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Europe Careers

Below is a full list of our current openings in this region:

Lead ADTS Engineer (CAI), Belgium

ADTS Engineer (CAI), Belgium or Germany

Lead R&D Scientist (CAI), France

Human Resources Manager, Belgium

Human Resources Manager, Turkey and Hungary

Account Manager (CAI), Germany

Account Manager (SEM), Germany

Sr. Office Assistant (CCG), Germany

Human Resources Generalist, Luxembourg and Italy

Plant Manager (SEM), Germany

Account Manager (ColorMatrix), Germany

Global Quality Manager (ColorMatrix), UK

Advanced ADTS Engineer (ColorMatrix), Turkey

Human Resources Recruiter, Luxembourg

R&D Engineer (SEM), Germany

Sourcing Specialist, India

Global Quality Assurance Manager (ColorMatrix), UK

Customer Service Representative (CAI), Luxembourg

Senior Manager, International Tax, Luxembourg

Account Manager (CAI), Galicia and Portugal

Account Manager (CAI), Italy

Industry Manager, Transportation (CAI), Luxembourg

ADTS Engineer (CAI), France

Account Manager (EM), Italy

Customer Service Representative (CAI), Hungary


When completing the application process please note:

  • Your name, position of interest, city and country are required fields.
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  • You may apply to more than one position by completing the process for each position you are interested in. However, you may only apply to the same position one time.

Thank you for your interest in PolyOne. We look forward to receiving your application.


Lead ADTS Engineer (CAI), Belgium

Role: As Lead ADTS Engineer, you will provide leadership and coaching to the technical team in the design and delivery of new product/technology research and development projects to meet CAI’s market objectives. You will be responsible for identifying new project areas and for contributing to the development of technical excellence within the team. You will be required to interact and influence across different functions, business units and regions both internally and externally as well as across different management levels and customer groups.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Work in close collaboration with the marketing, commercial and operational teams to effectively manage all assigned projects through the entire project life cycle.
  • Lead the development of products, adhering to customer specifications, quality, and operational goals and standards.
  • Apply multiple theories in testing approaches
  • Project manage product platform development, including the application of statistical experimental design, product testing and data analysis.
  • Identify material and other functional specifications to meet customer requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance across business units.
  • Partner with manufacturing to establish quality and testing conditions for new materials.
  • Present technical work to customers and varying levels of management.
  • Actively participate in scale up, process testing and procedure launch testing plans, data analysis, and/or communication of test results.
  • Develop and modify process formulations, methods and controls to meet quality standards.
  • Work with new and established products to identify, recommend and implement improvements, modifications and/or additions.
  • Document and prepare production specifications for PolyOne products on a global basis. This includes incorporating PolyOne products and services into customer applications.
  • Partner with new and established customers to identify technical specifications.
  • Successfully manage resolution of customer complaints/issues.
  • Set priorities for multiple projects and bring them to completion in a timely manner.
  • Provide leadership and coaching to assigned staff.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years related experience and expert knowledge in the polymer industry. Advanced expertise in injection blow moulding, sheet extrusion or injection moulding an asset.
  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
  • Proven ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven ability to provide leadership to a team of technical resources.
  • Ability to influence and leverage internal and external resources to set and achieve business goals.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated team player with an ability to multi-task.
  • Well organized, reliable and able to work autonomously.
  • Demonstrate initiative and sense of urgency.
  • Well developed planning and project management skills.
  • Travel up to 30%
  • Languages: English and French (required)

Location: Assesse, Belgium

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ADTS Engineer (CAI), Belgium or Germany

Role: We are looking for an ADTS Engineer to join Our Color Additives and Inks (CAI) team. CAI is the world’s leading provider of specialized custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets, as well as specialty inks, plastisols, and vinyl slush molding solutions.

As ADTS Engineer, you will be accountable for supporting sustained and profitable growth in line with CAI’s business strategy. You will achieve this by focusing on providing high value add technical solutions and first class customer service to the German-speaking market.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop products adhering to customer specifications, quality, and operational goals and standards.
  • Conduct and/or actively participate in materials testing to facilitate scale up of production.
  • Contribute to product platform development through the application of statistical experimental design, product testing, and data analysis.
  • Identify material and other functional specifications to meet customer requirements.
  • Support marketing and sales through the development of product and application data.
  • Serve as a technical resource to other team members.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing partners to establish quality and testing conditions for new materials.
  • Participate in the development of scale up, process testing plans and procedures, data analysis and/or communication of the results.
  • Participate in the development of new applications, product launch testing plans, data analysis and/or communication of the results.
  • Participate in the resolution of plant production issues.
  • Document and prepare product specifications for PolyOne products.
  • Document and prepare product specifications incorporating PolyOne products and services into customer applications.
  • Participate in the resolution of customer complaints/issues.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years related experience and working knowledge of engineering polymers, colorants or related industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
  • Proven ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated team player with an ability to multi-task.
  • Well organized, reliable and able to work autonomously.
  • Demonstrate initiative and sense of urgency.
  • Well developed planning and project management skills.
  • Travel of up to 30% required.
  • Languages: German, French, English

Location: Belgium or Germany

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Lead R&D Scientist (CAI), France

Role: Our Color Additives & Inks team is looking for a Lead R&D Scientist to join their organization.

Global Color Additives & Inks: A leading provider of specialized custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets, as well as specialty inks, plastisols, and vinyl slush molding solutions. Color and additive solutions include an innovative array of colors, special effects and performance-enhancing and eco-friendly solutions.

The Lead R&D Scientist is responsible for leading a technical team in the design and delivery of new product/technology research and development projects to meet agreed market objectives by making effective use of all the available resources. 

He/she helps on identifying new project areas and contributes to the development of technical excellence in the group. 

He/she independently and effectively coaches others to achieve results in a matrix environment.

He/she interacts, presents and influences cross functionally and globally both internally and externally with customers up to VP/GM level.

Programs are competitive and support PolyOne’s ability to attract, motivate and retain talent.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • The Lead R&D Scientist works in close collaboration with marketing, commercial and operation teams to effectively manage all the assigned R&D projects through the entire life-cycle of a projects starting from set of requirements/project definition through project/product launch.
  • He/she manages the planning, defines and implements corrective measures and safeguards progress in a timely and cost efficient manner as predefined via KMOs.
  • The Lead R&D Scientist leads complex and cross functional projects in product platform development including application of statistical experimental design (DoE), product testing, and data analysis.
  • He/she ensures that all work is carried out in a safe manner and is compliant with the company Health and Safety Policy and procedures. He/she assists the Senior Technology Manager in developing health and safety procedures for GTC.
  • He/she ensures that project progress against milestones is fully communicated to the business via regular project reviews, updated project plans and formal technical reports.
  • He/she proactively works with the relevant regional technical teams to ensure that new products/ technologies are rolled-out in a timely manner, completes with the necessary best-practice guidelines and ensures that any product modifications necessary for success are implemented.
  • He/she leads complex and cross functional projects for the development of scale up, process testing plan and procedure, data analysis and/or communication of results.
  • He/she develops and maintains effective communication between relevant internal interface groups (both within development group and inter-departmentally with Operations, and Commercial) and with external organizations and customers.
  • He/she presents technical work to high profile customers, senior management and at industry conferences.
  • He/she develops and maintains an expert understanding of technologies, to underpin the current and emerging technical activities of PolyOne.
  • He/she assists in the generation of new development projects by working in close collaboration with the technical and marketing managers and regional sales personnel.
  • He/she stays aware of technical trends and able to provide unique, patentable, and unsolicited solutions for customers

Requirements:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other related field and 8 years of related progressive responsible experience.
  • Expert knowledge of the polymer industry. Advanced expertise in reactive extrusion. Recognized within the Organization as a leader in this area.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Excel, and Access.
  • Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to mobilize internally and externally to set and achieve business goals.
  • Mobility: ready to travel up to 30% of working time, mostly in Western Europe.
  • Team player.
  • Good oral and written communication skills and excellent presentation.
  • Self motivated with the ability to multi-task.
  • Well organized, high autonomy, reliable, planning skills, initiative and sense of urgency are required skills
  • Languages : fluent English & French

Location: Region of Paris (F-95310 Saint Ouen l’Aumône), France 

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Human Resources Manager, Belgium

Role: The Human Resources Manager, Belgium is responsible for implementation and administration of PolyOne’s strategic and tactical human resources programs, policies and processes for our associates located in Belgium. Reporting to the Associate Director Human Resources, this position is a strategic partner with the business, guiding the decision making process to positively impact business results by successfully recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing the industry’s best talent in a cost-efficient and compliant manner. The successful candidate must have the ability to assist their client groups in problem solving to deliver solutions, and bring energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to their daily routines. This role requires the individual to perform the function independently effectively within a matrix organization to achieve results, and effectively interact and influence at multiple levels within the organization.

