Business Development Manager

We’re seeking a Business Development Manager to support our proactive sales efforts.

Monday – Friday, 39 hours per week
Permanent position
Hybrid working, with travel requirements
Generous Salary, DOE. Enquire for details

 

Key responsibilities:

• Gain a deep understanding of the business, UK masterbatch and compound markets, our competitors and associated commercial implications

• Support the development and implementation of Broadway’s sales strategies to surpass our annual sales targets

• Understand customer requirements in order to identify opportunities

• Build and maintain relationships with existing customers and new prospects by seeking new business and making regular contact

• Ensure a prompt response to all inbound customer enquiries including phone calls, emails, website enquiries and posted samples/letters

• Proactively initiate outbound phone calls, emails and meetings to create or follow up on sales opportunities

• Provide meeting reports to update the wider team following customer meetings

• Help to maintain and manage the company’s CRM platform, ensuring information on your accounts is accurate and up to date

• Obtain accurate and detailed information from customers to assist our lab in the development of new formulations

• Leverage technical knowledge and commercial awareness to deliver commercially appealing solutions

• Prepare and supply accurate customer quotations in a timely manner

• Provide project management for new projects from pricing to production, working collaboratively with other internal departments

• Provide excellent customer service and seek solutions to customer challenges

• Maintain a proactive, positive and polite approach to problem solving

• Analyse existing and emerging markets to identify new sales opportunities

• Assist in the development of goals and objectives, monitor progress and project sales growth and profitability

• Ensure customers are creditworthy and remain within credit terms. Identify and manage risks and report these to management

• Assist with day-to-day sales activities as required

• Understand and demonstrate Broadway’s company values

• Understand and comply with internal company policies and procedures

• Travel throughout the UK and occasionally within Europe to meet customers and attend trade shows. This includes necessary out-of-hours travel and overnight stays, to effectively perform the role and minimise associated expenses

Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

 

Experience and qualities required:

• Previous field sales experience is required

• Previous experience in the plastics industry is advantageous, but not essential

• Demonstrable commercial awareness

• Ability to follow direction and also to work efficiently, using your initiative, when working remotely or without close supervision

• Personable, with experience in building positive business relationships

• Computer literate with experience of using internal systems such as CRM

• Ability to understand internal processes and adapt to new ways of working

• Honest, trustworthy and an effective communicator

 

What do we offer in return?
• 24 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
• Company pension scheme
• Life insurance
• Perkbox benefit and wellbeing package
• Company clothing
• Free on-site parking
• Cycle to work scheme
• Company car or car allowance

Service/Maintenance Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Service/Maintenance Engineer
Based in Oxfordshire

Job ref: JH /60665

Working Hours: 5 days per week, between 8.30am – 4.30pm

Holidays: 25 days per calendar year (3 of which are to be used at Christmas)
Plus all public holidays (pro rata).

Our Client:

A family-owned business which based in Bicester, they manufacture and supply a range of prepared microbiological media to the pharmaceutical and associated industries alongside supplying and servicing specialist environmental air monitoring and decontamination equipment, primarily into the same markets.

The role:

Working in a small team, the role is responsible for the routine service and calibration of customer’s air sampling equipment, mainly within the site workshop with occasional visits to customer sites in the UK and EU.
This position will also support the Plant and Maintenance Engineer in maintaining, repairing, and attending breakdowns of the company’s own manufacturing equipment and facilities including within a cleanroom environment.

Values:

· Reliable, delivering what the customer needs whilst doing what we said we would in a timely manner.
· Adaptable, developing our products, packaging, and processes to meet customer needs alongside supporting development for colleagues.
· Partnership, helpful and committed to customers and colleagues.

Responsibilities:

· The engineering team has responsibility for building and assembling the company’s own equipment for sale.
· Ensure all work involving service and calibration of customer’s equipment and maintaining company’s own manufacturing equipment and facilities on site is first time complete.
· Liaising with customers, including quoting for repairs and calibrations.
· Checking & verifying other engineers service/calibration documents.
· Secondary role is general site/facilities maintenance and emergency repairs to machines. Calibration of company equipment.
· Planned preventative maintenance of company equipment and facilities.
· Handling sales orders of new equipment, building orders & shipping.
· Installation of new machinery and equipment.
· Observation of and adherence to all safety procedures.

Qualifications/Candidate Profile:

· Recognised engineering qualification preferred.
· Some on-site fieldwork maybe be required.
· Professional Individual.
· Enthusiastic.
· Self-motivated.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Product Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Product Engineer
Site Based – Hertfordshire, UK

Job ref: HS/60033

Working Hours:
Monday to Friday : 08:00 – 17:00

Salary:
Compensated based on experience, between £23-£40K per annum
Overtime could be included at discretion of hiring company

Client Overview:

A leading supplier of specialist metal components for the plastics and rubber industries, working in close collaboration with customers and suppliers to provide high levels of satisfaction across the design and specification of processing screws, barrels and precision components.

Role Overview:

As a Product Engineer, you will play a pivotal part in ensuring the continued success and development of component design, specification and surface technology, whilst working to a tolerance of +/- 0.05mm.

· Lead the design and product development activities, ensuring that the components that are supplied are optimized for clients’ unique process and production requirements.
· Product design development from functional design specification to manufacturing drawings.
· Collaborate with internal production staff and external supply partners to optimize manufacturing efficiencies.
· Drivetimes and improvement initiatives to enhance quality management processes, reduce lead times, and increase efficiency.
· Collaborate with colleagues across the business to ensure successful and smooth transition from sales to supply.
· Provide on-site customer support including carrying out component wear monitoring and measuring service.
· Foster a culture of innovation and excellence across the business.
· Provide technical support to the sales team.

Candidate Profile:

· Holds a technical qualification within mechanical engineering or a relatable subject field.
· Ideally possess existing experience in an engineering function.
· Strong background in working with accurate tolerancing and engineering drawings with 2D and 3D drafting software – (CAD or SolidWorks as examples.)
· Machinery component manufacturing experience is strongly desired.
· Has a level of understanding of production processes, ideally within plastics, rubber or a relatable field.
· Natural ability to manage multiple tasks and time effectively.
· Able to work collaboratively and independently as and when required.
· This role is primed for someone who is curious, detail orientated and quality conscious.
For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
01789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Senior Buyer/Commodity Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Senior Buyer / Commodity Manager
Dubai – UAE

Job ref: HS /61008

Salary: 30,000 AED/month

Client Overview:

A Polymer and/or Masterbatch compounder based out of Canada, who have two manufacturing facilities within the UAE are looking for a hardworking, resilient and driven individual to join their team in Abu Dhabi. with regional team’s situation in North America, Europe, Asia and The Middle East, you will work cross functionally supporting the global effort to add value to customer’s supply chains.

Role Overview:

Responsible for the strategic and tactical procurement of additives, resin, fillers and chemicals for the company’s global manufacturing facilities. Sourcing products both domestically and internationally, executing long-term contracts for key suppliers and managing short term (spot pricing) and terms. This role will also incorporate managing and evaluating supplier performance and developing a commodity strategy to drive improvement.

· Strategic Contribution:
– Working in collaboration with the Commodity and Materials Manager to formulate strategic plans to minimize the businesses total cost.

· Leadership:
– Communicate with and instruct the Planning department on strategic plans for each commodity, liaising with preferred suppliers and pricing.

· Budgeting, Cost Control and Stewardship:
– Communicate price changes, ensuring the price list is accurate within low tolerance.
– Working with technical departments to assist in the creation of new products – supporting negotiations, supply timings and cost forecast.

· Policy and Procedure:
– Review and update procedures to ensure they’re up to date with the current procurement process.
– Utilize the supplier evaluation and audit process.
– Utilize supplier analysis and development for new supplier approval.

· Purchase Excellence:
– Identification of potential suppliers (future proofing) on a global scale, to drive competition and maintain competitive global market pricing.
– Utilization of ‘expert’ knowledge to establish a purchasing system which utilizes SAP to procure goods and services which align with quality specifications at the “favored price”.
– Drive continuous improvement product quality by evaluating vendors.

 

Candidate Profile:

· Holds a BSc or BA within Business, ideally with a focus on supply chain management OR a BSc within Engineering.
· Holds one or more of the following certificates within supply chain management:
· Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP)
· Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
· The American Purchasing Society of Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP)
· Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM)
· Ideally has previous experience within a manufacturing environment in procurement.
· Experience with SAP.
· Able to work flexible hours and in different time zones.
· Someone who possess a strong attention to detail and would consider themselves to be analytically minded.
· Able to communicate in both written and spoken English.
· Ideally has experience and/or an understanding of the chemical and polymer industry.
· Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Pivot tables.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
00441789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager UK

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager UK
Home-Based

Job ref: JH /60128

Sector: Polymers
Function: Sales and Marketing
Location: UK Homebased

Client Overview:

Our client is part of a global network of companies and manufactures thermoplastic compounds, from multiple sites around the world.

Role Overview:

· An integral part of the sales team, supporting the achievement of sales targets, both in new markets and with existing nominated accounts.
· Ensure a targeted level of customer contact and prospecting, to maintain existing business and to report on new market opportunities, customer satisfaction, market intelligence and competition activity.

Responsibilities:

· Customer development and sales with a focus on new markets.
· Management of defined existing customers, ensuring annual sales budgets are achieved.
· Promote the product portfolio to new customers and ensure new products/product lines are introduced, where applicable.
· In conjunction with the leadership team, negotiate prices/contracts, in line with the pricing strategy.
· Manage and deploy the most efficient customer support, with close liaison to the technical team.
· Production and submission of monthly Sales Forecast and Project reports.

Candidate Profile:

· Expert knowledge in plastic material and processes, in particular injection moulding.
· Specific experience in glass polypropylene and polyamide glass fibers would be of great interest but is not essential if the candidate has a wider polymer knowledge.
· Proven sales experience driving new business and retaining existing customers.
· Experienced in technical project-based sales from concept through to delivery.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager Denmark

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager Denmark
Based in Denmark

Job ref: JH /60918

Sector: Polymers
Function: Sales
Location: Denmark

Client Overview:

Our client is a global distributor with thousands of employees throughout the world and with sites in 72 countries. They have 2 main divisions that provide a portfolio of industrial and specialist chemicals and ingredients. They are champions of sustainability pursuing specific goals and solutions in the industries served. They are currently looking to secure a proactive salesperson who will cover the polymer market in Denmark.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the North European Business Manager you will be responsible for the development and retention of customers. Assessing opportunities to grow market share while ensuring existing accounts are kept. You will be focused on polymers and their associated materials, setting strategies for growth and pricing where appropriate.

Responsibilities:

· Meet sales objectives and focus on customer retention as well as improving overall customer satisfaction
· Identify customer potentials, i.e., opportunities for cross- and range-selling to existing and new customers and engage with relevant stakeholders.
· Set strategies and targets for growth in consultation with the Business Manager
· Conduct customer visits, prepare the meetings using all available tools and reports, coordinate, negotiate and close proposals.
· Arrange joint visits with suppliers to existing & potential new customers as necessary & in consultation with the business manager to grow existing & develop new business.
· Manage spot business/ rush offers, get support from Business Manager, Internal Account Manager & Product Manager when necessary
· Liaise with relevant stakeholders to create in a timely manner the best offer for the customer and extract maximum value (e.g., – – Sales Management/ Product Management for Pricing topics)
· Act as major point of contact to customers in commercial matters
· Conduct market studies on potential new product opportunities by contacting customers to gather interest and test market demand
· Offer technical support to customers where necessary
· Develop, monitor, follow-up and convert pipeline opportunities for all relevant supplier products & customers using available tools (e.g. SAP CRM / SalesForce)
· Participate in internal & external training sessions as necessary, with occasional overseas travel to visit suppliers and Brenntag offices.
· Attend trade events & exhibitions as necessary and as directed by the Business Manager

Candidate Profile:

· Proven sales experience into the plastics industry – polymers, masterbatch, compounds, specialty additives, fillers.
· Experience in the sales of plastic materials to injection moulders and extrusion businesses.
· Fluency in Danish & English is essential.
· Skilled in the use of computers and relevant software.
· Strong commercial mind.
· Customer-centric mindset.
· Strategic ability
· Autonomous mindset

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager – Pharmaceutical

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – Pharmaceutical
Home based Europe

Job ref: EG /60272

Sector: Chemicals
Function: Sales
Location: Europe

Client Overview:

A global producer of specialty Chemicals, functional additives, stabilizers and flame retardants, used in medicinal and pharmaceutical products and materials.
With multiple production facilities across the globe, the business is acknowledged as a leader in customer focused research, innovation & technology, as well as being pioneers in their field.

Role Overview:

The Sales Manager is responsible for growing and developing the market and customer portfolio, in the pharmaceutical segment, across Europe, The Middle East and Africa.

Responsibilities:

· Accomplish sales objectives, by acquiring new business and identifying new applications and new geographies in the pharmaceutical segment.
· Responsible for building Key account relationships, whilst collaborating with all relevant stakeholders including medical, legal and regulatory contacts.
· Understand the market dynamics relevant to product and healthcare environment, to identify opportunities to grow market share.
· Drive and manage relations with the strategic suppliers and distributors.
· Initialize, drive and manage customer projects, over entire sales cycle.
· Be the market expert – stay on top of market trends, regulations changes, impact and opportunities and communicate your analysis to relevant parties.
· Monitor competitive activities, analysis and make recommendations.

Candidate Profile:

· Scientific education in Cosmetic Science, Life sciences, Chemistry or Biology
· Proven track record of success, gained in EU Pharmaceutical industry.
· Strong technical expertise, with in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical technology.
· Experienced with good distribution practice (GDP) and good manufacturing practice (GMP)
· Strong relationship building, communication and commercial skills, gained within a B2B environment.
· English language command in word and writing. Dynamic, analytical and entrepreneurial.
· Travel internationally, across EMEA and further afield when needed.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@Listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager France

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager France
Based in France

Job ref: LL /60806

The client:

Our client is a well-established manufacturer of complete packaging systems, from standard bottles, jars and closures to custom packaging solutions and specialized parts.

As part of their European growth strategy, they are expanding their sales team with this new appointment. The role will ensure consistent growth in sales by identifying opportunities, developing sales strategies and action plans.

Responsibilities & Key Tasks:

· Presenting, promoting, and selling products to existing and potential customers
· Attracting new customers by planning and organising a daily work schedule
· Reaching and approaching potential customers through phone calls and emails
· Visiting existing and possible customers to assess their needs, promote and sell products and services
· Conducting cost-benefit analyses of existing and potential customers
· Resolving customer complaints by researching problems, developing solutions, and preparing reports and recommendations for management, to maximise customer satisfaction
· Achieving agreed sales goals and results within the set deadline
· Coordinating sales efforts with team members and other departments
· Reporting to the management with information on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services
· Recommending changes to products, services, and policies, based on evaluation of results and competitive performance
· Monitoring the competition by gathering current market information on prices, products, new products, and trading techniques
· Assisting in pricing for offers, promotions, and negotiations
· Informing the management by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans, and monthly and annual market analyses
· Preparing sales presentations for a number of potential customers
· Acquiring deposits and balances of customer payments
· Preparing and submitting sales contracts for orders
· Promptly responding to customer questions about credit terms, products, prices, and availability
· Performing work in accordance with regulations on health and safety at work, fire protection and environmental protection, and internal acts, regulations, and ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and IFS (product safety) standards

Key skills:

· The ideal candidate will need to have experience in either PET Packaging (Bottles, Containers, Jars and Caps) or Plastic Packaging
· Flexible and collaborative
· A hunter personality, independent and highly motivated
· Good communication skills both written and orally
· Excellent at prospecting (cold calling and e-mailing)
· Computer literate, with knowledge of current operating systems and software

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Lorena Hull-Lozano
lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager UK & Ireland

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager (UK & Ireland)
Sustainable Packaging
Home office

Job ref: CST/60708

Salary: Attractive salary and package

The Company:

Our client is focused on making sustainable packaging that leaves the planet unharmed for the next generation. They are a global organisation that operates in more than 40 countries and have customers in over 80 countries. You will be part of a truly global environment where you can collaborate with colleagues from all over the world. The company is a dynamic organization where you will be able to influence your work and make a notable difference.

Primary role:

The role combines key account management, new business development and retailer engagement in the milk, juice and other liquid food categories. You will initiate standardized sales processes with existing and new customers in the market unit UK/Ireland to maintain and grow sales volumes and collaborate with wider area / regional management on projects leading to the optimization of sales in general.

Responsibilities:

· Developing and implementing yearly sales and improvement plans for existing customer portfolio
· Assume responsibility for several key accounts, further building relationships at all levels to develop long term sustainable business
· Continuous monitoring of sales opportunities with existing and new customers and improvement areas within market unit.
· Develop a strong retailer network of contacts, ensuring that all major retailers are fully aware of products and offerings
· Be answerable for providing and supporting total packaging system solutions to meet individual client needs encompassing capital equipment, packaging materials and after-sales maintenance
· Develop new customers in line with the high profile strategy and goals of the business
· Developing working relationships with management of potential customers along with strong working relationships with decision makers of existing customers
· Creating accurate monthly forecasts and action plans to meet area sales targets
· Monitoring of competition and plastic packaging industry activities in market unit
· Providing feedback and making recommendations regarding competitors and competitive products
· Attending area and corporate sales meetings as required

Person Profile:

· Experience gained from selling and marketing in regulated markets such as food and beverages or pharmaceuticals, or any other market where high volume primary packaging or components are supplied
· Capability of putting together comprehensive commercial deals incorporating capital equipment, packaging materials and after-sales maintenance
· Experience in dealing with UK retailers. This may have come from working directly for a retailer or as an Account Manager dealing directly with retailers
· Basic knowledge and understanding of technical issues
· Ability to interact with a multi-national area team

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Engineer North Europe

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Mitarbeiter im technischen Vertrieb (m/w/d)
Troisdorf, Deutschland

Job ref: LL/60915

Über unser Kunde

Unser Kunde fertigt und bearbeitet hochverschleißfeste Zylinder und Schnecken für Extrusion und Spritzguss, die zu Ihren Anforderungen passen, damit Sie das volle Potential in Sachen Produktqualität und Anlagenverfügbarkeit ausschöpfen.

Mit eigenen Hartlegierungen und Verfahren erreicht das Unternehmen den bewährten Verschleißschutz der Spitzenklasse, der Ihre Komponenten zuverlässig vor Abrasion, Adhäsion und Korrosion schützt.

Ihre Aufgaben
· Sie sind verantwortlich für den Vertrieb unserer Plastifiziereinheiten, insb. Schnecken, Zylinder und Extruder, in einem definierten Verkaufsgebiet
· Sie beraten die Kunden in anwendungstechnischen Fragestellungen
· Sie führen erfolgreich Akquisegespräche und Verhandlungen zur Gewinnung neuer Kunden
· Sie sind Spezialist (m/w/d) für die Auslegung der Komponenten und erarbeiten Vorgaben für deren konstruktive Umsetzung
· Sie kennen sich auf dem Markt für Extruder sehr gut aus und entwickeln neue Ideen für die Erweiterung der Produktpalette und des Geschäftsfelds

Ihr Profil
· Sie bringen fundierte Berufserfahrung im technischen Vertrieb oder in der Anwendungstechnik mit, idealerweise mit Bezug zur Extrusionsbranche
· Sie überzeugen mit Ihrer spürbaren Begeisterung für innovative Technologien und technische Lösungen
· Beratungs- und Verhandlungsgespräche führen Sie sicher in Deutsch und Englisch, gerne auch in einer weiteren europäischen Sprache
· Sie arbeiten eigenständig, service- und zielorientiert
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For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Lorena Hull-Lozano
Lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Recycling Marketing Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Recycling Marketing Manager

Job ref: CST/59450

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Location: Hungary, Germany, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia or Romania

Client Overview:

Our client is an integrated, international oil and gas company, headquartered in Budapest, Hungary. They are committed to doing business responsibly and sustainably, supporting communities and striving to meet the best possible health, safety and security standards wherever it operates. A key part of this strategy is further expanding its polymer compounding business with a strong commitment to recycling technologies.

Role Overview:

Responsible for P&L of polyolefin recycling business as well as related market development programs. Defines and supervises the execution of the business plan for polyolefin recycling in line with the strategic directions for downstream circular chemicals.

Responsibilities:

⦁ Define the business plan, oversee the business opportunities (new product development, testing, customer trials, negotiation).
⦁ Set marketing strategy for polyolefin recycling business line.
⦁ Drives product awareness at potential customers, industry influencers, builds industry network and develops best practices.
⦁ Identifies profitability drivers and proposes actions and mid- and long term strategies to address it.
⦁ Accountable for market part of business cases to support the investments and actively involved in due diligence to enable growth of the recycling business line.
⦁ Manages his/her business team with ownership, ensures sustainable solutions and customer focused operation.

Candidate Profile:

⦁ MSc degree in Economics/ Business Management/ Engineering
⦁ 8 to 10 years relevant professional experience working within plastic/polymer/ packaging industry.
⦁ Additional knowledge of recycling is an advantage
⦁ Knowledge of polymers (product and process)
⦁ Proven working experience in international environment
⦁ Knowledge of sales process and pipeline management
⦁ Value selling skills and active listening
⦁ Fluent in English

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Quality Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Quality Manager
Based in Wittenberg

Job ref: JH/59751

Sector: Packaging, Machinery
Function: Quality, Operations
Location: Wittenberg

Client overview:

A leader in providing solutions and systems to the packaging industry, supplying to over 100 countries, and employing over 9000 people worldwide.

Role Overview:

Lead and develop the quality team into a high performing group, who provide efficient and transparent communication and drive employee satisfaction in all aspects of quality.

Responsibilities:

• Improvement of quality processes as well as their standardisation along the value chain using the company excellence system.
• Continuously driving the integrated management systems (Quality, Environment, Product Safety, Health and Safety and Energy) to ensure they meet
• customer expectations and international standards.
• Identifying, evaluating and implementing optimisations in production to ensure sustainable quality improvements, as well as the creation and application of best practices, for example to standardize and roll out processes.
• Achieve set goals for defined departmental metrics as well as quality metrics at the site.

Candidate Profile:

• Degree educated in engineering principles.
• Proven experience leading a quality team.
• Strong ability to communicate and interact with colleagues at all levels within the company.
• Excellent leadership skills, including in cross-functional teams.
• Results-oriented way of working to prioritize multiple tasks and complete them on time.
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Fluent in German, English is desirable.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•   Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•   Unrivalled Industry Networks
•   Recognised International brand
•   HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Production Unit Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Production Unit Manager
Based in Leuna, Germany

Job ref: JE /60945

The Client

A leading family-owned company, producing engineering polymer materials and are a highly integrated solution provider committed to the sustainable future of polyamides.
With ten production sites and several sales offices around the world, this organization serves customers and partners globally.

The Role:

· Develop, set and achieve annual production targets as part of the site and business objectives and in line with the strategic direction of the site
· Inspiration and leadership to define and achieve visions and goals with employees
· Responsibility for driving forward and implementing continuous improvement processes

Responsibilities:

· Overall responsibility for the production area for the manufacture of inorganic primary products and fertilizers, consisting of several process plants
· Management and development of employees
· Responsibility for planning, organizing and developing the necessary resources
· Planning and implementation of maintenance and investment measures
· Development of continuous improvement potentials and implementation of suitable optimization measures and strategies for continuous further development and efficiency increases in technologies and processes
· Hazard analyses to assess and ensure proper operational procedures
· Planning, control and adherence to budgets
·Control, tracking and reporting of production KPIs

Candidate Skills and Attributes:

· Successfully completed university studies in the field of chemistry, process engineering / chemical engineering or in a similar field
· Several years of experience in the management of employees and in the management of chemical plants/operations
· Proven background in operational excellence
· High level of expertise and responsibility in occupational health and safety and environmental protection
· Sound knowledge and experience in project management
· Authentic and empathetic leader
· Experience in the design of change processes
· In-depth understanding of complex value creation processes
· Business fluent in English
· Very good knowledge of Office 365
· High motivation, reliability, flexibility, high sense of responsibility
· Strong communication skills, creative and pragmatic implementation skills
·Convincing and confident appearance

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Production Lead

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Production Lead
Location: Leipzig area, Germany

Job ref: AZ /60623

Responsible for the company’s production division.
This includes the effective and successful management of all work, productivity, quality control and safety processes defined for the production departments.
Responsible for improving operations, systems and principles in the areas of information flow and management, business processes and seeking opportunities to expand and improve systems in the production department
Performing supervisory duties in accordance with company guidelines and applicable laws.
Management and development of employees Production

Main Tasks:

· Strategic selection and planning of employees Production
· Manage, motivate, assess, and strategically develop subordinate employees.
· Carry out coordinated individual personnel measures in the area.
· Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal requirements
· Maintaining a safe, injury-free and accident-free workplace
· Work closely with the safety department to ensure that all processes comply with operational, legal and other regulatory requirements.
· Acts as contact person when customer problems arise in connection with product quality (support of the QMB)
· Communicating customer issues with the operations team and developing ways to improve the customer experience, including resolving issues and complaints (supporting the QMB)
· Contributing to recommendations for strategic improvements and creating and completing the resulting action plans
· Implement production, productivity, quality, and customer service standards; solve problems; identify trends to optimize productivity and costs.
· Create forecast requirements/annual budget in cooperation with management/Group; plan resulting expenses; analyze variances; initiate corrective measures.
· Develop operations by determining product handling and storage requirements, developing, implementing, enforcing and evaluating policies and procedures, developing processes for internal delivery of raw materials and production of products, utilization of machinery, inventory management and shipping, in close collaboration with other operational areas.
· Analyzing the process workflow, employee, and space requirements as well as the system layout; implementing changes
· Continuous updating of professional knowledge by attending training courses, seminars, and trade fairs. Reading specialist publications; maintaining personal networks.
· Budget responsibility for the areas of production, including compliance, planning, and monitoring of expenditure.
· Work closely with the MD and management team to establish and / or implement policies, procedures and systems and continue implementation.
· Communicate all operational policies and/or issues at department meetings.
· Work closely with the team to conduct inventory analysis to ensure inventory is being used effectively, the right equipment is being sourced and inventory data is robustly maintained to minimize external storage costs.

Responsible for the mass balance of raw materials and finished products.

Superiority and Subordination, authority to issue instructions, representation:

· Subordinate to the management in technical and disciplinary terms
· Technical and disciplinary authority to issue instructions to employees in all productive processes and work processes (production, mixing)

Documents and Information:

· Various documents as well as process and work instructions

Working and Operating Materials:

· Machines and systems on site, computers with standard and special software

Required knowledge and skills:

· Technical degree, at least 5 years of specialist professional experience in project and/or production management, English (business fluent)

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Product Development Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Product Development Manager
Based in Hampshire

Job ref: JH /60735

Location: Havant, Hampshire

Client Overview:

A major supplier to the European automotive and appliance markets, their name is synonymous with expertise in chemically coupled glass fibre polypropylene.

Role Overview:

The management and development of polypropylene products

Responsibilities:

· Develop new materials and processes to meet market requirements and ensure technical and commercial competitiveness. Support trials for production scale-up of new products.
· Support the production department in optimising the compounding process to maximise manufacturing efficiency, product quality and performance whilst minimising waste.
· Provide technical support to customers when required.
· Provide technical support for the investigation of customer complaints.
· Generate material data and provide technical presentations internally and externally.
· Manage and interpret customer requirements and provide solutions to meet or exceed their needs.
· Assist Purchasing department in the procurement of raw materials to optimise margin, product quality and product performance.
· Contribute to advice on safe handling of raw materials and finished goods in compliance with health and safety requirements.
· Provide product training to employees and customers.

Candidate Profile:

· Experience of working in a technical role within the plastics industry
· Knowledge of injection moulding applications and of formulating compounds.
· Able to demonstrate good technical knowledge combined with proven expertise in technical service.
· Degree Educated
· Good attention to detail, with the ability to analyse and interpret data and produce clear, concise reports.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Manufacturing Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Manufacturing Engineer
Based in Oxfordshire

Job ref: JH /60921

Client overview:

Listgrove has been retained by a specialist manufacturing company based in Oxfordshire who are seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer with a proven background in Chemicals, Pharma, or Medical Device environments.

Role Overview:

To specify, procure and project manage the introduction of manufacturing equipment and processes while supporting and driving continuous improvement of manufacturing quality and efficiency.

Responsibilities:

· Manufacturing process introduction/development to support the company’s growth plans and initiatives.
· Continuous improvement of manufacturing process outcomes. (Quality, time, and cost)
· Support cross functional team objectives.
· Specification of new equipment, facilities and process to support sales growth and production efficiency improvement

Candidate Profile:

· Proven experience as a Process or Manufacturing engineer
· Fully conversant with validation and technical change
· Experienced in chemical, liquid formulation or food production processes.
· Strong analytical skills and problem-solving competencies with other stakeholders.
· Qualification – Degree or equivalent in technical or life science area.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Maintenance Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Maintenance Manager
Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Job ref: AZ /60865

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Maintenance or Engineering Manager to join an established and successful business.

Objectives:

· Responsible for satisfying customer needs by producing the scheduled requirements for company products in the most effective way and to agreed quality standards whilst maintaining high standards of workmanship, reliability, efficiency, cleanliness and safety.

Tasks and Duties:

· Ensure that company policies and procedures for Housekeeping, Health & safety and Quality are fully met.
· Maintain close control of performance, efficiency and operating costs.
· Assign tasks to sub-ordinates according to work priorities.
· Ensure production schedule is maintained at all times.
· Ensure that all breakdowns and equipment defects are reported and followed up according to company procedures.
· Investigate reported problems thoroughly and ensure that corrective actions solve the problem not the symptom.
· Liaise and cooperate with maintenance manager to ensure that scheduled improvement and maintenance work is completed satisfactorily and on time.
· Schedule own work in line with agreed priorities.
· Maintain manufacturing departments, workshops and storage areas in a clean, organized and safe manner at all times.
· Continuously seek ways and means of improving departmental performance.
· Apply statistical methods to analyze performance, identify problems and develop solutions.
· Mange, motivate and direct staff and ensure that their performance is of the highest standard at all times and that they follow company policy and their job descriptions.
· Maintain accurate records of production, quality and maintenance problems.
· Report on departmental activities in an agreed format and timely manner.
· Recommend replacement of unreliable and inefficient equipment.
· Liaise and cooperate with client departments.
· Be available to attend emergencies outside normal working hours.
· Train and develop subordinates in accordance with company policies and procedures.
· Work effectively with the multi-cultural workforce.
· Read specialist journals and attend training courses and to keep up to date with the latest developments and trends in technology, materials and manufacturing management.
· Carry out similar or related works as directed by his immediate Supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

· B. Sc. degree in polymer, production or industrial engineering.
· Minimum 5 years practical experience of the extrusion and compounding processes and the materials and tools used by the company.
· Strong production management ability.
· Ability to work under pressure and manage several tasks at once.
· Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels.
· Ability to make quick, clear decisions
· Ability to make effective presentations.
· Organized, able to prioritize and work to deadlines.
· Computer literate, MS Word, Excel, Outlook.
· Ability to delegate duties where necessary.
· Good analytical skills
· Ability to work flexibly.
· Good standard of spoken and written English.
· Excellent team working skills.
· Ability to train and develop staff
· A practical and logical approach to problem solving using problem solving techniques.
· Committed to continuous improvement.
· Ability to manage personal time effectively.
· Ability to enjoy challenges and the determination to overcome problems.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager France

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Key Account Manager France – Packaging Systems
Based in Lle de France

Job ref: EG /60841

Client Overview:

A world-renowned packaging systems and solutions manufacturer, at the forefront of developing unique solutions, that help customers innovate differentiated products, build smarter filling plants and create interactive packs of the future.

Role Overview:

· Design a holistic, long-term strategy, in close coordination with all departments, on route to customer.
· Provide robust technical solutions, whilst proposing and designing Customer Roadmaps, in collaboration with marketing.
· Coordinates and follows-up required actions, through management and collaboration, with internal stakeholders, such as, technical service, marketing, project and quality departments, both within the French structure, as well as European or global departments.
· Acquires new customers, whilst developing and maintaining relationships, with existing customers and prospects, on all levels and within different departments.
· Creates business cases and calculates their profitability (via existing Project Calculation Tool) to present them internally, for approval.
· Negotiates profitable sales, keeping a focus on high margins e. g. negotiating prices & conditions for sleeves, spouts, filling machines, upgrades and optimizations, with the customer and designs offer for filling machines and packaging material.
· Performs sales activities, on major accounts and negotiates sales prices and discounts, in consultation with the Head of France.
· Documents customer reports and negotiated conditions.
· Forecasts the expected customer account development and plans the volume and price development for allocated area accordingly (accurately forecasts annual, quarterly and monthly volume and revenue)
· Responsible to reach the expected gross profit for respective customer accounts.
· Supports Sales intelligence and coordinates company and area resources, to ensure efficient and stable sales results.
· Supports market area reconnaissance, in cooperation with Global Business Intelligence.

 

Candidate Profile:

· Bachelor’ or Master’s Degree in economics or technical degree.
· Sales/project management experience within the packaging or food industry.
· Experience in building up and maintaining customer relationships, ideally in B2B.
· Strong in creating conceptional sales pitches, based on our solution selling approach.
· Keen to develop sustainable leads with customers.
· Readiness to travel up to 50%.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.Guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager – Automotive OEMs & Tier 1 Suppliers

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Key Account Manager – Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers

Possible location: geographical area Strasbourg/Stuttgart/Frankfurt/Cologne or Slovakia (near Bratislava).

Job ref: JH/59041

The client:

A global market leader developing and converting adhesives and polymers for automotive, medical devices and general industry.

The role:

· Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Manager for the automotive market, you will be responsible for the development of the German market and will be the main contact for the technical teams of your customers on their sites.
· You will be involved in the development of the product portfolio which includes foam and thermoplastics water shield, die-cut pieces and joints (both thin and thick), roof Stiffeners, technical labels, decorative parts, adhesive solutions, damping material together with your key customers (mainly OEMs and 1st tiers).
· You will be in direct contact with customers (design & purchasing department, production – assembly, etc.) to promote the company’s products, identify opportunities, obtain specifications, and pass on all useful information to draw up offers.
· Together with the sales manager, you ensure a good communication with the technical teams of the different European sites based in France, Slovakia, and Spain.
· You will coordinate product development projects with the ADHEX development department and liaise with the customer until the products are launched in series.
· You are forced of proposal with the customer but also within the teams to succeed in the development of new products.

Candidate profile (Education, Experience, Skills):

· Higher technical diploma or equivalent required
· Minimum 5 years of work experience in a technical-sales function in an industrial environment in connection with German OEMs.
· Work experience with Microsoft Office and other business-related applications in a work environment
· German (native or bilingual) and English fluent; any additional languages are an advantage.
· Self-motivated and self-directed.
· Ability to adapt to a variety of interlocutors.
· Customer focus and technical curiosity.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

HSE, Energy Officer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

HSE, Energy Officer
Based in Leuna, Germany

Job ref: AZ/60542
Salary: 85,000 euros

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Tasks are:

· Strategic and operational advice to the management/executives on the subject of energy management
· Preparation of internal reports within the framework of the energy management system / CO2
· Preparation of external reports, applications and certificates, e.g. in accordance with the TEHG, EEG and grid fee exemptions
· Supporting the divisions in energy-related issues in the planning, evaluation and implementation of projects, as well as deriving measures and corrective actions on energy-related issues
· Carrying out energy assessments for projects at the site
· Assuming the function of in-house energy management officer
· Support and further development of existing supply contracts/supply negotiations for energies/energy sources together with the Group Purchasing Department
· Support and further development of the integrated management system to the DIN EN ISO 50001 standard
· Supporting and advising various committees on the topics of energy and sustainability at local and Group level
· Regular evaluation of energy aspects
· Exchange with authorities, external partners
· Processing and follow-up of energy-related funding applications and funding projects

Profile:

· Degree in energy management or several years of experience in a comparable field
· Qualification as an energy officer is an advantage.
· Several years of experience in the areas of energy law, energy financing law, electricity tax law and ISO 50001 as well as in the area of audits (sub-area energy)
· Pleasure in continuously promoting and developing the transformation of our company in the energy and sustainability sector.
· Thirst for knowledge to support the green footprint with new developments.
· Independent, proactive, and structured way of working
· Very good communication and presentation skills in German and English, both written and spoken, absolutely essential.
· Processing and follow-up of energy-related funding applications and funding projects
· Carrying out internal audits

Required Experience and knowledge in areas of:

· Application BesAR/ EnUG ->Applications + Changes CHP/Offshore/EEG levy Forwarding to 3.
· HZA electricity tax incl. TÜV certificate, EDL-G
· Netzentgeltbefreiungsanträge
· DEHST-Zuteilungsdatenbericht/ Monitoringpläne
· DEHST Emissions Reports/Ü Plans/CO2 Emissions Trading
· Zuteilungsanträge 4.Handelsperiode, BEHG
· NA-Team
· IMS-Review
· Energy Aspects, Opportunities & Risks
· GR Planning
· Determination of KPI following year (confirmation in the NA team.)
· ISO certification, adaptation of standards
· Questionnaire Load Management Federal Network Agency – Information in the Potal on natural gas Questionnaires BNetzA, BMWi,
· Energy-saving measures, funding applications
· Voting on GR with IL
· Examination/questions on energy supply contracts, lease model
· Monitoring of energy sources, consumption, measurement technology
· Energienetzwerk
· Genehmigungsarbeit
· Infra energy registration operational
· Infra energy registration strategic, prepare information for purchasing
· Audit of the legal register
· Management System/Internal Audits/SAM Update
· Project consulting incl. energy assessment
· Betriebratstätigkeit
· CO2, Energy, Production, Projects, Preparatory Auditing
· Preparation of the LCA Sustainability Report, customer questionnaires
· Notfallplattform Gas
· Martstammdatenregister (PSA-Anlage)
· Energy Cost Containment Programme (EKDP) Application, verification

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

General Manager Operations

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

General Manager Operations

Job ref: CST /59755

Salary: Attractive

Sector: Plastics, Polymers
Function: Executive, Operations
Location: Poland

Client overview:

Listgrove is proud to be working with one of Europe’s leading synthetic foam manufacturers used in a wide range of industries including packaging, sport & leisure, construction, and insulation. A family-owned international group, sustainability is a core business principle, and this forms an integral part of their operations strategy.

