Project Design & Development Engineer

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

Project Design & Development Engineer
Based in Hampshire

Job ref: JH/62235

Listgrove is supporting leading manufacturing of polymer products for the aerospace sector who are in search of a talented mechanical or aerospace engineer. The ideal candidates will be able to successfully manage and engineer new aerospace seal products from inception through shipping; be is responsible for technical duties in support of new product design, sustaining engineering of existing products, and/or product improvements.

The Role:

This position will consider and analyze alternatives and solutions to an engineering design or problem; design both the part and the associated manufacturing process; solicit and evaluate quotes; design tooling; write plans; and troubleshoot manufacturing process while working with customers, suppliers, shop and management personnel.

Functions and Responsibilities:

· Ensure that specification requirements are identified and achieved, that the project ships on time, that quality requirements are met, and that processes used will enable cost objectives to be achieved.
· Define process to be used for part manufacture, and produce planning used by manufacturing and suppliers to fabricate/assemble the product.
· Estimate tooling, material and labor to build assigned product per customer specifications.
· Communicate with customers & suppliers to support quotations and resolve technical issues.
· Support/Lead development of aftermarket products which improve performance and/or lower costs for end-user customers.
· Manage project within both internal and external deadlines and changing time constraints.
· Provide on-going periodic maintenance and technical assistance or problem solving as required.

Skills, Education and Required Experience:

· Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent experience in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering required.
· Ability to manage projects from quote through product delivery.
· Experience in manufacturing.
· Working knowledge of physical sciences, polymers and statistical design and methods.
· Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel, from shop employees to customer management both internally and externally.
· Hands-on, with strong mechanical aptitude, enjoys building things, and is capable of successfully managing increasingly complex engineering projects from inception through delivery.
· Must be proficient using CAD.

Desirable Additional Skills:

· Experience in aerospace.
· Aircraft component and/or system design and qualification.
· PMA and/or DER technical package development.

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE Orlando USA, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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 Homebased

Job ref: JH/62234

Client:

A designer and manufacturer of extensive polymer products, servicing the Aerospace industry. Products include types of airtight rubber seals, door seals, window seals, airframe and cockpit seals, aerodynamic and conductive seals, as well as O-rings, precision mouldings and aircraft toilet floats.

Responsibilities:

· Promoting and company products and services, utilizing sales excellence concepts within the market in order to achieve sales and profit targets
· Generating profitable territory sales growth by leveraging the capabilities and resources in order to meet and exceed customer needs and expectations with the goal of ultimately becoming a cutomer business consultant
· Achieve sales and profit targets
· Generate and convert projects for key target customers
· Utilize in house systems for all project information for team sharing/support
· Build customer relationships and strategic partnerships, assess customer needs and recommend appropriate products and services; respond to complex customer inquiries; negotiate prices and delivery times, and win sales orders to meet sales targets
· Identify, research, and contact prospective target growth customers that will generate future sales and repeat business
· Establish the market sell price using customer and market knowledge combined with internal tools and methods
· Complete month end reports and submit the first week of each month
· Responsible for account and territory sales budget estimates and rationales
· Pre-plan annual, quarterly, monthly and weekly strategic sales visits and processes with timely changes as necessary to develop and take advantage of opportunities
· Travel will include local, national and international requirements for customer visits and, business meetings and/or tradeshows

Qualifications:

· Proven experience in Aerospace sales
· Mechanical engineering qualified beneficial
· Knowledge of rubber/plastic products
· Familiarity with ISO quality requirements beneficial
· Strong business sales and marketing strategist
· Technical aptitude/engineering experience
· Excellent people and relationship building skills
· Customer driven with a positive, professional
· Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task with attention to detail and accuracy
· Strong analytical, decision making and problem solving 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 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE Orlando USA, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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
Polymer compounding
Based in France

Job ref: CST/61841

The Company

Our client is a leading compounder of thermoplastic polymers. As part of a value-driven family business, they specialize in customized and sustainable materials. The company offers an extensive ECO portfolio and are experts in innovative solutions from efficiently used cycles.

The Role:

· Investigate business conditions related to company activities, such as industry trends, competition and regulations
· Implementing segment strategy by tracking, scouting and concluding new business opportunities
· Developing new business activities with an emphasis on product promotion and specifications among OEMs and system suppliers
· Lead and opportunity management in accordance with segment strategy, i.e. creating new business development activities, managing their progress and commercial output:
o Scouting (identification of target accounts)
o Promoting products when generating new leads
o Qualifying new leads
o Project management using CRM tool
o Project tracking and completion
· Managing technical and business aspects of new business development projects (incl. pricing) before handover to sales
· Providing operational guidelines for sales teams to help expand customer base and achieve maximum market penetration
· Support operational marketing campaigns for product roll-outs and/or initiatives, in cooperation with product management
· Providing success stories and case studies both internal and
· external ones
· Collecting market trends and customer feedback to help expand product portfolio and aid in creation of new strategic product development initiatives
· Transfer customer needs into product development requests
· Provide technical support and advice to customers in the areas of design review, material proposal, product selection, approvals, risk management and thermoplastics processing / trouble shooting
· Support and investigate product quality complaints at customers using official documents and systems
· Specify and interpret Moldex, Moldflow and ANSYS FEA analysis as required and report to customers as necessary
· Giving sales trainings and presentations in order to foster, multiply, and transfer market opportunities based on new products and applications
· Participating in workshops, trade fairs, and conferences in order to remain on top of changes within the industry and support corresponding events within the ALBIS group
· Present papers on conferences, shows or customer seminars
· Networking with industry business professionals and lobbyists

Candidate profile:

· Technical studies, optional business studies with long term experience in plastics industry
· Several years of experience in comparable positions within the plastics industry
· Deep technical knowledge and understanding of all polymer types and their application
· Solid knowledge of plastics processing, tool design and application development
· Project management skills required
· International industry network

Personal skills:

· Excellent communication skills
· Highly self-motivated with the ability to perform independently
· Result oriented
· Competent negotiation partner
· Integrity
· Team player
· Creativity
· IT knowledge (MS Office, ERP, CRM)
· Very good German and English language skills (written and spoken

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

Area Sales Manager

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

Area Sales Manager
Polymer distribution
Based in France

Job ref: CST/61789

The Company:

Our client is a leading distributor of both commodity and specialist engineering thermoplastics to the plastics processing industry. Key market sectors include automotive, medical, electrical and packaging. The company enjoys an enviable reputation for product quality and stock availability. It is well placed to respond to customer needs through a worldwide service and distribution network and is seeking an Area Sales Manager to develop their standard range of products.

The Role:

· Contact and visit existing and new customers regularly to ensure continuation of existing business: exceeding agreed budget targets as well as identifying potential opportunities for new business
· Recording of customer, competitor & market related information in CRM system
· Project identification: develop a strong pipeline of new opportunities capable of delivering net growth into the sales area that meets the business objectives – monitoring and reporting on all commercial projects in the region
· Prepare (SAP) and follow up quotations (CRM system) & samples
· Pricing negotiations with customers – including contract negotiations
· Monitor usage/fulfilling of bonus (customer rebate) agreements
· Develop, implement and drive strategy for sales growth in line with company strategy
· Regular analysis of sales performance
· Re-engage non buying customers
· Preparation of sales budget
· Attend customer events, seminars, exhibitions etc. as required

Candidate Profile:

· Completed commercial and/or technical apprenticeship/training
· Academic studies/training is an advantage but not mandatory
· Fluent in English, spoken and written
· Long-standing and relevant professional experience in field sales
· Preferably with existing customer network within dedicated sales area
· Deep technical knowledge and understanding of all polymer types and their application
· Computer skills: MS Office, SAP
· Knowledge in Business Management
· Efficient time management and organizational skills.
· Excellent communication skills
· Team player

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

R&I Senior Packaging Manager

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

R&I Senior Packaging Manager
Food & Drink Multinational
Based in Utrecht, Netherlands
Relocation assistance from the EU available

Job ref: LL/62220

Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client is a world leading multinational company manufacturing some of the most well-known branded food and drink products. They are committed to contributing to the health of people at every age, from promoting a balanced diet to sharing specifically targeted health benefits. As part of the company’s dedication to a better future, they are seeking the recruitment of a Senior Packaging Manager who can lead the packaging transformation into the next frontier of technologies and experiences that will be critical to engaging consumers.

Primary role:

As R&I Senior Packaging Manager you will be establishing a leading innovation practice and fostering collaborative internal and external partnerships. Based on this, you will enable the global packaging team to identify, imagine, create, validate, and transition disruptive packaging solutions with strong focus on powder milk sector.

You will be driving innovation and therefore have a great mix of technical and strategic skills, and the ability to perform while dealing with ambiguity. You have an entrepreneurial mindset and inspire senior management and teams.

You will be working with multiple stakeholders both internally (Project teams realizing NPD projects; Marketing; Procurement; Factories, Supply Chain, Quality; Central & local Packaging teams incl Advance Technology Team and IP Team) and externally – strong connection with a whole set of actors (design agencies, packaging convertors, research centers.) from the packaging industry.

Key Accountabilities:

You will be accountable for the packaging breakthrough innovation end-to-end process from insights gathering to opportunity identification, exploration, validation, and transition into the company.

Next to that, you will:

· Drive the exploration of key concepts and technical trends and elevate opportunities and challenges that are specific to Specialized Nutrition to inform ideation.
· Drive overall exploration, understanding and assessment of startups, agencies, and major players in the emerging technology and experience space
· Leverage design thinking principles to help quickly identify and validate solutions via rapid prototyping and qualitative testing.
· Support new way of packaging innovation by recommending creative, innovative approaches to breakthrough barriers and challenge conventional thinking. Be a change engine.
· Help to shape & execute SN packaging innovation road map to fulfil company’s ambition and support leading market position
· Cooperate closely with IP Team to define and create patent opportunities to assume FTO and innovativeness of developed solutions

Candidate profile:

We are looking for an experience packaging innovator with:
· Bachelor’s or master’s Degree in industrial design, product design, innovation engineering or similar discipline
· At least 7 years of experience in packaging development and medium-long term innovation especially in paper based and flexible area
· Rich experience in design thinking application design especially in the exploration phase
· A high degree of technical knowledge balanced with creative ability
· Experience in working with early-stage product development, and identifying and capitalizing on technology trends
· Passion for packaging and innovation with proven ability to deliver this through a global organization
· Determination and consistency to achieve an end result, and optimism and enthusiasm when things don’t go to plan
· Strong business acumen, looking beyond just packaging
· Good problem solving, leadership and influencing skills, while being an outstanding Team player
· Agile mindset and fast learner (learn and unlearn)
· Strong verbal and written communication skills. You have the ability to create, plan and deliver presentations to technical and nontechnical audiences.
· 100% fluency in English (spoken and written) is a must. The role requires ability to convince and engage at a senior level.  Ideally, you have experience working in a non-hierarchical, cross functional and highly international environment
· Ability to work efficiently in a changing and complex environment
· Good problem solving, leadership and influencing skills, while being an outstanding Team player
· Openness for giving & receiving feedback
· Experience in IP and FTO areas will be additional assets

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE Orlando USA, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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

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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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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

Market Development Manager

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

Market Development Manager
Based in Luxembourg – Site Based

Job ref: HS /62208

Salary: Based on Experience – includes company car

Reporting into: Business Development Manager

Travel Expectations: 30%

Client Overview:

Founded in 1937, operating with twenty-five manufacturing facilities in eight-teen locations, with four R&D centres. The hiring company operates within the plastics industry, manufacturing a wide selection of masterbatch products which fit into many market sectors and applications. Partnered with suppliers and customers they create masterbatch formulations.

Role Overview:

The Market Development Manager is responsible for evaluating the best growth strategy with assigned accounts as well as establishing and maintaining a successful and business effective relationship with them. The Market Development Manager is also in charge of the prospection and development of new Major Development Accounts. Developing new business relationships within the prospect organization and, develops and proposes the strategy to gain business.
Besides the customer specific management role, the Market Development Manager supports the Business Development Manager in the multi angles business segment strategy deployment in close cooperation with sales and technical teams.

· Works with the Business Development Manager and the Commercial Director to develop a comprehensive strategy regarding pricing, forecasts, and corporate resources needed to maximize share and increase penetration at designated development major accounts.
· Develops and proposes customer’s specific business plans and related set of actions.
· Implements and frequently reviews after approval of the actual progress against medium term plan and short-term goals.
· Establishes relationships and business conditions with the headquarters, the key plant locations, R&D centers as deemed necessary to understand, to develop also by gaining insight into potential future business, to secure the service and business at these accounts.
· Prospects new major accounts within the defined strategy, develops business relationship within the organization as deemed necessary to understand, to develop also by gaining insight into potential future business and develops business at these new accounts.
· Handles, with respective sales and technical teams, all relevant complaints if (or potentially) escalated to lead buyer or possibly impacting the business conditions.
· Maintains awareness of market and competitive activities within designated environment and disseminates the information appropriately throughout the organization.

Candidate Profile:

· Holds a relevant qualification or degree in economics, marketing or chemistry.
· Similar experience within a similar industry.
· Must be fluent in English, additional languages particularly within German or French would be advantageous.

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
+441789 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE Orlando USA, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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

Graduate Engineer

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

Graduate Engineer

Based in Ware, Hertfordshire, England
Job ref: HS /62224

Salary: Dependent on experience

Working Hours: Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 16:30 or 08:00 – 17:00

Reporting into: General Manager – Indirect Report: Product Engineer

Role Overview:

This is graduate entry position leading to Product Engineer role within 2 years with longer term prospects for advancement within the company.

The Graduate Engineer needs to show above average commitment to what Magog Industries believes in: Exceeding customer’s expectations and taking our depth of process knowledge, manufacturing expertise and engineering excellence to the next level.

  • The role will involve working alongside experienced engineering and production staff to support the company’s technical and ongoing product development objectives.
  • Producing engineering drawings to instruction within 2D CAD or 3D (SolidWorks) drafting environment.
  • Mathematical and trigonometry calculations.
  • Building an in-depth knowledge and understanding of polymer processing applications to become a recognized expert within the organization and beyond.
  • Any tasks reasonably requested which are within the employee’s capability and competency.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce fully detailed manufacturing drawings and liaise with sub supplier for drawing approvals.
  • Review orders received and complete the work sheet giving clear directions to the workshop for scope of work to be carried out.
  • Work closely with General Manager, sales personnel and product engineers to provide technical solutions for design and manufacture of new processing components.
  • Will be required to visit customers both in the UK and overseas to discuss and review engineering and design issues.
  • Carry out in-house and on-site measuring for extrusion screws and barrels using appropriate engineering measurement tools, micrometers, vernier calipers, electronic bore measurement devices as examples.
  • Where manufacturing or supplier deviation reports are raised for components being supplied – establishing appropriate corrective action and agreeing with works manager and inspector.

Ideal Qualifications and Skills:

  • BSc or equivalent qualification / experience in a mechanical engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge and understanding of engineering component manufacturing.
  • Demonstratable ability of producing accurate detailed mechanical engineering drawings.