Position Type: Full-Time Permanent

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Associate Director, Human Resources design organization structures, business processes and systems to support business unit strategic goals.
  • Oversee human resources responsibility for all assigned business unit teams.
  • Implement short and long-term plans to ensure performance and innovation within PolyOne’s human resources department.
  • Work to create a high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, safety, and the recruitment and development of top talent.
  • Guide managers in areas such as benefits, compensation, training, recruitment, workforce planning, conflict management, performance management, and labour relations.
  • Actively prepare and support management in collective bargaining negotiations by documenting, benchmarking, identifying solutions in line with market, legislated and company requirements.
  • Actively participate in works council sessions, including meeting preparations.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are in compliance with all government regulations and applicable collective agreements, and are consistently administered.
  • Responsible for operational human resources issues including job description development, hiring, retention, succession planning, legal compliance, terminations, etc.
  • Proactively suggest and promote processes that have positive return on investment and deliver value to internal and external customers.
  • Monitor key metrics (i.e. turnover, attendance, etc.) to assist the location and/or functional area in effectively managing their workforce to maximize productivity and overall effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate solid business acumen and ability to make HR decisions that ensure a positive impact on the bottom line.
  • Create a motivational environment of accountability.
  • Foster teamwork at all levels and cross-functionality.
  • Act as a catalyst for change with the ability to positively influence others to make difficult decisions.
  • Perform other projects as required by the business, functional unit and/or HR organization.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Human Resources (in a manufacturing environment preferred)
  • Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to influence and coach others
  • Languages: French and English
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proficiency with SAP an asset
  • Travel up to 20%

Location: Assesse, Belgium

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Human Resources Manager, Turkey and Hungary

Role: The Human Resources Manager, Turkey and Hungary is responsible for implementation and administration of PolyOne’s strategic and tactical human resources programs, policies and processes for our associates located in Turkey and Hungary. The main office location is Esenyurt (Istanbul). Reporting to the Associate Director Human Resources, this position is a strategic partner with the business, guiding the decision making process to positively impact business results by successfully recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing the industry’s best talent in a cost-efficient and compliant manner. The successful candidate must have the ability to assist their client groups in problem solving to deliver solutions, and bring energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to their daily routines. This role requires the individual to perform the function independently effectively within a matrix organization to achieve results, and effectively interact and influence at multiple levels within the organization.

Position Type: Full-Time Permanent

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Associate Director, Human Resources design organization structures, business processes and systems to support business unit strategic goals.
  • Oversee human resources responsibility for all assigned business unit teams.
  • Implement short and long-term plans to ensure performance and innovation within PolyOne’s human resources department.
  • Work to create a high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, safety, and the recruitment and development of top talent.
  • Guide managers in areas such as benefits, compensation, training, recruitment, workforce planning, conflict management, performance management, and labour relations.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are in compliance with all government regulations and applicable collective agreements, and are consistently administered.
  • Responsible for operational human resources issues including job description development, hiring, retention, succession planning, legal compliance, terminations, etc.
  • Proactively suggest and promote processes that have positive return on investment and deliver value to internal and external customers.
  • Monitor key metrics (i.e. turnover, attendance, etc.) to assist the location and/or functional area in effectively managing their workforce to maximize productivity and overall effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate solid business acumen and ability to make HR decisions that ensure a positive impact on the bottom line.
  • Create a motivational environment of accountability.
  • Foster teamwork at all levels and cross-functionality.
  • Act as a catalyst for change with the ability to positively influence others to make difficult decisions.
  • Perform other projects as required by the business, functional unit and/or HR organization.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in Human Resources (in a manufacturing environment preferred)
  • Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to influence and coach others
  • Languages: English and Turkish with working proficiency in Hungarian an asset
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proficiency with SAP an asset
  • Travel up to 30%

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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Account Manager (CAI), Germany

Role: Our Color Additives and Inks (CAI) team is looking for an Account Manager (Germany) to join their organization. CAI is the world’s leading provider of specialized custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets, as well as specialty inks, plastisols, and vinyl slush molding solutions. Our activities supporting the global automotive industry are expanding and the position of Industry Manager - Automotive is newly created to drive our development in this market.

The Account Manager (Germany) is part of a dynamic team reporting to the Regional Sales Manager (DACH & BNL). Ideally based in or near Wurzburg, you will partner with and ensure the long-term success of our customers in Germany. As the principal contact for customers and sales prospects, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of sales revenue at a select list of approximately 50 accounts within Germany. This includes making regular assessments of the company’s market position and then implementing sales and marketing initiatives under the direction of the Regional Sales Manager. Expectations include the ability to sell at all levels of management and build relationships that ensure PolyOne will continue to get the first and last look. Skilled at customer centric selling approaches and effectively selling the value of our products and services are also keys to success. Ability to function independently and effectively coaching matrix personnel in other disciplines and business units to achieve results. Individual must have the ability to assist customers in problem solving to deliver solutions, bring energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to their daily routines. This role requires the individual to perform the function independently without direction; and effectively interact and influence at the managerial peer level.

This is a great opportunity to build upon you proven track record of growing a business through your leadership and assisting customers in problem solving to deliver solutions.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop sales. Spearhead sales initiatives including the development of account plans for the top existing accounts and the development of new accounts (prospects).
  • Conduct regular customer visits, make regular sales calls, and interface with customer representatives at industry events, suppliers' local organizations and partners, conferences and trade shows, etc. (up to 70% of travel required).
  • Address customer inquiries, providing immediate answers and a superior level of responsiveness in all aspects. This includes the willingness and eagerness of the job holder to learn and master technical questions.
  • Monitor and assess market trends (including competitors) and help the Area Sales Manager to project the company’s forward position based on trends and product position.
  • Assess product-market fit of portfolio and contribute to the optimization and management of marketing mix of CAI offerings.
  • Ensure day to day and tactical sales programs are implemented, as well as product pricing.
  • Focus on further profitable growth: personal commitment for sales and marketing projects and for development projects
  • Actively participate in trade shows and in their preparation.
  • Manage the budgeting/forecasting of sales for customer accounts on an annual basis, including the monitoring of budget targets. Identify target deviations and recommend/initiate countermeasures.
  • Maintain regular reports: visit reports, SalesForce.com, monthly overviews, etc.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Engineering, Chemistry, or polymer-sciences related degree.
  • 5+ years of relevant sales and/or marketing experience with demonstrated success in sales development and people management
  • Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Superior technical skills associated with polymer resins, processing and performance characteristics
  • Strong business acumen in order to be able to identify opportunities, assemble creative sales programs and demonstrate competitive advantage
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Well developed negotiation and influence skills
  • Well developed communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Basic understanding of accounting practices
  • Experience and familiarity with the specialty engineered materials industry an asset.
  • MS Office, SAP and Salesforce.com
  • Languages: German, English

Location: Wurzburg (Germany)

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Account Manager (SEM), Germany

Role: Our Specialized Engineered Materials (SEM) team is looking for an Account Manager to join their organization. SEM is the world’s leading provider of specialty polymer formulations, services and solutions for designers, assemblers’ ad processors of thermoplastic materials across a wide variety of markets and end-use applications. Our product portfolio includes specialty formulated high-performance polymer materials that are manufactured using thermoplastic resins and elastomers, which are then combined with advanced polymer additives, reinforcement, filler, colorant and/or biomaterial technologies. Our technical and market expertise enables us to expand the performance range and structural properties of traditional engineering-grade thermoplastic resins to meet evolving customer needs.

