting—I was awarded for best project management. As its theme, I have always been passionate about growth. Apart from this, being part of the COVID volunteer team was also memorable because I felt privileged talking to people whom I never talked to before.

6. What inspired you to have a career in the materials science industry?

Sometimes your neighbors are an inspiration for your career path, and that is the case with me. After my graduation, my friend’s older brother became an inspiration, as he was working at a materials related company.  I decided to follow his path. I began my career from various manufacturing roles at an Indian company to application development specialist at GE Plastics (now Sabic Innovative Plastics). Interacting with people has always inspired me to look for some new business opportunities.

Candace Roulo

Global Manager of Messaging and Content Development

Published on

27 October 2021


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Candace Roulo is Global Manager of Messaging and Content Development for DSM Engineering Materials. Based in Troy, Michigan, she specializes in writing blogs and articles about advanced materials solutions. Prior to joining DSM, Candace served in editorial roles at SME and Penton Media. Candace earned her bachelor’s degree in communication, specializing in public relations, at Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

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