Candidate Profile:

  • A thirst for knowledge and continuous learning about screws, barrels and coatings, their design, processes and manufacturing is required to maintain Magog Industries’ leading position in technology.
  • Interest to investigate new technologies for suitability to enhance screw and barrel specifications.
  • Ability and willingness to learn new systems and engineering procedures.
  • Must be IT literate and be familiar with 2D and 3D Drafting software.
  • Good communication and relationship building skills.
  • Be able to work within tight schedules and manage several tasks at the same time.
  • A driving license to travel within 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 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

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE Orlando USA, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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: JE/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 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

Assembly Production Manager

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

For UK roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the United Kingdom. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Assembly Production Manager
Reading

Job ref: AZ/62045
Salary range: £50,000 to £70,000

Position Overview:

The Production Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of production operations in line with company policies, procedures and QMS. Specifically managing the assembly, auto assembly, glass printing and maintenance teams

Key Responsibilities:

Production Management:

Lead and manage all aspects of the production process from assembling parts to completion of products and shipping, ensuring efficiency, quality, and compliance with regulatory standards along the way.

Team Leadership:

Provide Leadership and guidance to the production team, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous learning.

Resource Planning:

Develop and implement production schedules, resource plans, capacity assessments to meet production targets and customer demands.

Quality Assurance:

Work alongside the QA/RA department to ensure quality and regulatory standards are consistently met.

Process Optimisation:

Identify opportunities for process improvement and optimisation, implementing best practices to enhance productivity, reduce waste, and streamline operations.

Supplier Management:

Collaborate with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of materials and components, maintaining strong relationships and negotiating favourable terms.

Health and Safety:

Ensure a safe working environment for all production staff, adhering to health and safety regulations and promoting a culture of safety awareness.

Budget Management:

Manage production budgets and capital wish lists effectively, controlling costs and maximising efficiency to achieve financial targets.

Continuous Improvement:

Drive a culture of continuous improvement throughout the production department, implementing lean manufacturing principles and fostering innovation and cost saving.

HR Management:

To ensure all employees under the production manager responsibility are adhering to the company HR policy and that all issues and dealt with swiftly and professionally in accordance with the company policy alongside our HR manager

Reporting:

Generate regular reports on production performance, analysing key metrics and identifying areas for improvement to inform decision making and strategic planning.

General Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of skilled Supervisors, Engineers, and operators.
  • Manage the manufacturing processes, systems, procedures, and resources to achieve the business objectives and growth plan.
  • To ensure that the departments can supply high quality finished products as per company orders and forecasts.
  • Work alongside the R&D department to offer support in relation to new products and developments.
  • Identify and provide help, support, and training to manufacturing team members.
  • Assist in departmental budgeting.
  • Formulate strategic objectives and spearhead projects.
  • Generate, communicate, and manage the production schedules.
  • Prepare, monitor and report KPI’s for the manufacturing department ensuring that these align with company goals, values, and vision.
  • Drive continuous improvement in relation to all department practices, with a firm focus on efficiency.
  • Manage and ensure efficient use of resources, materials, and equipment.
  • Monitor and report production performance and take necessary action if issues arise.
  • Analyse data through the use of MES, ERP, CMMS and SPC systems and ensure that targets are met.
  • Manage the in-house maintenance team to ensure that all equipment is kept at optimum performance levels, with a focus on reducing reactive maintenance and promoting preventative maintenance.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key suppliers of service and products for the benefit of the company.
  • Report on all assembly operations and key metrics in the Management meetings.
  • To ensure you take responsibility for your contribution to compliance with the company’s quality system, you must complete all allocated training via the provided software within the completion dates given.
  • Forward all external training certificates and pay/wage changes to HR for filing.
  • Any other reasonable duties that may, from time to time be required by the company.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven experience of working in a hi-tech and dynamic factory environment.
  • Experience using, developing and implementing bespoke automation solutions.
  • Management experience across a range of employees with varying skills sets within a factory.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a high attention to detail.
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders by making sound and confident recommendations and decisions.
  • Familiar with management software systems such as MES, ERP, SPC, and CMMS.
  • Experience working in a regulated environment, ideally ISO:13485.

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 – Business Director
T: +44 (0) 1789 207070
E: andy.zanin@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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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 Engineer

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

Quality Engineer

South Lanarkshire – relocation support provided.

Job ref: AZ /62194

We are looking for a Quality Engineer from within a manufacturing environment, where the customers can be extremely demanding.
Join a team of Quality professionals providing a professional quality engineering service to both internal and external customers and across all products.
Implement our customers’ requirements to ensure conformance with IATF 16949 | OHSAS 18001 | ISO 14001 | ISO 9001
Ensure that customer processes and delivery performance is monitored, analyzed and reported on, to ensure quality performance with regard to defects, quality costs and customer returns.
Ensure that root cause analysis for internal and external product or process non-conformances are carried out on time and communicated with customers.

Key accountabilities:

· Implement and maintain customer requirements across our products.
· Continually improve customers’ monthly performance and DPPM with the target of 0% defects – carry out the reporting and analysis of customer data to inform improvements, changes to process etc.
· Develop and implement process controls to ensure that process and quality objectives are fulfilled effectively.
· Ensure that IATF 16949 | OHSAS 18001 | ISO 14001 | ISO 9001 are adhered to
· Continually improve our controls, systems, and performance both internally and externally
· Ensure that Production and quality Auditors fully understand the quality requirements and support when quality issues arise.
· Make informed decisions regarding production of parts – including decision to stop production to rectify quality issues Ensuring organizational KPI’s are met, eg. Cost of non-quality, customer concerns.

Skills & Knowledge:

· Quality engineering experience gained in a fast-moving and complex manufacturing environment.
· Experience of customer facing quality would be highly advantageous.

Conditions of Employment:

· Hours Standard office, 08.15 to 17.00 Mon to Thursday, 08.15 to 13.30 Friday
· Salary range £30,000 – £50,000 dependent on experience
· Benefits 24 days holiday + bank holidays
· One months sick pay in 12 month period (qualify after 6 months service)
· Pension scheme (5% employee, 3% employer)
· Life Assurance
· Employee Assistance programme & Retail discount scheme
· Cycle to work scheme
· On site free parking

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE Orlando USA, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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 – USA

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

Sales Manager – USA
Based in USA, Remote/Home Location

Job ref: AZ /61636

Listgrove has been tasked by our client to recruit a Sales Manager within the USA.
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 specialized 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 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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 – Polymers – South East

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

 

Sales Manager – Polymers – South East

Job ref: EG/61573

Sector: Polymers/Plastics
Function: Sales
Location: South UK

Client Overview:

Our client is a leading distributor of both commodity and specialist engineering thermoplastics, supporting the plastics processing industry. Key market sectors include automotive, medical, electrical and packaging. The company enjoys an enviable reputation for product quality and technical innovation and through superior product performance, worldwide service and distribution network, is well placed to respond to customer needs.

Role Overview:

· Ensure area sales targets are achieved, maintain profitable growth and develop sales, in line with annual budgets and long-term strategies (5 year plan).
· Ensure a high level of customer contact on a regular basis, maintain existing business and report on new business opportunities, customer satisfaction, market information and competition activity.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for sales development, in the designated area, ensuring annual sales budgets are achieved.
· Promote all aspects of the portfolio, to all plastic processors, in the sales area and ensure new products and product lines are introduced where applicable.
· Visit existing and new customers on a regular basis and provide information and support as necessary.
· Manage and deploy the most efficient and appropriate level of customer contact, with close liaison with the Sales Office, in order to ensure that sales opportunities are maximized to the full.
· Offer technical advice according to ability and experience and liaise with Business Development Engineers (BDE) and Strategic Account Managers (SAM) as appropriate.
· Prepare area sales statistics for budget preparation each year.

Candidate Profile:

· Sales Professional, with knowledge of plastic, rubber or related materials.
· Knowledge of engineering plastics, such as Polyamides, would be a distinct advantage, as would experience of working for a distributor.
· Based within the area to be covered.
· Demonstratable product sales experience and a highly motivated achiever.
· Excellent communication and presentation skills at all levels, as well as good organisational and time management skills.
· 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 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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
Polymer Commodities-Distribution
Based UK

Job ref: CST/61563
Salary / Benefits:  Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client is a leading distributor of both commodity and specialist engineering thermoplastics to the plastics processing industry.  Key market sectors include automotive, medical, electrical and packaging.  The company enjoys an enviable reputation for product quality and stock availability.   It is well placed to respond to customer needs through a worldwide service and distribution network and is seeking a Sales Manager to develop their standard range of products.

Background to the Role:

This role is suitable for an established sales professional who has experience in selling commodity thermoplastic materials such as ABS, Polystyrene, Polypropylene and Polyethylene with the ability to operate in a fast moving, entrepreneurial and dynamic business environment.

Primary function:

Ensure product sales targets are achieved, maintain profitable growth and develop business in line with short term plans (annual budgets) and long term strategies (5 year plan).  Ensure a high level of customer contact on a regular basis, maintain existing business and to report on new business opportunities, customer satisfaction, market information and competition activity.

Key Requirements & Accountabilities:

· Responsible for sales development of the company’s standard products and ensure that as a minimum, the annual sales budgets are achieved.
· Regular liaison with key principal suppliers where there are well established relationships and product lines.
· Promote all aspects of the portfolio to plastic processors and ensure new products/product lines are introduced where applicable.
· Maintain contact on a regular basis with existing and new customers and provide support as necessary.
· Maintain up to date customer files and in particular the company Customer Information database, producing reports following every customer visit and utilising electronic company information systems (e.g. SAP/Business Warehouse) to access sales data to assist with visit preparation and follow up.
· Negotiate prices/contracts in line with current price lists and ensure any price changes are negotiated and recorded as appropriate, in accordance with the Company procedures.
· Manage and deploy the most efficient and appropriate level of customer contact, with close liaison with the Sales Office, in order to ensure that sales opportunities are maximized to the full.
· Prepare area sales statistics for budget preparation each year.
· Report and present area sales information including market opportunities and competitor activity at regular company sales meetings.
· Prepare and maintain a project list for new opportunities and on-going developments via the designated process.
· Production and submission of monthly Sales Forecast reports with comments outlining customers/product lines.
· Manage the internal resource to maximum effect including the regular follow up of quotes/sample/product developments & trials joint visits as and when appropriate.

Candidate Profile:

· Ideally strong experience of selling commodity polymer materials
· Basic technical knowledge of plastics
· Minimum 5 years product sales experience
· Must be a highly motivated achiever – make things happen
· Excellent communication and presentation skills at all levels
· Good organisational and time management skills
· 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 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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 Sales Manager

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

UK Sales Manager
Home Based

Job ref: AZ /61634

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 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 your 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

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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

R&D Manager

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

R&D Manager
Based in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Job ref: AZ /62016
Report to: Head of R&D Europe

Purpose of the role:

To lead the R&D team in Italy, and to collaborate with the Business Teams to improve the product
portfolio and develop new products. To ensure high level collaboration within company’s regional and global R&D team.

Responsibilities:

· Coordinate and prioritize R&D activities in Italy.
· Provide R&D expertise, guidance, and strategy to develop, optimize, validate, and execute projects.
· Ensure that project targets are achieved, timelines and budgets are respected, and resources (human and material) correctly assigned according to the priorities agreed with the Head of R&D EU and the Business Teams
· Work closely with Business Teams to understand and monitor competitive landscape and customers’ needs.
· Coordinate with Business Teams to define the technical strategy to accomplish agreed targets
· Manage timely pursuance of development projects in coordination with the local team
· Provide support for Global Projects
· Work closely together with corresponding R&D and Business Teams of other regions to fast-track solution finding, rationalize development work and make best possible use of group resources (laboratory capabilities, pilot line etc.)
· Support the Head of R&D EU in defining the Intellectual Property strategy.
· Participate in business development activities.
· In coordination with Technical Service, promotes and pursues cooperation with customers, suppliers of conversion machines and inks and other external partners.
· Support team members in designing new products including selection and approval of suitable raw materials in close alignment with the plant and the whole R&D team, considering safety and regulatory concerns.
· Organize and ensure appropriate documentation of trial results in close alignment with the methods established by the local R&D team.
· Take the lead in following the development of competitor technologies and securing the protection of company intellectual property.
· Provide European stakeholders with strategic regulatory and R&D policy perspectives.
· Support the Head of R&D EU and the BT Heads in selecting strategic targets, establishing priorities, and developing and executing projects.
· Collaborate closely with company’s internal entities (for example, additive and compound supplier (Edhaf) with regards to qualifying, improving, and developing products, ensuring that the company has the most technically and economically competitive solutions available.
· Together with Head of R&D EU and other local R&D Managers define and approve relevant R&D documentation and procedures.
· Provide dedicated training to others involved with the company organisation.
· Undertake to respect and implement the Quality Policy when pursuing and meeting the objectives defined by the company.
· Collaborate and undertake to maintain the standards linked to the Integrated Management Systems and to raise awareness of them among colleagues.
· Hold the role of “Safety Manager”, overseeing and coordinating employees’ activities pursuant to the provisions required of the role in (Italian) Legislative Decree no. 81/2008
· In order to ensure flexibility in the workplace, this employee may carry out other activities, if requested by superiors and following appropriate training and/or instructions
· Allocate and manage local R&D budget.

Main relations:

Internal: All company departments
External: Customers, suppliers of raw materials and machinery, trade organisations, universities, consultants

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

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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

R&D Engineer – Flexibles

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

R&D Engineer – Flexibles
Based in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Job ref: AZ /62017

Reports to: R&D Manger Italy

Purpose of the Position:

To collaborate with the Business Team Flexibles and lead R&D activities to improve the product portfolio and meet the strategic targets. To ensure high level collaboration within Ti’s R&D team.