The Account Manager is part of a dynamic team reporting to the Sales Manager Southern Germany. Ideally located and home office based in Baden Württemberg, you will partner with and ensure the long-term success of our customers. As the principal contact for customers and sales prospects, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of sales revenue at a select list of customer accounts within Baden-Württemberg. This includes making regular assessments of the company’s market position and then implementing sales and marketing initiatives under the direction of the Sales Manager.

This is a great opportunity to build upon your proven track record of growing a business through your leadership and assisting customers in problem solving to deliver solutions. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop sales. Spearhead sales initiatives including the development of account plans for the top existing accounts and the development of new accounts (prospects).
  • Conduct regular customer visits, make regular sales calls, and interface with customer representatives at industry events, suppliers' local organizations and partners, conferences and trade shows, etc. (up to 75% of travel required).
  • Address customer inquiries, providing immediate answers and a superior level of responsiveness in all aspects. This includes the willingness and eagerness of the job holder to learn and master technical questions.
  • Monitor and assess market trends (including competitors) and help the Sales Manager Southern Germany and the Sales Director to project the company’s forward position based on trends and product position.
  • Assess product-market fit of portfolio and contribute to the optimization and management of marketing mix of SEM offerings.
  • Ensure day to day and tactical sales programs are implemented, as well as product pricing.
  • Focus on further profitable growth: personal commitment for sales and marketing projects and for development projects
  • Actively participate in trade shows and in their preparation.
  • Manage the budgeting/forecasting of sales for customer accounts on an annual basis, including the monitoring of budget targets. Identify target deviations and recommend/initiate countermeasures.
  • Maintain regular reports: visit reports, SalesForce.com, monthly overviews, etc.

Required Skills:

  • Basic understanding of accounting practices
  • Well developed interpersonal skills. The job holder must be able to interface effectively with all levels and types of people, from operators to company owners, and must possess qualities that earn clients’ trust and create rapport. This includes relationship building, relationship management and team building/team player.
  • Well developed negotiation and influence skills. The job holder must possess an ability to be able to judge the position of competition at an account and the ability to size up the negotiating strength that a customer has related to pricing and product qualification status. Must be able to manage delicate or complex negotiations, conflicts and meeting dynamics. This requires a high degree of professionalism to properly represent the company among senior managers and business owners.
  • Well developed communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Superior technical skills associated with polymer resins, processing and performance characteristics. The job holder must be able to readily speak in technical terms with suppliers, customers and consultants.
  • Strong business acumen in order to be able to identify opportunities, assemble creative sales programs and demonstrate competitive advantage.
  • MS Office, SAP and Salesforce.com

Required Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience (Sales Representative, Sales Territory Manager, Business and/or Product Development).
  • Sales and/or marketing background. Technical experience gained from previous studies or trainee programs
  • Experience and familiarity with the specialty engineered materials industry, its key players, participants, customers, suppliers and those in the entire supply chain is desirable initially and required after time on the job.
  • Demonstrated success in sales development.

Location: Baden Württemberg

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Sr. Office Assistant (CCG), Germany

Role: Our Colorant Chromatics team is looking for a Sr. Office Assistant for their distribution facility in Limburg, Germany.

Colorant Chromatics is a leading supplier of color & additive concentrates as well as functional, technical compounds for high temperature polymers with current emphasis on fluoropolymers.

Dispersed pigments for coloring PTFE and a full range of printing, striping and marking inks are also included in the product portfolio.

The Sr. Office Assistant performs all tasks related to the role in an efficient, accurate and professional manner, using organisational and technical skills to improve productivity of the work environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Procurement:

  • Purchasing and management of consumables.
  • Placing timely and accurate intercompany- and external orders.
  • Scheduling of storage and packaging material.
  • Support Quality Management through maintenance of the Quality Manual.

Logistics and Scheduling:

  • Process orders and follow up till completion, ensuring customers are updated.
  • Manage import and export activities ensuring all regulations and procedures are adhered to.
  • Manage shipper relationships and ensure most effective and efficient mode of transport is organized to schedule.
  • Create all relevant dispatch documentation accurately and on time, including management of container labels.
  • Check freight cost invoices.
  • Manage customer files and liaise via telephone with customers to maintain good customer relations.
  • Electronic data processing of customer and stock management in SAP system.
  • Replace Customer Service Representative as back up in case of absence.

Finance

  • Management of returns and issuing of credit notes.
  • Management of overdue customer payments including dunning activities.
  • Produce Monthly reports on annual financial statistics

General Office:

  • Answers phone calls, responds to email and provides administrative and clerical support.
  • Completes clerical projects including invoicing, web inquiries, spreadsheet projects and lower level analysis work for the specific departments being supported.
  • Prepares reports, documents, correspondence, proposals and presentations.
  • Coordinates conferences, meetings and appointments; notifies attendees and makes necessary arrangements through Outlook Scheduler.
  • Makes travel arrangements as needed.

Requirements:

  • Degree in office management (or comparable with)
  • Professional experience as Office Assistant / CSR / Logistics Coordinator
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proficiency with SAP preferable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Languages: fluent German and English
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities.

Position Type: Full-Time

Location: 65555 Limburg-Offheim, Germany

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Human Resources Generalist, Luxembourg and Italy

Role: The Human Resources Generalist, Luxembourg and Italy is responsible for implementation and administration of PolyOne’s strategic and tactical human resources programs, policies and processes for our associates located in Luxembourg and Italy. Reporting to the Associate Director Human Resources, this position is a strategic partner with the business, guiding the decision making process to positively impact business results by successfully recruiting, retaining, rewarding and developing the industry’s best talent in a cost-efficient and compliant manner. The successful candidate must have the ability to assist their client groups in problem solving to deliver solutions, and bring energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to their daily routines. This role requires the individual to perform the function independently effectively within a matrix organization to achieve results, and effectively interact and influence at multiple levels within the organization.

Position Type: Full-Time Permanent

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Associate Director, Human Resources administer PolyOne’s HR policies, programs and procedures for the employees in the assigned business groups. This includes salary and wage administration, health and welfare benefits inquiries, organizational development, etc.
  • Work to create a high-performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity, safety, and the recruitment and development of top talent.
  • Guide managers in areas such as benefits, compensation, training, recruitment, workforce planning, conflict management, performance management, and labour relations.
  • Actively participate in works council sessions, including meeting preparations.
  • Ensure all policies and procedures are in compliance with all government regulations and applicable collective agreements, and are consistently administered.
  • Responsible for operational human resources issues including job description development, hiring, retention, succession planning, legal compliance, terminations, etc.
  • Proactively suggest and promote processes that have positive return on investment and deliver value to internal and external customers.
  • Monitor key metrics (i.e. turnover, attendance, etc.) to assist the location and/or functional area in effectively managing their workforce to maximize productivity and overall effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate solid business acumen and ability to make HR decisions that ensure a positive impact on the bottom line.
  • Create a motivational environment of accountability.
  • Foster teamwork at all levels and cross-functionality.
  • Act as a catalyst for change with the ability to positively influence others to make difficult decisions.
  • Perform other projects as required by the business, functional unit and/or HR organization.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Human Resources (in a manufacturing environment preferred)
  • Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to influence and coach others
  • Languages: French, Italian and English
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Previous experience of administering and/or processing payroll an asset
  • Proficiency with SAP an asset
  • Travel up to 20%

Location: Pommerloch, Luxembourg

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Plant Manager (SEM), Germany

Role: Our Specialized Engineered Materials (SEM) team is looking for a Plant Manager to join their organization. SEM is the world’s leading provider of specialty polymer formulations, services and solutions for designers, assemblers’ ad processors of thermoplastic materials across a wide variety of markets and end-use applications. Our product portfolio includes specialty formulated high-performance polymer materials that are manufactured using thermoplastic resins and elastomers, which are then combined with advanced polymer additives, reinforcement, filler, colorant and/or biomaterial technologies. Our technical and market expertise enables us to expand the performance range and structural properties of traditional engineering-grade thermoplastic resins to meet evolving customer needs.