Role Overview:

You will coordinate and drive all operational activities for the Polish factory, involving manufacturing, HSE, technology, product compliance & development, maintenance, continuous improvement, people development, supply chain and purchasing. You will develop an operational excellence vision, gaining buy-in from the workforce and implementing the strategy to ensure the continued competitiveness of the site, which employs around 300 people.

Responsibilities:

· Fully responsible for leading all operational aspects of the factory, which includes setting the vision of the future, developing the strategy and working across all functions to ensure alignment to the objectives
· Accountable for setting and achieving the annual budget in terms of spend, efficiency improvements, cost control and plant investment
· Leadership and mentoring of direct reports across the key functions, setting the culture of the site, developing teams and ensuring a proactive/positive management style is executed across all levels
· Implement, monitor and optimize with the Plant Manager occupational protection processes within the company with the aim of continuously improving the HSE culture.
· Define the yearly priorities for the annual LEAN strategy in collaboration with the Plant Manager.
· In support with the Group Vice President of Research & Innovation, define and support the research and innovation strategy for the site.
· Define the yearly priorities for the annual purchasing and supply chain strategy in collaboration with the functional heads

Candidate Profile:

· Engineering degree and more than 10 years of established work experience as leader in an industrial environment
· Experience in polymers, plastics, extrusion or rubber is an advantage
· Result driven, methodological and hands-on approach
· Technical understanding of industrial processes
· Strong leadership skills, team spirit and decision making power
· High level of initiative; motivation and assertiveness
· Experienced in LEAN management
· Strategic thinking with strong financial acumen, managing the P&L
· Analytical skills, understand complex issues and present them simply
· Fluent in Polish and English (spoken & written)

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
Conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

General Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

General Manager
Based in Northamptonshire

Job ref: JE/60511

Salary: Executive Salary and Package

Client Overview:

Listgrove has been retained by a specialist manufacturer of materials that serve the insulation, civil engineering and packaging sectors. They are now seeking an experienced General Manager to make the following role their own:

The General Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the business, reporting directly into the European Board Oslo. You will have 8 direct reports with overall responsibility for 54 staff across 3 manufacturing sites.  This role will require someone who is at home with commercial & operational management, this includes; departmental oversight (production, engineering / technical, transport, sales) and P&L management. This is a stand-alone role and you are expected to operate as a true G.M. with little  support at a Group level.

Sites are located in Scotland and Northamptonshire. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be located within travelling distance from Northamptonshire and will be required to visit Scotland on a fortnightly basis.

The objectives for the General Manager include:

· Developing the commercial aspects of the new Corby site.
· An excellent eye for detail. Particularly in controlling costs and efficiencies
· Commercially aware, with proven track record of increasing the top line and at good margin
· Able to lead and motivate a Sales Team
· Good at nurturing and developing talent.
· To lead the company commercially and ensure that it remains market focused; in terms of product development, service offering and customer relationships.
· Drive the company’s commercial activities including marketing, sales, customer service and pricing.

Candidate’s Profile:

The ideal General Manager will demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

· A proven track record of managing the full P&L responsibility
· A proven track record of implementing and executing business strategies.
· A strong leadership style that can manage a range of business functions and personalities.
· Directly managing the field sales team including taking the sales lead on key client meeting and making pricing decisions.
· Have previously held responsibility for several business functions including operations and sales for at least 5-10 Years.
· Good commercial knowledge of the Construction market.
· Excellent communication skills.
· Technically competent with a production management background

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

European Regional Sales Manager Europe

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

European Regional Sales Manager Europe
Home office based in Germany/France/Benelux

Job ref: JE/60719

Listgrove has been retained by a rapidly growing international manufacturer operating in the Petrochemicals and Plastics Industries who is recruiting a European Regional Sales Manager to spearhead their market entry into Europe.

Summary:

· Reporting to the US based Vice President Sales, the European Regional Sales Manager will call on prospective plastic processor customers with particular attention to flexible packaging.
· Market entry will be facilitated by and initially focus on a specific new product line that addresses an urgent market need.
· This will require a high pace of activity and a technical sales approach.

Candidate Skills and Attributes:

· The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated new business “Hunter” with in-depth knowledge of the flexible packaging market,
· A technical background coupled with a minimum of 3-5 years of business to business sales or technical service experience.
· Proven experience in the films/masterbatch or resins sector.
· Optimal location is in Northwestern Europe (Germany, France or BENELUX)
· 50% travel required.
· Home Office or the company’s regional offices in Luxembourg.
· Language skills: English plus one European essential – German and French preferred.
· Ability to communicate professionally.
· Proficient in value-based selling, and use of sales tools including customer relationship management (CRM) tools.
· Self-driven and results oriented

Qualifications:

· Degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Polymers Science & Engineering or a business background with extensive technical training.
· Knowledge of the polyethylene film producer market in Europe.
· Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation

 

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.Edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Engineering Supervisor

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Engineering Supervisor
Based in Ireland

For this position, the client is able to offer visa sponsorship and relocation support to candidates outside of the EU

Job ref: AZ/59441

Salary: 70,000 – 75,000 euros

The company design, develop and manufacture assemblies and components that are the essential in some of the world’s most famous and innovative products.
From automotive components to medical devices to industrial products, you’ll find that these components are part of the solution that brings ideas that matter to life.
For over 40 years, the company’s experience and expertise has been trusted by many of the world’s most successful brands. With global operations they have the capacity to meet today’s most challenging production requirements. Their culture of innovation supported with state-of-the-art technology ensures they are ready for the challenges of the future.
By doing more than just making plastic parts; the business strongly believes they are moulding ideas for a sustainable future.

Scope of the position:

Coordinate all engineering activity for Plant 2, working with various groups to deliver reliable and repeatable processes and sustainable improvements in OEE.

Key Responsibility :

· Provide engineering and technical leadership on product and process issues
· Supervise and lead engineering group, prioritising and scheduling work for the team
· Promote the use of analytical problems solving techniques amongst the engineering group to ensure that decisions are data driven
· Drive change and continuous improvement among the engineering group inputting to OEE reviews
· Ensure that preventative maintenance is performed as per schedule
· Identify equipment/machines with a high maintenance cost and/or poor reliability. Perform root cause failure analysis to develop and implement effective improvements.

Key Performance Indicators

Production & Quality:

· The internal customer, support manufacturing as a priority ensuring customers receive defect free products, collaborate on continuous improvement projects through OEE reviews
· External Engineering contractors and suppliers: identify partners who enable the company to achieve its objective in terms of reliable, cost effective manufacturing and manage work carried out by external Engineering companies.

Decision Making Authority:

· Authority to schedule work and manage external suppliers. Decisions which affect machine availability or quality to be taken in conjunction with the Production and Quality Assurance Managers.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Director of Recycling

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Director Of Recycling
Based Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Relocation assistance available
Application from European Nationals are encouraged

Job ref: CST/61043

Salary/Benefits: Attractive, commensurate with experience

The Client:

The company is passionate about transforming waste into a valuable commodity and has a mission to build the world’s largest recycled plastics commodities company. They have a worldwide presence and a strong, capable team of colleagues who are dedicated and loyal. Their factory based in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, specialises in the collection and recycling of plastic waste generated from industry and manufacturing. Suppliers and customers range from waste managers, owner operator manufacturers, all the way up to multi-national packaging companies and understanding and solving their pain points will be key to growth.

The Role:

· Full P&L responsibility, providing leadership of the recycling business including the running of the commercial and operational functions
· Drive our mission through your actions and continuous messaging to the recycling team, aligning goals around achieving excellence and executing on our core purpose of Delivering Certainty.
· Work with the commercial team to identify and take advantage of new market opportunities, to help achieve short term targets as well as assist in the development of long-term plans
· Conduct research and stay close to suppliers and customers to ensure business plans provide a compelling offer to the marketplace
· Lean manufacturing methodology will be used to maximise assets and minimise waste in all parts of the operation.
· Implement a culture and practice of continuous improvement and process improvement, including constant enhancement of existing systems
· Proactively win new business and personally handle some key accounts

Candidate Profile:

· Proven track record of personally driving growth in a plastics recycling business via aggressive commercial development.
· Entrepreneurial approach to scale the business by acquiring contracts on feedstocks, increasing margins, and improving operational efficiencies.
· Demonstrate experience in manufacturing or site leadership
· Demonstrate experience in sales or business development leadership
· Financially astute – experience of running a P&L and achieving KPIs
· Coaching and mentoring leadership style

Working in partnership with company leaders and teams on the ground, you will be a compelling leader and have a proven track record in bringing teams together successfully to achieve a common goal.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Design & Development Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Design & Development Engineer

Commercially focused technical role
Rubber moulding
Hybrid – UK and Midlands

Job ref: JH /59851

Sector:  Plastics/Rubber

Function: R&D, Engineering, Technical, Sales & Commercial

Location: UK-home based with regular trips to the Midlands factory

The Company:

Our client has built a reputation for reliability, integrity and constant innovation by meeting its customers’ current needs and anticipating future challenges. Employing more than 250 people at its facility in the UK, and with operations in in India and Romania, the company is one of the leading manufactures of elastomeric seals and rubber mouldings in the UK.

Renowned for their constant innovation, the company offer a complete solution that includes their own on-site compounding and tooling facilities, as well as modern injection moulding and compression moulding capabilities.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the Design & Development Engineer is a customer facing and technical position, which will play a key role in the creation, enhancement and optimization of rubber-based products in the manufacturing portfolio.  The key focus is to help the company diversify its market sector and customer base by developing bespoke rubber solutions.  The strategy is underpinned by continued investment in new machines and technology.

Responsibilities:

· Review different industries that the company could supply products into.  Conduct competitive product analysis and provide possible solutions that the sales team can promote to prospective customers.
· Respond to technical enquiries by visiting customers, discussing their requirement, consulting on possible solutions and using internal resources to present options.
· Work with commercial team to produce proposals and costings, and help present back to the customer with the objective of building engagement.
· Develop and refine product designs with customers to aid in the development of tooling, considering factors such as materials and performance requirements.
· Using CAD Software and other design tools, create product drawings, tool designs and specifications to produce prototypes.
· Sourcing tools and components through external suppliers.
· Provide customer support, understanding their requirements and refining product concepts.
· Work alongside sales to bring customer vision to life.
· Maintain detailed documentation, design specifications and testing procedures.
· Cross functional communication ensuring all involved are knowledgeable of project progress.

Candidate Profile:

· Technically adept experienced mechanical design engineer.
· Degree educated in engineering or related technical discipline.
· Customer facing and capable presenting consultative technical solutions.
· Proven design and development experience with rubber and polymers.
· Experience with product and tooling design.
· Proficiency in CAD with other design tools.
· Knowledge of rubber materials.
· Some European travel.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Capex Excellence Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Capex Excellence Manager
Home based, Hybrid position

Position holder could be located in any European country (convenient for travel) as this is viewed as a Global role and travel will be expected dependant upon the requirements of the projects involved in.

Job ref: AZ/60236

Salary: good salary, which includes bonus potential & other benefits

A leading producer of high-quality engineering nylon materials for a diverse range of markets, including the automotive, food, medical, pharmaceutical, chemicals and electronics industries. The company offers a complete portfolio of integrated nylon 6 and 66 products, including intermediates, resins, engineering plastics, performance fibres, packaging film and distribution of petrochemical products.

With ten production sites and several sales offices around the world, this organization serves customers and partners globally and are a highly integrated solution provider committed to the sustainable future of polyamides.

The CAPEX Excellence Manager will hold a pivotal role in shaping and monitoring the company’s portfolio of CAPEX, In ensuring the proper project selection of projects and then successful delivery of the CAPEX projects through monitoring and challenging project deliverables, supporting the site/functions teams and reporting to senior management.

The CAPEX Excellence Manager will develop best practice program/project governance and ways of working to help improve returns and project performance across the entire portfolio.

Major/Key Accountabilities:

· Coordinate and lead the elaboration of the company’s 5 year’s investment plan (compliance, maintenance and performance projects) taking into account the strategic projects and the sustainable development objectives as defined in the strategic roadmap, the sites and functions plans and the regulatory framework
· Validate the content and the deliverables of the investment dossier in line with the Investment Procedure thresholds
· Lead the company’s quarterly Investment Committee for important projects
· Identify and evaluate early stage projects and apply challenge levers to improve project business cases – challenge sites cost reduction targets & ambition (value challenge)
· Help to optimize design, procurement, and the critical enablers – organization, culture, capabilities, risk, contracting… to realize the full potential of the projects
· Work with the sites and functions to co-ordinate the overall capital projects portfolio delivery in full, on time and within budget and ensure a close follow up in relevant tools (e.g. Monday.com)
· Follow up of the investment budget for sites/functions (including forecast) and ensure reporting in collaboration with the sites/functions and finance
· Define and update CAPEX project standards, procedures and tools and ensure adherence to best in class practices (project scope, plans, costs, risks, resources, project organization)
· Build and animate company-wide capex capabilities by creating and leading cross-site CAPEX coordinator community.
· Realise post mortem review for strategic projects

Key Contacts:

· CIO
· Excom members
· Investment committee members
· Site managers and capex coordinators
· Project Managers
· Technology
· IT
· Finance

Education:

· Degree in Engineering or similar relevant field
· Any Project Management Certifications is ideal but not necessary

Experience:

· Proven track record of successful Project Management/realization, preferably within a manufacturing environment (10+ years)
· Exposure to continuous manufacturing and batch production
· Proven knowledge of CAPEX project management tools
· Proven expertise in value challenge methodology
· A strong understanding of all stages in a project lifecycle, delivery approaches e.g. waterfall, agile, etc. and experience of implementing them into organizations
· Financial management skills and experience
· Preferably multicultural experience

Additional Skills:

· Excellent organizational and time-management skills
· Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to influence at all levels
· Attention to detail
· Proactive problem solver
· Excellent time management skills
· Ability to organize and lead teams to achieve objectives

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Business Development Manager
Based in Australasia

Job ref: HS/59132

The client:

Founded in 1979, our client started their business engaging within the manufacturing of mold making and injection moulding. In recent years the company have grown and expanded their market reach and are now specialists within the food packaging sector. As a result, they’re looking to develop the Australasian market and require an individual with a proven track record, winning and maintaining business.

The role:

· Selling EasyLid® and other food packaging products across Australia and New Zealand, through being pro-active, methodical in your approach and by offering a solution to customers.
· Soley focused on business development activities, your role is to develop sales in a new market whilst working in conjunction with the HQ based in Hong Kong to achieve shared financial goals.
· Building and maintaining long lasting sustainable partnerships.
· Attending trade shows and exhibitions.
· To be present in Hong Kong for quarterly and/or annually scheduled meetings.

The Ideal Candidate:

· Has a proven track record in a commercial setting, able to showcase your expertise within the identification of new leads and winning sales.
· Having prior experience within the packaging industry, plastic packaging is desired but non-essential.
· Has a natural flair for sales, someone who is able to build strong, sustainable, professional relationships.
· Someone who is fluent in both written and spoken English.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
00441789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager – Recycled Plastics

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Business Development Manager – Recycled Plastics

Home Based UK

Job ref: EG /60162

The Client:

A plastic recycling solutions business, who are striving towards a world without waste.
The business has 20 years in-house experience, as well as partners in the UK and abroad, providing plastic scrap and regrind to their customers.

The Role:

Due to substantial growth, an exciting new vacancy has arisen for a Business Development Manager to join the team. This role requires the incumbent to have an ambitious and tenacious nature with a strong commercial mind set and the ability to build relationships.

· Generate sales and develop a diverse customer base for a range of recycled plastic.
· Implementing strategic sales plan, in line with company objectives
· Develop new customers and increase overall volumes and margin.
· Identify all prospective customers within the market segment allocated.
· Actively seek out new sales opportunities and conduct market research through research, cold calling, networking, social media, attending conferences and trade fairs
· Perform customer site visits to build relationships and discover market information.
· Develop and enhance relationships by being creative, innovative, and offering excellent customer service that is responsive and tailored to customer needs.
· Engage in constant and active risk management, to ensure the product being supplied is per the company quality requirements.
· Negotiation and sales of plastic raw materials (price, payment terms, logistics, suppliers)
· Nurture relationships with customers, as well as with other key stakeholders, such as warehousing, logistics and suppliers.
· Good understanding of the financial impacts of pricing decisions to a commercially driven organization.

Candidate Profile:

· Proven track record in a sales or business development role
· Strong knowledge of Plastics recycling market
· Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
· An entrepreneurial individual who is self-motivated and results focused
· Strong at developing new business accounts.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Account Manager – Packaging Coatings

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Account Manager – Packaging Coatings
Based in Netherlands

Job Ref: EG/60664

Client Overview:

A world leader in specialty coatings and treatments for flexible substrates.
This role sits within the Packaging Coatings Division, where high-performance solutions are formulated for a wide range of printing applications, with a focus on paperboard, flexible films and labels, for food and fast-moving consumer goods.

A multinational corporation at the forefront of their industry, strategically located in Europe, North- and South America and the Far East. World-wide, the business has 16 production facilities and numerous application laboratories.

Role Overview:

Realise and develop the sales activities, for the Packaging Coatings Division in Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands (Benelux) in line with the regional strategy (EMEA), whilst providing technical support to all customers in the assigned countries.

Commercial Responsibilities:

Execute the sales strategy to ensure that the commercial objectives can be achieved in the above-mentioned countries with regards to the following:
· Sales and profit contribution.
· Positioning of the company on the market.
· Supporting and promoting the introduction of new products.
· Maintaining and optimizing contacts with important existing relations, expanding customers base according to terms of references.
· Customers/prospects visits.
· Embracing the businesses philosophy and values.
· Working alongside SHE & Quality to constantly apply and work to applicable legislation, procedures and processes.

Technical Responsibilities:

· Help the customer to choose the best combination of products (Coatings and Ingredients), to reach the expected technical specifications and application performance.
· Develop a deep knowledge of the product portfolio i.e. coatings for specialty films, paper, packaging and polymers for inks.
· Provide the customer the right input, regarding technologies (Water based, Solvent based, Energy Curing) and processes i.e. how to use products, in order to achieve the best performance.
· Support trials performed at customers or at our facilities with different options.
· Introduce new products through regular customer visits, samples, and clear lecture of the TDS, provided by the product managers.
· Follow up of customer’s satisfaction.

Candidate Profile:

· Technical Engineer or other relevant education based on experience in the printing industry.
· Experienced in the sales and technical application of consumables for the printing industry.
· Excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding selling ability.
· Fluent in Dutch & English.
· Customer orientated and skilled in building relationships.
· Persuasive with strong influencing skills.
· Results oriented with excellent problem solving capabilities.

 

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.Guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Account Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Account Manager
Homebased UK

Job ref: JE /61094

The client:

Listgrove has been retained by a leading company in the sales, marketing and distribution of speciality chemicals and food ingredients. They are now recruiting an Account Manager to help maintain and develop new business in the UK. Managing a wide range of product lines and identifying key customer targets.

The role:

The purpose of the role is to help develop a new Business and Strategy within the UK and Ireland Plastics Convertor Industry. Managing a wide range of new product lines and identifying Key Customer targets.
Closely working with the companies International Market Managers

· To develop a strategy in line with budget expectations
· Identifying and canvassing new Customer and Principal targets
· Developing and managing a comprehensive product portfolio for existing and new product lines
· Working alongside European Affiliates to realise group strategy
· To handle product enquiries and business opportunities, and to contact customers directly
· To monitor relevant sales to ensure that the correct level of profitability is maintained
· To ensure that all price increases are implemented on time, and in accordance with our processes
· To seek and follow through new business opportunities at accounts, and prioritise these accordingly
· Any other ad hoc tasks as required

Ideal Candidate:

· Have a strong technical and commercial background, ideally gained through experience within the UK and Ireland Plastic Convertor Market
· Be self-motivated, disciplined, and comfortable working from home.
· Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a range of personality types
· Be driven by the need to achieve sales growth and have a persistent approach when faced with difficulties and challenges

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

UK, Central & Eastern Europe Sales Director

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

UK, Central & Eastern Europe Sales Director
Homebased Germany – other locations considered

Job ref: LH/60753

Sector: Food Packaging
Location: Germany – other locations considered

The Role:

Listgrove has been retained by a leading company who manufacturers flexible and rigid films for large-scale food packaging.
They are recruiting an experienced Sales Director to work with the CEO to develop and drive commercial strategies according to company goals and objectives aiming to accelerate growth. With a tactical growth mindset and great leadership skills, the role is responsible for further building and developing the commercial team in line with future business strategy.

· The role has responsibility for managing a team of four Sales Managers located in Germany, UK, Italy, and Poland.
· Responsible for sales leadership, management, and growth of European sales.
· Development of strategy for the product category in line with the corporate business plan and growth objectives.
· Have a full awareness of the market needs of the market categories served and ensure that you are predicting any trend changes that will impact on sales as well as capturing competitor activity.
· Provide timely and accurate forecast data and delivery of budgeted volume and maintain a strong New Business Pipeline across the team.

Key Responsibilities:

· Establish a detailed understanding of the customer and market needs to set the sales strategy.
· Retain and grow existing customers within your team’s customer base through identification of volume and margin growth opportunities.
· Evaluate new business opportunities and agree prospective targets with your team and deliver profitable new business within your product categories.
· Maintain a regularly updated and dynamic pipeline detailing all growth activity.
· Work with the NPI Team to review and update product requirements.
· Ensure preparation of Customer Account Plans as required, and that plans are fully communicated, activated and all actions are carried out according to the plan.
· Provide monthly sales reports, forecasts and periodic status reports as required.
· Assist with strategic planning and market development exercises by providing market intelligence including information on market dynamics and competitor activity.
· Motivate and drive your sales team and assist them in achieving / exceeding targets.
· Provide coaching and performance management for team members and develop talent for future roles.

Budget and Forecasting:

· Delivery of the relevant Budget to retain existing sales volume and deliver new sales growth in line with the strategic business plan.
· To deliver and regularly review the agreed sales targets as set in the current budget and align with any business reviews carried out.
· To have the ability to re-forecast your team target monthly to ensure that the forecasted budget is achieved.

People and Resource:

· To develop a structure that ensures all accounts served within your category receive world class service.
· Motivate your sales personnel to promote and sell the Film products within existing and prospective customer base.
· Ensure there are sufficient resources and skills to deliver on the key strategic and budgeted objectives for your categories.

Reporting:

· Establish clear reporting disciplines from all sales personnel within your team to allow for accurate forecasting and the development of an on-going sales forecast. Ensure that all reporting is done on time and with accuracy to meet Group reporting requirements.
· Submit a monthly report to the CEO.

Customer Relationships:

· Ensure that a positive relationship is maintained with accounts under your own management and that robust sales strategies are in place to ensure continued growth for the products, including opportunities for other group sites.
· Ensure ‘best in class’ level of client service to optimize sales revenue and service opportunities.

Required Experience Traits:

· Proven record of business management and sales growth within packaging/food industry.
· Strong people management skills ensuring sales performance reaches expectations through team leadership, clear communication of KPIs, mentoring, training and support.
· Good level of negotiation skills to ensure margin levels are achieved in line with business requirements.
· Experience of working within a dynamic, highly responsive, entrepreneurial oriented and service driven sales environment where price is also a key driver.
· Home based position with travel expectations throughout Europe to visit customers and support the sales team and their individual activities.
· The candidate must be fluent in both German and English.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Lorena Hull-Lozano
lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager – UK Wide

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – UK Wide
Polymers/Additives/Rubber/Coatings
Hybrid

Job ref: HS /60519

Package:

Salary – based on experience – between £50,000 – £60,000 per annum
Discretionary bonus
Company car or car allowance
25 days holiday
Personal health insurance

Company Overview:

An international specialty chemical distributor are looking for an experienced, UK, Sales Manager, who will have a firm understanding of the UK plastics industry.
The company seeks an individual who has developed a competency within the plastics industry ideally having a broad understanding of any of the following:
Polymer Raw Materials – PU – Adhesives – PE – Additives – Rubber and or Coatings

The Role:

· Account management of existing customers. Maintain and develop business relationships with key personnel, understand forecasts, trends, manage contracts, identify risks and develop new opportunities.
· Identify and develop new customers and opportunities, manage business development projects.
· Be aware of, and work to sales and margin targets.
· Principal and supplier management.
· Identify opportunities for new products and new principles in relevant market areas. Develop these opportunities in conjunction with the management team.
· Gather market intelligence and prepare market surveys.
· Reporting and admin functions related to the above including customer and supplier visit reports.
· Manage stocks for certain product ranges in conjunction with the Admin Office support.

Candidate Profile:

· A team player who can interact effectively at all business levels.
· Ability to work autonomously.
· Excellent clear concise communicator.
· Creative, proactive, self-motivated, and flexible.
· High attention to detail.
· Strong organized approach.
· Problem solver.
· Comfortable with UK travel and occasional overseas.
· Technical knowledge of polymers, additives, plastics compounds and plastics processing.
· Technical knowledge of PU, Adhesives, Rubber and/or coatings an advantage.

 

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
01789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Service/Maintenance Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Service/Maintenance Engineer
Based in Oxfordshire

Job ref: JH /60665

Working Hours: 5 days per week, between 8.30am – 4.30pm

Holidays: 25 days per calendar year (3 of which are to be used at Christmas)
Plus all public holidays (pro rata).

Our Client:

A family-owned business which based in Bicester, they manufacture and supply a range of prepared microbiological media to the pharmaceutical and associated industries alongside supplying and servicing specialist environmental air monitoring and decontamination equipment, primarily into the same markets.

The role:

Working in a small team, the role is responsible for the routine service and calibration of customer’s air sampling equipment, mainly within the site workshop with occasional visits to customer sites in the UK and EU.
This position will also support the Plant and Maintenance Engineer in maintaining, repairing, and attending breakdowns of the company’s own manufacturing equipment and facilities including within a cleanroom environment.

Values:

· Reliable, delivering what the customer needs whilst doing what we said we would in a timely manner.
· Adaptable, developing our products, packaging, and processes to meet customer needs alongside supporting development for colleagues.
· Partnership, helpful and committed to customers and colleagues.

Responsibilities:

· The engineering team has responsibility for building and assembling the company’s own equipment for sale.
· Ensure all work involving service and calibration of customer’s equipment and maintaining company’s own manufacturing equipment and facilities on site is first time complete.
· Liaising with customers, including quoting for repairs and calibrations.
· Checking & verifying other engineers service/calibration documents.
· Secondary role is general site/facilities maintenance and emergency repairs to machines. Calibration of company equipment.
· Planned preventative maintenance of company equipment and facilities.
· Handling sales orders of new equipment, building orders & shipping.
· Installation of new machinery and equipment.
· Observation of and adherence to all safety procedures.

Qualifications/Candidate Profile:

· Recognised engineering qualification preferred.
· Some on-site fieldwork maybe be required.
· Professional Individual.
· Enthusiastic.
· Self-motivated.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Product Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Product Engineer
Site Based – Hertfordshire, UK

Job ref: HS/60033

Working Hours:
Monday to Friday : 08:00 – 17:00

Salary:
Compensated based on experience, between £23-£40K per annum
Overtime could be included at discretion of hiring company

Client Overview:

A leading supplier of specialist metal components for the plastics and rubber industries, working in close collaboration with customers and suppliers to provide high levels of satisfaction across the design and specification of processing screws, barrels and precision components.

Role Overview:

As a Product Engineer, you will play a pivotal part in ensuring the continued success and development of component design, specification and surface technology, whilst working to a tolerance of +/- 0.05mm.

· Lead the design and product development activities, ensuring that the components that are supplied are optimized for clients’ unique process and production requirements.
· Product design development from functional design specification to manufacturing drawings.
· Collaborate with internal production staff and external supply partners to optimize manufacturing efficiencies.
· Drivetimes and improvement initiatives to enhance quality management processes, reduce lead times, and increase efficiency.
· Collaborate with colleagues across the business to ensure successful and smooth transition from sales to supply.
· Provide on-site customer support including carrying out component wear monitoring and measuring service.
· Foster a culture of innovation and excellence across the business.
· Provide technical support to the sales team.

Candidate Profile:

· Holds a technical qualification within mechanical engineering or a relatable subject field.
· Ideally possess existing experience in an engineering function.
· Strong background in working with accurate tolerancing and engineering drawings with 2D and 3D drafting software – (CAD or SolidWorks as examples.)
· Machinery component manufacturing experience is strongly desired.
· Has a level of understanding of production processes, ideally within plastics, rubber or a relatable field.
· Natural ability to manage multiple tasks and time effectively.
· Able to work collaboratively and independently as and when required.
· This role is primed for someone who is curious, detail orientated and quality conscious.
For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
01789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Senior Buyer/Commodity Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Senior Buyer / Commodity Manager
Dubai – UAE

Job ref: HS /61008

Salary: 30,000 AED/month

Client Overview:

A Polymer and/or Masterbatch compounder based out of Canada, who have two manufacturing facilities within the UAE are looking for a hardworking, resilient and driven individual to join their team in Abu Dhabi. with regional team’s situation in North America, Europe, Asia and The Middle East, you will work cross functionally supporting the global effort to add value to customer’s supply chains.

Role Overview:

Responsible for the strategic and tactical procurement of additives, resin, fillers and chemicals for the company’s global manufacturing facilities. Sourcing products both domestically and internationally, executing long-term contracts for key suppliers and managing short term (spot pricing) and terms. This role will also incorporate managing and evaluating supplier performance and developing a commodity strategy to drive improvement.

· Strategic Contribution:
– Working in collaboration with the Commodity and Materials Manager to formulate strategic plans to minimize the businesses total cost.

· Leadership:
– Communicate with and instruct the Planning department on strategic plans for each commodity, liaising with preferred suppliers and pricing.

· Budgeting, Cost Control and Stewardship:
– Communicate price changes, ensuring the price list is accurate within low tolerance.
– Working with technical departments to assist in the creation of new products – supporting negotiations, supply timings and cost forecast.

· Policy and Procedure:
– Review and update procedures to ensure they’re up to date with the current procurement process.
– Utilize the supplier evaluation and audit process.
– Utilize supplier analysis and development for new supplier approval.

· Purchase Excellence:
– Identification of potential suppliers (future proofing) on a global scale, to drive competition and maintain competitive global market pricing.
– Utilization of ‘expert’ knowledge to establish a purchasing system which utilizes SAP to procure goods and services which align with quality specifications at the “favored price”.
– Drive continuous improvement product quality by evaluating vendors.

 

Candidate Profile:

· Holds a BSc or BA within Business, ideally with a focus on supply chain management OR a BSc within Engineering.
· Holds one or more of the following certificates within supply chain management:
· Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP)
· Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM)
· The American Purchasing Society of Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP)
· Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM)
· Ideally has previous experience within a manufacturing environment in procurement.
· Experience with SAP.
· Able to work flexible hours and in different time zones.
· Someone who possess a strong attention to detail and would consider themselves to be analytically minded.
· Able to communicate in both written and spoken English.
· Ideally has experience and/or an understanding of the chemical and polymer industry.
· Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Pivot tables.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
00441789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager UK

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager UK
Home-Based

Job ref: JH /60128

Sector: Polymers
Function: Sales and Marketing
Location: UK Homebased

Client Overview:

Our client is part of a global network of companies and manufactures thermoplastic compounds, from multiple sites around the world.

Role Overview:

· An integral part of the sales team, supporting the achievement of sales targets, both in new markets and with existing nominated accounts.
· Ensure a targeted level of customer contact and prospecting, to maintain existing business and to report on new market opportunities, customer satisfaction, market intelligence and competition activity.

Responsibilities:

· Customer development and sales with a focus on new markets.
· Management of defined existing customers, ensuring annual sales budgets are achieved.
· Promote the product portfolio to new customers and ensure new products/product lines are introduced, where applicable.
· In conjunction with the leadership team, negotiate prices/contracts, in line with the pricing strategy.
· Manage and deploy the most efficient customer support, with close liaison to the technical team.
· Production and submission of monthly Sales Forecast and Project reports.

Candidate Profile:

· Expert knowledge in plastic material and processes, in particular injection moulding.
· Specific experience in glass polypropylene and polyamide glass fibers would be of great interest but is not essential if the candidate has a wider polymer knowledge.
· Proven sales experience driving new business and retaining existing customers.
· Experienced in technical project-based sales from concept through to delivery.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager – Engineering Plastics

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – Engineering Plastics
Based in Saxony

Job ref: PK/60223

 

Listgrove is supporting a leading European marketing and distributor of technical plastics who are recruiting an experienced Sales Manager with a background in engineering plastics. Our client is passionate about customer-oriented service and high- performance sales for the plastics processing sector coupled with specialist expertise.

If you are hungry to approach and develop new customers and have a passion for plastics and an associated interest in the topic of sustainability, then this role could be our next career move:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

· Advise and support the target customers through an authentic demeanor and develop the operational business together with them.
· Identify potential new customers and build future-oriented customer relationships.
· Create and implement regional market development plans and successfully ensure goal achievement in collaboration with the regional sales team and related areas and departments.
· Based on customers’ needs, present the product portfolio and successfully support series customer projects.
· Represent the brand at plastics trade fairs and expand your network across industries and thus the awareness of the Company.
· Coordinate and organize customer requirements and find suitable solutions with the internal functional departments.
· Using the CRM system, report and document customer-relevant information, such as customer requirements, needs and potential, market, competition and customer activities.

Skills and Attributes:

· Successfully completed technical studies or alternatively completed vocational training in plastics technology with appropriate further training.
· Several years of professional experience in B2B sales is desirable.
· Structured and goal-oriented way of working.
· Emphatic, positive attitude and fun working with people.
· Trustworthy, authentic and confident demeanor.
· Strong communication and teamwork skills.
· Willingness to learn and open to dealing with new systems and new requirements.
· Living in or willing to relocate to the saxony area.
For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Phillippa Kirby
Phillippa.kirby@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
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· Recognised International brand
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Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
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Sales Manager Denmark

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager Denmark
Based in Denmark

Job ref: JH /60918

Sector: Polymers
Function: Sales
Location: Denmark

Client Overview:

Our client is a global distributor with thousands of employees throughout the world and with sites in 72 countries. They have 2 main divisions that provide a portfolio of industrial and specialist chemicals and ingredients. They are champions of sustainability pursuing specific goals and solutions in the industries served. They are currently looking to secure a proactive salesperson who will cover the polymer market in Denmark.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the North European Business Manager you will be responsible for the development and retention of customers. Assessing opportunities to grow market share while ensuring existing accounts are kept. You will be focused on polymers and their associated materials, setting strategies for growth and pricing where appropriate.

Responsibilities:

· Meet sales objectives and focus on customer retention as well as improving overall customer satisfaction
· Identify customer potentials, i.e., opportunities for cross- and range-selling to existing and new customers and engage with relevant stakeholders.
· Set strategies and targets for growth in consultation with the Business Manager
· Conduct customer visits, prepare the meetings using all available tools and reports, coordinate, negotiate and close proposals.
· Arrange joint visits with suppliers to existing & potential new customers as necessary & in consultation with the business manager to grow existing & develop new business.
· Manage spot business/ rush offers, get support from Business Manager, Internal Account Manager & Product Manager when necessary
· Liaise with relevant stakeholders to create in a timely manner the best offer for the customer and extract maximum value (e.g., – – Sales Management/ Product Management for Pricing topics)
· Act as major point of contact to customers in commercial matters
· Conduct market studies on potential new product opportunities by contacting customers to gather interest and test market demand
· Offer technical support to customers where necessary
· Develop, monitor, follow-up and convert pipeline opportunities for all relevant supplier products & customers using available tools (e.g. SAP CRM / SalesForce)
· Participate in internal & external training sessions as necessary, with occasional overseas travel to visit suppliers and Brenntag offices.
· Attend trade events & exhibitions as necessary and as directed by the Business Manager

Candidate Profile:

· Proven sales experience into the plastics industry – polymers, masterbatch, compounds, specialty additives, fillers.
· Experience in the sales of plastic materials to injection moulders and extrusion businesses.
· Fluency in Danish & English is essential.
· Skilled in the use of computers and relevant software.
· Strong commercial mind.
· Customer-centric mindset.
· Strategic ability
· Autonomous mindset

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager – Pharmaceutical

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – Pharmaceutical
Home based Europe

Job ref: EG /60272

Sector: Chemicals
Function: Sales
Location: Europe

Client Overview:

A global producer of specialty Chemicals, functional additives, stabilizers and flame retardants, used in medicinal and pharmaceutical products and materials.
With multiple production facilities across the globe, the business is acknowledged as a leader in customer focused research, innovation & technology, as well as being pioneers in their field.

Role Overview:

The Sales Manager is responsible for growing and developing the market and customer portfolio, in the pharmaceutical segment, across Europe, The Middle East and Africa.

Responsibilities:

· Accomplish sales objectives, by acquiring new business and identifying new applications and new geographies in the pharmaceutical segment.
· Responsible for building Key account relationships, whilst collaborating with all relevant stakeholders including medical, legal and regulatory contacts.
· Understand the market dynamics relevant to product and healthcare environment, to identify opportunities to grow market share.
· Drive and manage relations with the strategic suppliers and distributors.
· Initialize, drive and manage customer projects, over entire sales cycle.
· Be the market expert – stay on top of market trends, regulations changes, impact and opportunities and communicate your analysis to relevant parties.
· Monitor competitive activities, analysis and make recommendations.