Responsibilities:

· Provide R&D expertise and guidance to develop, optimize, validate, and execute projects.
· Ensure that project targets are achieved, timelines and budgets are respected as agreed with the R&D Manager Italy and Head of BT
· Work closely with Business Team to understand and monitor competitive landscape and to define customers’ needs.
· Support the R&D Manager Italy to define the technical strategy to accomplish the selected targets.
· Contribute to and implement Ti’s R&D policy and Intellectual Property strategy.
· Manage timely pursuance of development projects across all the European sites in coordination with the local teams in other regions.
· Provide regional support for Global Projects
· Work closely together with corresponding R&D and Business Teams of other regions to fast-track solution finding, rationalize development work and make best possible use of group resources (laboratory capabilities, pilot line etc.)
· Participate in business development activities.
· In coordination with Technical Service, promotes and pursues cooperation with customers, suppliers of conversion machines and inks and other external partners.
· Design and advise team members in designing new products including selection and approval of suitable raw materials in close alignment with the plant and the whole R&D team, considering safety and regulatory concerns.
· Plan and evaluate pilot and plant trials.
· Organize and ensure appropriate documentation of trial results in close alignment with the methods established by the local R&D team.
· Monitor the development of competitor technologies and contribute to securing the protection of Ti’s intellectual property.
· Collaborate closely with company’s internal entities (for example, additive and compound supplier (Edhaf)) with regards to qualifying, improving, and developing products, ensuring that the company has the most technically and economically competitive solutions available.
· Provide dedicated training to others involved with the company organisation.
· Undertake to respect and implement the Quality Policy when pursuing and meeting the objectives defined by the company.
· Collaborate and undertake to maintain the standards linked to the Integrated Management Systems and to raise awareness of them among her colleagues.
· Comply with the standards linked to the integrated management systems and actively works towards maintaining and respecting said standards, taking part in training/refresher courses organised by the company.
· In order to ensure flexibility in the workplace, this employee may carry out other activities, if requested by her superiors and following appropriate training and/or instructions

Main relations:

Internal: BU, Marketing, Finance, QA, CS, Operations
External: Other company sites, Agents, Customers, Suppliers, Consultants

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

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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
SME Manufacturer of Premium solutions to FMCG customers
Based Cheshire (the ideal candidate will already live within 1 hour drive of their head office in Nantwich and is likely to be in the office two days per week)

Job ref: CST/61979

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Listgrove is proud to be working with this innovative and well-respected SME manufacturer of premium turnkey solutions for a loyal FMCG customer base, from entrepreneurs to global brands. Operating from a purpose built, modern, greenfield site, the company has impressive levels of customer satisfaction and employee engagement. Built in 2019, their new 30,000 sq.ft office and manufacturing headquarters provides them with increased capacity, a state-of-the-art production facility and excellent office accommodation.

Here is a business with strong community-led, caring and family oriented values, and a trading record that spans 50 years. In recent years, the company has enjoyed unprecedented growth and all team members have made valuable contributions. These are recognised through recognition, reward schemes and social events. As part of their continued progression and succession planning, the company is looking for a Key Account Manager to lead the sales activity and drive revenue opportunities.

Primary purpose:

A key aspect of this role is managing a select number of key accounts, ensuring their needs are fully satisfied. This involves a consultative and collaborative style of selling, working closely with the customer to design their product requirements and then project managing the solution to launch. The position is also responsible for a small internal sales team who look after the requirements of the smaller customers.

The Role:

· Develop strong relationships as the primary contact with key customers
· Work with customers and internal stakeholders to help bring profitable business to market
· Provide quotations and solutions to meet customer needs and in line with target margins
· Contribute to the overall business performance and strategy as a member of the Senior Leadership team
· Guide, support and develop the sales team (two internal sales professionals)
· Follow-up and respond to leads from the website, industry partners and networks
· Target and open up new business in key sectors in line with sales strategy
· Attend exhibitions and customer sites to develop new and retain existing business
· Track customer contact activity and report monthly
· Deliver year on year improvements in margin delivery and ensure margins always exceed minimum targets
· Review pricing regularly and negotiate with customers in order to maximise profitability

Key Skills:

· Strong relationship builder with both internal and external contacts
· Good communicator and accomplished presenter
· Organised with strong time management skills
· Ability to identify opportunities and bring to fruition
· Professional approach and commercial acumen
· Attention to detail to ensure that customer requirements are correctly interpreted and executed
· Experienced at project management and problem solving, finding solutions

Candidate Profile:

· Experienced in B2B sales role in a technically biased SME
· Self-starter / energetic
· Hungry, humble and smart – team player
· Leads by example and very supportive of all colleagues
· Curious, open minded and flexible

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

Field Sales Representative

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

Field Sales Representative
Based in Northern Germany

Job ref: HS /61225

Working conditions: Working from home
Company car provided for both business and private use

Reporting into: Group Head of Sales

Company Overview:

Founded in 1990 as a specialist in food packaging, our client manufactures and distribute singe use packaging for the food industry. With a keen focus on sustainability and innovation, this company are keen to sell more sustainable products and services and with this in mind, they’re looking for two field sales representatives who are located in the northern regions of Germany to help bolster their efforts.

Role Overview:

As a Field Sales Representative your main objective will be: To be known and to be seen, your sole target is to conduct regular customer visits and ensure strong customer partnerships are built! You will be responsible for defining and applying sales policy, you will manage your own budget, sales and results. Whilst part of a strong, diverse group you will be able to offer the whole portfolio of products from different European locations and production methods, to ensure the best solution is sourced for your customers.

· Apply and follow the effective sales strategy to achieve growth targets in the assigned area and to effectively sell all products and packaging solutions within the group.
· Prospect new customers and maintain strong relationships with existing customers.
· Manage the complete sales cycle, with the support of the customer service, from prospecting to contract closure (customer visits, reports, pricing, new projects as examples)
· Work closely with internal teams to ensure customer satisfaction and successful delivery of products and/or services.
· Monitor market trends and provide valuable insights to improve products and sales strategies.
· Participate in trade shows and events to enhance the company’s market presence.
· Regularly conducting competition analysis and understanding the needs of customers presently and potential needs for the future. (General market research)
· Ensure customers are kept up to date and informed in relation to products and services.

Candidate Profile:

· Whilst industry relevance would be advantageous, (food sector and/or packaging) the ideal candidate will be someone who considers themselves to be hands-on, resilient, adaptable and a team player.
· Has prior experience within sales and has had exposure working in the field.
· You consider yourself to be customer oriented and have good customer service skills.
· You’re independent and able to work autonomously whilst also working with your team.
· You enjoy a challenge and can overcome everyday obstacles, you’re proactive in this nature.
· Must be a fluent English speaker, additional languages would be a nice addition.

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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 – Plastics

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

Business Development Manager – Plastics
Location – Midlands

Job ref: EG /61876

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 risen 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 organisation.

Candidate Profile:

· Proven track record in a sales or business development role.
· Strong knowledge of Plastics market.
· Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organisational 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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, Asia

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

Business Development Manager, Asia
Based in Indonesia

Sector: Packaging
Function: Sales
Location: Indonesia, Singapore or Australia

Client Overview:

Listgrove has been retained by a global manufacturer of flexible packing who is a pioneer in sustainable, flexible packaging innovation and development.

Role Overview:

· To identify and manage new target markets and customers across Asia-Pacific to achieve maximum profitable sales potential for the business in line with pre-determined budgets.
· Identify new potential customers within new and existing market sectors.
· Drive profitable growth within the accounts you on board, whilst defending current margins.
· Effectively maintain internal and external network and communications at all times.

Responsibilities:

· Carry out the appropriate market research to identify potential customers.
· Develop a plan to target those customers, ‘open the door’ and present the Company in a professional manner.
· Understand customers’ requirements for existing and future new packaging solutions and, in conjunction with NPD, provide and commercialise appropriate packaging solutions.
· Effectively and efficiently manage your accounts to ensure the maintenance of good working relationship and customer service are provided.
· Identify and convert new opportunities within those accounts for additional business.
· Understand customers’ requirements for new packaging solutions and, in conjunction with NPD, provide and commercialise appropriate packaging solutions
· Develop strong working relationships with customers.
· Understand customers’ strategy for packaging requirements.
· Manage customer expectations whilst consistently achieving deadlines.
· Communicate with customers at all times on relevant changes, new developments etc.,
· Liaise with internal account execs to remain aware of account activities and respond accordingly.
· Ensure all customer trials are managed effectively through the business.
· Work with UK to fix customer quotations.
· Ensure internal processes are followed at all times, particularly in relation to quotations and customer trials.
· Effectively communicate with other departments within the business and develop strong working relationships.
· Communicate customers’ requirements effectively throughout the business.
· Keep yourself abreast of NPD activities and developments at all times.
· Report monthly to your Manager on previous month’s sales activity and accurate future forecasts and any appropriate business threats / opportunities.
· Attend monthly sales meetings.
· Ensure accurate and timely availability of sales activity.
· Prepare annual and monthly budgets / forecasts in line with company requirements.
· Attend exhibitions or promotions where required.

Candidate Skills and Attributes:

· Proven experience of new business development with a “hunter” mentality
· Experience of Print / Packaging industry essential.
· Good standards of education – degree level preferable.
· Print or packaging technical experience ideal.
· Highly motivated, driven self-starter.
· Exceptional communication skills, written, verbal and formal presentation skills.
· Excellent negotiation skills.
· Flexible and eager approach.
· Highly organised – deliver to deadlines.
· Able to influence with the ability to drive ideas forward.
· Sound commercial skills with the ability to understand detailed costing’s, estimates etc.
· IT literate with the ability to produce detailed spread sheets, word and PowerPoint documents.
· Flexible to travel as the demands of the role require.
· Fluent 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 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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 South – Pigments & Additives

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

Account Manager South-Pigments and Additives

Job ref: AZ/61839

Sector: Chemicals/Polymers
Function: Sales
Location: South UK

Client Overview:

A world class manufacturer and distributor of pigments and additives.

Role Overview:

Responsible for maintaining and increasing revenue within allocated territory. Providing a single point of contact for all sales and technical related matters and ensuring continued sales growth of the portfolio.

Responsibilities:

· Manage existing Customers, as primary interface for all customer needs.
· Identify new customer and product relationships.
· Build and maintain strong, long-lasting client relationships.
· Ensure the timely and successful delivery of JMB products and services, according to customer requirements and objectives.
· Feedback on account status and progress throughout the year.
· Collaborate with sales team to identify and grow opportunities within territory.
· Assist with challenging client requests or issue escalations as needed.
· High amount of travel required within assigned UK territory.

Candidate Profile:

· Bachelor’s degree in technical/scientific subject.
· Proven work experience as an account manager or in a forward facing sales role.
· Strong interpersonal skills verbally and in writing, both internally and externally
· Excellent technical skills
· Fluent in related Industrial applications and technology

 

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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 Technician Germany

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

Service Technician Germany
Based in Germany

Job ref: JH/61677

After an extensive training period, the Service Technician will be responsible for the installation, commissioning, failure analysis and maintenance of injection molding machines at the customer’s site. They will work from a home office, with administrative support from the European headquarters in Luxembourg. This role reports to the Service Manager and the Service Coordinator for Germany.

The Role:

· Regular on-site service assignments within Germany and occasionally in neighboring countries for fault analysis, new installations, or the installation of upgrades.
· Supporting our customers in optimizing production through on-site training
· The position required frequent travel within Germany and occasionally to neighboring countries.
· In addition, you will be responsible for the follow-up of customer visits and post-customer reporting
· Ability to work independently and understand the importance of customer satisfaction

Qualifications:

· Successfully completed vocational training as an electrician / mechatronics technician or equivalent training
· Experience in control systems of electronics, hydraulics and mechatronics
· Knowledge of troubleshooting with a focus on proper working practice Knowledge of PLC control and automated systems desirable
· Good mechanical and hydraulic knowledge
· Experience as a service technician in injection molding machine construction is an advantage
· Proficiency in English – other language skills are 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 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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 Europe

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

Sales Manager Europe –LDPE, LLDPE, mLLDPE, HDPE film
Homebased in Spain

Job ref: LH /61090

Client Overview:

Part of a global group, the company is a European specialty plastic resins producer with more than 50 years’ experience in the development and supply of specialty polyolefins.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Sales Director, the Sales Manager Europe will be responsible for the growth and development of the business portfolio in the Flexible Packaging sector across Europe.

Responsibilities:

· To produce a budget once a year on the whole product range on volume & margin basis.

· To collect quarterly customers’ data, revise when necessary and update info to the Sales director, who will approve figures. The Sales Manager is responsible to assure the best accuracy between forecast and actual sales.

· To implement the company’s marketing objectives in the assigned area of responsibility discussed with the Sales director by dealing with his customers establishing and reinforcing their partnerships.
– Analyse current sales and optimise product offer including price policy adapted to each account.
– Pursue new developments and lead them in coordination with other functions such as ie technical, business staff.
– Do the actual benchmark by product, by customer and by application.
– Define a clear sales strategy on the assigned accounts to achieve our targets.
– Regular contact with customers to discuss volumes, prices, logistics, discuss new developments and build up long term relationships.
– Monitor the competitor’s activity & analyse major changes in their policies prevent/respond to their actions.
– Conduct annual contract negotiations with customers according when applicable.
– Support of market surveys.

· To make a visit report in Salesforce.com for each call/visit which should include all the relevant information and actions. Visit reports are also forwarded for the attention of the Sales director EMEA, Business Managers & Development Managers. The Sales Manager has then to resume figures & full market information monthly in the Monthly Functional Polymers Sales Report and share through salesforce.com.

· To manage all existing credit lines in the territory & adapt them to actual customers conditions. SM does his/her best to make sure the company receives customers payments in due time and optimize related working capital.

· To timely manage the customer claims in due time contributing with his best efforts to a positive claim resolution.

Candidate Profile:

· Strong commercial background in Polymers (mainly PP and PE).
· Sales experience as Sales Manager or Account manager (>5 years) within complex organizations.
· Excellent negotiator, able to deal with senior executive level, good knowledge of strategic selling tactics.
· Proven ability to work within a complex organization.
· High focus of product margins and sales volume optimization as well as high reactivity and the ability to adapt quickly and efficiently to a fast dynamic and changing market
· Excellent English required, Spanish is mandatory and a third European language a plus.
· Proven tracks of positive records along his/her career
· Travel internationally, across Europe 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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.
· 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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

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

Business Development – Globally

Job ref: JH /62101

Sector: Plastics, Recycling
Function: Sales
Location: Global locations

Client Overview:

A specialist in the recycling industry: our client is passionate about transforming waste into a valuable commodity, through buying, selling and recycling scrap plastic. They serve hundreds of customers in over 50 countries and are looking to employ salespeople globally, to help drive their passion for recycling.

Role Overview:

Your role will be to secure diverse, stable supplies of scrap plastic commodities, generated from the waste management and recycling industry and identify suitable customers to sell said material. You will have ownership of a designated market territory and will focus on building supplier and customer relationships.

Responsibilities:

· Cold calling and meeting new suppliers to purchase quality scrap plastic.
· Identify and pursue new customer leads.
· Gather market intelligence and monitor trends, relevant to the recycling and plastics industry.
· Travel as required to customer and suppliers in a designated area.

Candidate Profile:

· Proven commodity sales experience, exceeding financial targets.
· Demonstrable track record in developing high volumes of recycled material from current and new suppliers.
· A successful track record in selling in a fast-changing market.
· Experience in successfully managing existing accounts and hunting for new ones at the same time.

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE Orlando USA, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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 South-Pigments and Additives

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

Account Manager South-Pigments and Additives

Job ref: EG /61839

Sector: Chemicals/Polymers
Function: Sales
Location: South UK

Client Overview:

A world class manufacturer and distributor of pigments and additives.

Role Overview:

Responsible for maintaining and increasing revenue within allocated territory. Providing a single point of contact for all sales and technical related matters and ensuring continued sales growth of the portfolio.

Responsibilities:

· Manage existing Customers, as primary interface for all customer needs.
· Identify new customer and product relationships.
· Build and maintain strong, long-lasting client relationships.
· Ensure the timely and successful delivery of JMB products and services, according to customer requirements and objectives.
· Feedback on account status and progress throughout the year.
· Collaborate with sales team to identify and grow opportunities within territory.
· Assist with challenging client requests or issue escalations as needed.
· High amount of travel required within assigned UK territory.