The Plant Manager is part of a dynamic team reporting to the Manufacturing Director. Ideally based in or near Gaggenau (Germany), you will be responsible for the effective planning, direction and coordination of all manufacturing activities for our Gaggenau facility. This includes ensuring adherence to all safety, environmental, and production standards and requirements. Skilled at leading a diverse technical team and delivering superior manufacturing results in a lean manufacturing environment are also keys to success.

This is a great opportunity to build upon you proven track record of growing a business through your leadership and assisting customers in problem solving to deliver solutions.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the plant's safety and environmental performance meets established goals.
  • Ensure standards for product quality, equipment and operator performance are maintained and that cost-effective technology is used to maximize production.
  • Develop employees through training and other programs to create a strong team environment.
  • Determine what resources are required to successfully implement the operating plan and then secure them.
  • Ensure plant performs at or below annual budgeted cost levels.
  • Develop and implement plans to reduce waste, meet applicable regulatory standards and handle emergency situations that may arise at the business site.
  • Develop a plant operating plan that is consistent with and supports the overall business plan.
  • Develop capital plan to improve plant operations.
  • Ensure Technical Service is provided to SEM business sites globally.
  • Act as a primary technical contact to raw material suppliers.
  • Represent PolyOne to the external community in a professional and positive manner and act as a first point of contact to local authorities in respect of any legal matters.
  • Communication and Negotiation with Works Council as needed

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering or Manufacturing related field. Business studies considered an asset.
  • 5+ years of relevant manufacturing experience with a good understanding of operational processes and safety procedures.
  • Excellent leadership and management skills and ability to develop a strong team.
  • Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Superior technical skills associated with polymer resins, processing and performance characteristics
  • Strong business acumen and proficiency in cost management
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience and familiarity with the specialty engineered materials industry an asset.
  • Proficiency in MS Office and SAP
  • Languages: fluent German and English 

Location: Gaggenau (Germany)

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Account Manager (ColorMatrix), Germany

Role: ColorMatrix, part of PolyOne Corporation, is a leading global innovator of liquid color concentrates and additives for plastics. These advanced technologies are engineered to improve the aesthetics, sustainability, performance and processing of a wide range of plastic products for a diverse range of applications. The business is highly successful and has built its reputation on cutting edge innovation and customer excellence across the world.

ColorMatrix Commercial team is looking for a Regional Account Manager to join their organization to be home based in Germany and cover Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The principle function of the Commercial Department is to deliver sales revenue and margin growth in line with the annual operating plan (AOP). The Commercial Department encompasses several job functions and includes sales, customer service, sales support, technical service (ADTS), and product design. Each region within the EMEA area operates a ‘sales cell’ structure where a Regional Account Manager, ADTS Engineer and Customer Service Sales Support Representative work together to deliver the overall budget for their region.

The Regional Account Manager is responsible for developing profitable growth. Primary focus will be development of potential target customers based on a specialization platform. Includes forecasting annual objectives for sales, margins and volume growth. Expectations include the ability to sell at all levels of management and build relationships to ensure that PolyOne will continue to get the first and last look. The Account Manager will have the ability to assist customers in problem solving to deliver solutions, bring energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to their daily routines. The role requires the Account Manager to perform the function independently with little direction and oversight, and effectively interact and influence at the managerial peer level. Up to 75% travel is required.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Management of allocated customers within the ‘sales cell’ and maximizing opportunities within these customers.
  • Price, payment terms and contract negotiations.
  • Hunt for new opportunities at new customers.
  • Diversification of the ‘sales cell’ into different market sectors.
  • Support to the ‘sales cell’ in the form of a weekly review, action plan, segmentation and allocation of customers within the ‘sales cell’.
  • Profitable revenue growth, including robust new business development.
  • Achieve stated gross margin targets as a percentage of sales.
  • Approach the sales process with a high degree of professionalism and effectiveness by successful utilization of customer centric selling skills and tools.
  • Establish, track, and close new business targets consistent with short- and long-term objectives at designated accounts within the territory.
  • Develop contact matrix and establish strong relationships with key decision makers and project facilitators.
  • Develop, execute and manage sales plans, sales budgets, and expense budgets.
  • Establish account development plans and network resources up, down and across both the customer’s organization and PolyOne.
  • Develop account relationships, identify opportunities and capture service opportunities at strategic accounts within assigned geography or industry.
  • Monitor the competition to better understand issues and threats and develop plans to eliminate barriers.
  • Implement PolyOne’s, pricing and market strategies as well as business practices. Negotiate customer contracts and value packages to insure an acceptable return on PolyOne resources invested.
  • Participate in strategy development, help position the business and develop the offer. Assist in defining the target markets, and commercial strategy.
  • Manage strategic relationships, cultivate new alliances, and monitor competitive activity.
  • Create and maintain CRM data and sales statistics as required.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related field
  • Experience within polymers, chemical, plastics, packaging or related solution sales environment with strong focus on selling value-adding products
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Excel, and Access
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills
  • Languages: fluent spoken and written English
  • Proactive self-starter, self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities

Location: Home base in Germany

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Global Quality Manager (ColorMatrix), UK

Role: ColorMatrix, part of PolyOne Corporation, is a leading global innovator of liquid color concentrates and additives for plastics. These advanced technologies are engineered to improve the aesthetics, sustainability, performance and processing of a wide range of plastic products for a diverse range of applications. The business is highly successful and has built its reputation on cutting edge innovation and customer excellence across the world.

The Continuous Improvement team is responsible for identifying operational improvements in line with business strategy. The team is responsible for developing improvement plans to address identified performance gaps as well as execution of plans in collaboration with business departments. Furthermore, the Continuous Improvement team is accountable for deployment of Lean Six Sigma through coaching and mentoring of staff as well as the utilization of Lean Six Sigma improvement techniques to deliver business results.

The Quality team is responsible for ensuring that all ColorMatrix products manufactured are fit for purpose and that they are tested in line with standard test protocols and methods established. The team is accountable for evaluation of test methods used in quality departments, and to audit local quality functions to ensure adherence. Furthermore, the Quality team has responsibility for identifying, evaluating and implementing quality test methods for new product technologies.

The Global Quality Manager is responsible for devising methods and procedures related to Quality Control and for developing performance metrics and improvement plans related to Cost of Quality for the ColorMatrix business globally. This role liaises with local (regional) Quality Managers to support them in implementing such processes and to ensure they are adhered to in a consistent standard in all Regions.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate development and implement performance metrics related to Cost of Quality at all ColorMatrix sites, monitor and evaluate performance, identify improvement areas, develop plans
  • Through delegation and collaboration with global development, technical and quality departments, and deployment of House of Quality matrix, identify, evaluate and implement quality test methods and specifications for New Product Technologies introduced into ColorMatrix operations and toll manufacturers through Stage Gate process.
  • Review quality testing protocols and methods currently in place for finished products, ensure fit for purpose, devise global ‘best practice’ format, and implement at all ColorMatrix sites.
  • Review quality testing protocols and methods currently in place for raw materials, ensure fit for purpose, devise global ‘best practice’ format, and implement at all ColorMatrix sites.
  • Provide guidelines and standards to quality and technical leaders for verifying measurement systems. 
  • Devise and implement Audit schedules for all facilities related to quality testing protocols and methods.
  • Provide technical leadership on quality systems, tools and methodologies. Provide training for business leaders, quality leaders and auditors.
  • Support management of Global Customer complaint platform and Corrective Action and Preventative Actions and evaluate effectiveness by identifying trends and common cause issues and develop plans to address them.
  • Support management of Global Customer Complaint platform, and provide training on root cause identification methods, such as Fishbone diagram, 5 Why, DMAIC, SIPOC, etc
  • Evaluate, monitor and participate, as required, all external customer quality audits to gather collective voice of our customers and their needs across ColorMatrix.
  • Use existing, and develop new platforms for collection of statistical process control data in order to evaluate Quality variation at sites and manufacturing process capability

Requirements:

  • Degree in a scientific discipline with a strong background in one or more of the following areas; operations, engineering, quality, project management, operational and manufacturing risk, influencing manufacture process design and supply chain selection.
  • A working knowledge of QMS systems and Lean Six Sigma methodologies is essential.
  • Previous knowledge of plastics industry would be of a distinct advantage.
  • This role will involve significant international travel.