Candidate Profile:

· Scientific education in Cosmetic Science, Life sciences, Chemistry or Biology
· Proven track record of success, gained in EU Pharmaceutical industry.
· Strong technical expertise, with in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical technology.
· Experienced with good distribution practice (GDP) and good manufacturing practice (GMP)
· Strong relationship building, communication and commercial skills, gained within a B2B environment.
· English language command in word and writing. Dynamic, analytical and entrepreneurial.
· Travel internationally, across EMEA and further afield when needed.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@Listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager France

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager France
Based in France

Job ref: LL /60806

The client:

Our client is a well-established manufacturer of complete packaging systems, from standard bottles, jars and closures to custom packaging solutions and specialized parts.

As part of their European growth strategy, they are expanding their sales team with this new appointment. The role will ensure consistent growth in sales by identifying opportunities, developing sales strategies and action plans.

Responsibilities & Key Tasks:

· Presenting, promoting, and selling products to existing and potential customers
· Attracting new customers by planning and organising a daily work schedule
· Reaching and approaching potential customers through phone calls and emails
· Visiting existing and possible customers to assess their needs, promote and sell products and services
· Conducting cost-benefit analyses of existing and potential customers
· Resolving customer complaints by researching problems, developing solutions, and preparing reports and recommendations for management, to maximise customer satisfaction
· Achieving agreed sales goals and results within the set deadline
· Coordinating sales efforts with team members and other departments
· Reporting to the management with information on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services
· Recommending changes to products, services, and policies, based on evaluation of results and competitive performance
· Monitoring the competition by gathering current market information on prices, products, new products, and trading techniques
· Assisting in pricing for offers, promotions, and negotiations
· Informing the management by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans, and monthly and annual market analyses
· Preparing sales presentations for a number of potential customers
· Acquiring deposits and balances of customer payments
· Preparing and submitting sales contracts for orders
· Promptly responding to customer questions about credit terms, products, prices, and availability
· Performing work in accordance with regulations on health and safety at work, fire protection and environmental protection, and internal acts, regulations, and ISO 9001 (quality), ISO 14001 (environment) and IFS (product safety) standards

Key skills:

· The ideal candidate will need to have experience in either PET Packaging (Bottles, Containers, Jars and Caps) or Plastic Packaging
· Flexible and collaborative
· A hunter personality, independent and highly motivated
· Good communication skills both written and orally
· Excellent at prospecting (cold calling and e-mailing)
· Computer literate, with knowledge of current operating systems and software

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Lorena Hull-Lozano
lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager (UK & Ireland)

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager (UK & Ireland)
Sustainable Packaging
Home office

Job ref: CST/60708

Salary: Attractive salary and package

The Company:

Our client is focused on making sustainable packaging that leaves the planet unharmed for the next generation. They are a global organisation that operates in more than 40 countries and have customers in over 80 countries. You will be part of a truly global environment where you can collaborate with colleagues from all over the world. The company is a dynamic organization where you will be able to influence your work and make a notable difference.

Primary role:

The role combines key account management, new business development and retailer engagement in the milk, juice and other liquid food categories. You will initiate standardized sales processes with existing and new customers in the market unit UK/Ireland to maintain and grow sales volumes and collaborate with wider area / regional management on projects leading to the optimization of sales in general.

Responsibilities:

· Developing and implementing yearly sales and improvement plans for existing customer portfolio
· Assume responsibility for several key accounts, further building relationships at all levels to develop long term sustainable business
· Continuous monitoring of sales opportunities with existing and new customers and improvement areas within market unit.
· Develop a strong retailer network of contacts, ensuring that all major retailers are fully aware of products and offerings
· Be answerable for providing and supporting total packaging system solutions to meet individual client needs encompassing capital equipment, packaging materials and after-sales maintenance
· Develop new customers in line with the high profile strategy and goals of the business
· Developing working relationships with management of potential customers along with strong working relationships with decision makers of existing customers
· Creating accurate monthly forecasts and action plans to meet area sales targets
· Monitoring of competition and plastic packaging industry activities in market unit
· Providing feedback and making recommendations regarding competitors and competitive products
· Attending area and corporate sales meetings as required

Person Profile:

· Experience gained from selling and marketing in regulated markets such as food and beverages or pharmaceuticals, or any other market where high volume primary packaging or components are supplied
· Capability of putting together comprehensive commercial deals incorporating capital equipment, packaging materials and after-sales maintenance
· Experience in dealing with UK retailers. This may have come from working directly for a retailer or as an Account Manager dealing directly with retailers
· Basic knowledge and understanding of technical issues
· Ability to interact with a multi-national area team

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Engineer North Europe

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Mitarbeiter im technischen Vertrieb (m/w/d)
Troisdorf, Deutschland

Job ref: LL/60915

Über unser Kunde

Unser Kunde fertigt und bearbeitet hochverschleißfeste Zylinder und Schnecken für Extrusion und Spritzguss, die zu Ihren Anforderungen passen, damit Sie das volle Potential in Sachen Produktqualität und Anlagenverfügbarkeit ausschöpfen.

Mit eigenen Hartlegierungen und Verfahren erreicht das Unternehmen den bewährten Verschleißschutz der Spitzenklasse, der Ihre Komponenten zuverlässig vor Abrasion, Adhäsion und Korrosion schützt.

Ihre Aufgaben
· Sie sind verantwortlich für den Vertrieb unserer Plastifiziereinheiten, insb. Schnecken, Zylinder und Extruder, in einem definierten Verkaufsgebiet
· Sie beraten die Kunden in anwendungstechnischen Fragestellungen
· Sie führen erfolgreich Akquisegespräche und Verhandlungen zur Gewinnung neuer Kunden
· Sie sind Spezialist (m/w/d) für die Auslegung der Komponenten und erarbeiten Vorgaben für deren konstruktive Umsetzung
· Sie kennen sich auf dem Markt für Extruder sehr gut aus und entwickeln neue Ideen für die Erweiterung der Produktpalette und des Geschäftsfelds

Ihr Profil
· Sie bringen fundierte Berufserfahrung im technischen Vertrieb oder in der Anwendungstechnik mit, idealerweise mit Bezug zur Extrusionsbranche
· Sie überzeugen mit Ihrer spürbaren Begeisterung für innovative Technologien und technische Lösungen
· Beratungs- und Verhandlungsgespräche führen Sie sicher in Deutsch und Englisch, gerne auch in einer weiteren europäischen Sprache
· Sie arbeiten eigenständig, service- und zielorientiert
· Sie freuen sich auf regelmäßige Reisen innerhalb Ihres Vertriebsgebiets in Europa und bewegen sich sicher in einem interkulturellen Umfeld

Darauf dürfen Sie sich freuen
• Eine attraktive, leistungsgerechte Vergütung, 30 Tage Urlaub sowie ein Angebot für Ihre Altersvorsorge warten auf Sie
• Ihre Arbeitszeit können Sie flexibel und hybrid gestalten
• Mitarbeiterrabatte und geförderte Mitgliedschaften bei Urban Sports Club runden unser Angebot ab

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Lorena Hull-Lozano
Lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Quality Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Quality Manager
Based in Wittenberg

Job ref: JH/59751

Sector: Packaging, Machinery
Function: Quality, Operations
Location: Wittenberg

Client overview:

A leader in providing solutions and systems to the packaging industry, supplying to over 100 countries, and employing over 9000 people worldwide.

Role Overview:

Lead and develop the quality team into a high performing group, who provide efficient and transparent communication and drive employee satisfaction in all aspects of quality.

Responsibilities:

• Improvement of quality processes as well as their standardisation along the value chain using the company excellence system.
• Continuously driving the integrated management systems (Quality, Environment, Product Safety, Health and Safety and Energy) to ensure they meet
• customer expectations and international standards.
• Identifying, evaluating and implementing optimisations in production to ensure sustainable quality improvements, as well as the creation and application of best practices, for example to standardize and roll out processes.
• Achieve set goals for defined departmental metrics as well as quality metrics at the site.

Candidate Profile:

• Degree educated in engineering principles.
• Proven experience leading a quality team.
• Strong ability to communicate and interact with colleagues at all levels within the company.
• Excellent leadership skills, including in cross-functional teams.
• Results-oriented way of working to prioritize multiple tasks and complete them on time.
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Fluent in German, English is desirable.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•   Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•   Unrivalled Industry Networks
•   Recognised International brand
•   HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Production Unit Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Production Unit Manager
Based in Leuna, Germany

Job ref: JE /60945

The Client:

A leading family-owned company, producing engineering polymer materials and are a highly integrated solution provider committed to the sustainable future of polyamides.
With ten production sites and several sales offices around the world, this organization serves customers and partners globally.

The Role:

· Develop, set and achieve annual production targets as part of the site and business objectives and in line with the strategic direction of the site
· Inspiration and leadership to define and achieve visions and goals with employees
· Responsibility for driving forward and implementing continuous improvement processes

Responsibilities:

· Overall responsibility for the production area for the manufacture of inorganic primary products and fertilizers, consisting of several process plants
· Management and development of employees
· Responsibility for planning, organizing and developing the necessary resources
· Planning and implementation of maintenance and investment measures
· Development of continuous improvement potentials and implementation of suitable optimization measures and strategies for continuous further development and efficiency increases in technologies and processes
· Hazard analyses to assess and ensure proper operational procedures
· Planning, control and adherence to budgets
·Control, tracking and reporting of production KPIs

Candidate Skills and Attributes:

· Successfully completed university studies in the field of chemistry, process engineering / chemical engineering or in a similar field
· Several years of experience in the management of employees and in the management of chemical plants/operations
· Proven background in operational excellence
· High level of expertise and responsibility in occupational health and safety and environmental protection
· Sound knowledge and experience in project management
· Authentic and empathetic leader
· Experience in the design of change processes
· In-depth understanding of complex value creation processes
· Business fluent in English
· Very good knowledge of Office 365
· High motivation, reliability, flexibility, high sense of responsibility
· Strong communication skills, creative and pragmatic implementation skills
·Convincing and confident appearance

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Product Development Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Product Development Manager
Based in Hampshire

Job ref: JH /60735

Location: Havant, Hampshire

Client Overview:

A major supplier to the European automotive and appliance markets, their name is synonymous with expertise in chemically coupled glass fibre polypropylene.

Role Overview:

The management and development of polypropylene products

Responsibilities:

· Develop new materials and processes to meet market requirements and ensure technical and commercial competitiveness. Support trials for production scale-up of new products.
· Support the production department in optimising the compounding process to maximise manufacturing efficiency, product quality and performance whilst minimising waste.
· Provide technical support to customers when required.
· Provide technical support for the investigation of customer complaints.
· Generate material data and provide technical presentations internally and externally.
· Manage and interpret customer requirements and provide solutions to meet or exceed their needs.
· Assist Purchasing department in the procurement of raw materials to optimise margin, product quality and product performance.
· Contribute to advice on safe handling of raw materials and finished goods in compliance with health and safety requirements.
· Provide product training to employees and customers.

Candidate Profile:

· Experience of working in a technical role within the plastics industry
· Knowledge of injection moulding applications and of formulating compounds.
· Able to demonstrate good technical knowledge combined with proven expertise in technical service.
· Degree Educated
· Good attention to detail, with the ability to analyse and interpret data and produce clear, concise reports.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager – Engineering Polymers

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Key Account Manager – Engineering Polymers
Based in Germany

Job ref: EG /59043

The Client:

A world leader in the manufacture of specialty chemicals and engineering plastics. This innovative business provides technical solutions, across a wide variety of markets and applications, using advanced chemical technology and bold creativity to solve their customers’ challenges.
The organisation is now looking for a Key Account Manager, with a strong engineering polymers background and automotive market knowledge, to join their high performing team.

The Role:

Sales and relationship management with global active key customers and OEMs

Responsibilities:

· Ensure consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues through proactive planning and deployment with key accounts.
· Knows and cooperates with key persons at customer organization in various departments like purchasing, quality, material and product development.
· Identify objectives, short- and mid-term strategies and action plans to improve each product’s sales and profit.
· Manage the assigned customers and products to maximize company profit and meet company’s mid-term plan targets.
· Collaborate with group sales members, technical staff, customer service and logistic team in recommending and establishing sales goals.
· Perform sales activities and negotiate sales prices in consultation with supervisor and general manager.
· Supports services with technical team regarding material evaluation and analysis.
· Accurately forecasts annual, quarterly and monthly sales per customer and material, with good knowledge of the market.
· Report sales and new project activity on a regular basis.
· Monitor and analyze markets and competitors and prepare respective presentation regularly and on demand.

Candidate Profile:

· Academic degree in chemistry/science, engineering or business administration.
· Strong related experience in engineering plastic and plastic compounding.
· Experience in key account management and/or business development.
· Problem solving and analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information.
· Experience in developing marketing and sales strategies.
· Excellent verbal and written communication skills in German and English (business level mandatory)
· Good presentation and documentation skills in German and English
· Assertiveness and strong negotiations skills, as well as persuasive power combined with skilful diplomatic aptitude
· Strategic and entrepreneurial thinking
· Highly self-motivated and proactive
· Self-dependent, efficient, and independent way of working
· Capability to integrate oneself (“team player”)
· Multicultural attitude
· Operational readiness and ability to work under pressure
· Target- and performance-oriented
· Good user knowledge of current IT portfolio, in particular: MS Office, MS Teams and CRM tools (e.g. Salesforce

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

HSE, Energy Officer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

HSE, Energy Officer
Based in Leuna, Germany

Job ref: AZ/60542
Salary: 85,000 euros

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Tasks are:

· Strategic and operational advice to the management/executives on the subject of energy management
· Preparation of internal reports within the framework of the energy management system / CO2
· Preparation of external reports, applications and certificates, e.g. in accordance with the TEHG, EEG and grid fee exemptions
· Supporting the divisions in energy-related issues in the planning, evaluation and implementation of projects, as well as deriving measures and corrective actions on energy-related issues
· Carrying out energy assessments for projects at the site
· Assuming the function of in-house energy management officer
· Support and further development of existing supply contracts/supply negotiations for energies/energy sources together with the Group Purchasing Department
· Support and further development of the integrated management system to the DIN EN ISO 50001 standard
· Supporting and advising various committees on the topics of energy and sustainability at local and Group level
· Regular evaluation of energy aspects
· Exchange with authorities, external partners
· Processing and follow-up of energy-related funding applications and funding projects

Profile:

· Degree in energy management or several years of experience in a comparable field
· Qualification as an energy officer is an advantage.
· Several years of experience in the areas of energy law, energy financing law, electricity tax law and ISO 50001 as well as in the area of audits (sub-area energy)
· Pleasure in continuously promoting and developing the transformation of our company in the energy and sustainability sector.
· Thirst for knowledge to support the green footprint with new developments.
· Independent, proactive, and structured way of working
· Very good communication and presentation skills in German and English, both written and spoken, absolutely essential.
· Processing and follow-up of energy-related funding applications and funding projects
· Carrying out internal audits

Required Experience and knowledge in areas of:

· Application BesAR/ EnUG ->Applications + Changes CHP/Offshore/EEG levy Forwarding to 3.
· HZA electricity tax incl. TÜV certificate, EDL-G
· Netzentgeltbefreiungsanträge
· DEHST-Zuteilungsdatenbericht/ Monitoringpläne
· DEHST Emissions Reports/Ü Plans/CO2 Emissions Trading
· Zuteilungsanträge 4.Handelsperiode, BEHG
· NA-Team
· IMS-Review
· Energy Aspects, Opportunities & Risks
· GR Planning
· Determination of KPI following year (confirmation in the NA team.)
· ISO certification, adaptation of standards
· Questionnaire Load Management Federal Network Agency – Information in the Potal on natural gas Questionnaires BNetzA, BMWi,
· Energy-saving measures, funding applications
· Voting on GR with IL
· Examination/questions on energy supply contracts, lease model
· Monitoring of energy sources, consumption, measurement technology
· Energienetzwerk
· Genehmigungsarbeit
· Infra energy registration operational
· Infra energy registration strategic, prepare information for purchasing
· Audit of the legal register
· Management System/Internal Audits/SAM Update
· Project consulting incl. energy assessment
· Betriebratstätigkeit
· CO2, Energy, Production, Projects, Preparatory Auditing
· Preparation of the LCA Sustainability Report, customer questionnaires
· Notfallplattform Gas
· Martstammdatenregister (PSA-Anlage)
· Energy Cost Containment Programme (EKDP) Application, verification

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Head of Commercial

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Head of Commercial
Hybrid role, West Lothian

Job ref: CST /60630

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The Client:

Listgrove has been retained by a leading company who delivers affordable market ready projects in the low carbon renewable sector.

They are recruiting an experienced Head of Commercial to work with the CEO to develop and drive commercial strategies according to company goals and objectives aiming to accelerate growth. Work alongside the CEO in the promotion and expansion of the company’s commercial activity that will generate revenues and lead sustainable growth.

With a tactical growth mindset and great leadership skills, the role is responsible for further building and developing the commercial team in line with future business strategy.

Duties:

· Overall responsibility for market research and analysis to create detailed business plans on commercial opportunities (expansion, business development etc.)
· Build and maintain profitable strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and partners that improve market reach
· Monitor performance of commercial activities using key metrics
· Assist the CFO in setting financial targets and budget development and monitoring
· Capable of handling the commercial and contractual aspects on multiple major contracts
· Identifying and managing risk and opportunity
· Lead negotiations with customers on commercial and contractual matters, achieving timely agreement in a manner to nurture long term relations
· Ensure contracts and formal customer agreements are managed effectively to mitigate risk
· Establish, embed then oversee the construction of robust and successful business proposals that secure new contracts and long-term customer relationships
· Ensure a solid deliverable pipeline of new growth through the Business Development team
· Embed sales management tools and methodology to formalise KPI’s and reporting
· Alongside the People team, create suitable marketing strategies in order to offer and communicate a clear employee value proposition and employer of choice status
· Ensure effective communication of the sales and growth strategy to the commercial team and wider business
· Monitor industry trends, regulatory changes, and technological advancements to identify new business opportunities
· Identify and evaluate market trends, to inform product development and future business plans
· Increase brand visibility in the target market through marketing and communication efforts
· Investigate (and lead) potential rebranding exercise
· Develop, motivate, and support the Commercial function ensuring all team members have clearly defined roles, responsibilities and measurable performance indicators
· Actively identify and drive continuous improvement amongst the Commercial team, providing learning and development opportunities to improve breadth and depth of knowledge

Knowledge and Experience:

· Proven experience within a senior strategic commercial role (inclusive of both Business Development and Marketing), within a manufacturing industry, ideally in a global market (not essential)
· Technical/engineering competency
· Demonstrable experience in building professional relationships with senior investors and clients
· Experience of evaluating complex contracts and ensuring the detail is fully understood
· Senior commercial experience within a SME during period of growth
· Experience of building and leading a commercial team
· In-depth understanding of market research methods and analysis
· Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
· Experienced in adapting business plans to suit changing market demands and trends

Skills:

· Must be self-motivated, confident and able to work without the need for instruction
· Commercial awareness partnered with a strategic mindset
· Strong leadership and coaching ability
· Problem solver and ‘can-do’ mentality
· Excellent financial acumen
· Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
· Excellent negotiator
· A good level of competency of Microsoft packages

Qualifications:

· Degree level education in a business, finance related subject
· MBA desirable but not essential

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

 

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

General Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

General Manager
Based in Northamptonshire

Job ref: JE/60511

Salary: Executive Salary and Package

Client Overview:

Listgrove has been retained by a specialist manufacturer of materials that serve the insulation, civil engineering and packaging sectors. They are now seeking an experienced General Manager to make the following role their own:

The General Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the business, reporting directly into the European Board Oslo. You will have 8 direct reports with overall responsibility for 54 staff across 3 manufacturing sites.  This role will require someone who is at home with commercial & operational management, this includes; departmental oversight (production, engineering / technical, transport, sales) and P&L management. This is a stand-alone role and you are expected to operate as a true G.M. with little  support at a Group level.

Sites are located in Scotland and Northamptonshire. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be located within travelling distance from Northamptonshire and will be required to visit Scotland on a fortnightly basis.

The objectives for the General Manager include:

· Developing the commercial aspects of the new Corby site.
· An excellent eye for detail. Particularly in controlling costs and efficiencies
· Commercially aware, with proven track record of increasing the top line and at good margin
· Able to lead and motivate a Sales Team
· Good at nurturing and developing talent.
· To lead the company commercially and ensure that it remains market focused; in terms of product development, service offering and customer relationships.
· Drive the company’s commercial activities including marketing, sales, customer service and pricing.

Candidate’s Profile:

The ideal General Manager will demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

· A proven track record of managing the full P&L responsibility
· A proven track record of implementing and executing business strategies.
· A strong leadership style that can manage a range of business functions and personalities.
· Directly managing the field sales team including taking the sales lead on key client meeting and making pricing decisions.
· Have previously held responsibility for several business functions including operations and sales for at least 5-10 Years.
· Good commercial knowledge of the Construction market.
· Excellent communication skills.
· Technically competent with a production management background

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Tooling Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Tooling Manager
Based in Shenzhen, China

Job ref: AZ /60624

Job Purpose:

The Tooling Manager / Factory Manager, is responsible for managing tool builds, scheduling and coordinating work, troubleshooting issues, and continually improving, quality, speed and internal process. Being a skilled individual, you will have responsibility to ensure that all injection mould tools are designed, and manufactured to meet both customer and programme needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

· Through the management of the production team, to ensure craftsmanship and delivery requirements are met.
· Keep up-to-date on customer requirements and communicate to department leaders or designates.
· Ensure prototype and production tools, processes and parts meet the targeted cost, quality and timing constraints.
· Scheduling based on continually changing priorities.
· Conduct regular meetings with all project stakeholders to ensure proper focus remains on the projects, deliverables and expected results.
· Maintain and continuously refine company tooling standards.
· Support engineering and design activity from a tooling perspective, including feasibility reviews.
· Participate in the development of costing standards for quoting tools for new projects.
· Continuously seek opportunities to reduce costs, improve quality and reduce delivery times and recommend continuous improvements.
· Identify and record any problems relating to the product, process, quality system, delivery, or installation.
· Mentoring direct reports and encouraging teamwork throughout the tooling department.
· Provide constant and consistent feedback to the Toolroom employees.
· Ensure adherence to all Health & Safety procedures.  Be proactive in the raising of potential H&S issues and the development of personal safety awareness
· Fully understand and ensure procedural adherence to all company business operating systems such as QS 9000, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

Qualifications:

· Working knowledge of the requirements of tool actions required for the manufacturing of plastic parts.
· It would be preferable if this involvement has been gained on the production of medium sized injection moulds from within the automotive industry.
· Completed an apprenticeship program in mould making or and a university degree.
· Strong leadership skills and the ability to see the bigger picture.
· Experience working within a lean manufacturing environment.
· Demonstrated experience implementing quality control measures within a tooling department.
· Must have experience initiating actions to prevent the occurrence of product, process or quality non-conformance issues.
· Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced industry.

Abilities and Aptitudes:

· Strong communicator
· Good interpersonal skills
· Good motivational skills
· Self motivated in all circumstances
· Measured approach to Problem solving
· Ability to establish credibility within team
· Ensuring high standards are maintained

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy.Zanin@listgrove.com
Tel: 0044 (0)1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

European Regional Sales Manager Europe

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

European Regional Sales Manager Europe
Home office based in Germany/France/Benelux

Job ref: JE/60719

Listgrove has been retained by a rapidly growing international manufacturer operating in the Petrochemicals and Plastics Industries who is recruiting a European Regional Sales Manager to spearhead their market entry into Europe.

Summary:

· Reporting to the US based Vice President Sales, the European Regional Sales Manager will call on prospective plastic processor customers with particular attention to flexible packaging.
· Market entry will be facilitated by and initially focus on a specific new product line that addresses an urgent market need.
· This will require a high pace of activity and a technical sales approach.

Candidate Skills and Attributes:

· The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated new business “Hunter” with in-depth knowledge of the flexible packaging market,
· A technical background coupled with a minimum of 3-5 years of business to business sales or technical service experience.
· Proven experience in the films/masterbatch or resins sector.
· Optimal location is in North Western Europe (Germany, France or BENELUX)
· 50% travel required.
· Home Office or the company’s regional offices in Luxembourg.
· Language skills: English plus one European essential – German and French preferred.
· Ability to communicate professionally.
· Proficient in value-based selling, and use of sales tools including customer relationship management (CRM) tools.
· Self-driven and results oriented

Qualifications:

· Degree in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Polymers Science & Engineering or a business background with extensive technical training.
· Knowledge of the polyethylene film producer market in Europe.
· Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.Edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Engineering Supervisor

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Engineering Supervisor
Based in Ireland

For this position, the client is able to offer visa sponsorship and relocation support to candidates outside of the EU

Job ref: AZ/59441

Salary: 70,000 – 75,000 euros

The company design, develop and manufacture assemblies and components that are the essential in some of the world’s most famous and innovative products.
From automotive components to medical devices to industrial products, you’ll find that these components are part of the solution that brings ideas that matter to life.
For over 40 years, the company’s experience and expertise has been trusted by many of the world’s most successful brands. With global operations they have the capacity to meet today’s most challenging production requirements. Their culture of innovation supported with state-of-the-art technology ensures they are ready for the challenges of the future.
By doing more than just making plastic parts; the business strongly believes they are moulding ideas for a sustainable future.

Scope of the position:

Coordinate all engineering activity for Plant 2, working with various groups to deliver reliable and repeatable processes and sustainable improvements in OEE.

Key Responsibility :

· Provide engineering and technical leadership on product and process issues
· Supervise and lead engineering group, prioritising and scheduling work for the team
· Promote the use of analytical problems solving techniques amongst the engineering group to ensure that decisions are data driven
· Drive change and continuous improvement among the engineering group inputting to OEE reviews
· Ensure that preventative maintenance is performed as per schedule
· Identify equipment/machines with a high maintenance cost and/or poor reliability. Perform root cause failure analysis to develop and implement effective improvements.

Key Performance Indicators

Production & Quality:

· The internal customer, support manufacturing as a priority ensuring customers receive defect free products, collaborate on continuous improvement projects through OEE reviews
· External Engineering contractors and suppliers: identify partners who enable the company to achieve its objective in terms of reliable, cost effective manufacturing and manage work carried out by external Engineering companies.

Decision Making Authority:

· Authority to schedule work and manage external suppliers. Decisions which affect machine availability or quality to be taken in conjunction with the Production and Quality Assurance Managers.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Design & Development Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Design & Development Engineer

Commercially focused technical role
Rubber moulding
Hybrid – UK and Midlands

Job ref: JH /59851

Sector:  Plastics/Rubber
Function: R&D, Engineering, Technical, Sales & Commercial

Location: UK-home based with regular trips to the Midlands factory

The Company:

Our client has built a reputation for reliability, integrity and constant innovation by meeting its customers’ current needs and anticipating future challenges. Employing more than 250 people at its facility in the UK, and with operations in in India and Romania, the company is one of the leading manufactures of elastomeric seals and rubber mouldings in the UK.

Renowned for their constant innovation, the company offer a complete solution that includes their own on-site compounding and tooling facilities, as well as modern injection moulding and compression moulding capabilities.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Commercial Manager, the Design & Development Engineer is a customer facing and technical position, which will play a key role in the creation, enhancement and optimization of rubber-based products in the manufacturing portfolio.  The key focus is to help the company diversify its market sector and customer base by developing bespoke rubber solutions.  The strategy is underpinned by continued investment in new machines and technology.

Responsibilities:

· Review different industries that the company could supply products into.  Conduct competitive product analysis and provide possible solutions that the sales team can promote to prospective customers.
· Respond to technical enquiries by visiting customers, discussing their requirement, consulting on possible solutions and using internal resources to present options.
· Work with commercial team to produce proposals and costings, and help present back to the customer with the objective of building engagement.
· Develop and refine product designs with customers to aid in the development of tooling, considering factors such as materials and performance requirements.
· Using CAD Software and other design tools, create product drawings, tool designs and specifications to produce prototypes.
· Sourcing tools and components through external suppliers.
· Provide customer support, understanding their requirements and refining product concepts.
· Work alongside sales to bring customer vision to life.
· Maintain detailed documentation, design specifications and testing procedures.
· Cross functional communication ensuring all involved are knowledgeable of project progress.

Candidate Profile:

· Technically adept experienced mechanical design engineer.
· Degree educated in engineering or related technical discipline.
· Customer facing and capable presenting consultative technical solutions.
· Proven design and development experience with rubber and polymers.
· Experience with product and tooling design.
· Proficiency in CAD with other design tools.
· Knowledge of rubber materials.
· Some European travel.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Office Administrator

We’re seeking a Sales Office Administrator to provide support to our experienced sales team.

Permanent, office based position in Holton, Nr Halesworth, Suffolk
Monday – Friday, 39 hours per week

Salary dependent on experience

Key responsibilities:
• Answering phone calls and dealing with everyday customer enquiries
• Processing new purchase orders for customers
• Dispatching orders using courier websites to book in shipments
• Communicating with our customers to keep them updated
• Liaising with other departments including planning and our warehouse
• Use of our internal computer systems and Microsoft Office applications
• General administrative support and assistance to the sales team

Experience and skills required:
• Highly organised with ability to follow direction and prioritise workload
• Hardworking, proactive, motivated and personable
• Positive approach to dealing with challenges
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
• Confident in communicating at all levels, internally and externally
• Ability and desire to learn new systems and ways of working
• Computer literate and experience of Microsoft programmes
• Desire to continually provide great customer service
• Experience in a similar role advantageous, but not essential

What do we offer in return?
• 23 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
• Company pension scheme
• Life insurance
• Perkbox benefit and wellbeing package
• Company clothing
• Free on-site parking
• Cycle to work scheme

Senior Product Market Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Senior Product Market Manager
Polymers, Packaging, Bioplastics, Sustainability
Based in Netherlands, Belgium or France

Job ref: CST/58899

Salary/Benefits:  Commensurate with experience

The client:

The company is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA). PLA is a versatile, biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources. PLA offers a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics and can be used in a wide range of markets and applications. They are a young and fast-growing company with a factory in Asia.

Primary role:

Develop and make available the product portfolio that will enable the company to successfully grow its business.  “Make sure the products we need to accomplish our strategy are available and sustainably profitable today, tomorrow and in the future”

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Product Portfolio Management-
⦁ Develop and execute product strategies (portfolio management, positioning, new product development, market intelligence) in line with global business strategies. Support ideation process to shape the innovation pipeline for new products and platforms. Exploring and supporting the “end of life” options for PLA are part of the product strategy.
⦁ Understand Product Market Combinations and proactively assess our product portfolio and product documentation against customer requirements and market dynamics. Responsible for product specifications.
⦁ Manage the operational aspects within the relevant portfolio, including new product introductions, product changes, product rationalizations, product quality issue resolution and product related documentation.
⦁ Provide analyses to help the team to set and align on the focus market segments.
⦁ Lead the discussions around product, market segment & regional profitability, provide tools and analyses to provide insight into price – volume – margin development. Provide suggestions for product pricing strategies.

Project Management-
⦁ Work with the segment teams to steer the segment growth.
⦁ Lead and manage the execution of selected projects via the stage gate process, including contacts to key validation partners, planning, budget and reporting to top management.
⦁ Responsible for the process to monitor complaints – in collaboration with QA/QC/SC.
⦁ Works with regulatory affairs to organize product related info and documentation.

 

Market / Competitive Intelligence-
⦁ Responsible for maintaining a consolidated overview of the competitive landscape; using the intelligence to come to well-articulated insights and specific recommendations.

Internal Relationships-
⦁ Represent and connect the business with the internal organization: through interaction and collaboration with adjacent functional areas (sales, R&D, QA/QC, public affairs, regulatory, supply chain, operations) to ensure commitment from those functions to execute the defined PLA portfolio strategy
⦁ Train our commercial team on all aspects of our portfolio, the PMC’s and our value proposition.

Segment coordination role-
⦁Market Segment Coordinator for a selected market segment.

Person Profile:

⦁ MSc or BSc within marketing/business administration and/or technical/polymer science/chemistry
⦁ Minimum 10 years’ experience in marketing, product management, business support or sales
⦁ Experience in plastics industry
⦁ Balance of commercial, supply chain and technical know-how, skills, affinity and experience
⦁ Multidisciplinary – ability to bridge across functions, ability to get commitments from various other functional departments
⦁ Ability to analyse complex situations (where not all data is known) and define a course of action

We offer you the chance to join a company with a:

⦁ Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference.
⦁ International focus with truly diverse teams.
⦁ Friendly & informal culture in a demanding professional environment.
⦁ In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values.
⦁ You will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Strategic Marketing Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Strategic Marketing Manager
Remote – Europe
Sustainability / Innovation

Job ref: HS/60943

Salary: Compensated based on experience

Client Overview:

Founded in the 1920s, for many years the hiring company’s focus was on fiber and textile products. Through development, they have continued to expand in the chemical industry due to their proprietary polymer and synthetic chemical technologies they have developed specifically within fibers. Today, the company operates globally in 31 countries as a specialty chemical company developing, manufacturing and marketing: resins, chemicals, fibers, activated carbon, and other products.

Role Overview:

As one of two Strategic Marketing Managers in this business, you will be a valued and important asset at the core of the company’s strategic business marketing team. You will be accountable for a specific global market, overseeing the entire commercial strategy setting and execution. You will be a global insight facilitator, managing customer needs and driving growth by delivering innovative solutions ahead of competition. This role requires an individual who is an excellent communicator who can work collaboratively and cross functionally.

Strategic:
· Accountable for the development of global strategy, and responsible for ensuring continued success by carrying out intermittent health checks.
· Lead market strategy through breaking it down to regional dashboards, outlining key actions, deliverable and responsibilities.
· Supporting ‘Key Account Managers’ to define key customer strategy which will be intertwined to the global strategy.
· Instigating and managing pricing strategy for the chosen market(s) which is tied with the development and global rollout of commercialized products.

Market Insight:
· Facilitating global meetings in relation to the chosen product market, working cross functionally and cross culturally, acting as a key contact within the internal team and working closely with R&D.

Pipeline Generation:
· Lead cross functional sessions, translating market trends, further insights and customer needs into product solutions.
· Define new product development projects which fill the innovation pipeline whilst simultaneously managing existing innovative projects and setting priority levels for advancement.
· Lead generation (B2B) and innovative project promotion via conferences, media and tradeshows as examples, in alignment with corporate communication and a focus on global strategy.
· Managing all sales leads and enquiries, evaluating customer needs and assessing growth potential.

Customer Acquisition:
· Segmentation and targeting of emerging markets and assess the readiness to introduce the relevant product(s).
· Handing over converted customers to internal sales teams.

Candidate Profile:

· Has experience within strategic marketing
· Possess excellent communication and analytical skills, someone who can priotise and holds themselves to a high degree of accountability.
· Confident and autonomous.
· Able to build relationships both internally and externally, a collaborator who can work cross functionally and across cultures.
· A Fluent English speaker, additional languages are advantageous but not necessary.
· Ability to live and work within Europe and willing to travel domestically and internationally when necessary.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.Spires@listgrove.com
0044 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Unit Manager rPET

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Business Unit Manager rPET
Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Job ref: EG /58833

The client:

A long established leading Chemical & Polymer Distribution company, with a network of over 25 distribution facilities across Sub Sahara Africa and India.
Over 200 employees serve over 21000 customers, representing nearly every major industry and a highly diverse set of end markets.

The role:

· Provide leadership to the rPET manufacturing business in West Africa
· Techno Commercial responsibilities – managing the Manufacturing & Commercial areas as Business Head.
· Responsible for attaining optimal plant capacity production in Nigeria & developing a customer base for Sales of the end Products.
· Responsible for executing end to end projects and commissioning the Plant in Ghana.
· Optimum utilization of Plant Capacity and ensuring production as per the Quality Norms.
· Ensuring Financial Viability of Business.
· Recruitment and development of high performing team
· Developing the Collection Network & Collection Centres
· Developing Sales Network & Customer Base
· Ensure Best in class Manufacturing and processes aligned with group

Key Performance Indictors:

· Commissioning of the Ghana Plant within the Timelines & the Costs
· Running Nigeria Plant ensuring achievement of the Production targets – Topline
· Delivering on the agreed Bottom
· Wastage & other Production Parameter’s within Set Norms
· Ensuring Statutory Compliance
· Stable IR in Manufacturing

Candidate Profile:

· Bachelor’s in engineering; an additional MBA would be an advantage
· Experience in managing the Manufacturing & Commercial as Business Head.
· Techno Commercial professional with minimum 20 Years experience in Pet bottle recycling/Polyester fiber industry/B2B rPET ( bottle grade rPET from used pet bottles, from pet scrap to pet flakes and from pet flakes to b2b recycled pet resin).
· Min 5 Years Work Experience as Business Head handling P & L responsibility
· An Assertive collaborator and team player, with Business acumen

To apply please contact
Ellie.Guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

General Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

General Manager
Hertfordshire

Job ref: AZ /60842

The UKs leading manufacturer serving the Plastic & Rubber industries by supplying specialist parts and services for extrusion, injection moulding and polymer processing, trusts in Listgrove to find a new General Manager who will show above average commitment to what we believe in: Exceeding customer’s expectations and taking our depth of process knowledge, manufacturing expertise and engineering excellence to the next level.

Working closely with many companies to improve processes and production levels over a wide range of applications, the successful General Manager will possess a fundamental understanding of mechanical engineering principles and will be able to demonstrate their experience in Extrusion or Injection moulding / polymer melt processes.

