Technical Manager: Flame Retardants EU

Date:  15-Sep-2021
Posting End Date: 
Location: 

Amsterdam, NL, 1062 KR

Company:  ICL Europe Cooperatief U.A.

Want to work from home, travel in Europe and make a significant impact? Are you a driven chemist/polymer specialist who is looking for an exciting role where you play a key part in making our daily lives safer? Do you see European Green Deal not just as a set of policies but as a clear aim to circular economy? If all your answers are yes, you will be interested in our new Technical Manager Flame Retardants role!

 

As our Technical Manager Flame Retardants (FR) you are part of our global technical team. You work closely with FR Sales managers throughout Europe and report to European Business Director. In this position you are the linking-pin between customers and the sales & marketing organisation and distributors regarding all related technical matters. By presenting our Flame Retardants products, you promote strategy on polymeric and reactive technologies. Besides you support the development of new flame-retardant business in Europe. You support recycling-end of life (EoL) initiatives and represent sustainability image of ICL’s flame retardants.

    
Your responsibilities are:

  • Provide technical support to the Sales Managers and Distributors in Europe.
  • Develop, maintain, and expand (technical) relationships with customers.
  • Troubleshooting technical issues from customers.
  • Coordinate customer sampling and do follow-up on samples.
  • Being the ‘’tech-link’’ between customers and the technical colleagues in Israel and USA.
  • Collect technical market information and share with internal stakeholders.
  • Participating in standards committees to defend the interests of the company.
  • Handling customer questions regarding End-of-Life topics of FR.
  • Assist in the marketing and promotion of FR products in Europe.
  • Participate in the quarterly meetings, prepare and give presentations at conferences.
  • Handling and follow-up of customer complaints in our Quality Management System (QMS).


Your requirements are:

  • University degree in polymer chemistry.
  • At least 4-5 years of relevant experience in comparable technical positions, preferably in an international environment.
  • Strong preferred expertise in at least 2 of the following fields: Polyurethane foams, Polystyrene foams, Thermoplastics compounding and transformation processes, Thermosets processes and transformation processes.
  • Fluent in English and at least one other European language.
  • Pro-active, service minded self-starter, hands-on personality with excellent communication skills.
  • Willing to travel across Europe frequently, up to 30% of the time. 

What do we offer:
Opportunity to work on a global scale and liaise with enthusiast team in the region and globally.
We provide trainings, coaching on the job and an internal full training platform to develop any skill. 
Flexibility and room for own initiative and development.
In-depth knowledge of products and markets by building long-term relationships with customers and other relevant parties.

 

Location: Home office from Europe preferably Benelux, Germany, France, or Central Europe.

 

Apply now!
Do you recognize yourself in the above description? Does the job appeal to you? Then we’d love to see your application! Click on "Apply now" button and upload your resume and cover letter online. We offer an attractive salary in line with responsibilities, very good secondary arrangements and a professional working environment within a global company. 

 

We can only accept applications through our online process. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact Talent Acquisition Specialist Magda Majljan, on magda.majljan@icl-group.com or WhatsApp +31628288494.


About us 
ICL Industrial Products is part of ICL, a leading specialty minerals company fulfilling essential needs in Agriculture, Food and Engineered Materials. ICL Industrial Products is the world’s largest bromine producer and one of the world’s major flame retardants producers.  ICL-IP Europe (IPE) has 5 sales / production locations in Europe that produce and sell bromine, phosphorus and other mineral based products.  ICL’s flame retardants are supplied in a variety of market sectors, e.g. Building & Construction; Electronic Components; Enclosure & Appliances; Textiles, Adhesives & Coatings; and other sectors like Furniture and Automotive. For more information see www.icl-group.com.

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