Location: Knowsley, Merseyside

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Advanced ADTS Engineer (ColorMatrix), Turkey

Role: ColorMatrix, part of PolyOne Corporation, is a leading global innovator of liquid color concentrates and additives for plastics. These advanced technologies are engineered to improve the aesthetics, sustainability, performance and processing of a wide range of plastic products for a diverse range of applications. The business is highly successful and has built its reputation on cutting edge innovation and customer excellence across the world.

The principle function of the Commercial Department is to deliver sales revenue and margin growth in line with the annual operating plan (AOP). The Commercial Department encompasses several job functions and includes sales, customer service, sales support, technical service (ADTS).

Each region within the EMEA area operates a ‘sales cell’ structure where a Regional Account Manager, ADTS Engineer and Customer Service Sales Support Representative work together to deliver the overall budget for their region.

The Advanced ADTS Engineer is responsible for optimizing customer processes and conditions while providing education to external customers on how to run ColorMatrix materials. The Advanced ADTS Engineer will troubleshoot issues raised by the customer and is accountable for and/or participates in the resolution of customer complaints. The Advanced ADTS Engineer is responsible for supporting the development of new applications and product launch testing plan and procedure, data analysis, and communication of results. To operate at an advanced level the engineer will have several years’ direct, relevant experience with the ability to operate with little to no direction.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate in development of new applications, new equipment, product launch testing plan, data analysis, and communication of results.
  • Develop technical specifications required for established ColorMatrix customers.
  • Participates in resolution of customer complaints/issues.
  • Management of allocated customers within the 'cell' including organizing samples, equipment items & new product development work, etc.
  • Efficient planning of travel.
  • Attendance at 'cell' meetings and implementation of subsequent actions (with feedback loop to the 'cell').
  • First point of contact for customer quality issues and recommendations on the next steps to the 'cell'.
  • Train and sign off customers in using ColorMatrix equipment and support RAM in improving knowledge.
  • Demonstrating ColorMatrix values on-site with customers.
  • Continuous learning of product knowledge and liquid systems.
  • Education of customers on ColorMatrix products and their benefits.
  • Completion of TS reports with customer sign off and use of SFDC.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years related experience and working knowledge of engineering polymers, colorants or related industry.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
  • Proven ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated team player with an ability to multi-task.
  • Well organized, reliable and able to work autonomously.
  • Demonstrate initiative and sense of urgency.
  • Well-developed planning skills.
  • Travel of up to 80% required.
  • Languages: Turkish and English

Location: Turkey, Istanbul Region

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Human Resources Recruiter, Luxembourg

Role: The Human Resources Recruiter serves as a talent acquisition specialist for the EMEA region. Reporting to the Associate Director Human Resources, this position is a strategic partner with the business, actively leveraging leading edge recruiting sources and tools to identify candidates for all open positions within the region. The successful candidate must have the ability to assist their client groups in problem solving to deliver recruitment solutions, and bring energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to their daily routines. This role requires the individual to perform the function independently effectively within a matrix organization to achieve results, and effectively interact and influence at multiple levels within the organization.

Position Type: Full-Time Permanent

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform full cycle recruiting for the company’s recruiting efforts including experienced and new graduate hires
  • Leverage leading edge recruiting sources and tools to proactively identify candidates
  • Partner with hiring managers and HR Managers to develop proactive strategies to identify and address talent requirements
  • Develop an understanding of business requirements, organization plans and candidate qualifications by establishing partnerships with assigned business segments
  • Conduct phone and/or in person interviews, referring qualified candidates to hiring managers
  • Present employment offers by selling organization values, strengths and opportunities
  • Maintain relationships with business networks and professional organizations to gain knowledge and obtain referrals
  • Research current recruiting best practices, methods and processes to proactively recommend process changes
  • Maintain thorough documentation of recruitment activities in compliance with company policies and procedures and applicable legal requirements
  • Perform other projects as required by the business, functional unit and/or HR organization.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field
  • 3+ years’ experience in Human Resources (in a manufacturing environment preferred)
  • Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a matrixed organization
  • Languages: French and English
  • Self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint and Excel
  • MS Office; proficiency with SAP an asset
  • Up to 10% of travel required

Location: Pommerloch, Luxembourg

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R&D Engineer (SEM), Germany

Role: Our Specialized Engineered Materials (SEM) team in Gaggenau, Germany is looking for an R&D Engineer to join their organization. SEM is the world’s leading provider of specialty polymer formulations, services and solutions for designers, assemblers’ ad processors of thermoplastic materials across a wide variety of markets and end-use applications. Our product portfolio includes specialty formulated high-performance polymer materials that are manufactured using thermoplastic resins and elastomers, which are then combined with advanced polymer additives, reinforcement, filler, colorant and/or biomaterial technologies. Our technical and market expertise enables us to expand the performance range and structural properties of traditional engineering-grade thermoplastic resins to meet evolving customer needs.

The Technology Development Department

The primary responsibility of the Department is to deliver the strategic technology programs in support of the Specialty Engineer Materials group (SEM) new technology development strategy. In addition, the Department is responsible for providing technical support to SEM existing technology base to ensure full exploitation in all SEM business units.

Responsible for designing and conducting experiments toward the development or improvement of new product formulations and solutions. Responsible for developing a testing plan, and procedure, data analysis, and communication of results. Some year’s direct, relevant experience with the ability to operate with little to no direction.

Position Type: Full-Time

Main responsibilities

  • Develops with guidance, products adhering to customer specifications, quality, and operational goals and standards.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in a safe manner and is compliant with the company Health and Safety Policy and procedures. 
  • Actively participates in materials testing to facilitate scale up to production.
  • Record all experimental work in official notebooks for use in the production of reports and contribute to the production of reports on completed work for archival purposes.
  • Contributes to product platform development through application of statistical experimental design, product testing, and data analysis.
  • Supports marketing and sales through development of product and application data. 

Required Skills

  • Bachelors- Chemical Engineering or Related
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Design of Experiment, Statistical Skills
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Technical Writing
  • Research (Literature/Patents)
  • Time/Priority Management
  • Work on a Team
  • Work independently
  • Analytical Skills
  • Ability to Multitask
  • Knowledge of English (other languages would benefit)

Required Experience

  • Experience and familiarity with the specialty engineered materials industry, its key players, participants, customers, suppliers and those in the entire supply chain is desirable initially and required after time on the job.
  • Experience in the area of technical compounds

Location: Gaggenau, Germany

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Sourcing Specialist, India

Role: We are looking for a Sourcing Specialist position to join our Sourcing function in Ranjangaon (Pune) India Plant, reporting to the Sr. Supply Chain Manager.