Key Responsibilities and Required Experience:

· You will support engineers in developing functional designs.
· You will investigate new technologies for suitability to enhance existing specifications.
· You will undertake on-site measuring using Micrometers, Vernier Calipers, Electronic Bore Measurement devices etc.
· You have a proven track record of producing excellent business plans for sustainable, profitable growth which have proven themselves when implemented and you have very good implementation skills.
· You will prepare financial budgets in accordance with the defined objectives and targets and monitor and control, to ensure that the objectives and targets are achieved.
· You will prepare regular business reports for the Board of Directors including a monthly P&L, and updates regarding objectives and targets.
· As the General Manager you will lead the sales team, but you will also act as a salesperson yourself, which requires excellent sales skills.
· You will drive the annual price increase process, to optimize the return for the business to offset economic headwinds.
· As General Manager you need extensive knowledge of marketing strategies and the ability to identify new business leads to develop marketing strategies.

Education and Professional Career:

· Post graduate degree level qualification and / or experience within mechanical engineering equipment sales, marketing, finance, design and production environment.
· You held previously a senior leadership and business management position(s) within an engineering manufacturing environment, ideally in the plastics and rubber industry.

Personal Attributes:

· Excellent skills for effective and efficient communication including verbal and written.
· You are able to build excellent relationships with customers and partners through to senior management level.
· High level of motivation.
· Strategic thinking and business acumen.
· First-rate skills in understanding, creating and analyzing financial reports and budgets.

You are able to work within tight schedules and manage several tasks at the same time.
Are you a sovereign being, constantly striving to raise your energies? Do you regularly connect with nature? Do you cultivate good thoughts and emotions? Do you cultivate love, peace, gratitude and forgiveness in your life? Do you have a good intuition? Do you create your reality?

If you wish to apply for this position or have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070
For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Field Service Engineer Germany

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Field Service Engineer Germany
Based in Germany

Job ref: JH/59414

Location: Germany

Client overview:

A leading systems and solutions provider for packaging. Delivering quality product to the food and beverage industry to consumers across the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way. Supplying a complete range of packs, flexible filling machines and solutions for operating smarter factories.

Role Overview:

To strengthen the Technical Service Team in Germany, we are looking for a Field Service Engineer, candidates will be a team player with hands-on-mentality. In this role you will provide an optimal service quality to ensure a high efficiency and reliability to machines.

Responsibilities:

• Ensuring the efficiency, commissioning, configuration, maintenance and repair of filling machines and applicators is carried out to the highest standard.
• Technical support and consulting of customers.
• On customer sites provide support and consult on re-builds or additions to machines.
• Fault diagnosis and troubleshooting
• Training of customer personnel in the use of machines and associated equipment
• Support of prototypes and special machines

Candidate Profile:

• Qualified in engineering principles, electrical, mechatronics, mechanical.
• Willingness to travel from 90-100%
• Experience with filling machines advantageous
• Place of work homebased- Bremen, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Sachsen, Thuringia
• Fluent in German with a good level of English

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager – Recycled Plastics

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Business Development Manager – Recycled Plastics

Home Based UK

Job ref: EG /60162

The Client:

A plastic recycling solutions business, who are striving towards a world without waste.
The business has 20 years in-house experience, as well as partners in the UK and abroad, providing plastic scrap and regrind to their customers.

The Role:

Due to substantial growth, an exciting new vacancy has arisen for a Business Development Manager to join the team. This role requires the incumbent to have an ambitious and tenacious nature with a strong commercial mind set and the ability to build relationships.

· Generate sales and develop a diverse customer base for a range of recycled plastic.
· Implementing strategic sales plan, in line with company objectives
· Develop new customers and increase overall volumes and margin.
· Identify all prospective customers within the market segment allocated.
· Actively seek out new sales opportunities and conduct market research through research, cold calling, networking, social media, attending conferences and trade fairs
· Perform customer site visits to build relationships and discover market information.
· Develop and enhance relationships by being creative, innovative, and offering excellent customer service that is responsive and tailored to customer needs.
· Engage in constant and active risk management, to ensure the product being supplied is per the company quality requirements.
· Negotiation and sales of plastic raw materials (price, payment terms, logistics, suppliers)
· Nurture relationships with customers, as well as with other key stakeholders, such as warehousing, logistics and suppliers.
· Good understanding of the financial impacts of pricing decisions to a commercially driven organization.

Candidate Profile:

· Proven track record in a sales or business development role
· Strong knowledge of Plastics recycling market
· Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
· An entrepreneurial individual who is self-motivated and results focused
· Strong at developing new business accounts.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Account Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Account Manager
Homebased UK

Job ref: JE /61094

The client:

Listgrove has been retained by a leading company in the sales, marketing and distribution of speciality chemicals and food ingredients. They are now recruiting an Account Manager to help maintain and develop new business in the UK. Managing a wide range of product lines and identifying key customer targets.

The role:

The purpose of the role is to help develop a new Business and Strategy within the UK and Ireland Plastics Convertor Industry. Managing a wide range of new product lines and identifying Key Customer targets.
Closely working with the companies International Market Managers

· To develop a strategy in line with budget expectations
· Identifying and canvassing new Customer and Principal targets
· Developing and managing a comprehensive product portfolio for existing and new product lines
· Working alongside European Affiliates to realise group strategy
· To handle product enquiries and business opportunities, and to contact customers directly
· To monitor relevant sales to ensure that the correct level of profitability is maintained
· To ensure that all price increases are implemented on time, and in accordance with our processes
· To seek and follow through new business opportunities at accounts, and prioritise these accordingly
· Any other ad hoc tasks as required

Ideal Candidate:

· Have a strong technical and commercial background, ideally gained through experience within the UK and Ireland Plastic Convertor Market
· Be self-motivated, disciplined, and comfortable working from home.
· Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a range of personality types
· Be driven by the need to achieve sales growth and have a persistent approach when faced with difficulties and challenges

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Account Manager – Packaging Coatings

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Account Manager – Packaging Coatings
Based in Netherlands

Job Ref: EG/60664

Client Overview:

A world leader in specialty coatings and treatments for flexible substrates.
This role sits within the Packaging Coatings Division, where high-performance solutions are formulated for a wide range of printing applications, with a focus on paperboard, flexible films and labels, for food and fast-moving consumer goods.

A multinational corporation at the forefront of their industry, strategically located in Europe, North- and South America and the Far East. World-wide, the business has 16 production facilities and numerous application laboratories.

Role Overview:

Realise and develop the sales activities, for the Packaging Coatings Division in Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands (Benelux) in line with the regional strategy (EMEA), whilst providing technical support to all customers in the assigned countries.

Commercial Responsibilities:

Execute the sales strategy to ensure that the commercial objectives can be achieved in the above-mentioned countries with regards to the following:
· Sales and profit contribution.
· Positioning of the company on the market.
· Supporting and promoting the introduction of new products.
· Maintaining and optimizing contacts with important existing relations, expanding customers base according to terms of references.
· Customers/prospects visits.
· Embracing the businesses philosophy and values.
· Working alongside SHE & Quality to constantly apply and work to applicable legislation, procedures and processes.

Technical Responsibilities:

· Help the customer to choose the best combination of products (Coatings and Ingredients), to reach the expected technical specifications and application performance.
· Develop a deep knowledge of the product portfolio i.e. coatings for specialty films, paper, packaging and polymers for inks.
· Provide the customer the right input, regarding technologies (Water based, Solvent based, Energy Curing) and processes i.e. how to use products, in order to achieve the best performance.
· Support trials performed at customers or at our facilities with different options.
· Introduce new products through regular customer visits, samples, and clear lecture of the TDS, provided by the product managers.
· Follow up of customer’s satisfaction.

Candidate Profile:

· Technical Engineer or other relevant education based on experience in the printing industry.
· Experienced in the sales and technical application of consumables for the printing industry.
· Excellent interpersonal skills and outstanding selling ability.
· Fluent in Dutch & English.
· Customer orientated and skilled in building relationships.
· Persuasive with strong influencing skills.
· Results oriented with excellent problem solving capabilities.

 

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.Guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager France

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Key Account Manager France – Packaging Systems
Based in Lle de France

Job ref: EG /60841

Sector: Packaging
Function: Sales
Location: Paris, France

Client Overview:

A world-renowned packaging systems and solutions manufacturer, at the forefront of developing unique solutions, that help customers innovate differentiated products, build smarter filling plants and create interactive packs of the future.

Role Overview:

· Design a holistic, long-term strategy, in close coordination with all departments, on route to customer.
· Provide robust technical solutions, whilst proposing and designing Customer Roadmaps, in collaboration with marketing.
· Coordinates and follows-up required actions, through management and collaboration, with internal stakeholders, such as, technical service, marketing, project and quality departments, both within the French structure, as well as European or global departments.
· Acquires new customers, whilst developing and maintaining relationships, with existing customers and prospects, on all levels and within different departments.
· Creates business cases and calculates their profitability (via existing Project Calculation Tool) to present them internally, for approval.
· Negotiates profitable sales, keeping a focus on high margins e. g. negotiating prices & conditions for sleeves, spouts, filling machines, upgrades and optimizations, with the customer and designs offer for filling machines and packaging material.
· Performs sales activities, on major accounts and negotiates sales prices and discounts, in consultation with the Head of France.
· Documents customer reports and negotiated conditions.
· Forecasts the expected customer account development and plans the volume and price development for allocated area accordingly (accurately forecasts annual, quarterly and monthly volume and revenue)
· Responsible to reach the expected gross profit for respective customer accounts.
· Supports Sales intelligence and coordinates company and area resources, to ensure efficient and stable sales results.
· Supports market area reconnaissance, in cooperation with Global Business Intelligence.

 

Candidate Profile:

· Bachelor’ or Master’s Degree in economics or technical degree.
· Sales/project management experience within the packaging or food industry.
· Experience in building up and maintaining customer relationships, ideally in B2B.
· Strong in creating conceptional sales pitches, based on our solution selling approach.
· Keen to develop sustainable leads with customers.
· Readiness to travel up to 50%.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.Guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Manufacturing Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Manufacturing Engineer
Based in Oxfordshire

Job ref: JH /60921

Client overview:

Listgrove has been retained by a specialist manufacturing company based in Oxfordshire who are seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer with a proven background in Chemicals, Pharma, or Medical Device environments.

Role Overview:

To specify, procure and project manage the introduction of manufacturing equipment and processes while supporting and driving continuous improvement of manufacturing quality and efficiency.

Responsibilities:

· Manufacturing process introduction/development to support the company’s growth plans and initiatives.
· Continuous improvement of manufacturing process outcomes. (Quality, time, and cost)
· Support cross functional team objectives.
· Specification of new equipment, facilities and process to support sales growth and production efficiency improvement

Candidate Profile:

· Proven experience as a Process or Manufacturing engineer
· Fully conversant with validation and technical change
· Experienced in chemical, liquid formulation or food production processes.
· Strong analytical skills and problem-solving competencies with other stakeholders.
· Qualification – Degree or equivalent in technical or life science area.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Head of Design

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Head of Design
Hybrid / West Lothian

Job ref: JE /60631

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Listgrove has been retained by a leading company who delivers affordable market ready projects in the low carbon renewable sector.

The main purpose of the Head of Design role is to work closely with the CEO/CTO to actively lead, at a strategic level, the Design function enabling project designs to be of the highest quality and reliability, and within the specified time constraints.
To guide and nurture the capabilities of the Design Team Leads, and wider Design Team to enable smooth delivery of designs, on time, to the highest quality and standards.

Duties:

· Drive the company vision and values and ensure that these are embedded within the team
· Collaborate closely internally with cross functional teams including R&D, Production, Supply Chain, and Business Development to ensure a seamless integration of technical solutions as part of the overarching business strategy.
· Overall responsibility for the quality and performance of the Design function
· Ensuring all designs adhere to relevant HSE regulations and working in conjunction with the Compliance team to achieve this.
· Lead and inspire the multi-disciplined engineering design team, providing coaching and promoting a culture of excellence.
· Providing annual learning plans to deliver opportunities for skill development and growth
· Support the Business Development team in developing strategic partnerships with customers.
· Maintain our current, and develop further accreditation systems.
· Liaise with Customers, alongside the Project Management team, on Technical queries and understanding when a change to scope and variation request is required
· Establish rigorous testing protocols and quality control measures to ensure consistent and reliable performance.
· Overall responsibility for managing relevant process and documentation for company Intellectual Property
· Sponsor and actively participate in improvement projects such as, obtaining CE certification relating to equipment from our overseas partnerships.
· Cross functional collaboration with Procurement, ensuring all procured items are both compliant and of the appropriate quality.
· Develop, motivate, and support the Commercial function ensuring all team members have clearly defined roles, responsibilities and measurable performance indicators.
· Actively identify and drive continuous improvement amongst the Design team, providing learning and development opportunities to improve breadth and depth of knowledge.

Knowledge and Experience:

· Proven experience in leading multi-disciplined Technical teams and driving high performance and employee development
· Clear demonstrable experience of ensuring projects run to schedule and getting things done!
· Has driven department needs in conjunction with peers cross functionally, towards the same objectives.
· Demonstrable experience of a client facing technical role
· In depth understanding of relevant engineering standards including knowledge of ATEX Directive would be a nice to have.
· Excellent general engineering skills
· CAD proficiency in supporting teams and overseeing technical accuracy.

Skills:

· Thorough and safety focused.
· Can do attitude.
· High accuracy and attention to detail
· Positive, proactive, constructive and pragmatic approach to problem solving.
· Excellent planning and organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise effectively.
· Ability to think ahead and remain flexible to changing demands in a dynamic market.
· Highly effective communicator both verbal and written, in conveying complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders both internally and externally.

Education:

· Advanced degree in Engineering/Eng. Design field
· ILM accredited Leadership and Management qualification
· Project Management qualification desirable

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Head of Operations

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Head of Operations
Hybrid/East Lothian

Job ref: JE /60553

The client:

Listgrove has been retained by a leading company who delivers affordable market ready projects in the low carbon renewable sector.

Purpose of Role:

The primary role of the Head of Operations is to work with the CFO/COO and senior management to develop and realise the company strategy.
Responsible for generating a culture of openness, respect and continuous improvement to underpin the delivery of an efficient, process and procedurally motivated team delivering product of correct quality, on time, in budget for onward distribution to our customers.
Ultimately responsible for the control of legislative requirements on quality, health and safety and the environment and to make sure they are maintained.

Duties:

· Work with the CFO/COO to develop operational strategy in alignment with sales and financial targets.
· Work closely with the CFO to determine operational budgets and develop strategies to manage costs while maintaining operational excellence.
· Mentor and lead the operational teams, with mutual trust and respect, to achieve our vision and business goals.
· Streamline operational processes to improve efficiency and reduce lead times.
· Manage the supply chain to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement.
· Ensure compliance with industry regulations and standards in operational processes.
· Establish and monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) other management information to run the operation efficiently.
· Review project schedules with Stakeholders and implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure successful project delivery.
· Provide clear communication to update stakeholders on the progress of projects in line with milestones.
· Monitor forward demand in conjunction with the Commercial team and ensure the required resources are available to meet such demands.
· Motivate your team through effective communication and clear direction as to what is expected of them, fostering a culture of accountability and continuous improvement.
· Overall responsibility for ensuring that business activities and targets are achieved with compliance to Health, Safety, and Environmental procedures and legislation; ensuring that the site operates safely and is not exposed to risks.

Main Deliverables in Role:

· Reduction in time to manufacture; increasing capacity.
· Improved labour utilisation.
· Increased staff morale.
· Project schedule maintained within production.
· Able to provide clear data to Board regarding production to propose key changes to improve performance.

Knowledge & Experience:

· Demonstrable experience of managing and leading change management processes
· Previous experience of leading operations within the production/manufacturing sector (preferably within a startup environment)
· Knowledge of the Hydrogen or Renewables industry is advantageous but not essential.
· Experience of building and leading high-performing teams
· Demonstrates strong understanding of financial principles and the ability to align operational decisions with financial goals.
· Clear demonstrable experience of ensuring production projects run to schedule.
· Has driven functional needs in conjunction with peers cross functionally, towards the same overall company objectives.

Skills:

· Strong decision-making ability, with logical and systematic approach to problem-solving
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, regardless of business level or function, both inside and outside the company
· Highly assertive, with the ability to challenge constructively and influence at all levels.
· Strong, person-centered leadership aptitude; open, honest, empathetic, and collaborative.
· Strong financial, commercial, and overall business acumen.

Qualifications:

· Degree level education within a technical field is desirable.
· ILM accredited Leadership and Management qualification.
· Project Management qualification desirable.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Production Lead

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Production Lead
Location: Leipzig area, Germany

Job ref: AZ /60623

Responsible for the company’s production division.
This includes the effective and successful management of all work, productivity, quality control and safety processes defined for the production departments.
Responsible for improving operations, systems and principles in the areas of information flow and management, business processes and seeking opportunities to expand and improve systems in the production department
Performing supervisory duties in accordance with company guidelines and applicable laws.
Management and development of employees Production

Main Tasks:

· Strategic selection and planning of employees Production
· Manage, motivate, assess, and strategically develop subordinate employees.
· Carry out coordinated individual personnel measures in the area.
· Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal requirements
· Maintaining a safe, injury-free and accident-free workplace
· Work closely with the safety department to ensure that all processes comply with operational, legal and other regulatory requirements.
· Acts as contact person when customer problems arise in connection with product quality (support of the QMB)
· Communicating customer issues with the operations team and developing ways to improve the customer experience, including resolving issues and complaints (supporting the QMB)
· Contributing to recommendations for strategic improvements and creating and completing the resulting action plans
· Implement production, productivity, quality, and customer service standards; solve problems; identify trends to optimize productivity and costs.
· Create forecast requirements/annual budget in cooperation with management/Group; plan resulting expenses; analyze variances; initiate corrective measures.
· Develop operations by determining product handling and storage requirements, developing, implementing, enforcing and evaluating policies and procedures, developing processes for internal delivery of raw materials and production of products, utilization of machinery, inventory management and shipping, in close collaboration with other operational areas.
· Analyzing the process workflow, employee, and space requirements as well as the system layout; implementing changes
· Continuous updating of professional knowledge by attending training courses, seminars, and trade fairs. Reading specialist publications; maintaining personal networks.
· Budget responsibility for the areas of production, including compliance, planning, and monitoring of expenditure.
· Work closely with the MD and management team to establish and / or implement policies, procedures and systems and continue implementation.
· Communicate all operational policies and/or issues at department meetings.
· Work closely with the team to conduct inventory analysis to ensure inventory is being used effectively, the right equipment is being sourced and inventory data is robustly maintained to minimize external storage costs.

Responsible for the mass balance of raw materials and finished products.

Superiority and Subordination, authority to issue instructions, representation:

· Subordinate to the management in technical and disciplinary terms
· Technical and disciplinary authority to issue instructions to employees in all productive processes and work processes (production, mixing)

Documents and Information:

· Various documents as well as process and work instructions

Working and Operating Materials:

· Machines and systems on site, computers with standard and special software

Required knowledge and skills:

· Technical degree, at least 5 years of specialist professional experience in project and/or production management, English (business fluent)

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Maintenance Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Maintenance Manager
Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Job ref: AZ /60865

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Maintenance or Engineering Manager to join an established and successful business.

Objectives:

· Responsible for satisfying customer needs by producing the scheduled requirements for company products in the most effective way and to agreed quality standards whilst maintaining high standards of workmanship, reliability, efficiency, cleanliness and safety.

Tasks and Duties:

· Ensure that company policies and procedures for Housekeeping, Health & safety and Quality are fully met.
· Maintain close control of performance, efficiency and operating costs.
· Assign tasks to sub-ordinates according to work priorities.
· Ensure production schedule is maintained at all times.
· Ensure that all breakdowns and equipment defects are reported and followed up according to company procedures.
· Investigate reported problems thoroughly and ensure that corrective actions solve the problem not the symptom.
· Liaise and cooperate with maintenance manager to ensure that scheduled improvement and maintenance work is completed satisfactorily and on time.
· Schedule own work in line with agreed priorities.
· Maintain manufacturing departments, workshops and storage areas in a clean, organized and safe manner at all times.
· Continuously seek ways and means of improving departmental performance.
· Apply statistical methods to analyze performance, identify problems and develop solutions.
· Mange, motivate and direct staff and ensure that their performance is of the highest standard at all times and that they follow company policy and their job descriptions.
· Maintain accurate records of production, quality and maintenance problems.
· Report on departmental activities in an agreed format and timely manner.
· Recommend replacement of unreliable and inefficient equipment.
· Liaise and cooperate with client departments.
· Be available to attend emergencies outside normal working hours.
· Train and develop subordinates in accordance with company policies and procedures.
· Work effectively with the multi-cultural workforce.
· Read specialist journals and attend training courses and to keep up to date with the latest developments and trends in technology, materials and manufacturing management.
· Carry out similar or related works as directed by his immediate Supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

· B. Sc. degree in polymer, production or industrial engineering.
· Minimum 5 years practical experience of the extrusion and compounding processes and the materials and tools used by the company.
· Strong production management ability.
· Ability to work under pressure and manage several tasks at once.
· Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels.
· Ability to make quick, clear decisions
· Ability to make effective presentations.
· Organized, able to prioritize and work to deadlines.
· Computer literate, MS Word, Excel, Outlook.
· Ability to delegate duties where necessary.
· Good analytical skills
· Ability to work flexibly.
· Good standard of spoken and written English.
· Excellent team working skills.
· Ability to train and develop staff
· A practical and logical approach to problem solving using problem solving techniques.
· Committed to continuous improvement.
· Ability to manage personal time effectively.
· Ability to enjoy challenges and the determination to overcome problems.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

General Manager Operations

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

General Manager Operations

Job ref: CST /59755

Salary: Attractive

Sector: Plastics, Polymers
Function: Executive, Operations
Location: Poland

Client overview:

Listgrove is proud to be working with one of Europe’s leading synthetic foam manufacturers used in a wide range of industries including packaging, sport & leisure, construction, and insulation. A family-owned international group, sustainability is a core business principle, and this forms an integral part of their operations strategy.

Role Overview:

You will coordinate and drive all operational activities for the Polish factory, involving manufacturing, HSE, technology, product compliance & development, maintenance, continuous improvement, people development, supply chain and purchasing. You will develop an operational excellence vision, gaining buy-in from the workforce and implementing the strategy to ensure the continued competitiveness of the site, which employs around 300 people.

Responsibilities:

· Fully responsible for leading all operational aspects of the factory, which includes setting the vision of the future, developing the strategy and working across all functions to ensure alignment to the objectives
· Accountable for setting and achieving the annual budget in terms of spend, efficiency improvements, cost control and plant investment
· Leadership and mentoring of direct reports across the key functions, setting the culture of the site, developing teams and ensuring a proactive/positive management style is executed across all levels
· Implement, monitor and optimize with the Plant Manager occupational protection processes within the company with the aim of continuously improving the HSE culture.
· Define the yearly priorities for the annual LEAN strategy in collaboration with the Plant Manager.
· In support with the Group Vice President of Research & Innovation, define and support the research and innovation strategy for the site.
· Define the yearly priorities for the annual purchasing and supply chain strategy in collaboration with the functional heads

Candidate Profile:

· Engineering degree and more than 10 years of established work experience as leader in an industrial environment
· Experience in polymers, plastics, extrusion or rubber is an advantage
· Result driven, methodological and hands-on approach
· Technical understanding of industrial processes
· Strong leadership skills, team spirit and decision making power
· High level of initiative; motivation and assertiveness
· Experienced in LEAN management
· Strategic thinking with strong financial acumen, managing the P&L
· Analytical skills, understand complex issues and present them simply
· Fluent in Polish and English (spoken & written)

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
Conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Capex Excellence Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Capex Excellence Manager
Home based, Hybrid position

Job ref: AZ/60236

Salary:  good base salary and bonus, plus other benefits

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

A leading family-owned company, producing engineering polymer materials and are a highly integrated solution provider committed to the sustainable future of polyamides.
With ten production sites and several sales offices around the world, this organization serves customers and partners globally.

Position Purpose:

The CAPEX Excellence Manager will hold a pivotal role in shaping and monitoring the company’s portfolio of CAPEX, ensuring successful delivery of the CAPEX projects through monitoring and challenging project deliverables, supporting the site/functions teams and  reporting to senior management.
The CAPEX Excellence Manager will develop best practice programme/project governance and ways of working to help improve returns and project performance across the entire portfolio.

Major/Key Accountabilities:

· Coordinate and lead the elaboration of the company’s 5 year’s investment plan taking into account the strategic projects and the sustainable development objectives as defined in the strategic roadmap, the sites and functions plans and the regulatory framework
· Validate the content and the deliverables of the investment dossier in line with the Investment Procedure thresholds
· Lead the company’s quarterly Investment Committee
· Identify and evaluate early stage projects and apply strategic levers to improve project business cases – challenge sites cost reduction targets & ambition (value challenge)
· Help optimize design, procurement, and the critical enablers – organization, culture, capabilities, risk, contracting… to realize the full potential of the projects
· Work with the sites and functions to co-ordinate the overall capital projects portfolio delivery in full, on time and within budget and ensure a close follow up in relevant tools (e.g. Monday.com)
· Follow up of the investment budget for sites/functions (including forecast) and ensure reporting in collaboration with the sites/functions and finance
· Define and update CAPEX project standards, procedures and tools and ensure adherence to best in class practices (project scope, plans, costs, risks, resources, project organisation)
· Build and animate company-wide capex capabilities by creating and leading cross-site CAPEX coordinator community.
· Realise post mortem review for strategic projects

Key Contacts:

· CIO
· Excom members
· Investment committee members
· Site managers and capex coordinators
· Project Managers
· Technology
· IT
· Finance

Education:

· Degree in Engineering or similar relevant field
· Any Project Management Certifications is ideal but not necessary

Experience:

· Proven track record of successful Project Management, preferably within a manufacturing environment (10+ years)
· Exposure to continuous manufacturing and batch production
· Proven knowledge of CAPEX project management tools
· Proven expertise in value challenge methodology
· A strong understanding of all stages in a project lifecycle, delivery approaches e.g. waterfall, agile, etc. and experience of implementing them into organisations
· Financial management skills and experience

Skills:

· High skills and competency in project management tools and activities (process, organization, cost, change control, time, schedule, procurement, commissioning, qualification/validation)
· Excellent organizational and time-management skills
· Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to influence at all levels
· Attention to details
· Proactive problem solver
· Excellent time management skills
· Ability to organize and lead teams to achieve objectives

Languages:

· Required English fluent
· Desirable French and/or German

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Field service engineer

Main Responsibilities:

 

As part of an enthusiastic team, to help to provide a first class service to Billion UK’s customers throughout the UK and Ireland.   Routine servicing, repair, machine optimisation, commissioning, and conducting training sessions are all primary activities of the job.

 

Key Tasks:

 

1.    To respond quickly, professionally and efficiently, to all customer requests.

 

2.    To be self disciplined and motivated, to make best use of available time.

 

3.    To liaise with the Managing Director, in respect of daily duties.

 

4.    To progress and maintain your personal knowledge of the Billion machine, in all aspects, and to develop personal skills.

 

5.    To be accurate and proficient in reporting and recording of activity.

 

6.    To always promote Billion UK’s business interests.

 

 

Standards of Achievement are attained in these areas:

 

1.

(a) When the customer’s expectations are fully met, or exceeded.

 

(b) When the task at hand is fully analysed, and executed in a professional and timely manner.

 

(c) By diligently applying yourself, to the task at hand.

 

2.

(a) By arrival at the customer site, ready to start work, at a reasonable hour.

 

(b) By maintaining a clean and tidy appearance upon arrival at the customer site.

 

 

 

 

(c) By giving due consideration to safety, and good working practice in all tasks.

 

(d) By representing the best interests of the company, and the customer at all times.

 

(e) By efficient planning of daily tasks, within the scope of the job.

 

(f) By maintaining an outwardly enthusiastic and positive approach with customers and colleagues.

 

(g) By displaying proper care for company property, issued to you.

 

3.

(a) By ensuring that the Service Manager is aware of your whereabouts during company time.

 

(b) By promptly informing the Service Manager, upon job completion.

 

(c) By immediately informing the Service Manager, of any change of plan.

 

4.

(a) By attending regular training updates at Billion SAS, and making best use of the time available on such visits.

 

(b) By maintaining, a self compiled library of technical information.

 

(c) By continuously striving to improve your knowledge in all aspects of the machine, both in terms of functionality and optimisation.

 

(d) By developing professional skills in communication, and presentation, to enhance personal customer relations at all levels, and training abilities.

 

(e) By developing a working knowledge of French language, for use in communication with the parent company.

 

5.

(a) By producing legible maintenance records for all Billion machines on site.

 

(b) By accurate completion of Service Sheets for chargeable activity.

 

(c) By accurate completion of statistical forms, such as ‘Weekly Time Sheets’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(d) By ensuring any outstanding action, or follow up reported, is carried out within reasonable timescales.

 

(e) By accurate control and care for company spare parts stock carried in the car, and strict adherence to company procedures, in this respect.

 

6.

(a) By actively promoting the honest sale of genuine spare parts, with UK customers.

 

(b) By actively promoting the honest sale of engineering hours, with UK customers, via repair, refurbishment, modification, support or training activity.

 

(c) By actively promoting the sale of ‘Preventative Maintenance Contracts’ to UK customers as machine pass out of warranty.

 

(d) By displaying a commercial awareness, to find machine sales leads, within UK customers, to pass to the sales team.

 

 

Salary: Dependant on the candidate

 

Benefits: Meal allowance, all legitimate expenses covered, company car, impressive pension contribution, Private medical cover (Optional), private dental cover (Optional

Design & Development Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Design & Development Engineer
Hybrid UK and Herefordshire

Job ref: JH /59851

Role Overview:

The Design & Development Engineer will play a key role in the creation. Enhancement and optimization of rubber-based products in the manufacturing portfolio.

Responsibilities:

· Tool & Product Design
· Develop and refine product designs with customers for products and tools.
· Lead prototyping processes
· Working with the technical team produce prototypes for sign off.
· Customer facing support.
· Project Management

Candidate Profile:

· Degree Educated
· Mechanical Design and Engineering
· Proven design and development experience with rubber and polymers
· Proficiency in CAD with other design tools
· Knowledge of rubber materials

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Product Development Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Product Development Manager
Based in Hampshire

Job ref: JH /60735

Location: Havant, Hampshire

Client Overview:

A major supplier to the European automotive and appliance markets, their name is synonymous with expertise in chemically coupled glass fibre polypropylene.

Role Overview:

The management and development of polypropylene products

Responsibilities:

· Develop new materials and processes to meet market requirements and ensure technical and commercial competitiveness. Support trials for production scale-up of new products.
· Support the production department in optimising the compounding process to maximise manufacturing efficiency, product quality and performance whilst minimising waste.
· Provide technical support to customers when required.
· Provide technical support for the investigation of customer complaints.
· Generate material data and provide technical presentations internally and externally.
· Manage and interpret customer requirements and provide solutions to meet or exceed their needs.
· Assist Purchasing department in the procurement of raw materials to optimise margin, product quality and product performance.
· Contribute to advice on safe handling of raw materials and finished goods in compliance with health and safety requirements.
· Provide product training to employees and customers.

Candidate Profile:

· Experience of working in a technical role within the plastics industry
· Knowledge of injection moulding applications and of formulating compounds.
· Able to demonstrate good technical knowledge combined with proven expertise in technical service.
· Degree Educated
· Good attention to detail, with the ability to analyse and interpret data and produce clear, concise reports.
For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager – Pharmaceutical

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – Pharmaceutical
Home based Europe

Job ref: EG /60272

Sector: Chemicals
Function: Sales
Location: Europe

Client Overview:

A global producer of specialty Chemicals, functional additives, stabilizers and flame retardants, used in medicinal and pharmaceutical products and materials.
With multiple production facilities across the globe, the business is acknowledged as a leader in customer focused research, innovation & technology, as well as being pioneers in their field.

Role Overview:

The Sales Manager is responsible for growing and developing the market and customer portfolio, in the pharmaceutical segment, across Europe, The Middle East and Africa.

Responsibilities:

· Accomplish sales objectives, by acquiring new business and identifying new applications and new geographies in the pharmaceutical segment.
· Responsible for building Key account relationships, whilst collaborating with all relevant stakeholders including medical, legal and regulatory contacts.
· Understand the market dynamics relevant to product and healthcare environment, to identify opportunities to grow market share.
· Drive and manage relations with the strategic suppliers and distributors.
· Initialize, drive and manage customer projects, over entire sales cycle.
· Be the market expert – stay on top of market trends, regulations changes, impact and opportunities and communicate your analysis to relevant parties.
· Monitor competitive activities, analysis and make recommendations.

Candidate Profile:

· Scientific education in Cosmetic Science, Life sciences, Chemistry or Biology
· Proven track record of success, gained in EU Pharmaceutical industry.
· Strong technical expertise, with in-depth knowledge of pharmaceutical technology.
· Experienced with good distribution practice (GDP) and good manufacturing practice (GMP)
· Strong relationship building, communication and commercial skills, gained within a B2B environment.
· English language command in word and writing. Dynamic, analytical and entrepreneurial.
· Travel internationally, across EMEA and further afield when needed.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@Listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

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Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technical Sales Manager – Flame Retardants

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Technical Sales Manager – Flame Retardants
Home based Europe

Job ref: EG /60211

Sector: Chemicals
Function: Sales
Location: Europe

Client Overview:

A global producer of specialty Chemicals, functional additives, stabilizers and flame retardants, used in PVC, polyolefins, engineering plastics and rubber applications.
With multiple production facilities across the globe, the business are acknowledged as a leader in customer focus, research, innovation & technology and pioneers in their field.

Role Overview:

The Technical Sales Manager is responsible for growing and developing the market and customer portfolio, in the Flame Retardant segment, across Europe, The Middle East and Africa.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for maintaining and building relationships with key accounts at all levels, including senior management, production, marketing, technical and purchasing.
· Accomplish sales objectives in the Flame Retardant segment.
· Fully responsible and accountable for the business, with high amount of freedom within the function.
· Acquire new business, with new accounts, new applications and new geographies.
· Initialize, drive and manage customer projects, over entire sales cycle.
· Be the market expert – stay on top of market trends, regulations changes, impact and opportunities and communicate your analysis to relevant parties.
· Monitor competitive activities, analysis and make recommendations.
· Exchanges business relevant information with international colleagues from across the world.

Candidate Profile:

· Degree in chemistry, polymer chemistry, engineering or related.
· Strong commercial experience and knowledge of Flame Retardant technology
· Strong relationship building, communication and commercial skills.
· B2B sales experience is a plus.
· A dynamic, analytical and entrepreneurial individual.
· Command of English language -both verbal and written.
· Travel internationally, across EMEA and further afield when needed.

 

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@Listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

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Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Tooling & Process Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Tooling and Process Engineer
Based in Germany

Job ref: PK/60682

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Listgrove is supporting a global manufacturer of injection moulding and thermoforming plastic parts, sub-assemblies, and complete finished products with built-in electronic components. They are recruiting an experienced Tooling and Process Engineer to bring strength and depth to the existing team.
The Process and Tooling Engineer will have 2 areas of responsibility:
Daily production:
· Monitor the quality of the product in terms of process stability and the condition of the injection moulding tools.
· Responsible for troubleshooting in the event of faults in production.
· Setting up the machines.
· Clean and maintain tools during production, after/before tool changes.
· Ensure the good condition of tools that are not in production and carry out regular/scheduled maintenance work.
· Communicating important information to the shift supervisor of the next shift and the line manager.
· Cleaning of machines and tools as well as maintenance tasks.

Continuous improvement and new projects:

· Suggest and implement improvements at process level, e.g. cycle times, robot programmes, production processes.
· Support the project department at the head office in the Netherlands with the introduction of new projects at the plant.
Skills and attributes:
· Training as a process mechanic or similar or many years of experience in injection moulding and handling injection moulds.
· Basic knowledge of hydraulics and pneumatics
· Strong interpersonal, organisational, communication and problem-solving skills
· Basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets
· Physical requirements: able to lift up to 25 kg
· Excellent English essential

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Phillippa Kirby
Phillippa.kirby@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

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Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Standards & Technical Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Standards & Technical Manager
Plastics Pipes and Fittings
Home based

Job ref: CST/60700

Salary: £45000-50000 + benefits

The Company:

We are proud to be retained by the British Plastics Federation to recruit the role of Standards & Technical Manager for their Pipes Group. The role is a pivotal position helping to drive the development of British, European and international standards for the UK Plastic Pipes Manufacturing Industry and to project manage and support the Pipes Group’s Technical Groups.

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) counts manufacturers, raw material suppliers, equipment suppliers, and plastics recyclers within its broad membership. Recognised worldwide, the BPF comprises 18 different member groups. The Pipes Group represents the UK plastics piping systems industry. They have been representing UK manufacturers of plastics pipes and fittings for over 60 years. The BPF Pipes Group is dedicated to promoting the development, acceptance and usage of manufactured plastic piping systems at all levels in the Building, Construction, Civil and Utilities Industries.

Key Responsibilities:

Standards Duties-
· Managing Pipes Group input into all relevant Standards (National, European and International), keeping members up to date with opportunities for commenting/voting.
· Contributing to development of relevant standards (National, European and International), working in conjunction with members.
· Represent the Pipes Group at National and European standards meetings.
· Provide UK expertise to European and International standards meetings.

Technical Management duties-
· Prepare agenda, minutes and supporting papers for technical meetings
· Prepare objectives and review progress against projects on a regular basis.
· Oversee the preparation of ‘introductory’ briefs for specific projects and/or sub-groups.
· Manage the response to technical enquiries from outside of the Pipes Group.
· Manage the development of technical outputs, drawing on the expertise of members.
· Ensure members are consulted on draft outputs and comments addressed.
· Overseeing the technical integrity and sign off of the outputs in line with internal procedures.

 

Person Profile:

· Experienced and knowledgeable in the pipes sector (plastics, concrete or cast iron)
· Working for pipe manufacturing or end-user
· Experience in dealing at senior level within an organization
· Qualification level: Graduate
· Experience in supporting technical committees
· Have first class administrative and organisational skills
· Be a skilled project manager
· Good attention to detail
· Have good communication and interpersonal skills

Why work for the BPF?

