Product Development Specialist TPE (M/V)

A leading global company producing and selling premium TPE products.
3 augustus, 2017
Steinsfeld / Rothenburg, Germany
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Our client is a leading global company producing and selling premium TPE products. It is a privately held company that was founded in 1924 and is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA. The TPE Division of our client is a specialist in developing and manufacturing high quality Thermoplastic Elastomers to offer customers the material properties they need, such as flexibility, durability and high elasticity. They produce several distinct global brands of premium quality pelletized TPE that include Monprene, Sarlink and Medalist. Our client adds value by being a specialist in customized high quality solutions and offering a global support structure based on close partnership. Customers are supported from local production units, laboratories and sales/marketing and technical support offices all around the world.

To strengthen the technical organization of our client in Europe (located in Steinsfeld/Rothenburg - Germany), we are searching for a:

Product Development Specialist TPE (M/F)

Your key challenges:
The Product Development Specialist conducts advanced product development projects, in order to grow the TPE business in line with the business plan. In this role the Product Development Specialist reports into the R&D organization and has strong ties with the business development teams. This role has a direct impact on the commercial success of the TPE Division.

After a thorough introduction:
• You develop and optimize Thermoplastic Elastomer formulations for identified market opportunities
• You initiate and manage product development programs at existing accounts and at new prospects
• You translate market and customer requirements into product specifications to recommend existing products or, if necessary, develop new materials
• You support the scale-up and transfer of product formulations to Manufacturing
• You are involved in the different technology platforms of the company to support new potential markets/applications, in addition to continually providing improved solutions to current customers
• You provide technical product and application know-how to support customers in using our client’ s products; including on-site support at customers to gain technical approval of new products
• You work closely with Marketing & Sales, Application Development, Manufacturing, and Quality to bring development programs to commercialization
• You monitor supplier, competitor and customer technical developments, new products and new applications, new regulatory trends, and share this knowledge with the appropriate departments
• You operate within the priorities set by the R&D Manager for the product lines of responsibility
• You are part of the European R&D Team

Your profile:
• For this position we are looking for a team member with at least 3 years of experience in a technical position within Thermoplastic Elastomers or Engineering Plastics, preferably in a multi-national environment
• A good understanding of Thermoplastic Elastomers products, applications and markets
• A technical Master’s Degree in polymer science, chemical technology or polymer engineering –
or equivalent through experience
• Fluency in English is required, both in oral and written communication
• Good passive and active knowledge of German is an asset
• A professional entrepreneur with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong drive for performance
• Self-propelling, motivated independent project manager capable to set his/her own priorities.
• A global team player who can work with us to continue our success and to explore new opportunities
• Willing to travel frequently in Europe as required

Our client offers:
A competitive salary package and excellent secondary benefits available for the successful candidate & will include bonus, laptop, mobile & benefits package.

Please sent your application (in English) and an overview of your current employee benefits (or wishes) by e-mail to:

All Applications will be treated in a confidential way.

For further information you can contact:
WorkingED® - (Inter)national Recruitment
Erik Dols (Managing Consultant) or May Eicker (Recruitment Consultant)
For Netherlands: + 31 (0)46 4007122
For Germany: + 49 (0)2102 876616
Mobile number Erik Dols: +31(0)6-11221414

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