This position has responsibility for supporting sourcing activities for assigned categories inclusive of maintenance of SAP pricing tables, overall supplier pricing accuracy and report writing in SAP or Business Warehouse. Other position responsibilities include support of category managers and functional director in the execution of category level strategies inclusive of supplier transaction level issue resolution and overall supplier performance measurement. Position is responsible for preparing numerous reports to support ongoing direct and indirect souring needs.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Contacts suppliers to coordinate changes in material specifications, delivery dates and resolve vendor/invoice issues.
  • Communicates all Supply Chain Management processes, policies and procedures to suppliers/contractors, and helps maintain the integrity of these items.
  • Procure materials and supplies in concert with overall business strategies for efficient inventory management.
  • Aids in supplier pre-qualification, negotiation, selection, debriefing and performance/quality monitoring and feedback activities.
  • Observes all social, legal and environmental standards and laws, including codes of ethical practice; throughout the management of the global supply chain.
  • Supports PolyOne category management implementation activities with duties assigned by category sourcing manager.
  • Resolution of transaction level supplier performance issues in conjunction with plant and warehouse level personnel.
  • Work directly with suppliers to resolve future issues.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned supporting sourcing and logistics teams.
  • Lead and participate in Lean Six Sigma initiatives as assigned
  • Support other sourcing related projects and tasks as assigned
  • Provide analytical and process improvement support to corporate sourcing team (data analysis, internal reporting and overall process improvement recommendations).
  • Communicate with suppliers and internal customers regarding order status
  • Work with suppliers and internal customers to resolve any issues

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field
  • 4-6 years related experience in sourcing, purchasing, inventory control and/or supply chain planning
  • Preferred experience from master batch industry working for sourcing of pigments/polymers

Skills and Experience:

  • Proven ability to make logical and sound decisions working in a fast paced office environment
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Fluency in English is required
  • Ability to multitask
  • Results oriented
  • Good conflict management and negotiation skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to work in a team and across a matrix organization
  • Proficiency in MS Office required
  • SAP and inventory/purchasing systems knowledge will be an asset

Location: Ranjangaon, Pune. India

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Global Quality Assurance Manager (ColorMatrix), UK

Role: ColorMatrix, part of PolyOne Corporation, is a leading global innovator of liquid color concentrates and additives for plastics. These advanced technologies are engineered to improve the aesthetics, sustainability, performance and processing of a wide range of plastic products for a diverse range of applications. The business is highly successful and has built its reputation on cutting edge innovation and customer excellence across the world.

The Regulatory, Quality and IP Department is responsible for setting the operating framework for the ColorMatrix Group business units to operate within regarding all regulatory, compliance, quality management and intellectual property issues.

The Quality Assurance Team is responsible for establishing the format, expectations, and policies in regards to Quality Assurance and Quality Management, and to audit local Quality Managers and functions to ensure adherence. The Quality Assurance Team has accountability for all ISO, GMP, and other relevant norms and guidelines and change management procedures across the ColorMatrix Group.

The Global Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for devising all systems, policies and procedures related to Quality Management for the ColorMatrix business globally, and liaising with local (Regional) Quality Managers to support them in implementing such systems and ensuring they are adhered to by all regions and to a consistent standard.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review ISO systems currently in place, ensure fit for purpose and devise global ‘best practice’ format.
  • Implement globally a formal GMP programme at all facilities, including appropriate training.
  • Devise and implement Audit schedules for all facilities related to ISO, GMP and supplier management.
  • Implement Global change management systems with respect to raw material and formulation changes and audit to ensure compliance.
  • Implement Global document management tool for SOP’s, methods etc. to monitor revision numbers, authors, status etc.
  • Ensure that regions adhere to systems and procedures for management of documentation and processes in line with ISO accreditations.
  • Support Regulatory Manager to devise and implement specifications for raw materials that are relevant to regulatory compliance (i.e. purity) and ensure local sites comply with such requirements through systems and auditing.
  • Support Senior Operations Process Manager as required to support development of procedures and processes for assessing raw materials and end product.
  • Support Senior Operations Process Manager as required to implement global KPI’s to monitor quality performance.
  • Coordinate development of methodology on a global basis that is fit for purpose and ensuring all regions follow agreed methodology and take part in benchmarking exercises.
  • Review statistical process control data as required by Senior Operations Process Manager in order to evaluated Quality variation at sites.
  • Involvement in external supplier audits and supporting resolution of non-conformances. 
  • Through delegation and collaboration with global development and QC, support the creation of test methods and quality specification limits for New Technologies that are introduced into Operations through stage gate process.
  • Lead quality departments to transition from full quality testing to QA based system.
  • Support development of global housekeeping and Calm, Clean, Motivated and Safe systems.

Requirements:

  • Degree in Chemistry/Engineering discipline or MSc in Quality Management.
  • Minimum of 5 plus years of operating within a manufacturing environment in the chemical or food processing industries.
  • Extensive knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and QMS systems is essential.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, demonstrated ability to function strategically and effectively at all levels.
  • Excellent negotiation and relationship building skills with proven ability to collaborate and influence key stakeholders and internal staff.
  • High degree of organizational awareness.
  • Ability to ensure strategic risk focus and prioritize in response to the myriad of complex, inconsistent, and constantly evolving global regulations and expectations.
  • Be a team player but able to work effectively and independently on own initiative. 
  • Previous knowledge of continuous improvement, 5S and lean techniques would be of a distinct advantage.
  • Considerable global travel.

Location: Knowsley, Merseyside, UK

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Customer Service Representative (CAI), Luxembourg

Role: Our Color Additives and Inks (CAI) team is looking for a Customer Service Representative (CSR) to join their organization. CAI is the world’s leading provider of specialized custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets, as well as specialty inks, plastisols, and vinyl slush molding solutions.

The Customer Service Representative is part of a dynamic team reporting to the Area Sales Manager. Ideally located in Luxembourg, you will be the primary point of contact for an assigned group of customer accounts, providing value added services that grow our business. You will respond to and manage internal and external customer requests, orders, concerns, suggestions and complaints. In order to do this you will partner with internal partners to gather information and coordinate relates activities with sales staff, production planning, logistics, technical services and external vendors.

This is a great opportunity to build upon your proven track record of growing a business through your leadership and assisting customers in problem solving to deliver solutions. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide customer focused service to assigned accounts
  • Respond to and manage customer orders from order entry to delivery and invoicing
  • Understand and communicate the value of our products and services
  • Understand customers’ products, services, business operations and needs
  • Act as key inside contact for specific customer/seller base
  • Process incoming orders, confirm pricing and availability of product
  • Advise customers of order status
  • Provide relevant customer information to other departments: forecasts, personnel changes, address changes, receiving schedules, etc.
  • Provide timely and accurate administration of sales orders, customer complaints, material returns and credits
  • Respond to customer literature requests for MSDS, certifications, etc.
  • Maintain customer service related information for customer accounts: customer notes, e-mail, phone, special instructions, etc.
  • Proactively communication with product supply representatives and shipping department for any order changes customers initiate.
  • Work with sellers and PSRs to reduce aged inventory

Required Skills:

  • University degree in related area or equivalent work experience
  • Well developed interpersonal skills. The job holder must be able to interface effectively with all levels and types of people, from operators to company owners, and must possess qualities that earn clients’ trust and create rapport. This includes relationship building, relationship management and team building/team player.
  • Well developed negotiation and influence skills.
  • Well developed communication skills.
  • MS Office; SAP experience considered an asset
  • Spanish, French and English languages required (written and verbal)

Required Experience:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in a sales environment
  • Experience and familiarity with the plastics industry an asset

Location: Pommerloch (Luxembourg)

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Senior Manager, International Tax, Luxembourg

Role: Reporting directly to the VP of Tax, the Senior Manager, International Tax is a key role responsible for holistically managing the tax life cycle for strategic and operational transactions, creating collaborative relationships with international business and finance teams, overseeing tax accounting for Europe and Asia and assisting with US tax accounting. 

Position Type: Full-Time Permanent

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage US and non-US tax planning, compliance (including transfer pricing), controversy, valuations, and M&A due diligence and post-acquisition tax integration
  • Provide tax support to local PolyOne teams and managing external advisors
  • Able to act as an “army of one” in gathering data from HFM or SAP, preparing complex tax Excel-based models, drafting legal, tax, and finance step plans with tax analysis in PowerPoint, and demonstrating attention to detail in the review of legal documents
  • Calculate, implement, and/or oversee transfer pricing adjustments, documentation, and audit defense
  • Manage, train and develop team members
  • Work with the business and the corporate departments to make decisions and drive value for the Company

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related discipline (CPA or graduate degree preferred) or law degree
  • 7+ years’ experience of broad experience with complex international tax matters for publicly traded multinational companies with significant foreign operations or equivalent experience in public accounting firm
  • Comprehensive understanding of US “outbound” international tax rules for manufacturers (e.g., foreign tax credits, subpart F, transfer pricing, S. 988 & 987, etc.)
  • Good understanding of European and Asian international tax rules
  • Strong US GAAP and local statutory tax accounting skills
  • Experience in US international compliance (Forms 5471, 1118, etc.)
  • Critical thinking and the ability to “own” responsibilities in a fast-paced environment focused on results
  • Team player with proven ability to train, lead and develop staff
  • Strong SAP, Hyperion Financial Management, Microsoft Excel, and related software skills and/or skills with getting and analyzing financial data for tax modeling, provision, and compliance purposes
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Location: Pommerloch, Luxembourg

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Account Manager (CAI), Galicia and Portugal

Role: Our Color Additives and Inks (CAI) team is looking for an Account Manager to join their organization. CAI is the world’s leading provider of specialized custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets, as well as specialty inks, plastisols, and vinyl slush molding solutions. Our activities supporting the global automotive industry are expanding and the position of Industry Manager - Automotive is newly created to drive our development in this market.