The impact of our work helps the UK economy, the environment, and UK businesses up and down the country, so you have a chance to make a real difference.
We also react to important events – we were pivotal in helping the supply of PPE in 2020 in response to Covid, our work continues to help improve legislation in the UK to recycle more plastic, and our projects have a wide reach and lasting impact.

What Are The Hours And Working Arrangements?

This is a full-time role, with a flexible hours’ policy working from home, office based or hybrid working. There is the requirement to travel to locations abroad (typically eight meetings per year) and across the UK as and when required.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Product Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Product Engineer
Site Based – Hertfordshire, UK

Job ref: HS/60033

Salary:

Based on experience – Between £26,000 – £45,000
Overtime in addition when applicable

Working Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 07:30 – 16:30 or 08:00 – 17:00
Friday: 07:30 – 12:30

Client Overview:

A leading supplier of specialist metal components for the plastics and rubber industries, working in close collaboration with customers and suppliers to provide high levels of satisfaction across the design and specification of processing screws, barrels and precision components.

Role Overview:

As a Product Engineer, you will play a pivotal part in ensuring the continued success and development of component design, specification and surface technology, whilst working to a tolerance of +/- 0.05mm.

· Lead the design and product development activities, ensuring that the components that are supplied are optimized for clients’ unique process and production requirements.
· Product design development from functional design specification to manufacturing drawings.
· Collaborate with internal production staff and external supply partners to optimize manufacturing efficiencies.
· Drivetimes and improvement initiatives to enhance quality management processes, reduce lead times, and increase efficiency.
· Collaborate with colleagues across the business to ensure successful and smooth transition from sales to supply.
· Provide on-site customer support including carrying out component wear monitoring and measuring service.
· Foster a culture of innovation and excellence across the business.
· Provide technical support to the sales team.

Candidate Profile:

· Holds a technical qualification within mechanical engineering or a relatable subject field.
· Ideally possess existing experience in an engineering function.
· Strong background in working with accurate tolerancing and engineering drawings with 2D and 3D drafting software – (CAD or SolidWorks as examples.)
· Machinery component manufacturing experience is strongly desired.
· Has a level of understanding of production processes, ideally within plastics, rubber or a relatable field.
· Natural ability to manage multiple tasks and time effectively.
· Able to work collaboratively and independently as and when required.
· This role is primed for someone who is curious, detail orientated and quality conscious.
For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
01789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager UK

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager UK
Home-Based

Job ref: JH /60128

Sector: Polymers
Function: Sales and Marketing
Location: UK Homebased

Client Overview:

Our client is part of a global network of companies and manufactures thermoplastic compounds, from multiple sites around the world.

Role Overview:

· An integral part of the sales team, supporting the achievement of sales targets, both in new markets and with existing nominated accounts.
· Ensure a targeted level of customer contact and prospecting, to maintain existing business and to report on new market opportunities, customer satisfaction, market intelligence and competition activity.

Responsibilities:

· Customer development and sales with a focus on new markets.
· Management of defined existing customers, ensuring annual sales budgets are achieved.
· Promote the product portfolio to new customers and ensure new products/product lines are introduced, where applicable.
· In conjunction with the leadership team, negotiate prices/contracts, in line with the pricing strategy.
· Manage and deploy the most efficient customer support, with close liaison to the technical team.
· Production and submission of monthly Sales Forecast and Project reports.

Candidate Profile:

· Expert knowledge in plastic material and processes, in particular injection moulding.
· Specific experience in glass polypropylene and polyamide glass fibers would be of great interest but is not essential if the candidate has a wider polymer knowledge.
· Proven sales experience driving new business and retaining existing customers.
· Experienced in technical project-based sales from concept through to delivery.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager – Polyolefins

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – Polyolefins
Based in Europe

Job ref: LH /60271

Sector: Chemicals
Function: Sales
Location: Europe

Client Overview:

A global producer of specialty Chemicals, functional additives, stabilizers and flame retardants, used in PVC, polyolefins, engineering plastics and rubber applications.
With multiple production facilities across the globe, the business are acknowledged as a leader in customer focus, research, innovation & technology and pioneers in their field.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Regional Manager Europe, the Sales Manager will be responsible for the growth and development of the business portfolio in the Polyolefin, Engineering Plastics and Rubber industries across Europe.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for maintaining and building relationships, with key accounts at all levels, including senior management, production, marketing, technical and purchasing.
· Accomplish sales objectives in the polyolefins’, rubber and recycling industries.
· Fully responsible and accountable for the business, with high amount of freedom to fill the function.
· Acquire new business with new accounts, new applications and new geographies.
· Initialize, drive and manage projects with our customers over entire sales cycle.
· Be the market expert – Stay on top of market trends, regulations changes, impact and opportunities and communicate your analysis to relevant parties.
· Monitor and analyse competitor and make recommendations.
· Exchanges business relevant information with international colleagues from across the world.

Candidate Profile:

· Experience in Plastics, Packaging, ideally Polyolefin industry.
· Degree in Chemistry, Polymer chemistry, Engineering, Material Science or related.
· B2B sales experience, with strong relationship building, communication and commercial skills.
· Dynamic, analytical, and entrepreneurial mindset, Self-starting, involved, responsible, team player.
· Travel internationally, across EMEA and further afield when needed.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Lorena Hull-Lozano
lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager UK & Ireland

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager (UK & Ireland)
Sustainable Packaging
Home office

Job ref: CST/60708

Salary: Attractive salary and package

The Company:

Our client is focused on making sustainable packaging that leaves the planet unharmed for the next generation. They are a global organisation that operates in more than 40 countries and have customers in over 80 countries. You will be part of a truly global environment where you can collaborate with colleagues from all over the world. The company is a dynamic organization where you will be able to influence your work and make a notable difference.

Primary role:

The role combines key account management, new business development and retailer engagement in the milk, juice and other liquid food categories. You will initiate standardized sales processes with existing and new customers in the market unit UK/Ireland to maintain and grow sales volumes and collaborate with wider area / regional management on projects leading to the optimization of sales in general.

Responsibilities:

· Developing and implementing yearly sales and improvement plans for existing customer portfolio
· Assume responsibility for several key accounts, further building relationships at all levels to develop long term sustainable business
· Continuous monitoring of sales opportunities with existing and new customers and improvement areas within market unit.
· Develop a strong retailer network of contacts, ensuring that all major retailers are fully aware of products and offerings
· Be answerable for providing and supporting total packaging system solutions to meet individual client needs encompassing capital equipment, packaging materials and after-sales maintenance
· Develop new customers in line with the high profile strategy and goals of the business
· Developing working relationships with management of potential customers along with strong working relationships with decision makers of existing customers
· Creating accurate monthly forecasts and action plans to meet area sales targets
· Monitoring of competition and plastic packaging industry activities in market unit
· Providing feedback and making recommendations regarding competitors and competitive products
· Attending area and corporate sales meetings as required

Person Profile:

· Experience gained from selling and marketing in regulated markets such as food and beverages or pharmaceuticals, or any other market where high volume primary packaging or components are supplied
· Capability of putting together comprehensive commercial deals incorporating capital equipment, packaging materials and after-sales maintenance
· Experience in dealing with UK retailers. This may have come from working directly for a retailer or as an Account Manager dealing directly with retailers
· Basic knowledge and understanding of technical issues
· Ability to interact with a multi-national area team

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Key Account Manager
Midlands – Remote / Home office

Job ref: AZ /59356

For UK roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the United Kingdom, withoutt restriction. Visa sponsorship is not provided by the client. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Driven by value of growth and to provide you with a career development opportunity, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving sales growth, by identifying new sales opportunities within key accounts and new customers.

Key accounts will include; Jaguar Land Rover, Mclaren, Aston Martin, JCB.

The position would ideally suit an individual who is already employed in a sales capacity or somebody wanting to develop their career in sales. Either way, candidates must demonstrate a good level of commercial acumen, be comfortable prospecting for new business, be familiar with working with customers to develop bespoke technical, engineered solutions and resolving problems.

With full support from the Business Manager, the successful candidate will have a broad responsibility for the development of Accounts, with specific strategies, marketing plans and development of distribution networks. You will be managing complex projects to achieve best results (including logistics, quality, manufacturing, engineering department, in order to deliver to the promise), becoming a consultant for customers.

Job Accountabilities:

· Complete the annual goal setting package and submit to sales management.
· Determine and manage the sales potential of customers/accounts and plan appointments to reach the desired sales goals and measure the return on time invested with each account.
· Set objectives and manage accounts, new contacts including existing applications or possible applications.
· Develop and manage the sales call plan for assigned customers’ contact requests based on potential sales revenue. Determine growth opportunities and keep an active review list of programs.
· Develop and manage a plan to pursue all application opportunities with the assigned accounts through personal visits.
· Maintain accurate computer-generated customer records in the standard company format and a record of application activity of all assigned customers. Supply sales management with a computer backup upon request. Update global database weekly.
· Prepare a monthly analysis, by account responsibility, for the Sales Manager on all substantial opportunities in new products, marketing, facilities, other territories, and/or problems and report on performance to forecast objectives.
· Plan and carry out new product sales and development with assigned companies.
· Hold seminars at assigned key accounts per company standards.
· On a continuous basis, communicate changes in the marketplace and customer requirements that lead to new products or new ways to service the market.
· Promote the capability of company as a valued supplier to all contacts
· Complete quarterly forecast and submit to sales management.

Education, Skills & Requirements:

· High level of education
· A strong desire towards obtaining a career in sales. Experience will be reflected in the salary on offer.
· Self-motivated, confident, good negotiator and communicator, flexible attitude.
· Possess drive, energy, not prepared to give up and ability to question.
· Able to create a reason to get in front of customers.
· Perseverance, persuasive
· Comfortable meeting with customers and developing relationships.
· Computer skills advantageous.
· Exposure to technical products requiring solution selling techniques favorable but NOT essential.
· Ability and willingness to work from home/office.
· Ability to travel. Driving license essential

If you are smart, humble, hungry and believe you have the skills and attributes required to succeed in a B2B, sales environment, please forward your full curriculum vitae and salary/benefits package to:

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

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Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager – Automotive OEMs & Tier 1 Suppliers

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Key Account Manager – Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers

Possible location: geographical area Strasbourg/Stuttgart/Frankfurt/Cologne or Slovakia (near Bratislava).

Job ref: JH/59041

The client:

A global market leader developing and converting adhesives and polymers for automotive, medical devices and general industry.

The role:

· Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Manager for the automotive market, you will be responsible for the development of the German market and will be the main contact for the technical teams of your customers on their sites.
· You will be involved in the development of the product portfolio which includes foam and thermoplastics water shield, die-cut pieces and joints (both thin and thick), roof Stiffeners, technical labels, decorative parts, adhesive solutions, damping material together with your key customers (mainly OEMs and 1st tiers).
· You will be in direct contact with customers (design & purchasing department, production – assembly, etc.) to promote the company’s products, identify opportunities, obtain specifications, and pass on all useful information to draw up offers.
· Together with the sales manager, you ensure a good communication with the technical teams of the different European sites based in France, Slovakia, and Spain.
· You will coordinate product development projects with the ADHEX development department and liaise with the customer until the products are launched in series.
· You are forced of proposal with the customer but also within the teams to succeed in the development of new products.

Candidate profile (Education, Experience, Skills):

· Higher technical diploma or equivalent required
· Minimum 5 years of work experience in a technical-sales function in an industrial environment in connection with German OEMs.
· Work experience with Microsoft Office and other business-related applications in a work environment
· German (native or bilingual) and English fluent; any additional languages are an advantage.
· Self-motivated and self-directed.
· Ability to adapt to a variety of interlocutors.
· Customer focus and technical curiosity.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

HSE, Energy Officer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

HSE, Energy Officer
Based in Leuna, Germany

Job ref: AZ/60542
Salary: 85,000 euros

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Tasks are:

· Strategic and operational advice to the management/executives on the subject of energy management
· Preparation of internal reports within the framework of the energy management system / CO2
· Preparation of external reports, applications and certificates, e.g. in accordance with the TEHG, EEG and grid fee exemptions
· Supporting the divisions in energy-related issues in the planning, evaluation and implementation of projects, as well as deriving measures and corrective actions on energy-related issues
· Carrying out energy assessments for projects at the site
· Assuming the function of in-house energy management officer
· Support and further development of existing supply contracts/supply negotiations for energies/energy sources together with the Group Purchasing Department
· Support and further development of the integrated management system to the DIN EN ISO 50001 standard
· Supporting and advising various committees on the topics of energy and sustainability at local and Group level
· Regular evaluation of energy aspects
· Exchange with authorities, external partners
· Processing and follow-up of energy-related funding applications and funding projects

Profile:

· Degree in energy management or several years of experience in a comparable field
· Qualification as an energy officer is an advantage.
· Several years of experience in the areas of energy law, energy financing law, electricity tax law and ISO 50001 as well as in the area of audits (sub-area energy)
· Pleasure in continuously promoting and developing the transformation of our company in the energy and sustainability sector.
· Thirst for knowledge to support the green footprint with new developments.
· Independent, proactive, and structured way of working
· Very good communication and presentation skills in German and English, both written and spoken, absolutely essential.
· Processing and follow-up of energy-related funding applications and funding projects
· Carrying out internal audits

Required Experience and knowledge in areas of:

· Application BesAR/ EnUG ->Applications + Changes CHP/Offshore/EEG levy Forwarding to 3.
· HZA electricity tax incl. TÜV certificate, EDL-G
· Netzentgeltbefreiungsanträge
· DEHST-Zuteilungsdatenbericht/ Monitoringpläne
· DEHST Emissions Reports/Ü Plans/CO2 Emissions Trading
· Zuteilungsanträge 4.Handelsperiode, BEHG
· NA-Team
· IMS-Review
· Energy Aspects, Opportunities & Risks
· GR Planning
· Determination of KPI following year (confirmation in the NA team.)
· ISO certification, adaptation of standards
· Questionnaire Load Management Federal Network Agency – Information in the Potal on natural gas Questionnaires BNetzA, BMWi,
· Energy-saving measures, funding applications
· Voting on GR with IL
· Examination/questions on energy supply contracts, lease model
· Monitoring of energy sources, consumption, measurement technology
· Energienetzwerk
· Genehmigungsarbeit
· Infra energy registration operational
· Infra energy registration strategic, prepare information for purchasing
· Audit of the legal register
· Management System/Internal Audits/SAM Update
· Project consulting incl. energy assessment
· Betriebratstätigkeit
· CO2, Energy, Production, Projects, Preparatory Auditing
· Preparation of the LCA Sustainability Report, customer questionnaires
· Notfallplattform Gas
· Martstammdatenregister (PSA-Anlage)
· Energy Cost Containment Programme (EKDP) Application, verification

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Head of Commercial

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Head of Commercial
Hybrid role, West Lothian

Job ref: CST /60630

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The Client:

Listgrove has been retained by a leading company who delivers affordable market ready projects in the low carbon renewable sector.

They are recruiting an experienced Head of Commercial to work with the CEO to develop and drive commercial strategies according to company goals and objectives aiming to accelerate growth. Work alongside the CEO in the promotion and expansion of the company’s commercial activity that will generate revenues and lead sustainable growth.

With a tactical growth mindset and great leadership skills, the role is responsible for further building and developing the commercial team in line with future business strategy.

Duties:

· Overall responsibility for market research and analysis to create detailed business plans on commercial opportunities (expansion, business development etc.)
· Build and maintain profitable strategic partnerships with key stakeholders and partners that improve market reach
· Monitor performance of commercial activities using key metrics
· Assist the CFO in setting financial targets and budget development and monitoring
· Capable of handling the commercial and contractual aspects on multiple major contracts
· Identifying and managing risk and opportunity
· Lead negotiations with customers on commercial and contractual matters, achieving timely agreement in a manner to nurture long term relations
· Ensure contracts and formal customer agreements are managed effectively to mitigate risk
· Establish, embed then oversee the construction of robust and successful business proposals that secure new contracts and long-term customer relationships
· Ensure a solid deliverable pipeline of new growth through the Business Development team
· Embed sales management tools and methodology to formalise KPI’s and reporting
· Alongside the People team, create suitable marketing strategies in order to offer and communicate a clear employee value proposition and employer of choice status
· Ensure effective communication of the sales and growth strategy to the commercial team and wider business
· Monitor industry trends, regulatory changes, and technological advancements to identify new business opportunities
· Identify and evaluate market trends, to inform product development and future business plans
· Increase brand visibility in the target market through marketing and communication efforts
· Investigate (and lead) potential rebranding exercise
· Develop, motivate, and support the Commercial function ensuring all team members have clearly defined roles, responsibilities and measurable performance indicators
· Actively identify and drive continuous improvement amongst the Commercial team, providing learning and development opportunities to improve breadth and depth of knowledge

Person Specification:

Knowledge and Experience:
· Proven experience within a senior strategic commercial role (inclusive of both Business Development and Marketing), within a manufacturing industry, ideally in a global market (not essential)
· Technical/engineering competency
· Demonstrable experience in building professional relationships with senior investors and clients
· Experience of evaluating complex contracts and ensuring the detail is fully understood
· Senior commercial experience within a SME during period of growth
· Experience of building and leading a commercial team
· In-depth understanding of market research methods and analysis
· Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes
· Experienced in adapting business plans to suit changing market demands and trends

Skills:

· Must be self-motivated, confident and able to work without the need for instruction
· Commercial awareness partnered with a strategic mindset
· Strong leadership and coaching ability
· Problem solver and ‘can-do’ mentality
· Excellent financial acumen
· Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
· Excellent negotiator
· A good level of competency of Microsoft packages

Qualifications:

· Degree level education in a business, finance related subject
· MBA desirable but not essential

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Tooling Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Tooling Manager
Based in Shenzhen, China

Job ref: AZ /60624

Job Purpose:

The Tooling Manager / Factory Manager, is responsible for managing tool builds, scheduling and coordinating work, troubleshooting issues, and continually improving, quality, speed and internal process. Being a skilled individual, you will have responsibility to ensure that all injection mould tools are designed, and manufactured to meet both customer and programme needs.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

· Through the management of the production team, to ensure craftsmanship and delivery requirements are met.
· Keep up-to-date on customer requirements and communicate to department leaders or designates.
· Ensure prototype and production tools, processes and parts meet the targeted cost, quality and timing constraints.
· Scheduling based on continually changing priorities.
· Conduct regular meetings with all project stakeholders to ensure proper focus remains on the projects, deliverables and expected results.
· Maintain and continuously refine company tooling standards.
· Support engineering and design activity from a tooling perspective, including feasibility reviews.
· Participate in the development of costing standards for quoting tools for new projects.
· Continuously seek opportunities to reduce costs, improve quality and reduce delivery times and recommend continuous improvements.
· Identify and record any problems relating to the product, process, quality system, delivery, or installation.
· Mentoring direct reports and encouraging teamwork throughout the tooling department.
· Provide constant and consistent feedback to the Toolroom employees.
· Ensure adherence to all Health & Safety procedures.  Be proactive in the raising of potential H&S issues and the development of personal safety awareness
· Fully understand and ensure procedural adherence to all company business operating systems such as QS 9000, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

Qualifications:

· Working knowledge of the requirements of tool actions required for the manufacturing of plastic parts.
· It would be preferable if this involvement has been gained on the production of medium sized injection moulds from within the automotive industry.
· Completed an apprenticeship program in mould making or and a university degree.
· Strong leadership skills and the ability to see the bigger picture.
· Experience working within a lean manufacturing environment.
· Demonstrated experience implementing quality control measures within a tooling department.
· Must have experience initiating actions to prevent the occurrence of product, process or quality non-conformance issues.
· Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced industry.

Abilities and Aptitudes:

· Strong communicator
· Good interpersonal skills
· Good motivational skills
· Self motivated in all circumstances
· Measured approach to Problem solving
· Ability to establish credibility within team
· Ensuring high standards are maintained

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

Andy.Zanin@listgrove.com
Tel: 0044 (0)1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Engineering Supervisor

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Engineering Supervisor
Based in Ireland

For this position, the client is able to offer visa sponsorship and relocation support to candidates outside of the EU

Job ref: AZ/59441

Salary: 70,000 – 75,000 euros

The company design, develop and manufacture assemblies and components that are the essential in some of the world’s most famous and innovative products.
From automotive components to medical devices to industrial products, you’ll find that these components are part of the solution that brings ideas that matter to life.
For over 40 years, the company’s experience and expertise has been trusted by many of the world’s most successful brands. With global operations they have the capacity to meet today’s most challenging production requirements. Their culture of innovation supported with state-of-the-art technology ensures they are ready for the challenges of the future.
By doing more than just making plastic parts; the business strongly believes they are moulding ideas for a sustainable future.

Scope of the position:

Coordinate all engineering activity for Plant 2, working with various groups to deliver reliable and repeatable processes and sustainable improvements in OEE.

Key Responsibility :

· Provide engineering and technical leadership on product and process issues
· Supervise and lead engineering group, prioritising and scheduling work for the team
· Promote the use of analytical problems solving techniques amongst the engineering group to ensure that decisions are data driven
· Drive change and continuous improvement among the engineering group inputting to OEE reviews
· Ensure that preventative maintenance is performed as per schedule
· Identify equipment/machines with a high maintenance cost and/or poor reliability. Perform root cause failure analysis to develop and implement effective improvements.

Key Performance Indicators

Production & Quality:

· The internal customer, support manufacturing as a priority ensuring customers receive defect free products, collaborate on continuous improvement projects through OEE reviews
· External Engineering contractors and suppliers: identify partners who enable the company to achieve its objective in terms of reliable, cost effective manufacturing and manage work carried out by external Engineering companies.

Decision Making Authority:

· Authority to schedule work and manage external suppliers. Decisions which affect machine availability or quality to be taken in conjunction with the Production and Quality Assurance Managers.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Unit Manager rPET

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Business Unit Manager rPET
Based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Job ref: EG /58833

The client:

A long established leading Chemical & Polymer Distribution company, with a network of over 25 distribution facilities across Sub Sahara Africa and India.
Over 200 employees serve over 21000 customers, representing nearly every major industry and a highly diverse set of end markets.

The role:

· Provide leadership to the rPET manufacturing business in West Africa
· Techno Commercial responsibilities – managing the Manufacturing & Commercial areas as Business Head.
· Responsible for attaining optimal plant capacity production in Nigeria & developing a customer base for Sales of the end Products.
· Responsible for executing end to end projects and commissioning the Plant in Ghana.
· Optimum utilization of Plant Capacity and ensuring production as per the Quality Norms.
· Ensuring Financial Viability of Business.
· Recruitment and development of high performing team
· Developing the Collection Network & Collection Centres
· Developing Sales Network & Customer Base
· Ensure Best in class Manufacturing and processes aligned with group

Key Performance Indictors:

· Commissioning of the Ghana Plant within the Timelines & the Costs
· Running Nigeria Plant ensuring achievement of the Production targets – Topline
· Delivering on the agreed Bottom
· Wastage & other Production Parameter’s within Set Norms
· Ensuring Statutory Compliance
· Stable IR in Manufacturing

Candidate Profile:

· Bachelor’s in engineering; an additional MBA would be an advantage
· Experience in managing the Manufacturing & Commercial as Business Head.
· Techno Commercial professional with minimum 20 Years experience in Pet bottle recycling/Polyester fiber industry/B2B rPET ( bottle grade rPET from used pet bottles, from pet scrap to pet flakes and from pet flakes to b2b recycled pet resin).
· Min 5 Years Work Experience as Business Head handling P & L responsibility
· An Assertive collaborator and team player, with Business acumen

To apply please contact
Ellie.Guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technical Account Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Technical Account Manager
Polymer compounding, PVC, TPE, Masterbatch
UK – Home base

Job ref: CST/60512

Salary/Benefits: Attractive

The Company:

Part of an international petrochemical and specialty chemical group, our client is a market leading £multi-million polymer compounder with a diverse customer base.

Primary Role:

· Maximise sales to satisfy business objectives, including volume, margin – and help manage payment overdues, stock profile with colleagues whilst following company policies, procedures and strategy.
· Manage a wide range of customers in terms of product application and geographical split.
· The role demands knowledge and understanding of a broad range of business activities including, PVC Compounding or general Compounding processes, financial, technical, processing, commercial and environmental issues relating to the target market sectors and customer base.

Accountabilities:

· Establish, maintain and develop contacts and relationships with customers to achieve sales targets (i.e. volume, margin and payment to terms) and service levels as defined by the business.
· Monitor and report monthly upon performance against budget (volumes and margin) – and detail specific customer, competitor and overall market activities to allow future development of business strategy and objective setting.
· Submit a monthly sales forecast (by customer, grade, colour, packaging) to optimise stock holding / control – and in turn assist planning in the optimisation of plant production scheduling.
· Set and gain approval for maximum credit limits for specific customers and ensure all payments are made to agreed terms in order to minimize overdue payments in accordance with the targets defined by the business.
· Minimize any slow moving or obsolete stock relating to their customer base in order to achieve targets set for stockholding, working capital and income.
· Improve market share by bringing in new customers, applications and expanding markets in order to achieve sales targets defined by the business.
· Drive the investigation of customer complaints internally and complete sign-off and approval with the customer within the allotted time period as defined by the business.
· Participate in SHE programmes to ensure that excellent SHE performance is achieved.

Person Profile:

· Graduate standard with at least 3 years commercial experience.
· Track record of working in the plastics industry selling compounds (polymers, TPEs or masterbatch)
· Market awareness of customers in this sector
· Technical sales and project management capability
· Prepared for some European travel in addition to the UK

Behavioural Competencies:

· Problem solving
· Expert negotiating
· Influencing and analytical skills
· Assess customer needs and translate to internal departments (e.g. technical, planning, supply chain, finance)
· Independent worker but with good teamwork skills

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Extrusion Production Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Extrusion Production Manager
Based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Job ref: AZ /58931

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Extrusion Production Manager or Supervisor to join an established and successful business.
Material experience should include PVC and / or HDPE

Objectives:

· Responsible for satisfying customer needs by producing the scheduled requirements for company products in the most effective way and to agreed quality standards whilst maintaining high standards of workmanship, reliability, efficiency, cleanliness and safety.

Tasks and Duties:

· Ensure that company policies and procedures for Housekeeping, Health & safety and Quality are fully met.
· Maintain close control of performance, efficiency and operating costs.
· Assign tasks to sub-ordinates according to work priorities.
· Ensure production schedule is maintained at all times.
· Ensure that all breakdowns and equipment defects are reported and followed up according to company procedures.
· Investigate reported problems thoroughly and ensure that corrective actions solve the problem not the symptom.
· Liaise and cooperate with maintenance manager to ensure that scheduled improvement and maintenance work is completed satisfactorily and on time.
· Schedule own work in line with agreed priorities.
· Maintain manufacturing departments, workshops and storage areas in a clean, organized and safe manner at all times.
· Continuously seek ways and means of improving departmental performance.
· Apply statistical methods to analyze performance, identify problems and develop solutions.
· Mange, motivate and direct staff and ensure that their performance is of the highest standard at all times and that they follow company policy and their job descriptions.
· Maintain accurate records of production, quality and maintenance problems.
· Report on departmental activities in an agreed format and timely manner.
· Recommend replacement of unreliable and inefficient equipment.
· Liaise and cooperate with client departments.
· Be available to attend emergencies outside normal working hours.
· Train and develop subordinates in accordance with company policies and procedures.
· Work effectively with the multi-cultural workforce.
· Read specialist journals and attend training courses and to keep up to date with the latest developments and trends in technology, materials and manufacturing management.
· Carry out similar or related works as directed by his immediate Supervisor.

Qualifications and Experience:

· B. Sc. degree in polymer, production or industrial engineering.
· Minimum 5 years practical experience of the extrusion and compounding processes and the materials and tools used by the company.
· Strong production management ability.
· Ability to work under pressure and manage several tasks at once.
· Ability to communicate effectively with staff at all levels.
· Ability to make quick, clear decisions
· Ability to make effective presentations.
· Organized, able to prioritize and work to deadlines.
· Computer literate, MS Word, Excel, Outlook.
· Ability to delegate duties where necessary.
· Good analytical skills
· Ability to work flexibly.
· Good standard of spoken and written English.
· Excellent team working skills.
· Ability to train and develop staff
· A practical and logical approach to problem solving using problem solving techniques.
· Committed to continuous improvement.
· Ability to manage personal time effectively.
· Ability to enjoy challenges and the determination to overcome problems.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

If you wish to apply for this position and have further details, please email your full CV and salary information to:

andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technical Sales Manager – Engineering Polymers

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Technical Sales Manager – Engineering Polymers
Based in Germany

Job ref: EG /59043

The Client:

A world leader in the manufacture of specialty chemicals and engineering plastics. This innovative business provides technical solutions, across a wide variety of markets and applications, using advanced chemical technology and bold creativity to solve their customers’ challenges.
The organisation is now looking for a Technical Sales Manager with a strong engineering polymers background to join their high performing team.

The Role:

Manage sales and technical service activities of the company’s products, within a defined customer portfolio.

Responsibilities:

⦁ Ensure consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues, through proactive planning and deployment.
⦁ Identify objectives, short- and mid-term strategies and action plans, to improve each product’s sales and profit.
⦁ Manage the assigned customers and products to maximize company profit and meet company’s mid-term plan targets.
⦁ Collaborate with group sales members, technical staff and the logistic team in recommending and establishing sales goals.
⦁ Perform sales activities on major accounts and negotiate sales prices, in consultation with the supervisor and the general manager.
⦁ Provide technical service on major accounts with material evaluation and analysis.
⦁ Solve technical product problems, collaborating with AKEU technical staff.
⦁ Accurately forecasts annual, quarterly and monthly sales, per customer and material, with good knowledge of the market.
⦁ Report sales and technical sales activity in a timely fashion to the general manager and update customer information on a monthly basis.
⦁ Monitor and analyse markets and competitors and prepare respective presentations.

Candidate Profile:

⦁ Degree education in organic chemistry, polymer science or mechanical engineering.
⦁ Strong, demonstrable experience or training in engineering plastics or plastic compounding sector. Alternatively, an equivalent combination of formal education and experience.
⦁ Problem solving and analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information.
⦁ Experience in developing marketing and sales strategies.
⦁ Excellent communication and presentation skills in German and English (business level mandatory).
⦁ Assertiveness and strong negotiations skills, as well as persuasive power, combined with skillful diplomatic aptitude.
⦁ Strategic and entrepreneurial thinking; highly self-motivated and proactive
⦁ Capability to integrate oneself (“team player”) with a multicultural attitude.
⦁ Target and performance-oriented, with operational readiness and ability to work under pressure.
⦁ Good user knowledge of the current IT, in particular MS Office software and CRM tools (e.g. Salesforce)

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager – UK Wide

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – UK Wide
Polymers/Additives/Rubber/Coatings
Hybrid

Job ref: HS /60519

Package:

Salary – based on experience – between £50,000 – £60,000 per annum
Discretionary bonus
Company car or car allowance
25 days holiday
Personal health insurance

Company Overview:

An international specialty chemical distributor are looking for an experienced, UK, Sales Manager, who will have a firm understanding of the UK plastics industry.
The company seeks an individual who has developed a competency within the plastics industry ideally having a broad understanding of any of the following:
Polymer Raw Materials – PU – Adhesives – PE – Additives – Rubber and or Coatings

The Role:

  • Account management of existing customers. Maintain and develop business relationships with key personnel, understand forecasts, trends, manage contracts, identify risks and develop new opportunities.
  • Identify and develop new customers and opportunities, manage business development projects.
  • Be aware of, and work to sales and margin targets.
  • Principal and supplier management.
  • Identify opportunities for new products and new principles in relevant market areas. Develop these opportunities in conjunction with the management team.
  • Gather market intelligence and prepare market surveys.
  • Reporting and admin functions related to the above including customer and supplier visit reports.
  • Manage stocks for certain product ranges in conjunction with the Admin Office support.

Candidate Profile:

  • A team player who can interact effectively at all business levels.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Excellent clear concise communicator.
  • Creative, proactive, self-motivated, and flexible.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Strong organized approach.
  • Problem solver.
  • Comfortable with UK travel and occasional overseas.
  • Technical knowledge of polymers, additives, plastics compounds and plastics processing.
  • Technical knowledge of PU, Adhesives, Rubber and/or coatings an advantage.

 

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
01789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Territory Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Territory Manager
Dusseldorf/Cologne area

Job ref: AZ /58516

Products: touch point systems, mechanical component parts.
Location: Home based

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the EU. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application. Unfortunately, sponsorship is not available to support applicants.

Driven by value of growth and to provide you with a career development opportunity, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving sales growth, by identifying new sales opportunities within new customers and within some key accounts.

The position would ideally suit an individual who is already employed in a sales capacity or somebody wanting to develop their career in sales. Either way, candidates must demonstrate a good level of commercial acumen, familiar with working with customers to develop bespoke solutions and resolving problems.

With full support from the Business Manager, the successful candidate will have a broad responsibility for the development of Accounts, with specific strategies, marketing plans and development of distribution networks. You will be managing complex projects to achieve best result (including logistics, quality, manufacturing, engineering department, in order to deliver to the promise), becoming a consultant for customers.

Job Accountabilities:

· Complete the annual goal setting package and submit to sales management.
· Determine and manage the sales potential of customers/accounts and plan appointments to reach the desired sales goals and measure the return on time invested with each account.
· Set objectives and manage accounts, new contacts including existing applications or possible applications.
· Develop and manage the sales call plan for assigned customers’ contact requests based on potential sales revenue. Determine growth opportunities and keep an active review list of programs.
· Develop and manage a plan to pursue all application opportunities with the assigned accounts through personal visits.
· Maintain accurate computer-generated customer records in the standard company format and a record of application activity of all assigned customers. Supply sales management with a computer backup upon request. Update global database weekly.
· Prepare a monthly analysis, by account responsibility, for the Sales Manager on all substantial opportunities in new products, marketing, facilities, other territories, and/or problems and report on performance to forecast objectives.
· Plan and carry out new product sales and development with assigned companies.
· Hold seminars at assigned key accounts per company standards.
· On a continuous basis, communicate changes in the marketplace and customer requirements that lead to new products or new ways to service the market.
· Promote the capability of company as a valued supplier to all contacts.
· Complete quarterly forecast and submit to sales management.

Education, Skills & Requirements:

· High level of education
· A strong desire towards obtaining a career in sales. Experience will be reflected in the salary on offer.
· Self-motivated, confident, good negotiator and communicator, flexible attitude.
· Possess drive, energy, not prepared to give up and ability to question.
· Able to create a reason to get in front of customers.
· Perseverance, persuasive
· Comfortable meeting with customers and developing relationships.
· Computer skills advantageous.
· Exposure to technical products requiring solution selling techniques favorable but NOT essential.
· Ability and willingness to work from home/office.
· Ability to travel. Driving license essential

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.
All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

If you are smart, humble, hungry and believe you have the skills and attributes required to succeed in a B2B, sales environment, please forward your full curriculum vitae and salary/benefits package to:

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Senior Product Market Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Senior Product Market Manager
Polymers, Packaging, Bioplastics, Sustainability
Based in Netherlands, Belgium or France

Job ref: CST/58899

Salary/Benefits:  Commensurate with experience

The client:

The company is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA). PLA is a versatile, biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources. PLA offers a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics and can be used in a wide range of markets and applications. They are a young and fast-growing company with a factory in Asia.

Primary role:

Develop and make available the product portfolio that will enable the company to successfully grow its business.  “Make sure the products we need to accomplish our strategy are available and sustainably profitable today, tomorrow and in the future”

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Product Portfolio Management-
⦁ Develop and execute product strategies (portfolio management, positioning, new product development, market intelligence) in line with global business strategies. Support ideation process to shape the innovation pipeline for new products and platforms. Exploring and supporting the “end of life” options for PLA are part of the product strategy.
⦁ Understand Product Market Combinations and proactively assess our product portfolio and product documentation against customer requirements and market dynamics. Responsible for product specifications.
⦁ Manage the operational aspects within the relevant portfolio, including new product introductions, product changes, product rationalizations, product quality issue resolution and product related documentation.
⦁ Provide analyses to help the team to set and align on the focus market segments.
⦁ Lead the discussions around product, market segment & regional profitability, provide tools and analyses to provide insight into price – volume – margin development. Provide suggestions for product pricing strategies.

Project Management-
⦁ Work with the segment teams to steer the segment growth.
⦁ Lead and manage the execution of selected projects via the stage gate process, including contacts to key validation partners, planning, budget and reporting to top management.
⦁ Responsible for the process to monitor complaints – in collaboration with QA/QC/SC.
⦁ Works with regulatory affairs to organize product related info and documentation.

 

Market / Competitive Intelligence-
⦁ Responsible for maintaining a consolidated overview of the competitive landscape; using the intelligence to come to well-articulated insights and specific recommendations.

Internal Relationships-
⦁ Represent and connect the business with the internal organization: through interaction and collaboration with adjacent functional areas (sales, R&D, QA/QC, public affairs, regulatory, supply chain, operations) to ensure commitment from those functions to execute the defined PLA portfolio strategy
⦁ Train our commercial team on all aspects of our portfolio, the PMC’s and our value proposition.

Segment coordination role-
⦁Market Segment Coordinator for a selected market segment.

Candidate Profile:

⦁ MSc or BSc within marketing/business administration and/or technical/polymer science/chemistry
⦁ Minimum 10 years’ experience in marketing, product management, business support or sales
⦁ Experience in plastics industry
⦁ Balance of commercial, supply chain and technical know-how, skills, affinity and experience
⦁ Multidisciplinary – ability to bridge across functions, ability to get commitments from various other functional departments
⦁ Ability to analyse complex situations (where not all data is known) and define a course of action

We offer you the chance to join a company with a:

⦁ Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference.
⦁ International focus with truly diverse teams.
⦁ Friendly & informal culture in a demanding professional environment.
⦁ In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values.
⦁ You will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager
Based in Stuttgart area

Job ref: AZ /60663

Products: touch point systems, mechanical component parts.
Location: Home based

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the EU. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application. Unfortunately, sponsorship is not available to support applicants.

