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PAD Engineer CPC


Oudsbergen, BE, 3660

Req ID:  84895
Facility:  OUDSBERGEN-6500
Department:  PAD Cons & Ind Masterbatches Europe
Division:  Global APS

A.Schulman Belgium BV, part of the LyondellBasell group, is an international supplier of high value color masterbatches, used as a raw material to color and functionalize polymer film & rigid applications used in the industry. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to FORTUNE Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. Our Oudsbergen site has around 20 employees.

To further expand our professional team in Oudsbergen we are looking for a:


                                                                                                                                 Product & Application Development (R&D) Engineer CPC

Basic Function :

As a PAD engineer you are responsible for developing & implementing innovation, in the area of new products or/and new technologies applicable to color masterbatches. Solutions for a better tomorrow are your key driver to increase our sustainable product solution offering & decreasing the carbon footprint.  The work activities are performed according to business strategy & needs. Within your own responsibilities you have a European and global impact on our business.

Roles & Responsibilities :

  • Develop, improve and implement new (sustainable) innovative and existing color masterbatch products that fulfill the requirements of the market needs according to the business strategy within a set timeframe. Responsible as a project manager for the full product development & implementation taking into consideration set targets considering all regulatory aspects (food contact, REACH,…), safety, cost aspect, assessing IP as well as processability. Tasks include (but not limited to): defining color recipes, setting up test plans for application testing (bottle, film, sheet & IM applications), coordinating and evaluating esthetic properties, customer testing steering, upscaling coordination, …..
  • Drive as project manager specific brand-owner projects related to color development/business and sustainable solutions
  • Reporting including giving regularly project updates to different stakeholders (including but not limited to gate review meetings, monthly and bi-yearly project updates)
  • Technical responsible for color masterbatches which includes support of global internal (TS, KAM, Marketing, NBD, PAD, procurement, product safety,…) and external customers (brand-owners, convertors)
  • Support in case of customer complaints related to the dedicated product range
  • Ensure to be up to date with recent developments (state-of-the-art) in the area of pigments, additives, polymer and color trends by reading literature, patents, attending conferences, fairs and regular meetings with raw material suppliers and universities.  

Profile :

  • Master in (Material) Sciences or Engineering (must), PhD (nice to have)
  • Knowledge of pigments and/or polymers is a must
  • Relevant experience in product development & project management is preferred
  • Knowledge of business-specific software (Accolade, SAP) is nice to have
  • Critical, structured and analytical mindset
  • Coming from a corporate environment  ( nice to have )
  • Strong Customer focus
  • Creativity  / Innovation feel
  • Strong organizational skills with a drive for results
  • Fluent in English, basic Dutch

Offer :

  • Permanent Contract
  • Competitive salary & extra-legal benefits
  • Dynamic organization
  • Interesting learn & career opportunities

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