The Account Manager is part of a dynamic team reporting to the Regional Sales Manager (Spain). Ideally based in or near Oporto or Galicia, you will partner with and ensure the long-term success of our customers in Galicia, Palencia and Portugal. As the principal contact for customers and sales prospects, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of sales revenue at a select list of approximately 40 accounts within Spain and Portugal. This includes making regular assessments of the company’s market position and then implementing sales and marketing initiatives under the direction of the Sales Manager. Expectations include the ability to sell at all levels of management and build relationships that ensure PolyOne will continue to get the first and last look. Skilled at customer centric selling approaches and effectively selling the value of our products and services are also keys to success. Ability to function independently and effectively coaching matrix personnel in other disciplines and business units to achieve results. Individual must have the ability to assist customers in problem solving to deliver solutions, bring energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to their daily routines. This role requires the individual to perform the function independently without direction; and effectively interact and influence at the managerial peer level.

This is a great opportunity to build upon you proven track record of growing a business through your leadership and assisting customers in problem solving to deliver solutions.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop sales. Spearhead sales initiatives including the development of account plans for the top existing accounts and the development of new accounts (prospects).
  • Conduct regular customer visits, make regular sales calls, and interface with customer representatives at industry events, suppliers' local organizations and partners, conferences and trade shows, etc. (up to 75% of travel required).
  • Address customer inquiries, providing immediate answers and a superior level of responsiveness in all aspects. This includes the willingness and eagerness of the job holder to learn and master technical questions.
  • Monitor and assess market trends (including competitors) and help the Area Sales Manager (Spain) to project the company’s forward position based on trends and product position.
  • Assess product-market fit of portfolio and contribute to the optimization and management of marketing mix of CAI offerings.
  • Ensure day to day and tactical sales programs are implemented, as well as product pricing.
  • Focus on further profitable growth: personal commitment for sales and marketing projects and for development projects
  • Actively participate in trade shows and in their preparation.
  • Manage the budgeting/forecasting of sales for customer accounts on an annual basis, including the monitoring of budget targets. Identify target deviations and recommend/initiate countermeasures.
  • Maintain regular reports: visit reports, SalesForce.com, monthly overviews, etc.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Engineering, Chemistry, or polymer-sciences related degree.
  • 5+ years of relevant sales and/or marketing experience with demonstrated success in sales development
  • Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Superior technical skills associated with polymer resins, processing and performance characteristics
  • Strong business acumen in order to be able to identify opportunities, assemble creative sales programs and demonstrate competitive advantage
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Well developed negotiation and influence skills
  • Well developed communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Basic understanding of accounting practices
  • Experience and familiarity with the specialty engineered materials industry an asset.
  • MS Office, SAP and Salesforce.com

Location: Oporto (Portugal)

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Account Manager (CAI), Italy

Role: Our Color Additives and Inks (CAI) team is looking for an Account Manager to join their organization. CAI is the world’s leading provider of specialized custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets, as well as specialty inks, plastisols, and vinyl slush molding solutions.

The Account Manager is part of a dynamic team reporting to the Regional Sales Manager (Spain & Italy). Ideally based in or near Milan (Italy), you will partner with and ensure the long-term success of our customers in Italy. As the principal contact for customers and sales prospects, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of sales revenue at a select list of approximately 50 accounts within Italy. This includes making regular assessments of the company’s market position and then implementing sales and marketing initiatives under the direction of the Sales Manager. Expectations include the ability to sell at all levels of management and build relationships that ensure PolyOne will continue to get the first and last look. Skilled at customer centric selling approaches and effectively selling the value of our products and services are also keys to success. Ability to function independently and effectively coaching matrix personnel in other disciplines and business units to achieve results. Individual must have the ability to assist customers in problem solving to deliver solutions, bring energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to their daily routines. This role requires the individual to perform the function independently without direction; and effectively interact and influence at the managerial peer level.

This is a great opportunity to build upon you proven track record of growing a business through your leadership and assisting customers in problem solving to deliver solutions.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop sales. Spearhead sales initiatives including the development of account plans for the top existing accounts and the development of new accounts (prospects).
  • Conduct regular customer visits, make regular sales calls, and interface with customer representatives at industry events, suppliers' local organizations and partners, conferences and trade shows, etc. (up to 75% of travel required).
  • Address customer inquiries, providing immediate answers and a superior level of responsiveness in all aspects. This includes the willingness and eagerness of the job holder to learn and master technical questions.
  • Monitor and assess market trends (including competitors) and help the Area Sales Manager to project the company’s forward position based on trends and product position.
  • Assess product-market fit of portfolio and contribute to the optimization and management of marketing mix of CAI offerings.
  • Ensure day to day and tactical sales programs are implemented, as well as product pricing.
  • Focus on further profitable growth: personal commitment for sales and marketing projects and for development projects
  • Actively participate in trade shows and in their preparation.
  • Manage the budgeting/forecasting of sales for customer accounts on an annual basis, including the monitoring of budget targets. Identify target deviations and recommend/initiate countermeasures.
  • Maintain regular reports: visit reports, SalesForce.com, monthly overviews, etc.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Engineering, Chemistry, or polymer-sciences related degree.
  • 5+ years of relevant sales and/or marketing experience with demonstrated success in sales development
  • Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Superior technical skills associated with polymer resins, processing and performance characteristics
  • Strong business acumen in order to be able to identify opportunities, assemble creative sales programs and demonstrate competitive advantage
  • Well developed interpersonal skills
  • Well developed negotiation and influence skills
  • Well developed communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Basic understanding of accounting practices
  • Experience and familiarity with the specialty engineered materials industry an asset.
  • MS Office, SAP and Salesforce.com
  • Languages: Italian, English

Location: Milan (Italy)

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Industry Manager, Transportation (CAI), Luxembourg

Role: We are looking for an Industry Manager, Transportation to join Our Color Additives and Inks (CAI) team. CAI is the world’s leading provider of specialized custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets, as well as specialty inks, plastisols, and vinyl slush molding solutions. Our activities supporting the global automotive industry are expanding and the position of Industry Manager - Automotive is newly created to drive our development in this market.

Reporting to the senior marketing manager – Europe, you will based at our European headquarters in Pommerloch, Luxembourg. In this role, you will provide leadership in strategic and tactical marketing (market penetration, segmentation, and launch packages) and platform/product definition for PolyOne’s products and positioning. You are a thought leader who performs independently and has demonstrated the ability to effectively interact and influence peers and people in senior positions.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • You will direct the development and introduction of new products with sales, research, manufacturing and distribution. Supervise technical literature, advertising campaigns, definitions, specifications and performance standards. Develop, review and coordinate product promotion, technical presentations and advertising through Marketing and Marketing Communications.
  • You will oversee new market development for current or prospective programs for the penetration of existing markets. Direct or oversee market research and analyses to track future marketplace trends, customer needs, competitor data, and product performance and acceptability. Monitor results and formulate short and long-term marketing strategies.
  • Establish and implement the industry’s overall marketing goals. Monitor business results. Initiate and update Strategic Plan in conjunction with management for the automotive industry in the EMEA and India region.
  • Track and measure key market trends, competitive position, and delivery on specialization strategy.
  • Hold strategic conversations with R&D and partners to set direction for PolyOne in the assigned industry. Take customer and market trends, feedback and opportunities to create technology focus. Own key linkage between customer, business and technology.
  • You will be responsible for communicating market activities to regional sales team, customer service, global partners and manufacturing to ensure smooth transition of strategy to action.
  • Develop contacts with major customers and suppliers. Conduct sales calls to maintain customer contact, promotes sales efforts, evaluates market trends, and develops business at target accounts.
  • Attend various trade/organization functions to develop business contacts and gather market information.
  • Identify new ideas and opportunities for growth.
  • Work closely with Environmental Health and Safety to ensure products meet local, state and federal/country regulations.