Driven by value of growth and to provide you with a career development opportunity, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving sales growth, by identifying new sales opportunities within new customers and within some key accounts.

The position would ideally suit an individual who is already employed in a sales capacity or somebody wanting to develop their career in sales. Either way, candidates must demonstrate a good level of commercial acumen, familiar with working with customers to develop bespoke solutions and resolving problems.

With full support from the Business Manager, the successful candidate will have a broad responsibility for the development of Accounts, with specific strategies, marketing plans and development of distribution networks. You will be managing complex projects to achieve best result (including logistics, quality, manufacturing, engineering department, in order to deliver to the promise), becoming a consultant for customers.

Job Accountabilities:

· Complete the annual goal setting package and submit to sales management.
· Determine and manage the sales potential of customers/accounts and plan appointments to reach the desired sales goals and measure the return on time invested with each account.
· Set objectives and manage accounts, new contacts including existing applications or possible applications.
· Develop and manage the sales call plan for assigned customers’ contact requests based on potential sales revenue. Determine growth opportunities and keep an active review list of programs.
· Develop and manage a plan to pursue all application opportunities with the assigned accounts through personal visits.
· Maintain accurate computer-generated customer records in the standard company format and a record of application activity of all assigned customers. Supply sales management with a computer backup upon request. Update global database weekly.
· Prepare a monthly analysis, by account responsibility, for the Sales Manager on all substantial opportunities in new products, marketing, facilities, other territories, and/or problems and report on performance to forecast objectives.
· Plan and carry out new product sales and development with assigned companies.
· Hold seminars at assigned key accounts per company standards.
· On a continuous basis, communicate changes in the marketplace and customer requirements that lead to new products or new ways to service the market.
· Promote the capability of company as a valued supplier to all contacts.
· Complete quarterly forecast and submit to sales management.

Education, Skills & Requirements:

· High level of education
· A strong desire towards obtaining a career in sales. Experience will be reflected in the salary on offer.
· Self-motivated, confident, good negotiator and communicator, flexible attitude.
· Possess drive, energy, not prepared to give up and ability to question.
· Able to create a reason to get in front of customers.
· Perseverance, persuasive
· Comfortable meeting with customers and developing relationships.
· Computer skills advantageous.
· Exposure to technical products requiring solution selling techniques favorable but NOT essential.
· Ability and willingness to work from home/office.
· Ability to travel. Driving license essential

If you are smart, humble, hungry and believe you have the skills and attributes required to succeed in a B2B, sales environment, please forward your full curriculum vitae and salary/benefits package to:

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Quality Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Quality Manager
Based in Wittenberg

Job ref: JH/59751

Client overview:

A leader in providing solutions and systems to the packaging industry, supplying to over 100 countries, and employing over 9000 people worldwide.

Role Overview:

Lead and develop the quality team into a high performing group, who provide efficient and transparent communication and drive employee satisfaction in all aspects of quality.

Responsibilities:

• Improvement of quality processes as well as their standardisation along the value chain using the company excellence system.
• Continuously driving the integrated management systems (Quality, Environment, Product Safety, Health and Safety and Energy) to ensure they meet
• customer expectations and international standards.
• Identifying, evaluating and implementing optimisations in production to ensure sustainable quality improvements, as well as the creation and application of best practices, for example to standardize and roll out processes.
• Achieve set goals for defined departmental metrics as well as quality metrics at the site.

Candidate Profile:

• Degree educated in engineering principles.
• Proven experience leading a quality team.
• Strong ability to communicate and interact with colleagues at all levels within the company.
• Excellent leadership skills, including in cross-functional teams.
• Results-oriented way of working to prioritize multiple tasks and complete them on time.
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Fluent in German, English is desirable.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•   Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•   Unrivalled Industry Networks
•   Recognised International brand
•   HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Production Lead

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Production Lead
Location: Leipzig area, Germany

Job ref: AZ /60623

Responsible for the company’s production division.
This includes the effective and successful management of all work, productivity, quality control and safety processes defined for the production departments.
Responsible for improving operations, systems and principles in the areas of information flow and management, business processes and seeking opportunities to expand and improve systems in the production department
Performing supervisory duties in accordance with company guidelines and applicable laws.
Management and development of employees Production

Main Tasks:

· Strategic selection and planning of employees Production
· Manage, motivate, assess, and strategically develop subordinate employees.
· Carry out coordinated individual personnel measures in the area.
· Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal requirements
· Maintaining a safe, injury-free and accident-free workplace
· Work closely with the safety department to ensure that all processes comply with operational, legal and other regulatory requirements.
· Acts as contact person when customer problems arise in connection with product quality (support of the QMB)
· Communicating customer issues with the operations team and developing ways to improve the customer experience, including resolving issues and complaints (supporting the QMB)
· Contributing to recommendations for strategic improvements and creating and completing the resulting action plans
· Implement production, productivity, quality, and customer service standards; solve problems; identify trends to optimize productivity and costs.
· Create forecast requirements/annual budget in cooperation with management/Group; plan resulting expenses; analyze variances; initiate corrective measures.
· Develop operations by determining product handling and storage requirements, developing, implementing, enforcing and evaluating policies and procedures, developing processes for internal delivery of raw materials and production of products, utilization of machinery, inventory management and shipping, in close collaboration with other operational areas.
· Analyzing the process workflow, employee, and space requirements as well as the system layout; implementing changes
· Continuous updating of professional knowledge by attending training courses, seminars, and trade fairs. Reading specialist publications; maintaining personal networks.
· Budget responsibility for the areas of production, including compliance, planning, and monitoring of expenditure.
· Work closely with the MD and management team to establish and / or implement policies, procedures and systems and continue implementation.
· Communicate all operational policies and/or issues at department meetings.
· Work closely with the team to conduct inventory analysis to ensure inventory is being used effectively, the right equipment is being sourced and inventory data is robustly maintained to minimize external storage costs.

Responsible for the mass balance of raw materials and finished products.

Superiority and Subordination, authority to issue instructions, representation:

· Subordinate to the management in technical and disciplinary terms
· Technical and disciplinary authority to issue instructions to employees in all productive processes and work processes (production, mixing)

Documents and Information:

· Various documents as well as process and work instructions

Working and Operating Materials:

· Machines and systems on site, computers with standard and special software

Required knowledge and skills:

· Technical degree, at least 5 years of specialist professional experience in project and/or production management, English (business fluent)

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

HSE, Energy Officer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

HSE, Energy Officer
Based in Leuna, Germany

Job ref: AZ/60542
Salary: 85,000 euros

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Tasks are:

· Strategic and operational advice to the management/executives on the subject of energy management
· Preparation of internal reports within the framework of the energy management system / CO2
· Preparation of external reports, applications and certificates, e.g. in accordance with the TEHG, EEG and grid fee exemptions
· Supporting the divisions in energy-related issues in the planning, evaluation and implementation of projects, as well as deriving measures and corrective actions on energy-related issues
· Carrying out energy assessments for projects at the site
· Assuming the function of in-house energy management officer
· Support and further development of existing supply contracts/supply negotiations for energies/energy sources together with the Group Purchasing Department
· Support and further development of the integrated management system to the DIN EN ISO 50001 standard
· Supporting and advising various committees on the topics of energy and sustainability at local and Group level
· Regular evaluation of energy aspects
· Exchange with authorities, external partners
· Processing and follow-up of energy-related funding applications and funding projects

Profile:

· Degree in energy management or several years of experience in a comparable field
· Qualification as an energy officer is an advantage.
· Several years of experience in the areas of energy law, energy financing law, electricity tax law and ISO 50001 as well as in the area of audits (sub-area energy)
· Pleasure in continuously promoting and developing the transformation of our company in the energy and sustainability sector.
· Thirst for knowledge to support the green footprint with new developments.
· Independent, proactive, and structured way of working
· Very good communication and presentation skills in German and English, both written and spoken, absolutely essential.
· Processing and follow-up of energy-related funding applications and funding projects
· Carrying out internal audits

Required Experience and knowledge in areas of:

· Application BesAR/ EnUG ->Applications + Changes CHP/Offshore/EEG levy Forwarding to 3.
· HZA electricity tax incl. TÜV certificate, EDL-G
· Netzentgeltbefreiungsanträge
· DEHST-Zuteilungsdatenbericht/ Monitoringpläne
· DEHST Emissions Reports/Ü Plans/CO2 Emissions Trading
· Zuteilungsanträge 4.Handelsperiode, BEHG
· NA-Team
· IMS-Review
· Energy Aspects, Opportunities & Risks
· GR Planning
· Determination of KPI following year (confirmation in the NA team.)
· ISO certification, adaptation of standards
· Questionnaire Load Management Federal Network Agency – Information in the Potal on natural gas Questionnaires BNetzA, BMWi,
· Energy-saving measures, funding applications
· Voting on GR with IL
· Examination/questions on energy supply contracts, lease model
· Monitoring of energy sources, consumption, measurement technology
· Energienetzwerk
· Genehmigungsarbeit
· Infra energy registration operational
· Infra energy registration strategic, prepare information for purchasing
· Audit of the legal register
· Management System/Internal Audits/SAM Update
· Project consulting incl. energy assessment
· Betriebratstätigkeit
· CO2, Energy, Production, Projects, Preparatory Auditing
· Preparation of the LCA Sustainability Report, customer questionnaires
· Notfallplattform Gas
· Martstammdatenregister (PSA-Anlage)
· Energy Cost Containment Programme (EKDP) Application, verification

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

General Manager Operations

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

General Manager Operations

Job ref: CST /59755

Salary: Attractive

Client Overview:

Listgrove is proud to be working with one of Europe’s leading synthetic foam manufacturers used in a wide range of industries including packaging, sport & leisure, construction, and insulation. A family-owned international group, sustainability is a core business principle, and this forms an integral part of their operations strategy.

Role Overview:

You will coordinate and drive all operational activities for the Polish factory, involving manufacturing, HSE, technology, product compliance & development, maintenance, continuous improvement, people development, supply chain and purchasing. You will develop an operational excellence vision, gaining buy-in from the workforce and implementing the strategy to ensure the continued competitiveness of the site, which employs around 300 people.

Responsibilities:

· Fully responsible for leading all operational aspects of the factory, which includes setting the vision of the future, developing the strategy and working across all functions to ensure alignment to the objectives
· Accountable for setting and achieving the annual budget in terms of spend, efficiency improvements, cost control and plant investment
· Leadership and mentoring of direct reports across the key functions, setting the culture of the site, developing teams and ensuring a proactive/positive management style is executed across all levels
· Implement, monitor and optimize with the Plant Manager occupational protection processes within the company with the aim of continuously improving the HSE culture.
· Define the yearly priorities for the annual LEAN strategy in collaboration with the Plant Manager.
· In support with the Group Vice President of Research & Innovation, define and support the research and innovation strategy for the site.
· Define the yearly priorities for the annual purchasing and supply chain strategy in collaboration with the functional heads

Candidate Profile:

· Engineering degree and more than 10 years of established work experience as leader in an industrial environment
· Experience in polymers, plastics, extrusion or rubber is an advantage
· Result driven, methodological and hands-on approach
· Technical understanding of industrial processes
· Strong leadership skills, team spirit and decision making power
· High level of initiative; motivation and assertiveness
· Experienced in LEAN management
· Strategic thinking with strong financial acumen, managing the P&L
· Analytical skills, understand complex issues and present them simply
· Fluent in Polish and English (spoken & written)

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
Conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

General Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

General Manager
Based in Dubai

Job ref: JH/60089

Client Overview:

Our client is a leading family-owned trading company based out of the Middle East, specializing in high quality polymers and chemicals, with a track record of supplying high quality raw materials that are cost effective they are in need of a Proven Leader to join their team.

Role Overview:

The role is ultimately responsible for the sourcing and sale of materials in line with company objectives to retain and develop business in designated areas.  To succeed in this post, applicants will demonstrate a trading mentality, capable of solving customers’ needs through an ever-expanding network of contacts, and continual growth of the team.

Responsibilities:

· Drive and develop sales of raw materials in mainly Gulf countries, with the pro-active mentality to develop and drive new business in other areas where applicable.
· Secure a regular supply of raw materials in line with the market requirements.
· Management of a small team.
· Actively seek out new opportunities through conducting market research, networking, social media, attending conferences and trade fairs.
· Perform site visits to identify supply suitability, gather market information & inspect quality.

Candidate Profile:

· This is a highly skilled trading role, suited to a candidate with exceptional commercial skills
· Proven experience in trade selling (plastics, recycling, chemicals)
· People management experience
· Degree Educated
· Fluent in verbal and written English

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

EU Account Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

EU Account Manager
Based in Germany

Job ref: LH /60115

Client overview:

One of the world’s most efficient suppliers of premium-quality Nylon, TPO, and Polypropylene resins, for the automotive, lawn & garden, consumer products, and electronics industries. The business also manufactures and supplies high quality anhydrous lanolin to pharmaceutical, personal care, and industrial markets.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Senior Sales Manager, the EU Account Manager aims to support the company’s Sales & Marketing efforts for existing and new OEM & Tier I customers within Europe, specifically focused on customers in Germany.

Responsibilities:

· Carefully learn and understand business’s virgin, PIR and PCR material offerings and understand the company’s material strengths versus competitor grades through on-the-job training and by working closely with internal R&D team.
· Act as the lead interface with OEMs and Tier l customers assigned. Key account management interfaces will include Material Management, Purchasing, and Engineering/R&D functions.
· Identify and prioritize key customers within assigned region, creation of action plans to grow business/relationship with customer and maintenance/reporting of quarterly ‘priority’ action plans to management and peers.
· Responsibility for program management function for key future projects including meeting timing, budget and customer expectations. Support to include attending customer meetings, summarizing meeting minutes, creation of customer presentations, reporting to internal team during weekly project meetings.
· Along with automotive, this position would also seek out opportunities to grow sales in non-automotive industries such as lawn & garden, irrigation, recreation, industrial equipment, power tools, among others.
· Responsibility within 180 days of hiring to creation of regional market study to assess key customers (Tier and OEM), key markets, key competitors within account mangers region of responsibility.
· Assist/attend customer moulding trials and document processing results and working with Technical Services and CAE Sr. Manager to ensure that a proper level of preparation occurs to ensure successful trials.
· Assisting with supporting the automotive industry, technical shows & conferences, as requested.
· Assisting sales and R&D team to understand new material development/approval opportunities.
· Report progress with customers, projects, through specified reporting tools, (WIG, Key Project Meeting). Keep up to date Customer Profiles, customer visit reports for all customers as assigned.

Candidate Profile:

· University degree (in economics, business development, chemistry or another technical subject).
· Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in a Sales Account Management role or Technical Services role in the Plastics industry.
· Minimum of 2 years’ experience with working directly with Tier I customers on thermoplastic products or minimum of 2 years’ experience working directly with automotive OEM’s.
· Minimum of 2 production programs supported from concept to production.
· Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a range of personality types.
· Strong internal cooperation and team player focus, with emphasis on project success rather than individual successes.
· Bilingual in German and English.
· Located in Germany (surrounding areas may be considered).

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Lorena Hull-Lozano
Lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Business Development Manager
Based in Australasia

Job ref: HS/59132

The client:

Founded in 1979, our client started their business engaging within the manufacturing of mold making and injection moulding. In recent years the company have grown and expanded their market reach and are now specialists within the food packaging sector. As a result, they’re looking to develop the Australasian market and require an individual with a proven track record, winning and maintaining business.

The role:

  • Selling EasyLid® and other food packaging products across Australia and New Zealand, through being pro-active, methodical in your approach and by offering a solution to customers.
  • Soley focused on business development activities, your role is to develop sales in a new market whilst working in conjunction with the HQ based in Hong Kong to achieve shared financial goals.
  • Building and maintaining long lasting sustainable partnerships.
  • Attending trade shows and exhibitions.
  • To be present in Hong Kong for quarterly and/or annually scheduled meetings.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has a proven track record in a commercial setting, able to showcase your expertise within the identification of new leads and winning sales.
  • Having prior experience within the packaging industry, plastic packaging is desired but non-essential.
  • Has a natural flair for sales, someone who is able to build strong, sustainable, professional relationships.
  • Someone who is fluent in both written and spoken English.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
00441789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager – Recycled Plastics

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Business Development Manager – Recycled Plastics

Home Based UK

Job ref: EG /60162

The Client:

A plastic recycling solutions business, who are striving towards a world without waste.
The business has 20 years in-house experience, as well as partners in the UK and abroad, providing plastic scrap and regrind to their customers.

The Role:

Due to substantial growth, an exciting new vacancy has arisen for a Business Development Manager to join the team. This role requires the incumbent to have an ambitious and tenacious nature with a strong commercial mind set and the ability to build relationships.

· Generate sales and develop a diverse customer base for a range of recycled plastic.
· Implementing strategic sales plan, in line with company objectives
· Develop new customers and increase overall volumes and margin.
· Identify all prospective customers within the market segment allocated.
· Actively seek out new sales opportunities and conduct market research through research, cold calling, networking, social media, attending conferences and trade fairs
· Perform customer site visits to build relationships and discover market information.
· Develop and enhance relationships by being creative, innovative, and offering excellent customer service that is responsive and tailored to customer needs.
· Engage in constant and active risk management, to ensure the product being supplied is per the company quality requirements.
· Negotiation and sales of plastic raw materials (price, payment terms, logistics, suppliers)
· Nurture relationships with customers, as well as with other key stakeholders, such as warehousing, logistics and suppliers.
· Good understanding of the financial impacts of pricing decisions to a commercially driven organization.

Candidate Profile:

· Proven track record in a sales or business development role
· Strong knowledge of Plastics recycling market
· Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
· An entrepreneurial individual who is self-motivated and results focused
· Strong at developing new business accounts.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Kreditorenbuchhalter

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Kreditorenbuchhalter (m/w/d)
Hattersheim am Main, Hesse

Ref: HS/60680

Gehalt: Auf der Grundlage von Erfahrungen (€40,000 – €60,000)
Flexible Arbeitszeiten – 37,5 Stunden pro Woche

Das Unternehmen:

Unser Kunde ist ein 1926 gegründeter, bahnbrechender Chemiehersteller, der sich auf die Herstellung von Spezialchemikalien, Polymeren und synthetischen Mikrofasern spezialisiert hat. Aufgrund eigener technologischer Fortschritte hat das Unternehmen in 31 Ländern weltweit expandiert.

Die Niederlassung in Hattersheim am Main möchte die Abteilung Finance & Accounting erweitern. Sie suchen eine Person, die Spaß an einem herausfordernden Arbeitsumfeld hat und sich selbst als echten Detectives sieht.

Ihr Aufgaben:

  • Eingangsrechnungen erfassen, prüfen, zuordnen und buchen
  • Externe Korrespondenz mit Lieferanten
  • Interne Korrespondenz mit Kostenstellenverantwortlichen
  • Erster Ansprechpartner für alle Lieferantenanfragen und -forderungen
  • Mitwirkung bei Jahres-, Quartals- und Monatsabschlüssen

Ihr Profil:

  • kaufmännische Ausbildung oder vergleichbare Qualifikation
  • gute SAP-Kenntnisse (FI-Modul and MM-Modul)
  • gute MS Office-Kenntnisse
  • gute Englischkenntnisse

Interessiert? Dann freue ich mich auf Ihre Bewerbung an:
haydn.spires@listgrove.com

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.
Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.
Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Business Development Manager
Remote – USA

Job ref: HS/60509
Salary: Based on experience
Reporting to VP Global Sales and Marketing

Company Overview:

Listgrove are working on behalf of an aluminium derivative/ oxide, chemical manufacturer, who are based in North America, with a keen focus on sustainability have an ultra-low carbon footprint.

They’re looking for an ambitious individual, who has a proven track record within the chemical industry and someone who would class themselves to be a natural hunter and looking to transition into a Senior Business Development Manager / Director.

The Role:

  • Covering the USA and Canada, your sole task is to generate new leads and win new business, by developing and implementing strategic plans, these include key objectives, market share targets, development priorities as well as turnover and margin targets.
  • Maintain and extend customer and business relationships, building long lasting sustainable partnerships.
  • Engaging with direct customers and distributors where appropriate and liaising with internal colleagues.
  • Whilst initially working independently, there is scope that this role features leadership responsibilities in the future, managing a small team.
  • Responsibility to manage future recruitment needs and processes in the region, as a senior business development manager (Director).
  • Handling price negotiation and utilizing CRM system for planning and forecasting customer accounts.
  • Collecting market research and data to report further and act upon strategically.
  • Working closely with the internal marketing team to increase overall market coverage.
  • Attending trade shows and exhibitions.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Technically educated, ideally within chemistry.
  • Has prior experience in a commercial role, sales and/or marketing.
  • Has a business development mindset and a willingness to travel within North America.
  • Fluent in English, an additional language in French would be advantageous.
  • Ability to understand and communicate with key stakeholders, transferring market requirements, opportunities and connect implications to drive success.
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively and mange internal and external communication (liaising with both direct customers and distributors)
  • Hands on, flexible, someone who is entrepreneurial and self-directed.
  • Has a natural flair for influencing decisions, a strong negotiator – able to convince and make decisions in a cross-cultural environment.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
00441789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Executive – DACH

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Business Development Executive DACH
Based in Germany

Job ref: PJM/60720

Client Overview:

A global flexible packaging company, with a mission to serve small and medium-size businesses. Technology-driven and built to provide their customers, with a fast and easy way to buy custom flexible packaging.

Role Overview:

You will work with the lead generation team, to identify prospective customers and develop successful client relationships, by providing a consultative sell and working to support and deliver a tailored flexible packaging solution.

Responsibilities:

· Active acquisition and development of new customers, across Germany.
· Manage some existing accounts, leveraging technology, products and capabilities to capture larger share within existing accounts.
· Monitor market conditions, product innovations, and competitors’ products, prices, and sales.
· Build relationships and identify the prospect’s need for the products or services.
· Participate in community events to network with our customers.
· Promptly enter all customer information and updates into Salesforce.
· Be able to estimate quotes via our custom build estimation application.
· Work with other divisions, to participate in all cross-selling opportunities and to maximize selling potential, within the company.
· Active pipeline development and management, with a focus on increasing active customers and growing volume sales.
· Addressing/resolving issues with current customers and providing strong service support and coordination for customers.
· Identify key decision makers and influencers beyond purchasing and craft relationship plans.
· Develop and maintain action plans for how accounts will achieve targets and identify specific actions to improve earnings.
· Identify and align resources, action plans and communications required to execute account plans and resolve issues.
· Manage negotiations/resolution of product, quality and service issues.
· Participating in partnership and problem-solving sessions, as well as product line trials with existing/new customers.

Candidate Profile:

· A degree a plus in a business-related field, with natural business acumen.
· Proven sales experience within a Fast moving, short sales cycle environment i.e. packaging, Labels IT/Software, consumables, Digital Printing, Paper.
· New business development experience required.
· Results oriented, “hunting” sales skills.
· Superior analytical and financial skills
· Performance driven, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
· Sales/customer knowledge, Decision making skills, Negotiation skills, Confidence.
· Clear communication with excellent time management skills in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment.
· Travel 50%+

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Phillippa Kirby
phillippa.kirby@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Account Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Account Manager
Homebased East Midlands/East/South East

Job ref: JE /59687

The client:

Listgrove has been retained by a leading company in the sales, marketing and distribution of speciality chemicals and food ingredients. They are now recruiting an Account Manager to help maintain and develop new business in the UK. Managing a wide range of product lines and identifying key customer targets.

The role:

The purpose of the role is to help develop a new Business and Strategy within the UK and Ireland Plastics Convertor Industry. Managing a wide range of new product lines and identifying Key Customer targets.
Closely working with the companies International Market Managers

· To develop a strategy in line with budget expectations
· Identifying and canvassing new Customer and Principal targets
· Developing and managing a comprehensive product portfolio for existing and new product lines
· Working alongside European Affiliates to realise group strategy
· To handle product enquiries and business opportunities, and to contact customers directly
· To monitor relevant sales to ensure that the correct level of profitability is maintained
· To ensure that all price increases are implemented on time, and in accordance with our processes
· To seek and follow through new business opportunities at accounts, and prioritise these accordingly
· Any other ad hoc tasks as required

Ideal Candidate:

· Have a strong technical and commercial background, ideally gained through experience within the UK and Ireland Plastic Convertor Market
· Be academically qualified with a degree in chemistry or related subject.
· Be self-motivated, disciplined, and comfortable working from home.
· Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a range of personality types
· Be driven by the need to achieve sales growth and have a persistent approach when faced with difficulties and challenges

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Executive – DACH

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Business Development Executive DACH
Based in Germany

Job ref: PJM/60720

Sector: Packaging
Function: Sales & Marketing
Location: Germany

Client Overview:

A global flexible packaging company, with a mission to serve small and medium-size businesses. Technology-driven and built to provide their customers, with a fast and easy way to buy custom flexible packaging.

Role Overview:

You will work with the lead generation team, to identify prospective customers and develop successful client relationships, by providing a consultative sell and working to support and deliver a tailored flexible packaging solution.

Responsibilities:

· Active acquisition and development of new customers, across Germany.
· Manage some existing accounts, leveraging technology, products and capabilities to capture larger share within existing accounts.
· Monitor market conditions, product innovations, and competitors’ products, prices, and sales.
· Build relationships and identify the prospect’s need for the products or services.
· Participate in community events to network with our customers.
· Promptly enter all customer information and updates into Salesforce.
· Be able to estimate quotes via our custom build estimation application.
· Work with other divisions, to participate in all cross-selling opportunities and to maximize selling potential, within the company.
· Active pipeline development and management, with a focus on increasing active customers and growing volume sales.
· Addressing/resolving issues with current customers and providing strong service support and coordination for customers.
· Identify key decision makers and influencers beyond purchasing and craft relationship plans.
· Develop and maintain action plans for how accounts will achieve targets and identify specific actions to improve earnings.
· Identify and align resources, action plans and communications required to execute account plans and resolve issues.
· Manage negotiations/resolution of product, quality and service issues.
· Participating in partnership and problem-solving sessions, as well as product line trials with existing/new customers.

Candidate Profile:

· A degree a plus in a business-related field, with natural business acumen.
· Proven sales experience within a Fast moving, short sales cycle environment i.e. packaging, Labels IT/Software, consumables, Digital Printing, Paper.
· New business development experience required.
· Results oriented, “hunting” sales skills.
· Superior analytical and financial skills
· Performance driven, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
· Sales/customer knowledge, Decision making skills, Negotiation skills, Confidence.
· Clear communication with excellent time management skills in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment.
· Travel 50%+

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Phillippa Kirby
phillippa.kirby@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Service/Maintenance Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Service/Maintenance Engineer
Based in Oxfordshire

Job ref: JH /60665

Working Hours: 5 days per week, between 8.30am – 4.30pm

Holidays: 25 days per calendar year (3 of which are to be used at Christmas)
Plus all public holidays (pro rata).

Our Client:

A family-owned business which based in Bicester, they manufacture and supply a range of prepared microbiological media to the pharmaceutical and associated industries alongside supplying and servicing specialist environmental air monitoring and decontamination equipment, primarily into the same markets.

The role:

Working in a small team, the role is responsible for the routine service and calibration of customer’s air sampling equipment, mainly within the site workshop with occasional visits to customer sites in the UK and EU.
This position will also support the Plant and Maintenance Engineer in maintaining, repairing, and attending breakdowns of the company’s own manufacturing equipment and facilities including within a cleanroom environment.

Values:

· Reliable, delivering what the customer needs whilst doing what we said we would in a timely manner.
· Adaptable, developing our products, packaging, and processes to meet customer needs alongside supporting development for colleagues.
· Partnership, helpful and committed to customers and colleagues.

Responsibilities:

· The engineering team has responsibility for building and assembling the company’s own equipment for sale.
· Ensure all work involving service and calibration of customer’s equipment and maintaining company’s own manufacturing equipment and facilities on site is first time complete.
· Liaising with customers, including quoting for repairs and calibrations.
· Checking & verifying other engineers service/calibration documents.
· Secondary role is general site/facilities maintenance and emergency repairs to machines. Calibration of company equipment.
· Planned preventative maintenance of company equipment and facilities.
· Handling sales orders of new equipment, building orders & shipping.
· Installation of new machinery and equipment.
· Observation of and adherence to all safety procedures.

Qualifications/Candidate Profile:

· Recognised engineering qualification preferred.
· Some on-site fieldwork maybe be required.
· Professional Individual.
· Enthusiastic.
· Self-motivated.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

General Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

General Manager
Based in Northamptonshire

Job ref: JE/60511

Salary: Executive Salary and Package

Client Overview:

Listgrove has been retained by a specialist manufacturer of materials that serve the insulation, civil engineering and packaging sectors. They are now seeking an experienced General Manager to make the following role their own:

The General Manager will be responsible for the overall management of the business, reporting directly into the European Board Oslo. You will have 8 direct reports with overall responsibility for 54 staff across 3 manufacturing sites.  This role will require someone who is at home with commercial & operational management, this includes; departmental oversight (production, engineering / technical, transport, sales) and P&L management. This is a stand-alone role and you are expected to operate as a true G.M. with little  support at a Group level.

Sites are located in Scotland and Northamptonshire. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will be located within travelling distance from Northamptonshire and will be required to visit Scotland on a fortnightly basis.

The objectives for the General Manager include:

· Developing the commercial aspects of the new Corby site.
· An excellent eye for detail. Particularly in controlling costs and efficiencies
· Commercially aware, with proven track record of increasing the top line and at good margin
· Able to lead and motivate a Sales Team
· Good at nurturing and developing talent.
· To lead the company commercially and ensure that it remains market focused; in terms of product development, service offering and customer relationships.
· Drive the company’s commercial activities including marketing, sales, customer service and pricing.

Candidate’s Profile:

The ideal General Manager will demonstrate competencies in the following areas:

· A proven track record of managing the full P&L responsibility
· A proven track record of implementing and executing business strategies.
· A strong leadership style that can manage a range of business functions and personalities.
· Directly managing the field sales team including taking the sales lead on key client meeting and making pricing decisions.
· Have previously held responsibility for several business functions including operations and sales for at least 5-10 Years.
· Good commercial knowledge of the Construction market.
· Excellent communication skills.
· Technically competent with a production management background

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Head of Licensing

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Head of Licensing
Home Based London/Hybrid

Job ref: JE/59960

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Our client is at the forefront of converting non-recyclable “End-of-Life” plastics waste into high grade oils for making clean recycled plastics, or alternative low-carbon fuels.
They are now seeking a high calibre and experienced Head of Licensing who has a strong interest in sustainability’ and ‘plastics circularity’ to join our specialist group, reporting to the VP of Sales & Corporate Development Western Hemisphere.

This role is responsible for implementing the licensing strategy and business plan within a specific geography. This involves licensing of pyrolysis technology to third parties and to potential JVs. The Head of Licensing is accountable for securing licenses in their designated geography that meet the financial targets set out in the financial plan. The Head of Licensing will work closely with the engineering team to ensure effective delivery of the engineering package associated with the licenses.

For a candidate who advocates sustainability and would enjoy having meaningful input into an emerging sector, this is a demanding and exciting position.

Role and Responsibilities:

· Execute the Licensing Strategy in line with the strategic agenda.
· Manage relationships with all potential and existing licensees.
· Support the VP Sales & Corporate Development in negotiations of license agreements and fees, working in partnership with Engineering and Legal, and ensuring appropriate delivery against targets for IP protection, guarantees and other key commercial aspects.
· Identify additional sources of value in addition to conventional licensing value streams.
· Identify marketing opportunities within their geographies.
· Modelling long term financial returns of commercial proposals
· Market the technology through participation and speaking events at international conferences
· Create a pipeline of prospect licensees

Candidate Profile:

· Degree in advanced Engineering/Science / MBA preferred.
· Previous experience in Petroleum /Petrochemicals /Polymers industrial setting. At least 10 years of relevant experience.
· Experience in technology licensing and B2B commercial negotiations required
· Demonstrable experience in closing high value, complex deals
· International business experience required
· Experience in plastics circularity an advantage
· Commercially astute

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
Jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Field Service Engineer Germany

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Field Service Engineer Germany
Based in Germany

Job ref: JH/59414

Location: Germany

Client overview:

A leading systems and solutions provider for packaging. Delivering quality product to the food and beverage industry to consumers across the world in a safe, sustainable and affordable way. Supplying a complete range of packs, flexible filling machines and solutions for operating smarter factories.

Role Overview:

To strengthen the Technical Service Team in Germany, we are looking for a Field Service Engineer, candidates will be a team player with hands-on-mentality. In this role you will provide an optimal service quality to ensure a high efficiency and reliability to machines.

Responsibilities:

• Ensuring the efficiency, commissioning, configuration, maintenance and repair of filling machines and applicators is carried out to the highest standard.
• Technical support and consulting of customers.
• On customer sites provide support and consult on re-builds or additions to machines.
• Fault diagnosis and troubleshooting
• Training of customer personnel in the use of machines and associated equipment
• Support of prototypes and special machines

Candidate Profile:

• Qualified in engineering principles, electrical, mechatronics, mechanical.
• Willingness to travel from 90-100%
• Experience with filling machines advantageous
• Place of work homebased- Bremen, Niedersachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Sachsen, Thuringia
• Fluent in German with a good level of English

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Business Development Manager
Remote – USA

Job ref: HS/60509
Salary: Based on experience
Reporting to VP Global Sales and Marketing

Company Overview:

Listgrove are working on behalf of an aluminium derivative/ oxide, chemical manufacturer, who are based in North America, with a keen focus on sustainability have an ultra-low carbon footprint.

They’re looking for an ambitious individual, who has a proven track record within the chemical industry and someone who would class themselves to be a natural hunter and looking to transition into a Senior Business Development Manager / Director.

The Role:

  • Covering the USA and Canada, your sole task is to generate new leads and win new business, by developing and implementing strategic plans, these include key objectives, market share targets, development priorities as well as turnover and margin targets.
  • Maintain and extend customer and business relationships, building long lasting sustainable partnerships.
  • Engaging with direct customers and distributors where appropriate and liaising with internal colleagues.
  • Whilst initially working independently, there is scope that this role features leadership responsibilities in the future, managing a small team.
  • Responsibility to manage future recruitment needs and processes in the region, as a senior business development manager (Director).
    Handling price negotiation and utilizing CRM system for planning and forecasting customer accounts.
  • Collecting market research and data to report further and act upon strategically.
  • Working closely with the internal marketing team to increase overall market coverage.
  • Attending trade shows and exhibitions.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Technically educated, ideally within chemistry.
  • Has prior experience in a commercial role, sales and/or marketing.
  • Has a business development mindset and a willingness to travel within North America.
  • Fluent in English, an additional language in French would be advantageous.
  • Ability to understand and communicate with key stakeholders, transferring market requirements, opportunities and connect implications to drive success.
  • Able to work independently and collaboratively and mange internal and external communication (liaising with both direct customers and distributors)
  • Hands on, flexible, someone who is entrepreneurial and self-directed.
  • Has a natural flair for influencing decisions, a strong negotiator – able to convince and make decisions in a cross-cultural environment.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
00441789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Standards and Technical Manager

Do you want to use your skills to drive positive change in a crucial UK industry?

Do you have knowledge and experience in piping systems?

You could be the person we’re looking for …

What’s the role?

We are seeking a new Standards and Technical Manager to project manage and support the Pipes Group’s Technical Groups and help drive the development of British, European and International standards for the Plastic Pipes Manufacturing Industry. This key role will help the BPF deliver industry best practice guidance. An understanding of the standards making process would be an advantage.

What Are The Hours And Working Arrangements?

This is a full-time role, with a flexible hours policy working from home, office based or hybrid working. There is the requirement to travel to locations abroad (typically eight meetings per year ) and across the UK as and when required.

Who are we looking for?

You should:

·         Have first class administrative and organisational skills

·         Be a skilled project manager

·         Have good attention to detail

·         Have good communication and interpersonal skills

·         Be UK based with access to London for regular one day meetings

Key attributes and experience include:

·         Previous knowledge of piping systems or construction industry is essential

·         Minimum of five years’ experience in a relevant industry

·         Experience in dealing at a senior level within an organisation

·         Experience in supporting technical committees or creating standards

·         Qualification level: Graduate, preferably in an engineering discipline

Additional benefits include:

·         Group personal pension (up to maximum of 10% employer contribution)

·         Season ticket loan and 22 days holiday (plus bonus days between Christmas and New Year (at which time the BPF offices are closed).

·         Death in service benefits (4 times salary plus 5% dependent’s pension)

Why work for the BPF?

The impact of our work helps the UK economy, the environment, and UK businesses up and down the country, so you have a chance to make a real difference. Our work continues to help improve legislation in the UK to recycle more plastic, and our projects have a wide reach and lasting impact.

What Is The BPF And What Does It Do?

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) counts manufacturers, raw material suppliers, equipment suppliers, and plastics recyclers within its broad membership. Recognised worldwide, the BPF comprises 18 different member groups. The Pipes Group represents the UK plastics piping systems industry.

Across the year the BPF runs events, webinars, releases reports, provides benefits to its members, helps facilitate communication within the industry, and helps drive positive change in the UK, and further afield.

What Is The BPF Pipes Group And What Does It Do?

We have been representing UK manufacturers of plastics pipes and fittings since 1962. With the number of UK member employees around 6500, about 288,000km pipe installed annually and with combined members annual turnover of about £9.5 billion, the plastic pipe industry is a major part of UK building services and civils infrastructure. The BPF Pipes Group is dedicated to promoting the development, acceptance and usage of manufactured plastic piping systems at all levels in the Building, Construction, Civil and Utilities Industries. A key objective is to work with a range of stakeholders across the industry to advise on technical issues and raise standards through best practice guidance.