Candidate Profile:

· Bachelor’s degree in technical/scientific subject.
· Proven work experience as an account manager or in a forward facing sales role.
· Strong interpersonal skills verbally and in writing, both internally and externally
· Excellent technical skills
· Fluent in related Industrial applications and technology

 

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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 Engineer

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

Design Engineer
Hybrid- SiteBased in Troisdorf,

Job ref: JH/61193

Sector: Plastics, Packaging

Function: R&D, Technical, Engineering

Location: Germany

Client Overview:

Our client is a family-owned business and has been providing technologies and components to the plastics extrusion industry for over 100 years, employing over 1500 people worldwide.
They supply tailor-made lines and components for the production of high-quality blown film, cast film, sheet film, and nonwovens.

Role Overview:

We are currently searching for a Specialist Designer in winding systems for the film industry. This role will partly be remote with site-based work being conducted out of Troisdorf Germany.

You will be responsible for the design of components, systems and complex assemblies going into film winding equipment.

Responsibilities:

· Your task is to optimize current machine concepts and support the development of new components and machines.
· Understand and problem-solve technical issues and the costs implied by them.
· Prepare technical documents such as parts lists, drawings, and order specifications.
· Assist in reclamation and service requests regarding film winders.
· Support internal departments regarding technical questions.
· Work cross functionally to provide insights and support for the design of winding equipment.

Profile:

· Degree educated in engineering principles.
· Proven experience around material winders- film, metal, fabric
· Experience in 3d and 2d design work software.
· Analytical, structured, and solution-oriented personality
· Communicating professionally in German and English (written and verbal)

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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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:
Packaging Innovations, NPE 2024, CHEMUK, FIP Lyon, PRS Europe, 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

Field Sales Engineer – Chemicals

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

Production Manager (Plastics)
Based in Catalonia

Job ref: JH /61743

Sector: Plastics, Recycling

The Company:

Established in the early 2000’s as a family business for the purchase and sales of plastic waste. Operating in the local market, after a short time positioned as leaders in managing plastic waste and plastic recycling in the Spanish market.

The Role:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, your main functions will consist of managing all plant production operations, coordinating available resources: people, materials, tools, machines and guaranteeing the quality and efficiency of the plant.

Responsibilities:

· To manage performance and develop the team to drive operational performance to achieve and exceed budgetary targets including lean key performance indicators such as:
o Output
o Change over time
o Yield
o Waste levels
o Labour efficiency
· Ensure the health and safety of all employees and others visiting or affected by the department and its activities.
· To effectively manage the team 30-60 people across 3-4 shifts
· Train and motivate production staff, keeping the I,L,UO chart updated to achieve good performance.
· Have knowledge and how to apply lean tools (TPM/SMED/5S/etc).
· Drive continuous improvement initiatives and processes.
· Work cross functionally with different departments
· Keep the plant clean and tidy, implementing a 5S plan and monitoring it.
· Study the evolution of OEE, TPM and machine productivity.

Candidate Profile:

· Qualified in Engineering Principles (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial)
· Proven experience as a Production Manager/Supervisor in a plastics manufacturing environment.
· Fluent in Spanish
· Good level of English
· Knowledge of Excel
· Previous experience in the use of CI methodologies

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 Manager (Plastics)

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

Production Manager (Plastics)
Based in Catalonia

Job ref: JH /61743

Sector: Plastics, Recycling

The Company:

Established in the early 2000’s as a family business for the purchase and sales of plastic waste. Operating in the local market, after a short time positioned as leaders in managing plastic waste and plastic recycling in the Spanish market.

The Role:

Reporting to the Director of Operations, your main functions will consist of managing all plant production operations, coordinating available resources: people, materials, tools, machines and guaranteeing the quality and efficiency of the plant.

Responsibilities:

· To manage performance and develop the team to drive operational performance to achieve and exceed budgetary targets including lean key performance indicators such as:
o Output
o Change over time
o Yield
o Waste levels
o Labour efficiency
· Ensure the health and safety of all employees and others visiting or affected by the department and its activities.
· To effectively manage the team 30-60 people across 3-4 shifts
· Train and motivate production staff, keeping the I,L,UO chart updated to achieve good performance.
· Have knowledge and how to apply lean tools (TPM/SMED/5S/etc).
· Drive continuous improvement initiatives and processes.
· Work cross functionally with different departments
· Keep the plant clean and tidy, implementing a 5S plan and monitoring it.
· Study the evolution of OEE, TPM and machine productivity.

Candidate Profile:

· Qualified in Engineering Principles (Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial)
· Proven experience as a Production Manager/Supervisor in a plastics manufacturing environment.
· Fluent in Spanish
· Good level of English
· Knowledge of Excel
· Previous experience in the use of CI methodologies

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

Service Technician UK

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

Service Technician UK
Based in UK

Job ref: PJM/61682

Salary:  Commensurate with Experience

After a dedicated training period, the successful candidate will become a member of the UK field service team. They will be responsible for the installation, start-up, and service of  injection molding systems at customers’ plants. Operating from a home office, they will be mainly travelling to customers in UK, Nordic and the Benelux. For the coordination and general administration. This position offers great challenges and is a unique opportunity to join a very dynamic organization, that is a leader in the industry.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for startups, troubleshooting, and Husky injection molding machines, molds and auxiliary products.
· The position will require frequent travel within the UK and Ireland occasionally to Nordic and Benelux region.
· A motivated self-starter, who understands the importance of customer satisfaction, and can be an ambassador for our strong core values.

Qualifications:

· HND or equivalent in electrical engineering or Electrical/Mechanical engineering
· Experience in control systems, hydraulics, electrical or mechanical field service will be an asset.
· Trouble shooting attitude, with high focus on customer satisfaction, and correct working practices.
· Basic knowledge of PLC controls and industrial automated systems
· Some experience in field service and injection molding would be considered an asset.
· Several years of on job experience of electrical or electrical/mechanical  maintenance/troubleshooting
· Home based, centrally living in the UK to be close to our key customers.
· Position demands frequent travel within your respective region
· Fluent  in English and additional language skills considered an asset

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

Business Development Manager, Asia

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

Business Development Manager, Asia
Based in Indonesia

Job ref: JE/61561

Sector: Packaging
Function: Sales
Location: Indonesia, Singapore or Australia

Client Overview:

Listgrove has been retained by a global manufacturer of flexible packing who is a pioneer in sustainable, flexible packaging innovation and development.

Role Overview:

· To identify and manage new target markets and customers across Asia-Pacific to achieve maximum profitable sales potential for the business in line with pre-determined budgets.
· Identify new potential customers within new and existing market sectors.
· Drive profitable growth within the accounts you on board, whilst defending current margins.
· Effectively maintain internal and external network and communications at all times.

Responsibilities:

· Carry out the appropriate market research to identify potential customers.
· Develop a plan to target those customers, ‘open the door’ and present the Company in a professional manner.
· Understand customers’ requirements for existing and future new packaging solutions and, in conjunction with NPD, provide and commercialise appropriate packaging solutions.
· Effectively and efficiently manage your accounts to ensure the maintenance of good working relationship and customer service are provided.
· Identify and convert new opportunities within those accounts for additional business.
· Understand customers’ requirements for new packaging solutions and, in conjunction with NPD, provide and commercialise appropriate packaging solutions
· Develop strong working relationships with customers.
· Understand customers’ strategy for packaging requirements.
· Manage customer expectations whilst consistently achieving deadlines.
· Communicate with customers at all times on relevant changes, new developments etc.,
· Liaise with internal account execs to remain aware of account activities and respond accordingly.
· Ensure all customer trials are managed effectively through the business.
· Work with UK to fix customer quotations.
· Ensure internal processes are followed at all times, particularly in relation to quotations and customer trials.
· Effectively communicate with other departments within the business and develop strong working relationships.
· Communicate customers’ requirements effectively throughout the business.
· Keep yourself abreast of NPD activities and developments at all times.
· Report monthly to your Manager on previous month’s sales activity and accurate future forecasts and any appropriate business threats / opportunities.
· Attend monthly sales meetings.
· Ensure accurate and timely availability of sales activity.
· Prepare annual and monthly budgets / forecasts in line with company requirements.
· Attend exhibitions or promotions where required.

Candidate Skills and Attributes:

· Proven experience of new business development with a “hunter” mentality
· Experience of Print / Packaging industry essential.
· Good standards of education – degree level preferable.
· Print or packaging technical experience ideal.
· Highly motivated, driven self-starter.
· Exceptional communication skills, written, verbal and formal presentation skills.
· Excellent negotiation skills.
· Flexible and eager approach.
· Highly organised – deliver to deadlines.
· Able to influence with the ability to drive ideas forward.
· Sound commercial skills with the ability to understand detailed costing’s, estimates etc.
· IT literate with the ability to produce detailed spread sheets, word and PowerPoint documents.
· Flexible to travel as the demands of the role require.
· Fluent 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 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

Sales Manager

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

Sales Manager
Polymer Commodities-Distribution
Based UK

Job ref: CST/61563
Salary / Benefits:  Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client is a leading distributor of both commodity and specialist engineering thermoplastics to the plastics processing industry.  Key market sectors include automotive, medical, electrical and packaging.  The company enjoys an enviable reputation for product quality and stock availability.   It is well placed to respond to customer needs through a worldwide service and distribution network and is seeking a Sales Manager to develop their standard range of products.

Background to the Role:

This role is suitable for an established sales professional who has experience in selling commodity thermoplastic materials such as ABS, Polystyrene, Polypropylene and Polyethylene with the ability to operate in a fast moving, entrepreneurial and dynamic business environment.

Primary function:

Ensure product sales targets are achieved, maintain profitable growth and develop business in line with short term plans (annual budgets) and long term strategies (5 year plan).  Ensure a high level of customer contact on a regular basis, maintain existing business and to report on new business opportunities, customer satisfaction, market information and competition activity.

Key Requirements & Accountabilities:

· Responsible for sales development of the company’s standard products and ensure that as a minimum, the annual sales budgets are achieved.
· Regular liaison with key principal suppliers where there are well established relationships and product lines.
· Promote all aspects of the portfolio to plastic processors and ensure new products/product lines are introduced where applicable.
· Maintain contact on a regular basis with existing and new customers and provide support as necessary.
· Maintain up to date customer files and in particular the company Customer Information database, producing reports following every customer visit and utilising electronic company information systems (e.g. SAP/Business Warehouse) to access sales data to assist with visit preparation and follow up.
· Negotiate prices/contracts in line with current price lists and ensure any price changes are negotiated and recorded as appropriate, in accordance with the Company procedures.
· Manage and deploy the most efficient and appropriate level of customer contact, with close liaison with the Sales Office, in order to ensure that sales opportunities are maximized to the full.
· Prepare area sales statistics for budget preparation each year.
· Report and present area sales information including market opportunities and competitor activity at regular company sales meetings.
· Prepare and maintain a project list for new opportunities and on-going developments via the designated process.
· Production and submission of monthly Sales Forecast reports with comments outlining customers/product lines.
· Manage the internal resource to maximum effect including the regular follow up of quotes/sample/product developments & trials joint visits as and when appropriate.

Candidate Profile:

· Ideally strong experience of selling commodity polymer materials
· Basic technical knowledge of plastics
· Minimum 5 years product sales experience
· Must be a highly motivated achiever – make things happen
· Excellent communication and presentation skills at all levels
· Good organisational and time management skills
· 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 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

Business Development Manager – Plastics

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

Business Development Manager – Plastics
Location – Midlands

Job ref: EG /61876

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 risen 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 organisation.

Candidate Profile:

· Proven track record in a sales or business development role.
· Strong knowledge of Plastics market.
· Exceptional interpersonal, communication and organisational 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 South – Pigments & Additives

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

Account Manager South-Pigments and Additives

Job ref: EG /61839

Sector: Chemicals/Polymers
Function: Sales
Location: South UK

Client Overview:

A world class manufacturer and distributor of pigments and additives.

Role Overview:

Responsible for maintaining and increasing revenue within allocated territory. Providing a single point of contact for all sales and technical related matters and ensuring continued sales growth of the portfolio.

Responsibilities:

· Manage existing Customers, as primary interface for all customer needs.
· Identify new customer and product relationships.
· Build and maintain strong, long-lasting client relationships.
· Ensure the timely and successful delivery of JMB products and services, according to customer requirements and objectives.
· Feedback on account status and progress throughout the year.
· Collaborate with sales team to identify and grow opportunities within territory.
· Assist with challenging client requests or issue escalations as needed.
· High amount of travel required within assigned UK territory.

Candidate Profile:

· Bachelor’s degree in technical/scientific subject.
· Proven work experience as an account manager or in a forward facing sales role.
· Strong interpersonal skills verbally and in writing, both internally and externally
· Excellent technical skills
· Fluent in related Industrial applications and technology

 

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 – Polymers – South East

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

Sales Manager – Polymers – South East

Job ref: EG/61573

Sector: Polymers/Plastics
Function: Sales
Location: South UK

Client Overview:

Our client is a leading distributor of both commodity and specialist engineering thermoplastics, supporting the plastics processing industry. Key market sectors include automotive, medical, electrical and packaging. The company enjoys an enviable reputation for product quality and technical innovation and through superior product performance, worldwide service and distribution network, is well placed to respond to customer needs.

Role Overview:

· Ensure area sales targets are achieved, maintain profitable growth and develop sales, in line with annual budgets and long-term strategies (5 year plan).
· Ensure a high level of customer contact on a regular basis, maintain existing business and report on new business opportunities, customer satisfaction, market information and competition activity.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for sales development, in the designated area, ensuring annual sales budgets are achieved.
· Promote all aspects of the portfolio, to all plastic processors, in the sales area and ensure new products and product lines are introduced where applicable.
· Visit existing and new customers on a regular basis and provide information and support as necessary.
· Manage and deploy the most efficient and appropriate level of customer contact, with close liaison with the Sales Office, in order to ensure that sales opportunities are maximized to the full.
· Offer technical advice according to ability and experience and liaise with Business Development Engineers (BDE) and Strategic Account Managers (SAM) as appropriate.
· Prepare area sales statistics for budget preparation each year.

Candidate Profile:

· Sales Professional, with knowledge of plastic, rubber or related materials.
· Knowledge of engineering plastics, such as Polyamides, would be a distinct advantage, as would experience of working for a distributor.
· Based within the area to be covered.
· Demonstratable product sales experience and a highly motivated achiever.
· Excellent communication and presentation skills at all levels, as well as good organisational and time management skills.
· 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 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

Service Technician – Spain

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

Service Technician
Based in Spain

Job ref: PJM/61670

Sector: Machinery
Function: Engineering
Location: Spain

After an initial training period, you will be responsible for the troubleshooting, repair, set-up, optimization installation, start-up and preventive maintenance of the injection molding systems at the customers’ facilities. You will operate from your home office, ideally within Madrid area, with general administrative support from our regional assistant.
You will report to the Regional Service Manager, located in Barcelona. This position is an entry position that offers great challenges and has a direct impact on the final business result and growth opportunities. It is a unique opportunity to join a very dynamic organization, combining your technology focus and interpersonal skills to support our global customer base.