Requirements:

  • Experience and familiarity with the color additives thermoplastic masterbatch or thermoplastic compounding industry, ideally acquired at an automotive OEM, an automotive tier supplier, or a masterbatch/compounder supplying the automotive market .
  • Bachelor’s degree in Polymers, Marketing or related field.
  • 7+ years of relevant sales and/or marketing experience with demonstrated success in new product marketing, marketing materials development and marketing strategy
  • Languages: fluent English with working proficiency in German an asset
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with proven ability to partner effectively in a matrix organization
  • Demonstrated ability to influence others and lead purposeful change
  • Well developed communication skills

Location: Pommerloch

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ADTS Engineer (CAI), France

Role: We are looking for an Application Development Technical Services (ADTS) Engineer to join Our Color Additives and Inks (CAI) team. CAI is the world’s leading provider of specialized custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets, as well as specialty inks, plastisols, and vinyl slush molding solutions.

As ADTS Engineer, you will be accountable for supporting sustained and profitable growth in line with CAI’s business strategy. You will achieve this by focusing on providing high value add technical solutions and first class customer service to automotive, packaging and consumer goods markets.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop products adhering to customer specifications, quality, and operational goals and standards.
  • Conduct and/or actively participate in materials testing to facilitate scale up of production.
  • Contribute to product platform development through the application of statistical experimental design, product testing, and data analysis.
  • Identify material and other functional specifications to meet customer requirements.
  • Support marketing and sales through the development of product and application data.
  • Serve as a technical resource to other team members.
  • Coordinate with manufacturing partners to establish quality and testing conditions for new materials.
  • Participate in the development of scale up, process testing plans and procedures, data analysis and/or communication of the results.
  • Participate in the development of new applications, product launch testing plans, data analysis and/or communication of the results.
  • Participate in the resolution of plant production issues.
  • Document and prepare product specifications for PolyOne products.
  • Document and prepare product specifications incorporating PolyOne products and services into customer applications.
  • Participate in the resolution of customer complaints/issues.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years related experience and working knowledge of engineering polymers, colorants or related industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering or other related field.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including PowerPoint, Excel and Access.
  • Proven ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills.
  • Self-motivated team player with an ability to multi-task.
  • Well organized, reliable and able to work autonomously.
  • Demonstrate initiative and sense of urgency.
  • Well developed planning and project management skills.
  • Travel of up to 15% required (in Europe, short trip)
  • Languages: French, English, German

Location: TOSSIAT (01), France

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Account Manager (EM), Italy

Role: The Account Manager is part of a dynamic team reporting to the Sales Manager Export & distribution. Ideally based near Milan (Italy), you will partner with and ensure the long-term success of our customers in Italy. As the principal contact for customers and sales prospects, you will be responsible for the development and maintenance of sales revenue at a select list of approximately 50 accounts within Italy. This includes making regular assessments of the company’s market position and then implementing sales and marketing initiatives under the direction of the Sales Manager. Expectations include the ability to sell at all levels of management and build relationships that ensure PolyOne will continue to get the first and last look. Skilled at customer centric selling approaches and effectively selling the value of our products and services are also keys to success. Ability to function independently and effectively coaching matrix personnel in other disciplines and business units to achieve results. Individual must have the ability to assist customers in problem solving to deliver solutions, bring energy, enthusiasm and professionalism to their daily routines. This role requires the individual to perform the function independently without direction; and effectively interact and influence at the managerial peer level.
This is a great opportunity to build upon you proven track record of growing a business through your leadership and assisting customers in problem solving to deliver solutions.

Position Type: Full-Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and develop sales. Spearhead sales initiatives including the development of account plans for the top existing accounts and the development of new accounts (prospects).
  • Conduct regular customer visits, make regular sales calls, and interface with customer representatives at industry events, suppliers' local organizations and partners, conferences and trade shows, etc. 
  • Address customer inquiries, providing immediate answers and a superior level of responsiveness in all aspects. This includes the willingness and eagerness of the job holder to learn and master technical questions.
  • Monitor and assess market trends (including competitors) and help the Area Sales Manager to project the company’s forward position based on trends and product position.
  • Assess product-market fit of portfolio and contribute to the optimization and management of marketing mix of CAI offerings.
  • Ensure day to day and tactical sales programs are implemented, as well as product pricing.
  • Focus on further profitable growth: personal commitment for sales and marketing projects and for development projects
  • Actively participate in trade shows and in their preparation.
  • Manage the budgeting/forecasting of sales for customer accounts on an annual basis, including the monitoring of budget targets. Identify target deviations and recommend/initiate countermeasures.
  • Maintain regular reports: visit reports, SalesForce.com, monthly overviews, etc.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Business, Engineering, Chemistry, or polymer-sciences related degree.
  • 5+ years of relevant sales and/or marketing experience with demonstrated success in sales development
  • Ability to apply complex analytical and critical thinking skills. 
  • Superior technical skills associated with polymer resins, processing and performance characteristics
  • Strong business acumen in order to be able to identify opportunities, assemble creative sales programs and demonstrate competitive advantage
  • Well- developed interpersonal skills
  • Well-developed negotiation and influence skills
  • Well- developed communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Basic understanding of accounting practices 
  • Experience and familiarity with the specialty engineered materials industry an asset.
  • MS Office, SAP and Salesforce.com
  • Languages: Italian, English

Location: Italy 

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Customer Service Representative (CAI), Hungary

Role: Our Color Additives and Inks (CAI) team is looking for a Customer Service Representative (CSR) to join their organization. CAI is the world’s leading provider of specialized custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets, as well as specialty inks, plastisols, and vinyl slush molding solutions.

The Customer Service Representative is part of a dynamic team reporting to the Area Sales Manager. Ideally located in Győr, you will be the primary point of contact for an assigned group of customer accounts (from Slovakia and Balkan countries), providing value added services that grow our business. You will respond to and manage internal and external customer requests, orders, concerns, suggestions and complaints. In order to do this you will partner with internal partners to gather information and coordinate relates activities with sales staff, production planning, logistics, technical services and external vendors.

This is a great opportunity to build upon your proven track record of growing a business through your leadership and assisting customers in problem solving to deliver solutions. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Provide customer focused service to assigned accounts
  • Respond to and manage customer orders from order entry to delivery and invoicing
  • Understand and communicate the value of our products and services
  • Understand customers’ products, services, business operations and needs
  • Act as key inside contact for specific customer/seller base
  • Process incoming orders, confirm pricing and availability of product
  • Advise customers of order status
  • Provide relevant customer information to other departments: forecasts, personnel changes, address changes, receiving schedules, etc.
  • Provide timely and accurate administration of sales orders, customer complaints, material returns and credits
  • Respond to customer literature requests for MSDS, certifications, etc.
  • Maintain customer service related information for customer accounts: customer notes, e-mail, phone, special instructions, etc.
  • Proactively communication with product supply representatives and shipping department for any order changes customers initiate.
  • Work with sellers and PSRs to reduce aged inventory

Required Skills:

  • University degree in related area or equivalent work experience
  • Well developed interpersonal skills. The job holder must be able to interface effectively with all levels and types of people, from operators to company owners, and must possess qualities that earn clients’ trust and create rapport. This includes relationship building, relationship management and team building/team player.
  • Well developed negotiation and influence skills.
  • Well developed communication skills.
  • MS Office; SAP experience considered an asset
  • Hungarian, Slovak and English languages required (written and verbal), German, Russia language is optional

Required Experience:

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in a sales environment
  • Experience and familiarity with the plastics industry an asset

Location: Gyor, Hungary

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