Job Specification

Key Responsibilities:

Technical Management duties:

·         Support the TG Chairs to prepare agenda, minutes and supporting papers to ensure effective meetings.

·         Support the TGs and Operations Manager to prepare objectives and review progress against objectives on a regular basis.

·         Oversee the preparation of ‘introductory’ briefs for specific projects and/or sub-groups.

·         Manage the response to technical enquiries from outside of the Pipes Group.

·         Manage the Pipes Group response to technical consultations.

·         Ensure that technical outputs support the Pipes Group’s mission and TG objectives.

·         Manage the development of technical outputs, drawing on the expertise of members.

·         Ensure members are consulted on draft outputs and comments addressed.

·         Overseeing the technical integrity and sign off of the outputs in accordance with Pipes Group

·         Where identified as beneficial to the technical activities of the Pipes Group, develop effective liaison with key organisations.

 

Standards Management duties:

·         Managing Pipes Group (PG) input into all relevant Standards (National, European and International).

–          Have detailed knowledge of the standards making process.

–          Keep PG members up to date, and support in preparation and collation of comments from members to produce an agreed PG response.

–          Contribute to the development of relevant standards (National, European and International). Be willing to represent PG at National standards meetings (BSI).

–          As appropriate provide UK expertise to European and International Standards meetings. If required attend CEN TC/155 (European committee for thermoplastic piping systems) Plenary meeting (European locations, typically 2 days twice per year) and ISO TC/138 (International committee for thermoplastic piping systems) Plenary meeting (international locations) and sub-committees (typically 4 days once a year).

·         Represent Pipes Group at TEPPFA CEST (European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association, Standards Group). Typically 4 meetings per year at European locations

 

 

 

 

Sales Manager – Polyolefins

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – Polyolefins
Based in Europe

Job ref: LH /60271

Sector: Chemicals
Function: Sales
Location: Europe

Client Overview:

A global producer of specialty Chemicals, functional additives, stabilizers and flame retardants, used in PVC, polyolefins, engineering plastics and rubber applications.
With multiple production facilities across the globe, the business are acknowledged as a leader in customer focus, research, innovation & technology and pioneers in their field.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Regional Manager Europe, the Sales Manager will be responsible for the growth and development of the business portfolio in the Polyolefin, Engineering Plastics and Rubber industries across Europe.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for maintaining and building relationships, with key accounts at all levels, including senior management, production, marketing, technical and purchasing.
· Accomplish sales objectives in the polyolefins’, rubber and recycling industries.
· Fully responsible and accountable for the business, with high amount of freedom to fill the function.
· Acquire new business with new accounts, new applications and new geographies.
· Initialize, drive and manage projects with our customers over entire sales cycle.
· Be the market expert – Stay on top of market trends, regulations changes, impact and opportunities and communicate your analysis to relevant parties.
· Monitor and analyse competitor and make recommendations.
· Exchanges business relevant information with international colleagues from across the world.

Candidate Profile:

· Experience in Plastics, Packaging, ideally Polyolefin industry.
· Degree in Chemistry, Polymer chemistry, Engineering, Material Science or related.
· B2B sales experience, with strong relationship building, communication and commercial skills.
· Dynamic, analytical, and entrepreneurial mindset, Self-starting, involved, responsible, team player.
· Travel internationally, across EMEA and further afield when needed.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Lorena Hull-Lozano
lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Key Account Manager
Midlands – Remote / Home office

Job ref: AZ /59356

For UK roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the United Kingdom, withoutt restriction. Visa sponsorship is not provided by the client. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Driven by value of growth and to provide you with a career development opportunity, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving sales growth, by identifying new sales opportunities within key accounts and new customers.

Key accounts will include; Jaguar Land Rover, Mclaren, Aston Martin, JCB.

The position would ideally suit an individual who is already employed in a sales capacity or somebody wanting to develop their career in sales. Either way, candidates must demonstrate a good level of commercial acumen, be comfortable prospecting for new business, be familiar with working with customers to develop bespoke technical, engineered solutions and resolving problems.

With full support from the Business Manager, the successful candidate will have a broad responsibility for the development of Accounts, with specific strategies, marketing plans and development of distribution networks. You will be managing complex projects to achieve best results (including logistics, quality, manufacturing, engineering department, in order to deliver to the promise), becoming a consultant for customers.

Job Accountabilities:

· Complete the annual goal setting package and submit to sales management.
· Determine and manage the sales potential of customers/accounts and plan appointments to reach the desired sales goals and measure the return on time invested with each account.
· Set objectives and manage accounts, new contacts including existing applications or possible applications.
· Develop and manage the sales call plan for assigned customers’ contact requests based on potential sales revenue. Determine growth opportunities and keep an active review list of programs.
· Develop and manage a plan to pursue all application opportunities with the assigned accounts through personal visits.
· Maintain accurate computer-generated customer records in the standard company format and a record of application activity of all assigned customers. Supply sales management with a computer backup upon request. Update global database weekly.
· Prepare a monthly analysis, by account responsibility, for the Sales Manager on all substantial opportunities in new products, marketing, facilities, other territories, and/or problems and report on performance to forecast objectives.
· Plan and carry out new product sales and development with assigned companies.
· Hold seminars at assigned key accounts per company standards.
· On a continuous basis, communicate changes in the marketplace and customer requirements that lead to new products or new ways to service the market.
· Promote the capability of company as a valued supplier to all contacts
· Complete quarterly forecast and submit to sales management.

Education, Skills & Requirements:

· High level of education
· A strong desire towards obtaining a career in sales. Experience will be reflected in the salary on offer.
· Self-motivated, confident, good negotiator and communicator, flexible attitude.
· Possess drive, energy, not prepared to give up and ability to question.
· Able to create a reason to get in front of customers.
· Perseverance, persuasive
· Comfortable meeting with customers and developing relationships.
· Computer skills advantageous.
· Exposure to technical products requiring solution selling techniques favorable but NOT essential.
· Ability and willingness to work from home/office.
· Ability to travel. Driving license essential

If you are smart, humble, hungry and believe you have the skills and attributes required to succeed in a B2B, sales environment, please forward your full curriculum vitae and salary/benefits package to:

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

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Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager – Automotive OEMs & Tier 1 Suppliers

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Key Account Manager – Automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers

Possible location: geographical area Strasbourg/Stuttgart/Frankfurt/Cologne or Slovakia (near Bratislava).

Job ref: JH/59041

The client:

A global market leader developing and converting adhesives and polymers for automotive, medical devices and general industry.

The role:

· Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Manager for the automotive market, you will be responsible for the development of the German market and will be the main contact for the technical teams of your customers on their sites.
· You will be involved in the development of the product portfolio which includes foam and thermoplastics water shield, die-cut pieces and joints (both thin and thick), roof Stiffeners, technical labels, decorative parts, adhesive solutions, damping material together with your key customers (mainly OEMs and 1st tiers).
· You will be in direct contact with customers (design & purchasing department, production – assembly, etc.) to promote the company’s products, identify opportunities, obtain specifications, and pass on all useful information to draw up offers.
· Together with the sales manager, you ensure a good communication with the technical teams of the different European sites based in France, Slovakia, and Spain.
· You will coordinate product development projects with the ADHEX development department and liaise with the customer until the products are launched in series.
· You are forced of proposal with the customer but also within the teams to succeed in the development of new products.

Candidate profile (Education, Experience, Skills):

· Higher technical diploma or equivalent required
· Minimum 5 years of work experience in a technical-sales function in an industrial environment in connection with German OEMs.
· Work experience with Microsoft Office and other business-related applications in a work environment
· German (native or bilingual) and English fluent; any additional languages are an advantage.
· Self-motivated and self-directed.
· Ability to adapt to a variety of interlocutors.
· Customer focus and technical curiosity.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison
Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

HSQE Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

HSQE Manager
Based in Premnitz (by Berlin),

Job ref: AZ /59776

Total reports 9
Direct reports 4

Major/Key Accountabilities:

· Management and organisation of the HSEQ department
· Implementation of the requirements of IATF 16949 and ISO 9001
· Representation of the Premnitz site in Group-wide quality and safety matters
· Planning and implementation of regular assessments and documentation
· Strategic further development of local occupational safety standards
· Organisation and implementation of supplier audits and internal audits at Group level
· Preparation and support of external certification and customer audits in Premnitz (for ISO 9001, 14001, 50001, 45001, IATF 16949 and VDA 6.3 Standards)
· Management of the continuous improvement process (CIP) and change processes
· Project management for selected projects in the field of HSEQ
· Implementation of tasks from the catalogues of measures
· Participation in the international development of Group-wide quality standards and processes
· Customer support
· Product management at the Premnitz site
· Maintenance of documents
· If required, support in the HSE area at the Leuna site

Challenges:

· High requirements of IATF 16946 and VDA 6.3
· Internal complain management
· Customer complaint management

Scope, Objectives & Keys Results:

· TRIR
· numbers of Audit deviations
· numbers of 8D reports
· numbers of reclamations
· Customer satisfaction

Key Contacts:

· HSE team
· Industrial team External
· Customers
· Suppliers
· Public authorities

Education & Experience:

· Academic degree, preferably in a technical/scientific field with a focus on chemistry, chemical process engineering, plastics technology or a comparable qualification.
· At least three years of professional experience in the field of quality management
· Qualification as an occupational safety specialist or corresponding experience of several years in the field of occupational safety and health protection
· At least certified quality manager for ISO 9001
· 1st and 2nd party auditor IATF 16949
· VDA 6.3 auditor desirable
· Experience in leadership and technical guidance of employees
· Good knowledge of current QM methods and regulations as well as an affinity for process optimization
· Confident appearance, strong communication skills and a structured, independent way of working

Languages:

· German & English Required
· French Desirable

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Engineering Supervisor

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Engineering Supervisor
Based in Ireland

For this position, the client is able to offer visa sponsorship and relocation support to candidates outside of the EU

Job ref: AZ/59441

Salary: 70,000 – 75,000 euros

The company design, develop and manufacture assemblies and components that are the essential in some of the world’s most famous and innovative products.
From automotive components to medical devices to industrial products, you’ll find that these components are part of the solution that brings ideas that matter to life.
For over 40 years, the company’s experience and expertise has been trusted by many of the world’s most successful brands. With global operations they have the capacity to meet today’s most challenging production requirements. Their culture of innovation supported with state-of-the-art technology ensures they are ready for the challenges of the future.
By doing more than just making plastic parts; the business strongly believes they are moulding ideas for a sustainable future.

Scope of the position:

Coordinate all engineering activity for Plant 2, working with various groups to deliver reliable and repeatable processes and sustainable improvements in OEE.

Key Responsibility :

· Provide engineering and technical leadership on product and process issues
· Supervise and lead engineering group, prioritising and scheduling work for the team
· Promote the use of analytical problems solving techniques amongst the engineering group to ensure that decisions are data driven
· Drive change and continuous improvement among the engineering group inputting to OEE reviews
· Ensure that preventative maintenance is performed as per schedule
· Identify equipment/machines with a high maintenance cost and/or poor reliability. Perform root cause failure analysis to develop and implement effective improvements.

Key Performance Indicators

Production & Quality:

· The internal customer, support manufacturing as a priority ensuring customers receive defect free products, collaborate on continuous improvement projects through OEE reviews
· External Engineering contractors and suppliers: identify partners who enable the company to achieve its objective in terms of reliable, cost effective manufacturing and manage work carried out by external Engineering companies.

Decision Making Authority:

· Authority to schedule work and manage external suppliers. Decisions which affect machine availability or quality to be taken in conjunction with the Production and Quality Assurance Managers.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Quality Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Quality Manager

Based in Wittenberg

Job ref:                    JH/59751

Client Overview

A leader in providing solutions and systems to the packaging industry, supplying to over 100 countries and employing over 9000 people worldwide.

Role Overview

Lead and develop the quality team into a high performing group. Enable the team to provide efficient, transparent communication and to drive employee satisfaction in all aspects of quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Improvement in the quality and standardisation of processes along the value chain, using the company excellence system.
  • Continuously driving the integrated management systems (Quality, Environment, Product Safety, Health and Safety and Energy) to ensure they meet customer expectations and international standards.
  • Identifying, evaluating and implementing optimisation in production to ensure sustainable quality improvements, as well as the creation and application of best practices, e.g. to standardise and roll-out processes.
  • Achieve set goals for defined departmental and quality metrics at the site.

Candidate Profile:

  • Degree educated in engineering principles.
  • Proven experience leading a quality team.
  • Strong ability to communicate and interact with colleagues at all levels within the company.
  • Excellent leadership skills, including in cross-functional teams.
  • Results-oriented way of working to prioritise multiple tasks and complete them on time.
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Fluent in German, English is desirable

 

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

 

To apply please contact Jason Hutchison

Jason.hutchison@listgrove.com

0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

  •   Five Decades of Market Intelligence
  •   Unrivalled Industry Networks
  •   Recognised International brand
  •   HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

 

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:

NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager – UK Wide

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – UK Wide
Polymers/Additives/Rubber/Coatings
Hybrid

Job ref: HS /60519

Package:

Salary – based on experience – between £50,000 – £60,000 per annum
Discretionary bonus
Company car or car allowance
25 days holiday
Personal health insurance

Company Overview:

An international specialty chemical distributor are looking for an experienced, UK, Sales Manager, who will have a firm understanding of the UK plastics industry.
The company seeks an individual who has developed a competency within the plastics industry ideally having a broad understanding of any of the following:
Polymer Raw Materials – PU – Adhesives – PE – Additives – Rubber and or Coatings

The Role:

  • Account management of existing customers.
  • Maintain and develop business relationships with key personnel, understand forecasts, trends, manage contracts, identify risks and develop new opportunities.
  • Identify and develop new customers and opportunities, manage business development projects.
  • Be aware of, and work to sales and margin targets.
  • Principal and supplier management.
  • Identify opportunities for new products and new principles in relevant market areas. Develop these opportunities in conjunction with the management team.
  • Gather market intelligence and prepare market surveys.
  • Reporting and admin functions related to the above including customer and supplier visit reports.
  • Manage stocks for certain product ranges in conjunction with the Admin Office support.

Candidate Profile:

  • A team player who can interact effectively at all business levels.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Excellent clear concise communicator.
  • Creative, proactive, self-motivated, and flexible.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Strong organized approach.
  • Problem solver.
  • Comfortable with UK travel and occasional overseas.
  • Technical knowledge of polymers, additives, plastics compounds and plastics processing.
  • Technical knowledge of PU, Adhesives, Rubber and/or coatings an advantage.

 

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
01789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

HSE, Energy Officer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

HSE, Energy Officer
Based in Leuna, Germany

Job ref: AZ/60542
Salary: 85,000 euros

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Responsibilities:

· Strategic and operational advice to the management/executives on the subject of energy management
· Preparation of internal reports within the framework of the energy management system / CO2
· Preparation of external reports, applications and certificates, e.g. in accordance with the TEHG, EEG and grid fee exemptions
· Supporting the divisions in energy-related issues in the planning, evaluation and implementation of projects, as well as deriving measures and corrective actions on energy-related issues
· Carrying out energy assessments for projects at the site
· Assuming the function of in-house energy management officer
· Support and further development of existing supply contracts/supply negotiations for energies/energy sources together with the Group Purchasing Department
· Support and further development of the integrated management system to the DIN EN ISO 50001 standard
· Supporting and advising various committees on the topics of energy and sustainability at local and Group level
· Regular evaluation of energy aspects
· Exchange with authorities, external partners
· Processing and follow-up of energy-related funding applications and funding projects

Profile:

· Degree in energy management or several years of experience in a comparable field
· Qualification as an energy officer is an advantage.
· Several years of experience in the areas of energy law, energy financing law, electricity tax law and ISO 50001 as well as in the area of audits (sub-area energy)
· Pleasure in continuously promoting and developing the transformation of our company in the energy and sustainability sector.
· Thirst for knowledge to support the green footprint with new developments.
· Independent, proactive, and structured way of working
· Very good communication and presentation skills in German and English, both written and spoken, absolutely essential.
· Processing and follow-up of energy-related funding applications and funding projects
· Carrying out internal audits

Required Experience and knowledge in areas of:
· Application BesAR/ EnUG ->Applications + Changes CHP/Offshore/EEG levy Forwarding to 3.
· HZA electricity tax incl. TÜV certificate, EDL-G
· Netzentgeltbefreiungsanträge
· DEHST-Zuteilungsdatenbericht/ Monitoringpläne
· DEHST Emissions Reports/Ü Plans/CO2 Emissions Trading
· Zuteilungsanträge 4.Handelsperiode, BEHG
· NA-Team
· IMS-Review
· Energy Aspects, Opportunities & Risks
· GR Planning
· Determination of KPI following year (confirmation in the NA team.)
· ISO certification, adaptation of standards
· Questionnaire Load Management Federal Network Agency – Information in the Potal on natural gas Questionnaires BNetzA, BMWi,
· Energy-saving measures, funding applications
· Voting on GR with IL
· Examination/questions on energy supply contracts, lease model
· Monitoring of energy sources, consumption, measurement technology
· Energienetzwerk
· Genehmigungsarbeit
· Infra energy registration operational
· Infra energy registration strategic, prepare information for purchasing
· Audit of the legal register
· Management System/Internal Audits/SAM Update
· Project consulting incl. energy assessment
· Betriebratstätigkeit
· CO2, Energy, Production, Projects, Preparatory Auditing
· Preparation of the LCA Sustainability Report, customer questionnaires
· Notfallplattform Gas
· Martstammdatenregister (PSA-Anlage)
· Energy Cost Containment Programme (EKDP) Application, verification

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

EU Account Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

EU Account Manager
Based in Germany

Job ref: LH /60115

Sector: Plastics
Function: Sales & Marketing
Location: Germany

Client Overview:

One of the world’s most efficient suppliers of premium-quality Nylon, TPO, and Polypropylene resins, for the automotive, lawn & garden, consumer products, and electronics industries. The business also manufactures and supplies high quality anhydrous lanolin to pharmaceutical, personal care, and industrial markets.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Senior Sales Manager, the EU Account Manager aims to support the company’s Sales & Marketing efforts for existing and new OEM & Tier I customers within Europe, specifically focused on customers in Germany.

Responsibilities:

· Carefully learn and understand business’s virgin, PIR and PCR material offerings and understand the company’s material strengths versus competitor grades through on-the-job training and by working closely with internal R&D team.
· Act as the lead interface with OEMs and Tier l customers assigned. Key account management interfaces will include Material Management, Purchasing, and Engineering/R&D functions.
· Identify and prioritize key customers within assigned region, creation of action plans to grow business/relationship with customer and maintenance/reporting of quarterly ‘priority’ action plans to management and peers.
· Responsibility for program management function for key future projects including meeting timing, budget and customer expectations. Support to include attending customer meetings, summarizing meeting minutes, creation of customer presentations, reporting to internal team during weekly project meetings.
· Along with automotive, this position would also seek out opportunities to grow sales in non-automotive industries such as lawn & garden, irrigation, recreation, industrial equipment, power tools, among others.
· Responsibility within 180 days of hiring to creation of regional market study to assess key customers (Tier and OEM), key markets, key competitors within account mangers region of responsibility.
· Assist/attend customer moulding trials and document processing results and working with Technical Services and CAE Sr. Manager to ensure that a proper level of preparation occurs to ensure successful trials.
· Assisting with supporting the automotive industry, technical shows & conferences, as requested.
· Assisting sales and R&D team to understand new material development/approval opportunities.
· Report progress with customers, projects, through specified reporting tools, (WIG, Key Project Meeting). Keep up to date Customer Profiles, customer visit reports for all customers as assigned.

Candidate Profile:

· University degree (in economics, business development, chemistry or another technical subject).
· Minimum of 3 to 5 years experience in a Sales Account Management role or Technical Services role in the Plastics industry.
· Minimum of 2 years’ experience with working directly with Tier I customers on thermoplastic products or minimum of 2 years’ experience working directly with automotive OEM’s.
· Minimum of 2 production programs supported from concept to production.
· Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a range of personality types.
· Strong internal cooperation and team player focus, with emphasis on project success rather than individual successes.
· Bilingual in German and English.
· Located in Germany (surrounding areas may be considered).

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Lorena Hull-Lozano
Lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Capex Excellence Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Capex Excellence Manager
Home based, Hybrid position
Country location: Germany

Job ref: AZ/60236

Salary:  circa 165,000 euros (incudes bonus) plus, car, pension

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

A leading family-owned company, producing engineering polymer materials and are a highly integrated solution provider committed to the sustainable future of polyamides.
With ten production sites and several sales offices around the world, this organization serves customers and partners globally.

Position Purpose:

The CAPEX Excellence Manager will hold a pivotal role in shaping and monitoring the company’s portfolio of CAPEX, ensuring successful delivery of the CAPEX projects through monitoring and challenging project deliverables, supporting the site/functions teams and  reporting to senior management.
The CAPEX Excellence Manager will develop best practice programme/project governance and ways of working to help improve returns and project performance across the entire portfolio.

Major/Key Accountabilities:

· Coordinate and lead the elaboration of the company’s 5 year’s investment plan taking into account the strategic projects and the sustainable development objectives as defined in the strategic roadmap, the sites and functions plans and the regulatory framework
· Validate the content and the deliverables of the investment dossier in line with the Investment Procedure thresholds
· Lead the company’s quarterly Investment Committee
· Identify and evaluate early stage projects and apply strategic levers to improve project business cases – challenge sites cost reduction targets & ambition (value challenge)
· Help optimize design, procurement, and the critical enablers – organization, culture, capabilities, risk, contracting… to realize the full potential of the projects
· Work with the sites and functions to co-ordinate the overall capital projects portfolio delivery in full, on time and within budget and ensure a close follow up in relevant tools (e.g. Monday.com)
· Follow up of the investment budget for sites/functions (including forecast) and ensure reporting in collaboration with the sites/functions and finance
· Define and update CAPEX project standards, procedures and tools and ensure adherence to best in class practices (project scope, plans, costs, risks, resources, project organisation)
· Build and animate company-wide capex capabilities by creating and leading cross-site CAPEX coordinator community.
· Realise post mortem review for strategic projects

Key Contacts:
· CIO
· Excom members
· Investment committee members
· Site managers and capex coordinators
· Project Managers
· Technology
· IT
· Finance

Education:

· Degree in Engineering or similar relevant field
· Any Project Management Certifications is ideal but not necessary

Experience:

· Proven track record of successful Project Management, preferably within a manufacturing environment (10+ years)
· Exposure to continuous manufacturing and batch production
· Proven knowledge of CAPEX project management tools
· Proven expertise in value challenge methodology
· A strong understanding of all stages in a project lifecycle, delivery approaches e.g. waterfall, agile, etc. and experience of implementing them into organisations
· Financial management skills and experience

Skills:

· High skills and competency in project management tools and activities (process, organization, cost, change control, time, schedule, procurement, commissioning, qualification/validation)
· Excellent organizational and time-management skills
· Outstanding communication, interpersonal and leadership skills and a demonstrated ability to influence at all levels
· Attention to details
· Proactive problem solver
· Excellent time management skills
· Ability to organize and lead teams to achieve objectives

Languages:

· Required English fluent
· Desirable French and/or German

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Business Development Manager
Based in Australasia

Job ref: HS/59132

The client:

Founded in 1979, our client started their business engaging within the manufacturing of mold making and injection moulding. In recent years the company have grown and expanded their market reach and are now specialists within the food packaging sector. As a result, they’re looking to develop the Australasian market and require an individual with a proven track record, winning and maintaining business.

The role:

  • Selling EasyLid® and other food packaging products across Australia and New Zealand, through being pro-active, methodical in your approach and by offering a solution to customers.
  • Soley focused on business development activities, your role is to develop sales in a new market whilst working in conjunction with the
  • HQ based in Hong Kong to achieve shared financial goals.
    Building and maintaining long lasting sustainable partnerships.
  • Attending trade shows and exhibitions.
  • To be present in Hong Kong for quarterly and/or annually scheduled meetings.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has a proven track record in a commercial setting, able to showcase your expertise within the identification of new leads and winning sales.
  • Having prior experience within the packaging industry, plastic packaging is desired but non-essential.
  • Has a natural flair for sales, someone who is able to build strong, sustainable, professional relationships.
  • Someone who is fluent in both written and spoken English.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
00441789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Account Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Account Manager
Homebased East Midlands/East/South East

Job ref: JE /59687

The client:

Listgrove has been retained by a leading company in the sales, marketing and distribution of speciality chemicals and food ingredients. They are now recruiting an Account Manager to help maintain and develop new business in the UK. Managing a wide range of product lines and identifying key customer targets.

The role:

The purpose of the role is to help develop a new Business and Strategy within the UK and Ireland Plastics Convertor Industry. Managing a wide range of new product lines and identifying Key Customer targets.
Closely working with the companies International Market Managers

· To develop a strategy in line with budget expectations
· Identifying and canvassing new Customer and Principal targets
· Developing and managing a comprehensive product portfolio for existing and new product lines
· Working alongside European Affiliates to realise group strategy
· To handle product enquiries and business opportunities, and to contact customers directly
· To monitor relevant sales to ensure that the correct level of profitability is maintained
· To ensure that all price increases are implemented on time, and in accordance with our processes
· To seek and follow through new business opportunities at accounts, and prioritise these accordingly
· Any other ad hoc tasks as required

Ideal Candidate:

· Have a strong technical and commercial background, ideally gained through experience within the UK and Ireland Plastic Convertor Market
· Be academically qualified with a degree in chemistry or related subject.
· Be self-motivated, disciplined, and comfortable working from home.
· Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to adapt to a range of personality types
· Be driven by the need to achieve sales growth and have a persistent approach when faced with difficulties and challenges

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
•              Five Decades of Market Intelligence
•              Unrivalled Industry Networks
•              Recognised International brand
•              HR Qualified Professionals

To hear from our clients on how we have supported their search for talent and HR needs, please visit Listgrove’s Case Studies page.

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Production Technician

We are hiring!

We are after Production Technicians to follow 12hr shift (day and night) patterns, 40hrs average across a week, Monday to Friday.

Job description:

To work together with team in a flexible manner to achieve maximum productivity throughout the shift, liaising with the Shift Engineer to resolve problem areas.
Undertake machine and equipment safety checks prior to start up and complete appropriate paperwork.
To work with the Team Leader to achieve the Team Plans: e.g. Cleaning/Hygiene; Improvement Plans; Training Plans; Labour Plans.
Responsible for obtaining technical information, equipment and raw materials needed for start-up of jobs, to perform tool changes/colour changes and to accept new jobs into production.
Responsible for the safe and efficient running and monitoring of production throughout the shift and for inspection, packing and identification of product to meet specifications.
To ensure highest quality standards are maintained and to work to Company Policy of zero defects.
To co-operate in providing cover during breaks periods and training sessions.
To produce output targets set by Team Leader.
Responsible for maintaining high standards of housekeeping and organisation and working to the 6 S’s system to achieve the requirements of the Housekeeping / Safety Audits.
Responsible for working safely and obeying all Company Safety Rules, using the appropriate safety equipment/clothing provided, carrying-out daily safety checks and reporting problems / hazards.

Academic/Professional qualifications:

  • Polymer processing certificate preferred or competent through experience and/or internal training
  • Educated to GCSE Grace C/4 level

Technical skills required:

  • Knowledge of plastics manufacturing industry
  • Engineering background/mechanical aptitude

Sales Manager – East Europe & Balkans

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – East Europe and Balkans.
Home Based

Job ref: LH /58967

Listgrove has been tasked by our client to recruit an Area Sales Manager within Eastern Europe & the Balkans region.

As a Leader in the production of innovative Stretch Films, with many patented products, the business has exceptional sales across multiple countries throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.

With a desire to make the world safer and greener, they continue to develop products and solutions that make sustainable improvements in the world.

Investment into world-class resources and people, sets the stage for delivering long-term value while maintaining high standards of social, ethical, and environmental performance.

Job Purpose:

The role’s primary responsibility is to drive sales volumes & revenue profitability targets, through the development new business within the distribution network and into end customer accounts.

This will be done through creating effective partnerships & relationships and by demonstrating a technical understanding of materials, equipment and process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Responsible for the successful management and business development of distributors & key accounts on the geographies & industries that he /she operates.
· To cultivate relationships, develop and penetrate new key accounts in area of responsibility.
· Provide specialised input on their associated markets / geographies (i.e. on market structure / trends / development, competition, pricing schemes, entry barriers etc.)
· Identifies promotional, marketing & market penetration actions (such as participation in events, fairs, exhibitions, conferences, digital marketing actions, etc.) and communicates them to the Managing Director.
· Capable of conducting product trials and tests in end customers to demonstrate the value of the company’s products.
· Ability to communicate to large groups of distributor staff, confident presenter.
· Capacity to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel at both end customers and distributors.
· Overviews the implementation of commercial development actions, including visitations to selected customers in order to promote company products and achieve sales targets
· Prepares the required reporting documentation on sales performance & actual vs targeted sales targets.
· Implements all actions regarding the development of detailed sales forecasting, as well as the generation, evaluation, communication and continuous review & refinement of demand planning figures for their sales area
· Ensures the entry & registering of relevant data / information from their sales activities (i.e. client information, site visits success, responsiveness / client closing progress, etc.) onto the company’s CRM system to enhance dissemination & utilization of information.
· Implements, manages and provides support in an ad-hoc basis following requests and assignments from the Managing Director

Desired Skills / Behaviors:

· Stretch Film or Wrapping Machinery experience – Essential
· Knowledge of distribution network – Essential
· Strategic approach
· Continuous monitoring of market developments
· Knowledge of forecasting and demand planning methodologies
· Results – oriented
· Customer – centric approach
· Effective communication & team management
· Cooperation and teamwork
· Procedures compliance
· Displays ownership of own performance and development

Job Holder’s Profile:

· High degree of competency in MS Office
· Knowledge of CRM (Customer relationship systems)
· Experience in relevant field.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Lorena Hull-Lozano
Lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager
Home Based UK

Job ref: EG /60162

The Client:

A plastic recycling solutions business, who are striving towards a world without waste.
The business has 20 years in-house experience, as well as partners in the UK and abroad, providing plastic scrap and regrind to their customers.

The Role:

Due to substantial growth, an exciting new vacancy has arisen for a Business Development Manager to join the team. This role requires the incumbent to have an ambitious and tenacious nature with a strong commercial mind set and the ability to build relationships.

· Generate sales and develop a diverse customer base for a range of recycled plastic.
· Implementing strategic sales plan, in line with company objectives
· Develop new customers and increase overall volumes and margin.
· Identify all prospective customers within the market segment allocated.
· Actively seek out new sales opportunities and conduct market research through research, cold calling, networking, social media, attending conferences and trade fairs
· Perform customer site visits to build relationships and discover market information.
· Develop and enhance relationships by being creative, innovative, and offering excellent customer service that is responsive and tailored to customer needs.
· Engage in constant and active risk management, to ensure the product being supplied is per the company quality requirements.
· Negotiation and sales of plastic raw materials (price, payment terms, logistics, suppliers)
· Nurture relationships with customers, as well as with other key stakeholders, such as warehousing, logistics and suppliers.
· Good understanding of the financial impacts of pricing decisions to a commercially driven organization.

Candidate Profile:

· Proven track record in a sales or business development role
· Strong knowledge of Plastics recycling market
· Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
· An entrepreneurial individual who is self-motivated and results focused
· Strong at developing new business accounts.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

UK Sales Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

UK Sales Manager
Based in Home Based

Job ref: AZ /58903

Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position. No sponsorship is offered.

Listgrove has been tasked by our client to recruit an Area Sales Manager within the UK.
As a Leader in the production of innovative Stretch Films, with many patented products, the business has exceptional sales across multiple countries throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.
With a desire to make the world safer and greener, they continue to develop products and solutions that make sustainable improvements in the world.
Investment into world-class resources and people, sets the stage for delivering long-term value while maintaining high standards of social, ethical, and environmental performance.

Job Purpose:

The role’s primary responsibility is to drive sales volumes & revenue profitability targets, through the development new business within the distribution network and into end customer accounts, which can grow to a level where they are receiving over 40 tonnes of material per year.
This will be done through creating effective partnerships & relationships and by demonstrating a technical understanding of materials, equipment and process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Responsible for the successful management and business development of distributors & key accounts on the geographies & industries that he /she operates.
· To cultivate relationships, develop and penetrate new key accounts in area of responsibility
· Provide specialised input on their associated markets / geographies (i.e. on market structure / trends / development, competition, pricing schemes, entry barriers etc.)
· Identifies promotional, marketing & market penetration actions (such as participation in events, fairs, exhibitions, conferences, digital marketing actions, etc.) and communicates them to the Managing Director.
· Capable of conducting product trials and tests in end customers to demonstrate the value of the company’s products.
· Ability to communicate to large groups of distributor staff, confident presenter.
· Capacity to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel at both end customers and distributors.
· Overviews the implementation of commercial development actions, including visitations to selected customers in order to promote company products and achieve sales targets
· Prepares the required reporting documentation on sales performance & actual vs targeted sales targets.
· Implements all actions regarding the development of detailed sales forecasting, as well as the generation, evaluation, communication and continuous review & refinement of demand planning figures for their sales area
· Ensures the entry & registering of relevant data / information from their sales activities (i.e. client information, site visits success, responsiveness / client closing progress, etc.) onto the company’s CRM system to enhance dissemination & utilization of information.
· Implements, manages and provides support in an ad-hoc basis following requests and assignments from the Managing Director

Desired Skills / Behaviors:

· Stretch Film or Wrapping Machinery experience – Essential
· Knowledge of UK distribution network – Essential
· Strategic approach
· Continuous monitoring of market developments
· Knowledge of forecasting and demand planning methodologies
· Results – oriented
· Customer – centric approach
· Effective communication & team management
· Cooperation and teamwork
· Procedures compliance
· Displays ownership of own performance and development

Job Holder’s Profile:

· High degree of competency in MS Office
· Knowledge of CRM (Customer relationship systems)
· Experience in relevant field.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Territory Manager, Germany

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Territory Manager, Germany
Job ref: AZ /58516

Products: touch point systems, mechanical component parts.
Location: Home based

For UK roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the United Kingdom. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application. Unfortunately, sponsorship is not available to support overseas applicants.

Driven by value of growth and to provide you with a career development opportunity, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving sales growth, by identifying new sales opportunities within new customers and within some key accounts.

The position would ideally suit an individual who is already employed in a sales capacity or somebody wanting to develop their career in sales. Either way, candidates must demonstrate a good level of commercial acumen, familiar with working with customers to develop bespoke solutions and resolving problems.

With full support from the Business Manager, the successful candidate will have a broad responsibility for the development of Accounts, with specific strategies, marketing plans and development of distribution networks. You will be managing complex projects to achieve best result (including logistics, quality, manufacturing, engineering department, in order to deliver to the promise), becoming a consultant for customers.

Job Accountabilities:

· Complete the annual goal setting package and submit to sales management.
· Determine and manage the sales potential of customers/accounts and plan appointments to reach the desired sales goals and measure the return on time invested with each account.
· Set objectives and manage accounts, new contacts including existing applications or possible applications.
· Develop and manage the sales call plan for assigned customers’ contact requests based on potential sales revenue. Determine growth opportunities and keep an active review list of programs.
· Develop and manage a plan to pursue all application opportunities with the assigned accounts through personal visits.
· Maintain accurate computer-generated customer records in the standard company format and a record of application activity of all assigned customers. Supply sales management with a computer backup upon request. Update global database weekly.
· Prepare a monthly analysis, by account responsibility, for the Sales Manager on all substantial opportunities in new products, marketing, facilities, other territories, and/or problems and report on performance to forecast objectives.
· Plan and carry out new product sales and development with assigned companies.
· Hold seminars at assigned key accounts per company standards.
· On a continuous basis, communicate changes in the marketplace and customer requirements that lead to new products or new ways to service the market.
· Promote the capability of company as a valued supplier to all contacts.
· Complete quarterly forecast and submit to sales management.

Education, Skills & Requirements:

· High level of education
· A strong desire towards obtaining a career in sales. Experience will be reflected in the salary on offer.
· Self-motivated, confident, good negotiator and communicator, flexible attitude.
· Possess drive, energy, not prepared to give up and ability to question.
· Able to create a reason to get in front of customers.
· Perseverance, persuasive
· Comfortable meeting with customers and developing relationships.
· Computer skills advantageous.
· Exposure to technical products requiring solution selling techniques favorable but NOT essential.
· Ability and willingness to work from home/office.
· Ability to travel. Driving license essential

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.
All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

If you are smart, humble, hungry and believe you have the skills and attributes required to succeed in a B2B, sales environment, please forward your full curriculum vitae and salary/benefits package to:

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Technical Sales Manager – Engineering Polymers

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Technical Sales Manager – Engineering Polymers
Based in Germany

Job ref: EG /59043

The Client:

A world leader in the manufacture of specialty chemicals and engineering plastics. This innovative business provides technical solutions, across a wide variety of markets and applications, using advanced chemical technology and bold creativity to solve their customers’ challenges.
The organisation is now looking for a Technical Sales Manager with a strong engineering polymers background to join their high performing team.

The Role:

Manage sales and technical service activities of the company’s products, within a defined customer portfolio.

Responsibilities:

⦁ Ensure consistent, profitable growth in sales revenues, through proactive planning and deployment.
⦁ Identify objectives, short- and mid-term strategies and action plans, to improve each product’s sales and profit.
⦁ Manage the assigned customers and products to maximize company profit and meet company’s mid-term plan targets.
⦁ Collaborate with group sales members, technical staff and the logistic team in recommending and establishing sales goals.
⦁ Perform sales activities on major accounts and negotiate sales prices, in consultation with the supervisor and the general manager.
⦁ Provide technical service on major accounts with material evaluation and analysis.
⦁ Solve technical product problems, collaborating with AKEU technical staff.
⦁ Accurately forecasts annual, quarterly and monthly sales, per customer and material, with good knowledge of the market.
⦁ Report sales and technical sales activity in a timely fashion to the general manager and update customer information on a monthly basis.
⦁ Monitor and analyse markets and competitors and prepare respective presentations.