Responsibilities:

· Traveling regularly to our customers, mainly located within Spain and Portugal, you will be responsible for troubleshooting issues, installing or upgrading all Company products
· Responsible for the execution and follow-up of your customer visits, creating reports from work, sharing it with customer and colleagues.
· Offering advice or lead trainings to promote the company’s products and services
· A self-starter who understands the importance of customer satisfaction and be an ambassador for our strong core values

Qualifications:

· Technician or engineering degree with general experience in control systems, and/or equivalent hydraulic, electrical or mechanical experience
· Troubleshooting attitude and focus on correct working practices
· Knowledge in PLC controls and in industrial automated systems
· Your initiative, your team spirit and time management abilities enable you to deal with multiple priorities in a timely and proactive manner.
· Excellent communication skills
· Some experience in field service and injection molding would be considered an asset
· Good knowledge of all MS offices applications
· Fluent in Spanish and English. Additional language skills in Portuguese would be considered an asset
· The position will require frequent travel within Spain and Portugal(up to 100% travel)
#LI-Remote

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 Technician

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

Service Technician
Based in South Africa

Job ref: PJM/61673

Sector: Machinery
Function: Engineering
Location: South Africa

After an initial training period, you will provide service support to customer’s by travelling extensively to their facilities located mainly in South Africa but also across all Africa. Operations from a home office, with general administrative support from our offices in Luxembourg and reporting to the Service Manager Africa. This position offers great challenges and has a significant impact on the final business result and growth. It is a unique opportunity to combine technology and inter-human contacts.

Responsibilities:

· Installation and start-up of injection molding systems at customer
· Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting
· Ensure superior customer experience
· Help to optimize customer operations
· Provide on-site training to machine operators
· Regular and accurate reporting of field activities

Qualifications:

· Technician or Engineer degree
· Knowledge in PLC controls and in industrial automated systems.
· Knowledge of electrical systems, reading of schematics and fault finding.
· Trouble shooting attitude
· Very good verbal and written communication skills Ideally with some experience in field service.
· Preference for candidates with experience in injection molding.
· Fluent in English, Additional language skills such as French and/or Portuguese would be considered an asset
#LI-Remote

 

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 Technician Romania

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

Service Technician Romania
Based in Romania

Job ref: PJM/61680

Sector:  Machinery
Function:  Engineering
After an initial training period, the successful candidate will be responsible for the installation, start-up, troubleshooting and preventive maintenance of injection molding systems at customers’ facilities within Romania. The ideal candidate is located close to Bucharest, and will operate from a home office with the assistance of European headquarters in Luxembourg. Report to the Service Manager (Central Europe), located in Germany. This position offers great challenges and has a direct impact on the final business result and growth opportunities. It is a unique opportunity to join a very dynamic organization, combining your technology focus and inter-human skills to support our global customer base.

Responsibilities:

· Traveling regularly to our customers, mainly located within Romania, you will be responsible for troubleshooting issues, installing or upgrading all Husky products
· You will help our customers optimize their operations with onsite training and follow-up visits
· The position will require frequent travel within Central Europe, and occasionally to other countries within EMEA (up to 75% travel)
· Responsible for the execution and follow-up of your customer visits, creating reports and offering advice to promote Husky’s products and services
· A self-started that understands the importance of customer satisfaction and can be an ambassador for our strong core values

Qualifications:

· Successfully completed apprenticeship program for mechatronics or equivalent experience
· General experience in control systems, and/or equivalent hydraulic, electrical or mechanical experience
· Troubleshooting attitude and focus on correct working practices
· Knowledge in PLC controls and in industrial automated systems
· Your initiative, your team spirit and time management abilities enable you to deal with multiple priorities in a timely and proactive manner.
· Some experience in field service and injection molding would be considered an asset
· Good English and Romanian language skills
· Additional language skills would be considered an asset

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.

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

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Service Technician Japan

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

Service Technician Japan
Based in Japan

Job ref: PJM/61681

Sector: Machinery
Function: Engineering
Location: Japan

As a member of the Japan service team, you will be responsible to perform all the activities required to provide technical support to internal/external customers; set up, maintain, troubleshoot, optimize and repair injection molding systems.   Working with the call center, spare parts, & customers directly to diagnose issues.
Approximately 90% local regional travel within Japan (Monday – Friday).

Technical/Professional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

· Excellent troubleshooting skills and the ability to work with new and evolving technologies
· Strong electrical background and mechanically inclined.
· Good organizational skills and ability to work independently, interact effectively and professionally with customers
· Ability to interface effectively across manufacturing, engineering, sales and service functions
· Good interpersonal and verbal communication skills to obtain and exchange complex technical information
· Good computer skills and operation knowledge of Windows based applications
· Native or close to native to Japanese. Proficiency in English is preferred. Other additional language would be considered an asset
· Strong problem resolution skills with a proven ability to think outside of the box
· Positive attitude and work ethic
· Energetic
· Ability to write a detailed report
· Must be resident in Japan. Flexible to travel to Canada
Qualifications:

· Minimum 2 year Technical Associates degree/diploma

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.

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

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Service Technician

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

Service Technician
Based in Chicago

Job ref: PJM/61674

In this role, the successful candidate will be helping to extend the longevity of the Company’s equipment by installing products such as Encore and Refurbishment upgrades.   These upgrades bring legacy injection molding equipment up to date with new technologies and control systems extending their operating lifespan.
Note: This position requires frequent travel throughout the USA during the business week, as well as some weekends.  On occasion, there will be requirements to travel outside of the USA to support projects or for training.

Key Responsibilities:

· Lead and/or assist in the installation of aftermarket products such as Encore and ensure they are fully tested and functional.
· Lead and/or assist in rebuilding hydraulic and mechanical systems related to injection molding machines.
· Have the ability, or potential to learn how to ensure a machine is mechanically leveled and aligned prior to operation.
· Troubleshoot electrical, software, and related hydraulic/pneumatic/servo-driven systems using schematics, working instructions, or by conferring with subject matter experts located in the call center or other teams.
· Calibrate systems to ensure equipment meets the stated performance levels.
· Maintain open communications with project stakeholders including the Project Engineer, Sales, and Customer in both verbal and written formats.
· Maintain a professional appearance and attitude in all situations.
· Mentor or guide junior technicians when working together.

Qualifications:

· Electromechanical degree or equivalent with at least 3 years’ experience working in an industrial setting.
· Ability to read and interpret electrical and hydraulic schematics for the purpose of understanding and troubleshooting related systems.
· Experience working with PLC or industrial controllers to transfer software and/or diagnose fieldbus and sensor issues.
· Ability to work within a team to accomplish a common goal, in both a lead and supporting role.
· While familiarity with injection molding systems is preferred, it is not necessary.
· Effective verbal and written communication 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 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.

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

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Sales Manager Europe – PP & PE

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

Sales Manager Europe – PP & PE
Homebased in Spain

Job ref: LH /61090

Client Overview:

Part of a global group, the company is a European specialty plastic resins producer with more than 50 years’ experience in the development and supply of specialty polyolefins.

Role Overview:

Reporting to the Sales Director, the Sales Manager Europe will be responsible for the growth and development of the business portfolio in the Flexible Packaging sector across Europe.

Responsibilities:

· To produce a budget once a year on the whole product range on volume & margin basis.

· To collect quarterly customers’ data, revise when necessary and update info to the Sales director, who will approve figures. The Sales Manager is responsible to assure the best accuracy between forecast and actual sales.

· To implement the company’s marketing objectives in the assigned area of responsibility discussed with the Sales director by dealing with his customers establishing and reinforcing their partnerships.
– Analyse current sales and optimise product offer including price policy adapted to each account
– Pursue new developments and lead them in coordination with other functions such as ie technical, business staff
– Do the actual benchmark by product, by customer and by application
– Define a clear sales strategy on the assigned accounts to achieve our targets.
– Regular contact with customers to discuss volumes, prices, logistics, discuss new developments and build up long term relationships
– Monitor the competitors activity & analyse major changes in their policies prevent/respond to their actions
– Conduct annual contract negotiations with customers according when applicable
– Support of market surveys

· To make a visit report in Salesforce.com for each call/visit which should include all the relevant information and actions. Visit reports are also forwarded for the attention of the Sales director EMEA, Business Managers & Development Managers. The Sales Manager has then to resume figures & full market information monthly in the Monthly Functional Polymers Sales Report and share through salesforce.com.

· To manage all existing credit lines in the territory & adapt them to actual customers conditions. SM does his/her best to make sure the company receives customers payments in due time and optimize related working capital.

· To timely manage the customer claims in due time contributing with his best efforts to a positive claim resolution.

Candidate Profile:

· Strong commercial background in Polymers (mainly PP and PE).
· Sales experience as Sales Manager or Account manager (>5 years) within complex organizations.
· Excellent negotiator, able to deal with senior executive level, good knowledge of strategic selling tactics.
· Proven ability to work within a complex organization.
· High focus of product margins and sales volume optimization as well as high reactivity and the ability to adapt quickly and efficiently to a fast dynamic and changing market
· Excellent English required, Spanish is mandatory and a third European language a plus.
· Proven tracks of positive records along his/her career
· Travel internationally, across Europe 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 Based in Denmark

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

Sales Manager Based in Denmark
Responsible for Denmark & Norway

Job ref: JE/61328

Client overview

Our client is a leading pan European supplier of glass and plastic containers for the pharmaceutical, chemical, food & beverage, and personal care sectors specialising in packaging for Vitamins and Sports Nutrition.

Role Overview:

· Pro-actively developing new business within the allotted region by sourcing and developing new customers
· Coverage of existing business and continuous business development in regards of turnover, profitability and innovation.
· Monitoring of market developments and competition activity, industry trends and identification of growth opportunities, feedback to central teams and cooperate closely with the customer support, marketing, product development and technical teams in different European plants.
· Makes and implements annual sales plans for strategic account and lead management
· Increases customer satisfaction and retention by frequent customer visits and relevant customer contact.
· Promotes both externally and internally the company’s corporate values (Why, How and What).
· Participate in trade fairs, conferences, networking events and monthly sales meetings in The Netherlands.

Candidate Profile:

· 5 years’ experience in B2B sales with strong focus on value selling and key account or business management, preferably in high-volume, cyclical commodity market.
· Experience in the Glass Packaging market is of course a plus, as is knowledge of plastic packaging.
· Strong interpersonal skills, relationship builder and networker.
· Excellent team player and communicator, able to work independently (home office) with frequent business travel.
· Up-to-date computer skills, digitally minded using new tools.
· Has an entrepreneurial 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 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

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

UK Sales Manager

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

UK Sales Manager
Home Based

Job ref: AZ /61634

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 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 your 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

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

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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

Operations Director

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

Operations Director
Based East Midlands

Job ref: CST/60922
Salary: Highly attractive salary and benefits package

The Company:

Part of a multi-national group, our client is a leading plastics manufacturer with a strong reputation for providing innovative solutions to a fast paced and demanding customer base.

The Role:

As Operations Director you will be a senior member of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for the development and implementation of the operations strategy and contributing to the wider strategic direction of the business across a range of markets it operates in. The breadth of the role touches most aspects of the business, including oversight of a significant manufacturing footprint, logistics, purchasing and ownership of the “end to end” order fulfilment process. The role requires a high degree of teamwork and collaboration with technical, commercial, finance and HR.

Person Profile:

• Minimum of 7 years senior operational management experience covering the key functions of manufacturing, supply chain and health & safety
• Qualified to a minimum of degree level the candidate will possess a high degree of intellectual rigour and a desire to analyse and optimise the use of data in the business to drive strategy and performance
• A track record of working with an established S&OP process
• Significant people management experience ideally with teams of over 150
• Knowledgeable in Lean manufacturing techniques and how to use these as a template to deliver operational excellence
• Ambitious, persistent, resolute with gravitas and a demonstrable ‘can do’ attitude that both colleagues and customers buy into

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

Maintenance & Service Engineering Technician

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

Maintenance & Service Engineering Technician
Based in Oxfordshire

Job ref: PJM /60665

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 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).

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

If you are looking for an Engineering role that offers hands on training and personal development and excellent promotion opportunities this could be your next career move:

Listgrove is supporting a specialist manufacturer of prepared microbiological media to the pharmaceutical and associated industries who also supply and service specialist environmental air monitoring and decontamination equipment, primarily into the same markets. As part of their ongoing growth plans, they are recruiting a Maintenance & Service Engineering Technician to join the existing team.

This role will suit candidates with some engineering skills who are keen to learn and develop their skills in an environment focused on quality and reliability. Due to our client’s specialist market arena product knowledge is not expected, however an aptitude for practical skills coupled with a willingness to learn and develop, and an inquisitive and open-minded attitude are essential.

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.

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 but not essential
· Some on-site fieldwork maybe be required.
· Professional, enthusiastic and self-motived individual
· Eager to learn and develop new 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 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

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

Design Engineer

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

Design Engineer
Hybrid- SiteBased in Troisdorf,

Job ref: JH/61193

Sector: Plastics, Packaging

Function: R&D, Technical, Engineering

Location: Germany

Client Overview:

Our client is a family-owned business and has been providing technologies and components to the plastics extrusion industry for over 100 years, employing over 1500 people worldwide.
They supply tailor-made lines and components for the production of high-quality blown film, cast film, sheet film, and nonwovens.

Role Overview:

We are currently searching for a Specialist Designer in winding systems for the film industry. This role will partly be remote with site-based work being conducted out of Troisdorf Germany.

You will be responsible for the design of components, systems and complex assemblies going into film winding equipment.

Responsibilities:

· Your task is to optimize current machine concepts and support the development of new components and machines.
· Understand and problem-solve technical issues and the costs implied by them.
· Prepare technical documents such as parts lists, drawings, and order specifications.
· Assist in reclamation and service requests regarding film winders.
· Support internal departments regarding technical questions.
· Work cross functionally to provide insights and support for the design of winding equipment.

Profile:

· Degree educated in engineering principles.
· Proven experience around material winders- film, metal, fabric
· Experience in 3d and 2d design work software.
· Analytical, structured, and solution-oriented personality
· Communicating professionally in German and English (written and verbal)

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

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

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.

Candidate 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

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 – US/Canada

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

Technical Sales Manager – US/Canada
Machinery / Components

Job ref: HS/61240

Salary: 120,000 – 150,000 USD Based on Experience
Bonus: Based on performance
Working Conditions: Home Office

Company Overview:

Listgrove have been retained by an existing client who are the leading providers of innovative technologies and components for plastic extrusion. Their highly specialized business units provide advanced solutions to customers around the world and enable them to produce blown films, cast films, sheets, and nonwovens of the highest quality.

Role Overview:

As a Technical Sales Manager, you will be responsible for selling solutions in their cast, sheet and coating flat film lines to customers across the USA and Canada. Your sole responsibility will be to identify new opportunities and acquire customers within the plastics industry, you will gain knowledge in relation to future market needs and develop strategies for new distribution channels.

  • Initial point of contact for customers, you will both acquire new business and manage assigned existing accounts.
  • Able to present the complete product portfolio which fit an array of market applications that meet both present and future needs, for example moving towards circular economy and sustainability.
  • Managing customer projects and pairing solutions with customer requirements in a bespoke offering, you will manage negotiations and close deals.
  • Advising customers in relation to technical discussions, working in collaboration with the international team of product managers and technical customer support.
  • Utilizing knowledge in industry and technological developments in the field of circular economy, you will be able to suggest new ideas for the development of the product range.

Candidate Profile:

You would consider yourself to be an enthusiastic individual with a natural flair and passion for sales. A natural interest in the sale of complex capital goods and you enjoy building strong professional relationships.

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and has an interest in working across cultures.
  • Able and willing to work in the field, travelling to customer sites across the USA and Canada – (three times per week)
  • Has prior experience within negotiation, a strong communication and has good customer service skills.
  • Possess high levels of self-motivation and would consider yourself to be organized and enjoy working in a structured way.
  • Ideally has worked with Salesforce, for preparation and follow-up of customer appointments.

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

Technical Sales Manager – Plastics

IN SEPTEMBER VISIT LISTGROVE AT PLAST MILAN (5-8 SEPT), KUNSTSTOFFENBEURS HOLLAND (20-21 SEPT) & INTERPLAS UK (26-28 SEPT)
GLOBAL RECRUITMENT & HR SPECIALISTS ACROSS THE PLASTICS, PACKAGING, PETROCHEMICALS, CHEMICALS, ENERGY AND RECYCLING SECTORS SINCE 1975

Technical Sales Manager-Plastics
Location: Home-Office/ UK Based

Job ref: HS/61618

Sector: Polymers, Chemicals
Function: Sales

Client overview:

A global specialty chemicals distributor that offers a direct access to a large and diverse portfolio of innovative products.

Role Overview:

You will be responsible for the account management of the existing customer base. Maintenance and development of business relationships and new opportunities with key personnel, understanding forecasts and trends, managing contracts as well as identifying risks will be included in your daily tasks.

Responsibilities:

· Identify and develop new customers and opportunities, manage business development projects.
· Awareness and ability to work to sales and margin targets.
· Principal and supplier management.
· Identify opportunities for new products and new Principals 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:

· Degree or equivalenting Chemistry, Polymer science or any commercial experience preferred.
· Technical knowledge of engineering thermoplastic formulations and processing preferred.
· Team player able to interact effectively at all business levels.
· Excellent clear concise communicator and problem-solver.
· Creative, Proactive, self-motivated, ability to work alone and flexible.
· High attention to detail and a strong organized approach.
· Comfortable with UK travel and occasional overseas

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

THROUGHOUT 2023 & 2024 YOU CAN ALSO MEET WITH LISTGROVE AT THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITIONS:
Interpack Germany, Compounding World Expo Germany, NPE Orlando USA

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

Service Technician Hot Runners & Controllers

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

Service Technician Hot Runners & Controllers
Based in Germany & Benelux

Job ref: PJM/61672

Sector: Machinery
Function: Engineering

After an initial training period, you will be responsible for the installation, start-up troubleshooting and preventive maintenance of hot runners and controllers at customers’ facilities located in Europe (mainly in Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland). The successful candidate will have direct customer contact to support different service cases by phone, email and/or on customer side. Regular reporting within the service documentation tool will be a daily responsibility. This role will either operate from home office if situated in Germany or onsite in Luxembourg with the assistance from our European headquarters in Luxembourg. This position is an entry position with opportunities to growth throughout the company. The position offers great challenges and has an impact on the final business result and growth. It is a unique opportunity to combine technology and inter-human contacts.

Responsibilities:

· 80% travel mainly across Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland but as well to other European countries;
· Responsible for setting up, maintenance, troubleshooting and repairing Hot Runners and Controllers;
· Develop and maintain good customer relations;
· Provide Telephone and Virtual Service Support to customers;
· Provide maintenance and product trainings at customer
· Provide regular and effective written reports to the service coordinator.
· Promote aftermarket paid activities: spares, refurbishments, etc.

Qualifications:

· Technical qualification as Technician, Tool Maker, Process Engineer or equivalent experience
· Experience in injection molding
· Minimum knowledge of automation, signals exchange, and servo motors
· Knowledgeable in plastic materials such as PET, Polypropylene, Polyethylene, Polyamides, Polycarbonate, etc.
· Ability to read technical drawings and electrical schematics
· Ability to troubleshoot problems systematically
· English and German languages are a must
Additional qualifications:
· Experience in mold making and part design
· Experience with hot runners
· Experience with temperature controllers and other auxiliaries
· Familiar with injection molding plant / tool room environments
· Familiar with a diversity of injection molding machine brands
· Knowledgeable in Metrology product knowledge
· Any additional languages are an asset

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 Technician Germany

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

Service Technician Germany
Based in Germany

Job ref: PJM/61677

 

After an extensive training period, the Service Technical will be responsible for the installation, commissioning, failure analysis and maintenance of injection molding machines at the customer’s site. They will work from a home office, with administrative support from the European headquarters in Luxembourg. This role reports to the Service Manager and the Service Coordinator for Germany.

The Role:

· Regular on-site service assignments within Germany and occasionally in neighboring countries for fault analysis, new installations, or the installation of upgrades.
· Supporting our customers in optimizing production through on-site training
· The position required frequent travel within Germany and occasionally to neighboring countries.
· In addition, you will be responsible for the follow-up of customer visits and post-customer reporting
· Ability to work independently and understand the importance of customer satisfaction

Qualifications:

· Successfully completed vocational training as an electrician / mechatronics technician or equivalent training
· Experience in control systems of electronics, hydraulics and mechatronics
· Knowledge of troubleshooting with a focus on proper working practice Knowledge of PLC control and automated systems desirable
· Good mechanical and hydraulic knowledge
· Experience as a service technician in injection molding machine construction is an advantage
· Proficiency in English – other language skills are 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 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 Technician

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

Service Technician
Based in Charlotte

Job ref: PJM/61675

Sector:  Machinery
Function: Engineering

In this role, you will be helping to extend the longevity of all equipment by installing products such as Encore and Refurbishment upgrades.   These upgrades bring legacy injection molding equipment up to date with new technologies and control systems extending their operating lifespan.
Note: This position requires frequent travel throughout the USA during the business week, as well as some weekends.  On occasion, there will be requirements to travel outside of the USA to support projects or for training.

Key Responsibilities:

· Lead and/or assist in the installation of aftermarket products such as Encore and ensure they are fully tested and functional.
· Lead and/or assist in rebuilding hydraulic and mechanical systems related to injection molding machines.
· Have the ability, or potential to learn how to ensure a machine is mechanically leveled and aligned prior to operation.
· Troubleshoot electrical, software, and related hydraulic/pneumatic/servo-driven systems using schematics, working instructions, or by conferring with subject matter experts located in the call center or other teams.
· Calibrate systems to ensure equipment meets the stated performance levels.
· Maintain open communications with project stakeholders including the Project Engineer, Sales, and Customer in both verbal and written formats.
· Maintain a professional appearance and attitude in all situations.
· Mentor or guide junior technicians when working together.

Qualifications:

· Electromechanical degree or equivalent with at least 3 years’ experience working in an industrial setting.
· Ability to read and interpret electrical and hydraulic schematics for the purpose of understanding and troubleshooting related systems.
· Experience working with PLC or industrial controllers to transfer software and/or diagnose fieldbus and sensor issues.
· Ability to work within a team to accomplish a common goal, in both a lead and supporting role.
· While familiarity with injection molding systems is preferred, it is not necessary.
· Effective verbal and written communication 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 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 Technician Canada

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

Service Technician Canada
Based in Canada

Job ref: PJM/61679

Sector:  Machinery
Function: Engineering

As a member of the service team, the successful candidate will be responsible to perform all the activities required to provide technical support to internal/external customers including but not limited to set up, maintenance, troubleshooting, optimization and repairing of injection molding systems. Working with the call center, spare parts, & customers directly to diagnose issues.
Approximately 90% local regional travel within assigned region (Monday – Friday) in addition possible 10% North American travel. Some weekend work will be required.

Technical/Professional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

· Troubleshoots and diagnoses problems with equipment, orders replacement parts, completes repairs and/or replaces components on machines and/or robots.
· Ability to work with new and evolving technologies.
· Conduct testing and inspection on equipment as required.
· Completes work orders, and written reports on a regular basis.
· Ability to interface effectively across manufacturing, engineering, sales and service functions.
· Good interpersonal and verbal communication skills to obtain and exchange complex technical information.
· Good computer skills and operation knowledge of Windows based applications
· MUST be able to speak both French and English
· Strong problem resolution skills with a proven ability to think outside of the box.
· Positive attitude and work ethic
· Energetic
· Strong electrical background and mechanically inclined.
· Good organizational skills and ability to work independently, interact effectively and professionally with customers.
· Flexible to travel to Canada.
· Performs other special projects as required or as assigned by a Manager / Supervisor

Qualifications:

· Minimum 2-year Technical Associates degree/diploma
· Experience with injection molding equipment including assembly, testing, service and engineering.
· Familiarity with Injection molding equipment and/or associated products, including machines, molds, robots and other product handling equipment would be an asset.
· Knowledge of blueprints and schematics
· Ability to troubleshoot electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems.
· Ability to work independently.
· Communication and interpersonal skills and strong customer service
· Dedicated team player

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 Technician Belgium

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

Service Technician Belgium
Based in Belgium

Job ref: PJM/61678

After a dedicated training period, the successful candidate will become a member of the Benelux field service team, actually consisting of 5 service technicians and one Auditor. Responsible for the installation, start-up, and service of injection molding systems at customers’ plants. Operating from a home office located in Belgium, ideally close to the Belgium/NL border, you will be mainly travelling to customers in the Benelux. For the coordination and general administration, you will be guided from the European headquarters in Luxembourg. This position offers great challenges, and is a unique opportunity to join a very dynamic organization, that is a leader in the industry.

Responsibilities:

· Responsible for startups, troubleshooting, and upgrading injection molding machines, molds and auxiliary products.
· The position will require frequent travel within the Benelux, and occasionally to surrounding areas.
· You should be a motivated self-starter, who understands the importance of customer satisfaction, and can be an ambassador for our strong core values.

Qualifications:

· Graduate or professional bachelor or equivalent, Electro-Mechanic
· Experience in control systems, hydraulics, electrical or mechanical field service will be an asset.
· Trouble shooting attitude, with high focus on customer satisfaction, and correct working practices.
· Basic knowledge of PLC controls and industrial automated systems
· Some experience in field service and injection molding would be considered an asset.
· Several years of on job experience of electrical or electrical/mechanical  maintenance/troubleshooting
· Home based, centrally living in Benelux region to be close to our key customers.
· Position demands frequent travel within your respective region
· Good English skills
· Working knowledge of Dutch, French being an asset

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.

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

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Service Technician

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

Service Technician
Based in Dallas

Job ref: PJM/61676

Sector:   Machinery
Function: Engineering

As a member of the service team, you will be responsible to perform all the activities required to provide technical support to internal/external customers including but not limited to set up, maintenance, troubleshooting, optimization and repairing of injection molding systems. Working with the call center, spare parts, & customers directly to diagnose issues.
Approximately 90% local regional travel within assigned region (Monday – Friday) in addition possible 10% North American travel. Some weekend work will be required.

Technical/Professional Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

· Troubleshoots and diagnoses problems with equipment, orders replacement parts, completes repairs and/or replaces components on machines and/or robots.
· Ability to work with new and evolving technologies.
· Conduct testing and inspection on equipment as required.
· Completes work orders, and written reports on a regular basis.
· Ability to interface effectively across manufacturing, engineering, sales and service functions.
· Good interpersonal and verbal communication skills to obtain and exchange complex technical information.
· Good computer skills and operation knowledge of Windows based applications
· Additional language other than English would be considered an asset.
· Strong problem resolution skills with a proven ability to think outside of the box.
· Positive attitude and work ethic
· Energetic
· Strong electrical background and mechanically inclined.
· Good organizational skills and ability to work independently, interact effectively and professionally with customers.
· Flexible to travel to Canada.
· Performs other special projects as required or as assigned by a Manager / Supervisor

Qualifications:

· Minimum 2-year Technical Associates degree/diploma
· Experience with injection molding equipment including assembly, testing, service and engineering.
· Familiarity with injection molding equipment and/or associated products, including machines, molds, robots and other product handling equipment would be an asset.
· Knowledge of blueprints and schematics
· Ability to troubleshoot electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems.
· Ability to work independently.
· Communication and interpersonal skills and strong customer service
· Dedicated team player

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

Sales Manager – USA

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

Sales Manager – USA
Based in USA, Remote/Home Location

Job ref: AZ /61636

Listgrove has been tasked by our client to recruit a Sales Manager within the USA.
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 specialized 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 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 Barcelona

Job ref: LH /61074

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The client:

For over 50 years our client has manufactured and supplied coated fabrics to a range of industries, using their market and design expertise they are able to provide unique manufacturing capabilities to their customers all over the world.

The role:

The role holder will develop, implement and co-ordinate a new Quality System across 3 European sites (Spain, Germany, and UK); creating a strategic quality focus in driving continuous improvements and leading the ownership of Quality.

Responsible for:

· Act as primary resource in the research and response to customer complaints, rejections and requests for corrective action to enhance positive customer and supplier relationships in a cooperative environment, including continuous follow up and interface with customers and/or supplier on all quality issues.
· Actively participate in meetings and follow-ups with the group factories.
· Responsible for the development of, maintenance and compliance with Quality Management Systems and a Complaints Management Protocol.
· To undertake face-to-face liaison with customers and suppliers (ex. Laboratories), on a proactive and reactive basis.
· Testing products (internal and external) to ensure that they meet quality standards before launch.
· Support new product development and technical accompaniment during visits and customer meetings for material specific applications.
· Ensuring compliance to ISO 16000, ISO 18184, ISO 21702, ECOVADIS and re-qualification of national and international standards and legislation.
· Proactively support the R&D department on new and improved packaging options, and material supply (packaging, transformation)
· Support the sourcing of raw material, including materials for transformed products and other items.
· Competitor product monitoring, analysis and/or testing.
· Laboratory analysis and compatibility of cleaners and disinfectants.
· Responsible for managing and developing training for Customer Service and Commercial Team on all aspects of quality.

Education and Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, or engineering required or comparable technical education/experience.
· More than 10 years’ experience in a Quality function in the textile industry.
· Experience of working independently and in a matrix management environment with cross-functional teams.

Candidate Profile:

· Fluent in English and Spanish. An additional language is an advantage.
· Willingness to travel across Europe

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 207085

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

Plant Safety Engineer

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

Plant Safety Engineer
Based in Saxony, Germany or the Lyon area, France

Job ref: AZ /61504

Job Mission:

As a Plant and Process Safety Engineer, you will support the development, implementation, and maintenance of plant safety management (PSM) systems, policies, and procedures. You will work closely with the process safety engineers at the sites and the company’s HSE team to help ensure that production processes are safely designed, operated and tracked and that we comply with relevant regulations and standards. They report to the HSE Director.