Candidate Profile:

⦁ Degree education in organic chemistry, polymer science or mechanical engineering.
⦁ Strong, demonstrable experience or training in engineering plastics or plastic compounding sector. Alternatively, an equivalent combination of formal education and experience.
⦁ Problem solving and analytical skills to interpret sales performance and market trend information.
⦁ Experience in developing marketing and sales strategies.
⦁ Excellent communication and presentation skills in German and English (business level mandatory).
⦁ Assertiveness and strong negotiations skills, as well as persuasive power, combined with skillful diplomatic aptitude.
⦁ Strategic and entrepreneurial thinking; highly self-motivated and proactive
⦁ Capability to integrate oneself (“team player”) with a multicultural attitude.
⦁ Target and performance-oriented, with operational readiness and ability to work under pressure.
⦁ Good user knowledge of the current IT, in particular MS Office software and CRM tools (e.g. Salesforce)

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

⦁ Five Decades of Market Intelligence
⦁ Unrivalled Industry Networks
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Shift Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Shift Manager
Based in Rugby

Job Ref: JE /60086

· Excellent Salary £70,668 per annum inclusive of shift allowance.
· 4on 4 off shift pattern (2 shifts days 7am to 7pm, 2 shift nights 7pm to 7am)
· 5 shift rotations then 14 days off which incorporates annual holiday allowance.
· Contributory pension scheme from day 1
· Life assurance
· Employee assistance program
· Plant bonus subject to plant performance/achievement of set KPIs

Client overview:

Our client is a global supplier of sustainable packaging solutions. The company operates from 24 production facilities in nine countries, employing more than 6,300 people with sales of approximately $4.7bn.  They create working environments where employees feel valued, can work to their full potential and where their achievements are celebrated.

Main Purpose of the Position:

Reporting to the Production Manager the Shift Manager jobholder is responsible for the effective running of the production department to ensure that the plant meets all of its company and legislative obligations To supervise the Plant production function as directed and drive objectives forwards in line to Plant KPI’s.

Key Responsibilities:

Sustainability:
· Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment, whilst enforcing safety rules and regulations. This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating regular safety meetings, performing regular safety inspections, and investigating accidents, as required.
· Drives improvements for safer and more ergonomic working conditions.
· Performs duties without posing a direct threat to anyone or to property.
· Responsible for maintaining environmental protection, energy optimisation and waste management. This includes promoting correct segregation of waste, regular inspections and investigating environmental incidents as required

Quality:
· Responsible for maintaining process quality in accordance with Ardagh Operations’ process and quality standards.
· Facilitate implementation and adherence to Hygiene and HACCP systems.
· Investigates and documents Root causes of internal product/process non-conformances
· Investigates and documents root causes of product/process non-conformances in relation to Customer complaints

Performance (Output, Efficiency, Spoilage)
· Ensures necessary actions are taken to meet Quality, Cost, Delivery targets: set targets, track daily achievements, make appropriate adjustments in resources and organisation, analyse results, identify and implement actions to attain desired result.
· Promotes/drives continuous improvements for the team and the production department (through 6S, implementations of improvement ideas, SMED, 8D, 6 Sigma, Lean etc..
· Handover all necessary information to upcoming shift
· Handover safe and clean working environment to upcoming shift.
· Transparent flow of communications to the shift members, to the management and to the support functions.
· Inputs, retrieves, and evaluates information to and from computer systems to evaluate performance of shift.
· Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, Plant and wider Company, which includes the ability to handle significant demands and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimise conflicts.

Candidate Profile:

· HNC / HND / Time-served apprenticeship or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering
· Competent in MS Office applications, ideally with SAP and QA systems including Microsoft Packages, SAP, Ena-blon, Analyse, Prisma, Win CC, SharePoint and Infinity.
· Managing and directing team effectively in a fast speed, high volume manufacturing environment
· Driving performance and achieving targets
· Achieving Objectives, both team and personal
· A flexible approach to work content in-line with day to day requirements
· Evidence of self-motivation, an ability to use your own initiative and to work with a level of responsibility

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USAm, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Senior Product Market Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Senior Product Market Manager
Polymers, Packaging, Bioplastics, Sustainability
Based in Netherlands, Belgium or France

Job ref: CST/58899

Salary/Benefits:  Commensurate with experience

The client:

The company is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA). PLA is a versatile, biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources. PLA offers a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics and can be used in a wide range of markets and applications. They are a young and fast-growing company with a factory in Asia.

Primary role:

Develop and make available the product portfolio that will enable the company to successfully grow its business.  “Make sure the products we need to accomplish our strategy are available and sustainably profitable today, tomorrow and in the future”

Key Responsibilities:

Strategic Product Portfolio Management-
⦁ Develop and execute product strategies (portfolio management, positioning, new product development, market intelligence) in line with global business strategies. Support ideation process to shape the innovation pipeline for new products and platforms. Exploring and supporting the “end of life” options for PLA are part of the product strategy.
⦁ Understand Product Market Combinations and proactively assess our product portfolio and product documentation against customer requirements and market dynamics. Responsible for product specifications.
⦁ Manage the operational aspects within the relevant portfolio, including new product introductions, product changes, product rationalizations, product quality issue resolution and product related documentation.
⦁ Provide analyses to help the team to set and align on the focus market segments.
⦁ Lead the discussions around product, market segment & regional profitability, provide tools and analyses to provide insight into price – volume – margin development. Provide suggestions for product pricing strategies.

Project Management-
⦁ Work with the segment teams to steer the segment growth.
⦁ Lead and manage the execution of selected projects via the stage gate process, including contacts to key validation partners, planning, budget and reporting to top management.
⦁ Responsible for the process to monitor complaints – in collaboration with QA/QC/SC.
⦁ Works with regulatory affairs to organize product related info and documentation.

Market / Competitive Intelligence-
⦁ Responsible for maintaining a consolidated overview of the competitive landscape; using the intelligence to come to well-articulated insights and specific recommendations.

Internal Relationships-
⦁ Represent and connect the business with the internal organization: through interaction and collaboration with adjacent functional areas (sales, R&D, QA/QC, public affairs, regulatory, supply chain, operations) to ensure commitment from those functions to execute the defined PLA portfolio strategy
⦁ Train our commercial team on all aspects of our portfolio, the PMC’s and our value proposition.

Segment coordination role-
⦁Market Segment Coordinator for a selected market segment.

Person Profile:

⦁ MSc or BSc within marketing/business administration and/or technical/polymer science/chemistry
⦁ Minimum 10 years’ experience in marketing, product management, business support or sales
⦁ Experience in plastics industry
⦁ Balance of commercial, supply chain and technical know-how, skills, affinity and experience
⦁ Multidisciplinary – ability to bridge across functions, ability to get commitments from various other functional departments
⦁ Ability to analyse complex situations (where not all data is known) and define a course of action

We offer you the chance to join a company with a:

⦁ Culture to empower people and where your initiatives and ideas make a real difference.
⦁ International focus with truly diverse teams.
⦁ Friendly & informal culture in a demanding professional environment.
⦁ In addition, we actively embrace diversity in how we work together and contribute toward our shared objectives and values.
⦁ You will become an employee in a company where you can feel pride in your achievements and develop your career with global prospects.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN

Why select Listgrove?

⦁ Five Decades of Market Intelligence
⦁ Unrivalled Industry Networks
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Product Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Product Engineer
Site Based – Hertfordshire, UK

Job ref: HS/60033

Salary:

Based on experience – Between £26,000 – £45,000
Overtime in addition when applicable

Working Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 07:30 – 16:30 or 08:00 – 17:00
Friday: 07:30 – 12:30

Client Overview:

A leading supplier of specialist metal components for the plastics and rubber industries, working in close collaboration with customers and suppliers to provide high levels of satisfaction across the design and specification of processing screws, barrels and precision components.

Role Overview:

As a Product Engineer, you will play a pivotal part in ensuring the continued success and development of component design, specification and surface technology, whilst working to a tolerance of +/- 0.05mm.

  • Lead the design and product development activities, ensuring that the components that are supplied are optimized for clients’ unique process and production requirements.
  • Product design development from functional design specification to manufacturing drawings.
  • Collaborate with internal production staff and external supply partners to optimize manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Drivetimes and improvement initiatives to enhance quality management processes, reduce lead times, and increase efficiency.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the business to ensure successful and smooth transition from sales to supply.
  • Provide on-site customer support including carrying out component wear monitoring and measuring service.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and excellence across the business.
  • Provide technical support to the sales team.

Candidate Profile:

  • Holds a technical qualification within mechanical engineering or a relatable subject field.
  • Ideally possess existing experience in an engineering function.
  • Strong background in working with accurate tolerancing and engineering drawings with 2D and 3D drafting software – (CAD or SolidWorks as examples.)
  • Machinery component manufacturing experience is strongly desired.
  • Has a level of understanding of production processes, ideally within plastics, rubber or a relatable field.
  • Natural ability to manage multiple tasks and time effectively.
  • Able to work collaboratively and independently as and when required.
  • This role is primed for someone who is curious, detail orientated and quality conscious.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
01789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USAm, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager Italy

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager Italy
Industry Stretch Film
Home location

Job ref: AZ /59520

Please note that as the UK is no longer part of the EU, Non UK nationals will need a valid working visa to apply for this position. No sponsorship is offered.

Listgrove has been tasked by our client to recruit an Area Sales Manager within Italy.
As a Leader in the production of innovative Stretch Films, with many patented products, the business has exceptional sales across multiple countries throughout Europe, the Americas, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.
With a desire to make the world safer and greener, they continue to develop products and solutions that make sustainable improvements in the world.
Investment into world-class resources and people, sets the stage for delivering long-term value while maintaining high standards of social, ethical, and environmental performance.

Job Holder’s Profile:

· The ideal candidate will be an individual who has sold packaging materials or products into the food, beverage, FMCG or chemical sectors. This could be products such as labels, pallets, containers, bottles, flexible films, cartons.
· You should have strong connections within your customers, which will enable a smooth introduction for the company and result in opportunities to offer material trials.
· Technical support on the specifics of the stretch films, can be provided by other individuals within the global team.

Job Purpose:

· The role’s primary responsibility is to drive sales volumes & revenue profitability targets, through the development new business within the distribution network and into end customer accounts, which can grow to a level where they are receiving over 40 tonnes of material per year.
· This will be done through creating effective partnerships & relationships and by demonstrating a technical understanding of materials, equipment and process.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Responsible for the successful management and business development of distributors & key accounts on the geographies & industries that he /she operates.
· To cultivate relationships, develop and penetrate new key accounts in area of responsibility.
· Provide specialised input on their associated markets / geographies (i.e. on market structure / trends / development, competition, pricing schemes, entry barriers etc.)
· Identifies promotional, marketing & market penetration actions (such as participation in events, fairs, exhibitions, conferences, digital marketing actions, etc.) and communicates them to the Managing Director.
· Capable of conducting product trials and tests in end customers to demonstrate the value of the company’s products.
· Ability to communicate to large groups of distributor staff, confident presenter.
· Capacity to effectively communicate with all levels of personnel at both end customers and distributors.
· Overviews the implementation of commercial development actions, including visitations to selected customers in order to promote company products and achieve sales targets.
· Prepares the required reporting documentation on sales performance & actual vs targeted sales targets.
· Implements all actions regarding the development of detailed sales forecasting, as well as the generation, evaluation, communication and continuous review & refinement of demand planning figures for their sales area.
· Ensures the entry & registering of relevant data / information from their sales activities (i.e. client information, site visits success, responsiveness / client closing progress, etc.) onto the company’s CRM system to enhance dissemination & utilization of information.
· Implements, manages and provides support in an ad-hoc basis following requests and assignments from the Managing Director

Desired Skills / Behaviors:

· Strategic approach
· Continuous monitoring of market developments
· Knowledge of forecasting and demand planning methodologies
· Results – oriented
· Customer – centric approach
· Effective communication & team management
· Cooperation and teamwork
· Procedures compliance
· Displays ownership of own performance and development
· High degree of competency in MS Office
· Knowledge of CRM (Customer relationship systems)
· Experience in relevant field.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager – Germany

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – Germany
Based close to Amsterdam or Rotterdam area

Job ref: EG /59896

Client Overview:

A Distributor of chemical specialties (additives and process aids).
The business serves a variety of markets, including Adhesives, Construction, Ceramics, Cleaning, Coatings, Ink, Personal Care, Plastic, PU, Rubber and Sealants, providing its customers with high-quality and innovative products, as well as customised solutions and expert advice.

Role Overview:

The Sales Engineer Germany is responsible for all commercial activities in Germany, including developing new sales and finding new suppliers, for the Polyurethane market.

Responsibilities:

· Primary responsibility for selling a range of bonding agents, polyurethane elastomers and additional products like color-paste’s and release agents.
· Supports developments in other markets, like cleaning and water treatment. In cooperation with the market managers and with the German speaking insides sales, will act as account manager for these companies.
· Customer contact and visits, as well as being the primary contact for technical support, application development and product introductions. The focus is therefore on technical sales rather than purely commercial sales.
· Developing relationships with the purchasers of the customers.
· The role offers a lot of freedom for (personal) development and combined with the wider group, there are several options for further growth within the role.

Candidate Profile:

· BSc, BBa Higher professional education level
· Native language: German
· Technical background / experience / affinity in chemistry or related field
· Sales experience in B2B or industrial markets
· Driver’s license (B)
· Willingness to regularly travel to DACH region (car)
· Willingness to work from the Netherlands office for the DACH area

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

 

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Process Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Process Engineer
Based in Cologne, Germany

Job ref: HS /60151

Salary / Offer

Based on experience: 58,000 -72,000 Euros – with variable performance bonus
40 Hours per week, flexible working hours between 06:00 and 18:00
30 days annual leave

The Client:

Listgrove have been retained by an existing client, who are a privately held company specializing in the development and production of plastic compounds. Their high-performance materials are fit for purpose and used in multiple sectors across the world.

Role Overview:

Working in a small engineering team of 4 employees and directly reporting to the plant manager.

The Role:

  • Identifying and defining improvement initiatives to enhance processes.
  • Conducting troubleshooting activities and in-depth root cause analysis to resolve issues.
  • Generating and delivering Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for manufacturing processes.
  • Assisting in technology-driven product and plant tests, including trials involving raw material substitutions, product development, and the introduction of new processing equipment.
  • Improving quality management and enhancing product quality by maintaining the database, improving processes and providing support for complaint handling, analysis and reporting.
  • Managing projects from process design to mechanical constructions (including the entire project lifecycle, for example: feasibility studies, financial planning, project plans, project execution, construction and documentation.)
  • Assisting in additional initiatives in the fields of safety, environment, risk and data management.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is technically educated, holding a degree or an equivalent qualification within chemical/process or mechanical engineering.
  • Ideally has knowledge or experience within polymer processing, (a background in extrusion technology and company is strongly desired.)
  • Possess effective planning and project management skills.
  • Analytically and technically minded, someone who is a team player and hands on.
  • Independent and structured, who considers themselves to be an out-the-box thinker.
  • Proficient in both German and English language.
  • Has a willingness to learn and develop.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
haydn.spires@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Plant Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Plant Manager
Based in Dubai

Job ref: CST/58933

Salary/Benefits: Attractive – based on experience

The client:

The company is an engineering solutions provider of world class polymeric composites primarily to the construction industry.

Primary role:

We are looking for a Plant Operation Manager with proven experience in factory management of bespoke engineering led solutions. Experience of composite building materials based on plastics polymers for the construction industry is an advantage but not essential. Of equal importance is to find someone of a technical background with proven experience of managing an operation that requires attention to detail and project management approach.

The Plant Manager will oversee all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. They will develop processes that will maximize productivity, quality, and safety.

Responsibilities:

⦁ Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations
⦁ Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
⦁ Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping.
⦁ Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
⦁ Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
⦁ Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
⦁ Share a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff
⦁ Collect and analyse data to find places of waste or overtime
⦁ Commit to plant safety procedures
⦁ Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
⦁ Address employees’ issues or grievances
⦁ Mentoring, coaching and people management
⦁ Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts

Qualifications:

⦁ BS degree in Engineering
⦁ Master Degree in Engineering (preferable but not essential)
⦁ Master Degree in Business Administration (preferable but not essential)

The Person:

⦁ Minimum 10 – 15 years’ experience managing a production plant
⦁ Proven work experience as a Plant Manager
⦁ Techno-commercial know-how with extensive knowledge of contracts and agreements.
⦁ Proven managerial experience
⦁ Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
⦁ Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
⦁ Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes
⦁ Project Management skills
⦁ Excellent writing and verbal communication skills in English
⦁ Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
⦁ Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
conrad.taylor@listgrove.com
00 44 (0) 1789 207070

Why select Listgrove?

⦁ Five Decades of Market Intelligence
⦁ Unrivalled Industry Networks
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Multi Skilled Field Technician

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Multi Skilled Field Technician
Home based role – Baden-Württemberg Germany

Job ref: PJM/59781

Salary:  €50,000, Car, Laptop, Phone
Flexible working hours – 40 Hours per week, no weekend work
Our client is seeking mechanically minded, motivated, creative problem solvers who like to travel for the following exciting customer facing opportunity:

Client overview

A leading and fast-growing protective packaging company with manufacturing facilities across Europe is looking to recruit a talented Field Service professional to support an existing team. This role will suit candidates who want to be part of an ambitious organization and are looking for an environment where training and development are part of the company culture and personal and professional growth are considered paramount.

Role Overview:

· To support the field service team across Europe, predominately within Germany; our client is now looking to recruit a Multi Skilled Field Service Technician, who will be based in close proximity to Karlsruhe area and service customer sites in the Baden-Wurttemberg region.
· After a period of training the employee is responsible for installing packaging and associated equipment and/or performing preventive/corrective maintenance, overhaul, assembly and upgrade of machinery and equipment, as well as customer service.
· The successful candidate will undergo an extensive planned training programme starting with a week at the site in the Netherlands, followed by a period of accompanied site visits.

The Role:

· Responsible for all aspects of equipment service, project installation, preparation, assembly, inspection of materials and preparation for shipment; installation of systems onsite, commissioning, aftercare, and support.
· Solving customer queries quickly and efficiently via telephone calls or in person.
· Ensuring customers, contractors and distributor technicians are trained and fully updated on all machine and systems changes.
· Report activities and spare part usage, keeping your own van accurately stocked with necessary parts.
· Upgrade, rework and assemble machines, parts and accessories in the European repair Centre when required.

Key Criteria:

· Technically educated in mechanical or electrical engineering.
· Able to effectively communicate in German and English (Other language skills advantageous)
· Able to work autonomously and within a team.
· Willingness to travel

This role will suit candidates who want to be part of an ambitious organization and are looking for an environment, where training and development are part of the company culture and personal and professional growth are considered paramount.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Phillippa Kirby
phillippa.kirby@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Labels Wet Strength Expert – German Speaking

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Labels Wet Strength Expert – German Speaking
Based in Austria, Germany or Italy

Job ref: PJM/59558

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Client overview

Listgrove is supporting a global manufacturer of specialty packaging, paper and pulp products who are looking to recruit a technical Product Manager with expertise in wet strength.

Role Overview:

· Cover the entire spectrum of technical customer application support in complex and demanding current applications and in new application fields.

Responsibilities:

· Provide pivotal contribution to the development of new products and product applications in line with the Company strategy.
· Contribute to the implementation and upscaling of complex product concepts and applications to existing processes and optimising the product performance in the customer processes, creating competitive advantages or generating new business opportunities
· Play a pivotal role in customer product testing and qualifying in the application fields.
· Provide a wide range of technical application support
· Ensure technical value chain know-how transfer and coaching within the organization – the successful candidate will coach laboratory technicians and engineers.

Candidate Profile:

· You have a print or paper-making-related education / apprenticeship followed by a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Print, Paper, or Packaging Technology coupled with 5 years’ experience in a relevant field.
· In-depth wet glue label application know-how throughout the full value chain (wet strength & non-wet strength)
· Excellent business knowledge and organizational skills
· You are customer, service-oriented, and results-driven with strong negotiation skills and you have demonstrated a good balance between conceptual skills & experience and “passion” for hands-on operational delivery
· Fluent spoken and written English with German desirable

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Phillippa Kirby
Phillippa.kirby@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Territory Manager – Spain

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Territory Manager
Based in Spain

Products: touch point systems, mechanical component parts.
Location: Home based

Candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application. Unfortunately, sponsorship is not available to support overseas applicants.

Job ref: AZ/59547

Driven by value of growth and to provide you with a career development opportunity, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving sales growth, by identifying new sales opportunities within new customers and within some key accounts.
The position would ideally suit an individual who is already employed in a sales capacity or somebody wanting to develop their career in sales. Either way, candidates must demonstrate a good level of commercial acumen, familiar with working with customers to develop bespoke solutions and resolving problems.
With full support from the Business Manager, the successful candidate will have a broad responsibility for the development of Accounts, with specific strategies, marketing plans and development of distribution networks. You will be managing complex projects to achieve best result (including logistics, quality, manufacturing, engineering department, in order to deliver to the promise), becoming a consultant for customers.

Job Accountabilities:

· Complete the annual goal setting package and submit to sales management.
· Determine and manage the sales potential of customers/accounts and plan appointments to reach the desired sales goals, and measure the return on time invested with each account.
· Set objectives and manage accounts, new contacts including existing applications or possible applications.
· Develop and manage the sales call plan for assigned customers’ contact requests based on potential sales revenue. Determine growth opportunities and keep an active review list of programs.
· Develop and manage a plan to pursue all application opportunities with the assigned accounts through personal visits.
· Maintain accurate computer generated customer records in the standard company format and a record of application activity of all assigned customers. Supply sales management with a computer backup upon request. Update global database weekly.
· Prepare a monthly analysis, by account responsibility, for the Sales Manager on all substantial opportunities in new products, marketing, facilities, other territories, and/or problems and report on performance to forecast objectives.
· Plan and carry out new product sales and development with assigned companies.
· Hold seminars at assigned key accounts per company standards.
· On a continuous basis, communicate changes in the marketplace and customer requirements that lead to new products or new ways to service the market.
· Promote the capability of company as a valued supplier to all contacts
· Complete quarterly forecast and submit to sales management.

Education, Skills & Requirements:

· High level of education
· A strong desire towards obtaining a career in sales. Experience will be reflected in the salary on offer.
· Self-motivated, confident, good negotiator and communicator, flexible attitude.
· Possess drive, energy, not prepared to give up and ability to question.
· Able to create a reason to get in front of customers
· Perseverance, persuasive
· Comfortable meeting with customers and developing relationships.
· Computer skills advantageous.
· Exposure to technical products requiring solution selling techniques favorable but NOT essential.
· Ability and willingness to work from home/office.
· Ability to travel. Driving license essential

If you are smart, humble, hungry and believe you have the skills and attributes required to succeed in a B2B, sales environment, please forward your full curriculum vitae and salary/benefits package to:

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

HSQE Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

HSQE Manager
Based in Premnitz (by Berlin),

Job ref: AZ /59776

Total reports 9
Direct reports 4

Major/Key Accountabilities:

· Management and organisation of the HSEQ department
· Implementation of the requirements of IATF 16949 and ISO 9001
· Representation of the Premnitz site in Group-wide quality and safety matters
· Planning and implementation of regular assessments and documentation
· Strategic further development of local occupational safety standards
· Organisation and implementation of supplier audits and internal audits at Group level
· Preparation and support of external certification and customer audits in Premnitz (for ISO 9001, 14001, 50001, 45001, IATF 16949 and VDA 6.3 Standards)
· Management of the continuous improvement process (CIP) and change processes
· Project management for selected projects in the field of HSEQ
· Implementation of tasks from the catalogues of measures
· Participation in the international development of Group-wide quality standards and processes
· Customer support
· Product management at the Premnitz site
· Maintenance of documents
· If required, support in the HSE area at the Leuna site

Challenges:

· High requirements of IATF 16946 and VDA 6.3
· Internal complain management
· Customer complaint management

Scope, Objectives & Keys Results:

· TRIR
· numbers of Audit deviations
· numbers of 8D reports
· numbers of reclamations
· Customer satisfaction

Key Contacts:

· HSE team
· Industrial team External
· Customers
· Suppliers
· Public authorities

Education & Experience:

· Academic degree, preferably in a technical/scientific field with a focus on chemistry, chemical process engineering, plastics technology or a comparable qualification.
· At least three years of professional experience in the field of quality management
· Qualification as an occupational safety specialist or corresponding experience of several years in the field of occupational safety and health protection
· At least certified quality manager for ISO 9001
· 1st and 2nd party auditor IATF 16949
· VDA 6.3 auditor desirable
· Experience in leadership and technical guidance of employees
· Good knowledge of current QM methods and regulations as well as an affinity for process optimization
· Confident appearance, strong communication skills and a structured, independent way of working

Languages:

· German & English Required
· French Desirable

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided.  All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Engineering Supervisor

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975.

Engineering Supervisor
Based in Ireland

For this position, the client is able to offer visa sponsorship and relocation support to candidates outside of the EU

Job ref: AZ/59441

Salary: 70,000 – 75,000 euros

The company design, develop and manufacture assemblies and components that are the essential in some of the world’s most famous and innovative products.
From automotive components to medical devices to industrial products, you’ll find that these components are part of the solution that brings ideas that matter to life.
For over 40 years, the company’s experience and expertise has been trusted by many of the world’s most successful brands. With global operations they have the capacity to meet today’s most challenging production requirements. Their culture of innovation supported with state-of-the-art technology ensures they are ready for the challenges of the future.
By doing more than just making plastic parts; the business strongly believes they are moulding ideas for a sustainable future.

Scope of the position:

Coordinate all engineering activity for Plant 2, working with various groups to deliver reliable and repeatable processes and sustainable improvements in OEE.

Key Responsibility :

· Provide engineering and technical leadership on product and process issues
· Supervise and lead engineering group, prioritising and scheduling work for the team
· Promote the use of analytical problems solving techniques amongst the engineering group to ensure that decisions are data driven
· Drive change and continuous improvement among the engineering group inputting to OEE reviews
· Ensure that preventative maintenance is performed as per schedule
· Identify equipment/machines with a high maintenance cost and/or poor reliability. Perform root cause failure analysis to develop and implement effective improvements.

Key Performance Indicators

Production & Quality:

· The internal customer, support manufacturing as a priority ensuring customers receive defect free products, collaborate on continuous improvement projects through OEE reviews
· External Engineering contractors and suppliers: identify partners who enable the company to achieve its objective in terms of reliable, cost effective manufacturing and manage work carried out by external Engineering companies.

Decision Making Authority:

· Authority to schedule work and manage external suppliers. Decisions which affect machine availability or quality to be taken in conjunction with the Production and Quality Assurance Managers.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.

To apply please contact Andy Zanin
andy.zanin@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Process Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Process Engineer
Based in Cologne, Germany

Job ref: HS /60151

Salary / Offer

Based on experience: 58,000 -72,000 Euros – with variable performance bonus
40 Hours per week, flexible working hours between 06:00 and 18:00
30 days annual leave

The client:

Listgrove have been retained by an existing client, who are a privately held company specializing in the development and production of plastic compounds. Their high-performance materials are fit for purpose and used in multiple sectors across the world.

Role Overview:

Working in a small engineering team of 4 employees and directly reporting to the plant manager.

The Role:

  • Identifying and defining improvement initiatives to enhance processes.
  • Conducting troubleshooting activities and in-depth root cause analysis to resolve issues.
  • Generating and delivering Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for manufacturing processes.
  • Assisting in technology-driven product and plant tests, including trials involving raw material substitutions, product development, and the introduction of new processing equipment.
  • Improving quality management and enhancing product quality by maintaining the database, improving processes and providing support for complaint handling, analysis and reporting.
  • Managing projects from process design to mechanical constructions (including the entire project lifecycle, for example: feasibility studies, financial planning, project plans, project execution, construction and documentation.)
  • Assisting in additional initiatives in the fields of safety, environment, risk and data management.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Is technically educated, holding a degree or an equivalent qualification within chemical/process or mechanical engineering.
  • Ideally has knowledge or experience within polymer processing, (a background in extrusion technology and company is strongly desired.)
  • Possess effective planning and project management skills.
  • Analytically and technically minded, someone who is a team player and hands on.
  • Independent and structured, who considers themselves to be an out-the-box thinker.
  • Proficient in both German and English language.
  • Has a willingness to learn and develop.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
haydn.spires@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?
· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager – Germany

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Sales Manager – Germany
Based close to Amsterdam or Rotterdam area

Job ref: EG /59896

Client Overview:

A Distributor of chemical specialties (additives and process aids).
The business serves a variety of markets, including Adhesives, Construction, Ceramics, Cleaning, Coatings, Ink, Personal Care, Plastic, PU, Rubber and Sealants, providing its customers with high-quality and innovative products, as well as customised solutions and expert advice.

Role Overview:

The Sales Engineer Germany is responsible for all commercial activities in Germany, including developing new sales and finding new suppliers, for the Polyurethane market.

Responsibilities:

· Primary responsibility for selling a range of bonding agents, polyurethane elastomers and additional products like color-paste’s and release agents.
· Supports developments in other markets, like cleaning and water treatment. In cooperation with the market managers and with the German speaking insides sales, will act as account manager for these companies.
· Customer contact and visits, as well as being the primary contact for technical support, application development and product introductions. The focus is therefore on technical sales rather than purely commercial sales.
· Developing relationships with the purchasers of the customers.
· The role offers a lot of freedom for (personal) development and combined with the wider group, there are several options for further growth within the role.

Candidate Profile:

· BSc, BBa Higher professional education level
· Native language: German
· Technical background / experience / affinity in chemistry or related field
· Sales experience in B2B or industrial markets
· Driver’s license (B)
· Willingness to regularly travel to DACH region (car)
· Willingness to work from the Netherlands office for the DACH area

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

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Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

 

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Product Engineer

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Product Engineer
Site Based – Hertfordshire, UK

Job ref: HS/60033

Salary:

Based on experience – Between £26,000 – £45,000
Overtime in addition when applicable

Working Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 07:30 – 16:30 or 08:00 – 17:00
Friday: 07:30 – 12:30

Client Overview:

A leading supplier of specialist metal components for the plastics and rubber industries, working in close collaboration with customers and suppliers to provide high levels of satisfaction across the design and specification of processing screws, barrels and precision components.

Role Overview:

As a Product Engineer, you will play a pivotal part in ensuring the continued success and development of component design, specification and surface technology, whilst working to a tolerance of +/- 0.05mm.

  • Lead the design and product development activities, ensuring that the components that are supplied are optimized for clients’ unique process and production requirements.
  • Product design development from functional design specification to manufacturing drawings.
  • Collaborate with internal production staff and external supply partners to optimize manufacturing efficiencies.
  • Drivetimes and improvement initiatives to enhance quality management processes, reduce lead times, and increase efficiency.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the business to ensure successful and smooth transition from sales to supply.
  • Provide on-site customer support including carrying out component wear monitoring and measuring service.
  • Foster a culture of innovation and excellence across the business.
  • Provide technical support to the sales team.

Candidate Profile:

  • Holds a technical qualification within mechanical engineering or a relatable subject field.
  • Ideally possess existing experience in an engineering function.
  • Strong background in working with accurate tolerancing and engineering drawings with 2D and 3D drafting software – (CAD or SolidWorks as examples.)
  • Machinery component manufacturing experience is strongly desired.
  • Has a level of understanding of production processes, ideally within plastics, rubber or a relatable field.
  • Natural ability to manage multiple tasks and time effectively.
  • Able to work collaboratively and independently as and when required.
  • This role is primed for someone who is curious, detail orientated and quality conscious.

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Haydn Spires
Haydn.spires@listgrove.com
01789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USAm, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.
Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Shift Manager

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Shift Manager
Based in Rugby

Job Ref: JE /60086

· Excellent Salary £70,668 per annum inclusive of shift allowance.
· 4on 4 off shift pattern (2 shifts days 7am to 7pm, 2 shift nights 7pm to 7am)
· 5 shift rotations then 14 days off which incorporates annual holiday allowance.
· Contributory pension scheme from day 1
· Life assurance
· Employee assistance program
· Plant bonus subject to plant performance/achievement of set KPIs

Client overview:

Our client is a global supplier of sustainable packaging solutions. The company operates from 24 production facilities in nine countries, employing more than 6,300 people with sales of approximately $4.7bn.  They create working environments where employees feel valued, can work to their full potential and where their achievements are celebrated.

Main Purpose of the Position:

Reporting to the Production Manager the Shift Manager jobholder is responsible for the effective running of the production department to ensure that the plant meets all of its company and legislative obligations To supervise the Plant production function as directed and drive objectives forwards in line to Plant KPI’s.

Key Responsibilities:

Sustainability:
· Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment, whilst enforcing safety rules and regulations. This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating regular safety meetings, performing regular safety inspections, and investigating accidents, as required.
· Drives improvements for safer and more ergonomic working conditions.
· Performs duties without posing a direct threat to anyone or to property.
· Responsible for maintaining environmental protection, energy optimisation and waste management. This includes promoting correct segregation of waste, regular inspections and investigating environmental incidents as required

Quality:
· Responsible for maintaining process quality in accordance with Ardagh Operations’ process and quality standards.
· Facilitate implementation and adherence to Hygiene and HACCP systems.
· Investigates and documents Root causes of internal product/process non-conformances
· Investigates and documents root causes of product/process non-conformances in relation to Customer complaints

Performance (Output, Efficiency, Spoilage)
· Ensures necessary actions are taken to meet Quality, Cost, Delivery targets: set targets, track daily achievements, make appropriate adjustments in resources and organisation, analyse results, identify and implement actions to attain desired result.
· Promotes/drives continuous improvements for the team and the production department (through 6S, implementations of improvement ideas, SMED, 8D, 6 Sigma, Lean etc..
· Handover all necessary information to upcoming shift
· Handover safe and clean working environment to upcoming shift.
· Transparent flow of communications to the shift members, to the management and to the support functions.
· Inputs, retrieves, and evaluates information to and from computer systems to evaluate performance of shift.
· Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, Plant and wider Company, which includes the ability to handle significant demands and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimise conflicts.

Candidate Profile:

· HNC / HND / Time-served apprenticeship or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering
· Competent in MS Office applications, ideally with SAP and QA systems including Microsoft Packages, SAP, Ena-blon, Analyse, Prisma, Win CC, SharePoint and Infinity.
· Managing and directing team effectively in a fast speed, high volume manufacturing environment
· Driving performance and achieving targets
· Achieving Objectives, both team and personal
· A flexible approach to work content in-line with day to day requirements
· Evidence of self-motivation, an ability to use your own initiative and to work with a level of responsibility

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Jane Edwards
jane.edwards@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USAm, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Business Development Executive – Germany

GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Business Development Executive -Germany

Job ref: EG/59639

Client Overview:

A global flexible packaging company, with a mission to serve small and medium-size businesses. Technology-driven and built to provide their customers, with a fast and easy way to buy custom flexible packaging.
With locations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa, the company can offer 5 business day turnaround for roll stock and 15 business day turnaround for finished pouches.

Role Overview:

You will work with the lead generation team, to identify prospective customers and develop successful client relationships, by providing a consultative sell and working to support and deliver a tailored flexible packaging solution.

Responsibilities:

· Active acquisition and development of new customers, across Germany.
· Manag some existing accounts, leveraging technology, products and capabilities to capture larger share within existing accounts.
· Monitor market conditions, product innovations, and competitors’ products, prices, and sales.
· Build relationships and identify the prospect’s need for the products or services.
· Participate in community events to network with our customers.
· Promptly enter all customer information and updates into Salesforce.
· Be able to estimate quotes via our custom build estimation application.
· Work with other divisions, to participate in all cross-selling opportunities and to maximize selling potential, within the company.
· Active pipeline development and management, with a focus on increasing active customers and growing volume sales.
· Addressing/resolving issues with current customers and providing strong service support and coordination for customers.
· Identify key decision makers and influencers beyond purchasing and craft relationship plans.
· Develop and maintain action plans for how accounts will achieve targets and identify specific actions to improve earnings.
· Identify and align resources, action plans and communications required to execute account plans and resolve issues.
· Manage negotiations/resolution of product, quality and service issues.
· Participating in partnership and problem-solving sessions, as well as product line trials with existing/new customers.

Candidate Profile:

· A degree a plus in a business-related field, with natural business acumen.
· Proven sales experience within a Fast moving, short sales cycle environment i.e. packaging, Labels IT/Software, consumables, Digital Printing, Paper.
· New business development experience required.
· Results oriented, “hunting” sales skills.
· Superior analytical and financial skills
· Performance driven, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
· Sales/customer knowledge, Decision making skills, Negotiation skills, Confidence.
· Clear communication with excellent time management skills in a fast-paced, multi-cultural environment.
· Travel 50%+

For reasons of better legibility, the simultaneous use of the language forms male, female and diverse (f/m/d) is avoided. All personal designations apply equally to all genders.
For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

To apply please contact Ellie Guest
Ellie.guest@listgrove.com
0044 (0) 1789 207070

CONNECT WITH ME ON LINKEDIN.

Why select Listgrove?

· Five Decades of Market Intelligence
· Unrivalled Industry Networks
· Recognised International brand
· HR Qualified Professionals

MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS in 2024:
NPE Orlando USA, Hispack Barcelona, FIP Lyon, Compounding World Expo Brussels, Scanpack Gothenburg

Recruiting business leaders and functional specialists with the skills and knowledge to deliver a sustainable future.
Performance through People.

Please visit www.listgrove.com for more information on our services, global success and testimonials.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

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