Responsibilities:

· Supporting the development and maintenance of an enterprise-wide PSM program that includes risk assessment, process design and asset integrity, operating procedures, maintenance practices, and contingency plans.
· Review and analyze data on process safety incidents and potential process safety incidents at all sites to identify opportunities to improve process safety; Supporting the sites in the systematic investigation.
· Providing technical expertise and advice to site process safety engineers and other stakeholders on PSM-related matters.
· Supporting sites with risk assessments for process and plant safety.
· Participate in the company’s HSE audits and inspections and ensure corrective action is taken at all sites.
· Collaborate with R&D and engineering teams to ensure that new processes are designed with safety considerations in mind and comply with relevant regulations and standards.

Profile Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a related field.
· Experience in process and plant safety management as well as risk assessments in the field of plant safety, preferably in the chemical or petrochemical industry.
· Knowledge of SEVESO directives and other PSM standards and regulations.
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
· Fluent in English and German – other languages such as French preferred.
· Willingness to travel.

 

Job Mission:

Als Ingenieur für Anlagen- und Prozesssicherheit unterstützen Sie die Entwicklung, Implementierung und Aufrechterhaltung der Systeme, Richtlinien und Verfahren für das Anlagensicherheitsmanagement (PSM). Sie arbeiten eng mit den Prozesssicherheitsingenieuren an den Standorten und dem HSE-Team des Unternehmens zusammen, um zu unterstützen, dass Produktionsprozesse sicher konzipiert, betrieben und nachgehalten werden und dass wir die relevanten Vorschriften und Normen einhalten. Sie berichten an den HSE-Direktor.

Verantwortlichkeiten:

Unterstützung der Entwicklung und Aufrechterhaltung eines unternehmensweiten PSM-Programms, das Risikobewertung, Prozessgestaltung und Anlagenintegrität, Betriebsverfahren, Wartungspraktiken und Notfallpläne umfasst
Überprüfung und Analyse von Daten über Vorfälle im Bereich der Prozesssicherheit und potenzielle Vorfälle im Bereich der Prozesssicherheit an allen Standorten, um Möglichkeiten zur Verbesserung der Prozesssicherheit zu ermitteln; Unterstützung der Standorte bei der systematischen Untersuchung
Bereitstellung von technischem Fachwissen und Beratung der Prozesssicherheitsingenieure an den Standorten und anderer Beteiligter in PSM-bezogenen Angelegenheiten
Unterstützung der Standorte bei Risikobewertungen zur Prozess- und Anlagensicherheit
Teilnahme an HSE-Audits und -Inspektionen des Unternehmens und Gewährleistung, dass an allen Standorten Korrekturmaßnahmen durchgeführt werden
Zusammenarbeit mit F&E- und Ingenieurteams, um sicherzustellen, dass neue Prozesse unter Berücksichtigung der Sicherheitsaspekte konzipiert werden und den einschlägigen Vorschriften und Normen entsprechen

Profile:

Bachelor-Abschluss in Chemieingenieurwesen oder einem verwandten Bereich,
Erfahrung im Bereich Prozess- und Anlagensicherheitsmanagement sowie Risikobewertungen im Bereich Anlagensicherheit, vorzugsweise in der chemischen oder petrochemischen Industrie
Kenntnisse der SEVESO-Richtlinien und anderer PSM-Normen und -Vorschriften
Ausgeprägte analytische Fähigkeiten und Problemlösungskompetenz
Hervorragende kommunikative und zwischenmenschliche Fähigkeiten, mit der Fähigkeit zur Kommunikation mit Beteiligten auf allen Ebenen der Organisation.
Fließend in Englisch und Deutsch – andere Sprachen wie Französisch bevorzugt
Bereitschaft zum Reisen

 

Mission d’emploi:

En tant qu’ingénieur en sécurité des usines et des procédés, vous soutiendrez le développement, la mise en œuvre et la maintenance des systèmes, politiques et procédures de gestion de la sécurité des usines (PSM). Vous travaillerez en étroite collaboration avec les ingénieurs en sécurité des processus sur les sites et avec l’équipe HSE de l’entreprise pour garantir que les processus de production sont conçus, exploités et suivis en toute sécurité et que nous respectons les réglementations et normes en vigueur. Ils rapportent au Directeur HSE.

Responsabilités:

Soutenir le développement et la maintenance d’un programme PSM à l’échelle de l’entreprise qui comprend l’évaluation des risques, la conception des processus et l’intégrité des actifs, les procédures opérationnelles, les pratiques de maintenance et les plans d’urgence.
Examiner et analyser les données sur les incidents de sécurité des processus et les incidents potentiels de sécurité des processus sur tous les sites afin d’identifier les opportunités d’améliorer la sécurité des processus ; Soutenir les lieux dans l’enquête systématique
Fournir une expertise technique et des conseils aux ingénieurs en sécurité des procédés du site et à d’autres parties prenantes sur les questions liées à la PSM
Soutenir les sites dans les évaluations des risques pour la sécurité des processus et des usines
Participer aux audits et inspections HSE de l’entreprise et garantir que des mesures correctives sont prises sur tous les sites.
Collaborer avec les équipes de R&D et d’ingénierie pour garantir que les nouveaux processus sont conçus en tenant compte des considérations de sécurité et sont conformes aux réglementations et normes en vigueur.

Profils:

Baccalauréat en génie chimique ou dans un domaine connexe,
Expérience dans la gestion de la sécurité des procédés et des installations ainsi que dans l’évaluation des risques dans le domaine de la sécurité des installations, de préférence dans l’industrie chimique ou pétrochimique
Connaissance des directives SEVESO et d’autres normes et réglementations PSM
Solides compétences analytiques et de résolution de problèmes
Excellentes compétences en communication et en relations interpersonnelles, avec la capacité de communiquer avec les parties prenantes à tous les niveaux de l’organisation.
Anglais et allemand courants – autres langues comme le français préférées
Volonté de voyager

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

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

Packaging Sustainability & Capability Leader

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

Packaging Sustainability & Capability Leader
Food & Drink Multinational
Based in Utrecht, Netherlands
Relocation assistance from the EU available

Job ref: CST/61708
Salary: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client is a world leading multinational company manufacturing some of the most well-known branded food and drink products. They are committed to contributing to the health of people at every age, from promoting a balanced diet to sharing specifically targeted health benefits. As part of the company’s dedication to a better future, they are seeking the recruitment of a packaging specialist who can lead the agenda around sustainability.

Primary role:

As the (Senior) Packaging Sustainability & Capabilities Team Leader, you will play a crucial role in developing and executing sustainable packaging strategies for the company and building future capabilities. You will collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive innovation and implement sustainable packaging practices throughout their product lines, promoting ways to work smarter, and unlock technology to accelerate the Innovation journey.

This role will collaborate with cross-functional teams including marketing, product development, manufacturing and supply chain to deliver packaging solutions that meet customer needs, business objectives, and sustainability goals.

In addition to Sustainability, the role will be responsible for our R&I Packaging Lab and new Design studio in Utrecht, investments made to enhance our capabilities and ensure leadership in Packaging R&I.

Candidate Profile:

· Degree in Environmental Science, Materials Science, Packaging or a related field.
· Minimum of 7 years of experience in sustainable packaging or related roles.
· Deep understanding of sustainable packaging principles, best practices and industry trends.
· Strong knowledge of packaging materials, recycling processes, and circular economy principles.
· Proven track record in successfully implementing sustainable packaging initiatives.
· Excellent project management skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute multiple projects simultaneously.
· Exceptional communication skills with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
· Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.

This opportunity allows you to play a significant role in the company’s sustainability efforts through the implementation of innovative packaging solutions. If you are passionate about driving positive environmental change through sustainable packaging, we welcome your application.

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.

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Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

Key Account Manager – Automotive OEM’s and 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: AZ/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 Andy Zanin
Andy.Zanin@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

Group Technical Director

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

Group Technical Director
Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Aqueous Resins
West Yorkshire

Job ref: CST/60866

Salary: Executive package commensurate with experience

The Company:

Listgrove is proud to be retained as the recruitment business partner for a key board level position to be appointed by our client. The company has an enviable reputation as a high-quality manufacturer of water-based additives for polymer latex, paint and adhesive industries. It has a successful history that spans five decades and is recognized as a world leader in aqueous dispersions and emulsions. The company prides itself on its technical capability, innovation and close partnership approach with both customers and suppliers.

Primary function:

Responsible for delivering and providing support in the development of the innovation strategy as defined by the board of directors, in line with commercial strategy for the business to achieve growth and margin targets.

Main Responsibilities:

· Deliver and provide support in the development and execution of the Group-wide innovation strategy as defined by the board of directors, in line with commercial strategy for the business to achieve growth and margin targets.
· Collaborate with the commercial team to jointly initiate ideas for new products that directly impact delivery of the commercial strategy which delivers growth targets and meets the needs of the customer base.
· Act as the link between the senior management team and the technical function ensuring that expectations are delivered against, and priorities are fully understood.
· Provide leadership to the Group Technical functions across the UK, Malaysia and US sites to deliver high standards and levels of service for technical & QC.
· Drive the pace and quality of Group Technical activities across UK, US & Malaysia.
· Line Management of UK team, with direct line management for Research & Applications Manager, Regulatory Manager & QC Manager.
· Oversight of the regulatory function, with specific responsibility for new regulatory compliance projects
· Manages and proactively develops the raw material portfolio to facilitate innovation.
· Supports production in terms of scale-up, product implementation, customer complaint resolution.
· Lead troubleshooting customer trials and applications activities.
· Responsible for all laboratories, equipment and people within the Technical department.
· Attends conferences and exhibitions as the company’s external technical ambassador.
· Responsible for IP portfolio and new patent specifications/ applications as required by the business.
· Chairing on Market & Technology steering meetings.
· Jointly responsible for project prioritisation and justification.

Additional General duties:

· Maintain awareness and keep updated with any changes that would affect the Company.
· Actively encourage safe working practices in the work environment in order to ensure that the company’s health and safety standards are achieved.
· Act as a professional and positive ambassador for the business.
· Ensure that the department works effectively and fairly at all times.
· Carry out such duties as may reasonably be required from time to time to meet the evolving needs of the company.
· To ensure a high standard of housekeeping is maintained in the laboratory in order to ensure that Health and Safety requirements are met and efficiency is achieved.

Person Specification:

· Experience of creating and delivering innovation strategies that achieve commercial growth.
· Experience of working with customers to deliver innovation and manage expectations against commercial / innovation strategy and plan.
· Experience of polymers and water-based polymers.
· Excellent technical and business thinker with a proven track record of innovation.
· Good business sense with ability to think strategically and implement the technical strategy as set out by the board.
· High levels of self-motivation, tenacity and drive.
· Strong leadership and people management skills.
· Able to prioritise projects and workload for self and the technical team.
· Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship building.
· Excellent analytical skills.
· Ability to learn new concepts quickly.
· Ability to work on multiple projects and issues simultaneously to meet deadlines.
· Computer literate.
· Good team player.
· Results oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business profit.

Qualifications:

· Must be qualified to degree level with a minimum of five years technical leadership experience in the chemicals industry (coatings, adhesives, polymer, pigments, additives).
· Significant regulatory knowledge/experience

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

Graduate Sales – Trainee

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

Graduate Sales – Trainee – Polymers/Rubber
Based in Warrington, Cheshire

Job ref: PJM /61619

Sector: Chemicals/Polymers
Function: Sales
Location: Warrington

If you are a technically qualified graduate seeking a commercially biased role with an International specialty chemical distributor then this could be your next career move.

Role Overview:

· The Graduate Sales Trainee will work in conjunction with the existing sales team and Companies customers.
· The focus will be to maintain existing partnerships, building trust and adding value, whilst simultaneously developing new business and their individual commercial skills.
· As part of the planned career progression this opportunity offers the successful candidate will start within an internal sales role which will enable their skills to be developed to facilitate a move into an external sales position.

Candidate Profile:

· Educated with a degree in a technical field relating to chemistry, polymers or material science.
· Knowledge and/or experience within the polymer/chemicals industry is essential.
· A desire to pursue a role in sales.
· An individual who works well independently and in team environments, an excellent communicator.
· Analytically minded, someone who loves to solve problems and is sales orientated.
· Someone who is creative and dynamic, who considers themselves to be entrepreneurial.

 

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.

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
Polymer compounding
Based South West

Function: Executive
Industry: Plastics, Polymers

Job ref: CST/61394

Salary: Executive salary and package

The Client:

Part of an international manufacturing group, our client is a thermoplastic polymer compounder with a rich heritage. A new General Manager is required who has the passion, vision and capability to lead the further development of this company, which has benefitted from significant recent investment and new customer acquisitions.

Primary Role:

Take responsibility for the business leadership of this plastics manufacturer, leading it into its next phase of growth and development

Key Accountabilities:

• Reports to Group CEO
• Direct responsibility for the P&L overseeing the development of company and its results-based performance
• Provide leadership across all functions: production, sales, technical, quality and planning
• Further improving the Business Infrastructure, structure and reporting, ensuring it meet its future growth objectives through accurate understanding of the key performance drivers
• Reviewing and generating the appropriate company policies and procedures that ensure it remains compliant with all its activities
• Budgeting, profitability planning and forecasting
• Leadership/motivation/development of the management team and all site personnel; inspiring the workforce into achieving the business goals
• Setting a positive example of good leadership, ensuring the workforce are motivated and happy in their roles, furthering the culture and values
• Ensuring the factory remains on track and propose any investment it requires to ensure it continues to meet customer expectations
• Ensuring the factory is running ‘stable operations’ and is benefitting from best practice within the Group, working towards operational excellence
• Close interaction with the other group subsidiaries to ensure objectives, culture and processes are well aligned with group expectations
• Being a senior point of contact for key customers as required

Person Profile:

Core Competencies:

• Experienced and collaborative leader who has gravitas and inspirational qualities
• Business and Commercial bias keen to lead this SME through its next phase of growth
• Capable of developing and leading the business in line with market demands.
• Senior business professional with the skills for GM role.

Experience Traits:

• Proven background with professional experience from a dynamic plastics manufacturing environment (polymers, injection moulding, blow moulding, masterbatch, compounding, extrusion)
• Strong leadership skills to motivate the workforce
• Financial acumen necessary to deliver against this type of role

Qualifications:

• Business/Technical Degree or similar

Personality Traits:

• Collaborative management style; getting the team engaged
• Conceptual and analytical skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Discipline, accuracy and business acumen
• Co-operative and determined, including strong negotiation skills
• Strong leadership skills, with the gravitas and the drive to inspire and motivate
• Positive attitude and spirit
• Effective and rigorous approach to problem solving
• Taking a holistic approach and capable of making effective decisions
• Challenges status quo adopting an improvement-oriented approach
• Be a positive example of company principles
• Strong and robust character

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

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

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: AZ/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 Andy Zanin
Andy.zanin@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

Field Sales Representative

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

Field Sales Representative
Based in Northern Germany

Job ref: HS /61225

Salary: Dependent on experience: 50,000 – 90,000 Euros per annum

Working conditions: Working from home
Company car provided for both business and private use

Reporting into: Group Head of Sales

Company Overview:

Founded in 1990 as a specialist in food packaging, our client manufactures and distribute singe use packaging for the food industry. With a keen focus on sustainability and innovation, this company are keen to sell more sustainable products and services and with this in mind, they’re looking for two field sales representatives who are located in the northern regions of Germany to help bolster their efforts.

Role Overview:

As a Field Sales Representative your main objective will be: To be known and to be seen, your sole target is to conduct regular customer visits and ensure strong customer partnerships are built! You will be responsible for defining and applying sales policy, you will manage your own budget, sales and results. Whilst part of a strong, diverse group you will be able to offer the whole portfolio of products from different European locations and production methods, to ensure the best solution is sourced for your customers.

· Apply and follow the effective sales strategy to achieve growth targets in the assigned area and to effectively sell all products and packaging solutions within the group.
· Prospect new customers and maintain strong relationships with existing customers.
· Manage the complete sales cycle, with the support of the customer service, from prospecting to contract closure (customer visits, reports, pricing, new projects as examples)
· Work closely with internal teams to ensure customer satisfaction and successful delivery of products and/or services.
· Monitor market trends and provide valuable insights to improve products and sales strategies.
· Participate in trade shows and events to enhance the company’s market presence.
· Regularly conducting competition analysis and understanding the needs of customers presently and potential needs for the future. (General market research)
· Ensure customers are kept up to date and informed in relation to products and services.

Candidate Profile:

· Whilst industry relevance would be advantageous, (food sector and/or packaging) the ideal candidate will be someone who considers themselves to be hands-on, resilient, adaptable and a team player.
· Has prior experience within sales and has had exposure working in the field.
· You consider yourself to be customer oriented and have good customer service skills.
· You’re independent and able to work autonomously whilst also working with your team.
· You enjoy a challenge and can overcome everyday obstacles, you’re proactive in this nature.
· Must be a fluent English speaker, additional languages would be a nice addition.

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

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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

Factory 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

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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

Electrical/Automation Engineer

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

Electrical/Automation Engineer
Based in Leuna, Germany

Job ref: AZ /61370

We are looking for a motivated automation or electrical engineer technology to work within a chemical processing operation.

Your Responsibility:

· Planning, organization, control and documentation of all technical and administrative measures for the maintenance and planning of online analytics systems maintenance.
· Inspection and analysis of wear and tear on online analytics systems and derivation of measures.
· Repair and continuous improvement.
· Planning and participation in projects.
· Compliance with and implementation of legal and technical/technological requirements, including in potentially explosive areas.
· Implementation and support of project discussions as well as HAZOP/PAAG.
· Market observation for online analytics systems and technical developments in this area.
· Concept development for additional online analytics tasks.
· Training of company’s own commercial employees for online analytics.
· Exchange of experiences with manufacturers and local companies.
· Independent processing and collaboration on EMSR/automation projects.
· Technical guidance for commercial E- and MSR employees.
· Participation in operational improvement.

Your Profile:

· ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Several years of experience in the field of analytical technology, project in the field of automation/electrical engineering.
· Qualifications: Engineer with a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
· Possible directions: process engineering, automation technology, mechatronics, chemistry or similar.
· Knowledge of SAP PM (R3 or 4HANA) desirable.
· German fluency and good English knowledge.

Offering:

· Excellent professional opportunity with a challenging and interesting area of ​​responsibility.
· Open-ended employment.
· Attractive remuneration and social benefits from a large international company in the chemical industry such as:
· Annual special benefit amounting to a 13th monthly salary.
· Holiday pay of €40 per day of holiday.
· 30 days’ vacation.
· Long-term account plus employer contribution, which can also be used for sabbaticals, among other things.
· Future amount that can be used in the form of additional days off, as a payout or deposit into the long-term account.
· Company pension scheme plus annual employer subsidy.
· Daily food subsidy​​​​​​​.
· Employee support program as a confidential contact point for professional support in all situations for employees and their families.
· Various offers as part of health management such as health days, preventive examinations, etc.
· Free parking spaces.

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

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 – Canada

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

Business Development Manager – Canada

Based in Toronto,

Job ref: HS /61588

Salary: Depending on experience, additional information is provided if interested.

Company Overview:

A leading supplier of recycled plastic materials and is involved in collecting and processing plastic waste in several countries. With global reach and expertise, they have boosted recycling rates in many countries and strive to rapidly grow capabilities in the next few years.

Role Overview:

We seek a skilled and experienced Business Development Manager, with existing experience in the plastic industry. The business development manager will drive sales growth, expand customer base and identify new opportunities.

1. New Business Development:

  • Identify opportunities, market segments, and target clients to generate new leads.
  • Conduct market analysis to understand customer needs, market trends, and competitors.
  • Develop and implement strategies to penetrate new markets, expand the customer base, and grow revenue.
  • Build and maintain a pipeline of prospects, track sales activities in our CRM system, and follow up on leads.
  • Moving clients through the pipeline to close deals.

2. Client Relationship Management:

  • Build and cultivate strong relationships with key clients, understanding their business objectives and providing solutions that meet their needs.
  • Conduct regular client meetings, including negotiations to secure deals for steady supply and longer-term contracts.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure effective delivery of products or services to clients and maintain client satisfaction.

3. Strategic Planning:

  • Develop and execute business development plans aligned with the company’s objectives, target markets, and sales goals.
  • With support from the sales and marketing teams, analyse market trends, the competitive landscape, and industry developments to identify business opportunities and risks.
  • Identify areas for improvement and growth within the existing client base and develop strategies to maximize customer retention and upselling.

4. Team Collaboration:

  • Collaborate with internal marketing, procurement, and operations teams to align business development efforts with the company strategy.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to ensure a smooth transition of new clients and successfully implement business agreements.

5. Reporting and Analysis:

  • Prepare weekly sales reports and sales forecasts to evaluate business development efforts and identify areas for improvement.
  • Monitor and report on market trends, competitor activities, and industry developments that may impact business opportunities.
  • Use CRM software and other tools to maintain accurate records of sales activities, customer interactions, and the sales pipeline.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • A proven track record of generating new business, achieving sales targets, and driving revenue growth within the plastics industry.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Understanding of market dynamics and industry trends and can translate market insights into actionable business strategies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of PET plastics, including material properties, applications, manufacturing processes, and industry standards/requirements.
  • Self-motivated and result-driven, proactive in identifying and pursuing business opportunities.
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Should enjoy working with technology and can adapt/learn new technology.
  • Should enjoy working within a remote entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven, and community-oriented.
  • Teamwork and collaboration skills to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Flexibility to travel as required for client meetings and industry events.

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

Why select Listgrove?

  • Decades of Market Intelligence
  • Industry Networks
  • International brand
  • 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 Technician Specialist – Nashville

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

Service Technician Specialist – Nashville
Based in Nashville

Job ref: PJM/61671

Responsibilities:

· Conducts full evaluation of the efficiency, speed, and part quality of a complete system process from pellet to pallet.
· Works with regional service to ensure customers are achieving the best possible running conditions of our products.
· Ensures mechanical production readiness of our products is completed and that customer satisfaction is maintained.
· Assumes complete ownership of injection molding systems from pellet to pallet.
· Solves diverse engineering problems with all products building an injection molding system.
· Confers with engineers to implement operating procedures and resolve system malfunctions.
· Maintains mechanical products, equipment, systems and processes to meet requirements, applying knowledge of engineering principles.
· Interacts with the call center, engineering and customers to document and resolve mechanical problems with the company’s injection molding system.
· Submits continuous improvement initiatives towards product or process.
· Trains new team members, customers, and regional service representative to correctly start-up and troubleshoot mechanical equipment and reads and interprets electrical, hydraulic and mechanical drawings.

Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering or a related field and 4 years’ experience in a Service Engineer, Service Technician, Mechanical Engineer or related occupation in the injection molding industry.
· Production of PET Preforms, or Closures using HDPE or Production of Closures using HDPE and PP or Production of Medical components using resins such as COC and PP
· Reading and interpreting electrical, hydraulic and mechanical drawings.
· Troubleshooting and repairing injection molding systems including molds, machine and related auxiliary devices such as resin handling and conditioning equipment
· Troubleshooting Processing related issues that impact part quality and system efficiency

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 Technician – Chicago

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

Service Technician
Based in Chicago

Job ref: PJM/61674

In this role, the successful candidate will be helping to extend the longevity of the Company’s equipment by installing products such as Encore and Refurbishment upgrades.   These upgrades bring legacy injection molding equipment up to date with new technologies and control systems extending their operating lifespan.
Note: This position requires frequent travel throughout the USA during the business week, as well as some weekends.  On occasion, there will be requirements to travel outside of the USA to support projects or for training.

Key Responsibilities:

· Lead and/or assist in the installation of aftermarket products such as Encore and ensure they are fully tested and functional.
· Lead and/or assist in rebuilding hydraulic and mechanical systems related to injection molding machines.
· Have the ability, or potential to learn how to ensure a machine is mechanically leveled and aligned prior to operation.
· Troubleshoot electrical, software, and related hydraulic/pneumatic/servo-driven systems using schematics, working instructions, or by conferring with subject matter experts located in the call center or other teams.
· Calibrate systems to ensure equipment meets the stated performance levels.
· Maintain open communications with project stakeholders including the Project Engineer, Sales, and Customer in both verbal and written formats.
· Maintain a professional appearance and attitude in all situations.
· Mentor or guide junior technicians when working together.

Qualifications:

· Electromechanical degree or equivalent with at least 3 years’ experience working in an industrial setting.
· Ability to read and interpret electrical and hydraulic schematics for the purpose of understanding and troubleshooting related systems.
· Experience working with PLC or industrial controllers to transfer software and/or diagnose fieldbus and sensor issues.
· Ability to work within a team to accomplish a common goal, in both a lead and supporting role.
· While familiarity with injection molding systems is preferred, it is not necessary.
· Effective verbal and written communication 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 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

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 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

Key Account Manager

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: AZ/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 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

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: HS /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 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

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 Engineer

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

Design Engineer
Hybrid- Site Based in Troisdorf,

Job ref: LL/61193

Sector: Plastics, Packaging

Function: R&D, Technical, Engineering

Location: Germany

Client Overview:

Our client is a family-owned business and has been providing technologies and components to the plastics extrusion industry for over 100 years, employing over 1500 people worldwide.
They supply tailor-made lines and components for the production of high-quality blown film, cast film, sheet film, and nonwovens.

Role Overview:

We are currently searching for a Specialist Designer in winding systems for the film industry. This role will partly be remote with site-based work being conducted out of Troisdorf Germany.

You will be responsible for the design of components, systems and complex assemblies going into film winding equipment.

Responsibilities:

· Your task is to optimize current machine concepts and support the development of new components and machines.
· Understand and problem-solve technical issues and the costs implied by them.
· Prepare technical documents such as parts lists, drawings, and order specifications.
· Assist in reclamation and service requests regarding film winders.
· Support internal departments regarding technical questions.
· Work cross functionally to provide insights and support for the design of winding equipment.

Profile:

· Degree educated in engineering principles.
· Proven experience around material winders- film, metal, fabric
· Experience in 3d and 2d design work software.
· Analytical, structured, and solution-oriented personality
· Communicating professionally in German and English (written and verbal)

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

Maintenance & Service Engineering Technician

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

Maintenance & Service Engineering Technician
Based in Oxfordshire

Job ref: PJM /60665

Working Hours: Monday to Friday 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).

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

If you are looking for an Engineering role that offers hands on training and personal development and excellent promotion opportunities this could be your next career move:

Listgrove is supporting a specialist manufacturer of prepared microbiological media to the pharmaceutical and associated industries who also supply and service specialist environmental air monitoring and decontamination equipment, primarily into the same markets. As part of their ongoing growth plans, they are recruiting a Maintenance & Service Engineering Technician to join the existing team.

This role will suit candidates with some engineering skills who are keen to learn and develop their skills in an environment focused on quality and reliability. Due to our client’s specialist market arena product knowledge is not expected, however an aptitude for practical skills coupled with a willingness to learn and develop, and an inquisitive and open-minded attitude are essential.

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.

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 but not essential
· Some on-site fieldwork maybe be required.
· Professional, enthusiastic and self-motived individual
· Eager to learn and develop new 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 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.

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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: CST/59851/1

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 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

Commercial Executive

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

Commercial Executive
Based in Gloucestershire

Job ref: EG/61023

Sector: Plastics/Recycling
Function: Sales
Location: Gloucestershire

Client Overview:

Listgrove is supporting a leading recycler and distributor of plastics for remanufacture. The company are proud to have established long term customer and supplier relationships, that are underpinned by an unrivalled understanding of sustainable markets and applications for recycled plastics.
At the businesses’ core, is a passion for the responsible management of plastic waste: they offer a range of expertise, including the sourcing of manufacturing waste, the distribution of recycled compounded pellets and the provision of closed loop recycling services.

As part of their continual drive for growth and succession planning, the company is seeking a talented commercial professional, with aspirations of becoming a future potential business owner. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate ambition, perseverance and a sharp commercial mindset, as well as strong relationship-building skills.

The Role:

· Maintain and develop business with existing customers, as allocated, through appropriate customer contact to identify opportunities.
· Identify and commercialise New Business Development.
· Develop and nurture relationships with customers, as well as with other key stakeholders (warehousing, compounders, logistics)
· Identify and procure plastics from suppliers.
· Negotiate the sale of plastic raw materials (price, payment terms, logistics, suppliers).
· Capture relevant market information to anticipate customer requirements and the emerging needs of potential accounts.
· Follow up on pending orders with the logistics team, as well as on pending invoices and payments.
· Execute negotiations with regard to pricing and delivery, within boundaries set by the company director.
· Be responsible for communicating new product development needs/requests/availability, internally and to the customer.

Experience and Skills:

· Proven track record within a sales or business development role.
· Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills.
· An entrepreneurial individual who is self-motivated and results focused.
· Flexible nature and ability to communicate at all levels.
· Knowledge of one of the following markets would be advantageous, such as plastics, distribution, compounding, recycling or packaging.

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

Business Unit Buyer

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

Business Unit Buyer
Based in Elsdorf, Germany

Job ref: LL/61313

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Client Overview:

Our client is a dynamic & international company offering logistics solutions. They specialize in delivering the best transport and warehousing products while offering the best quality of comprehensive logistic services using pallets, roll containers and metal boxes.

Main Purpose of Role:

Reporting to the Managing Director Germany and Austria, and the Procurement Director, this key role plays an important part in driving forward a strong change and transformation program, enhancing the quality and value of purchasing across a specific Business Unit.

Role Overview:

· Responsible for all buying activities for the Business Unit.
· Responsible that all procurement activities at the Business Unit are in line with Rotom’s procurement policy.
· Continuously alignment with Business Unit Key Stakeholders on orders, needs, availability, pricing and changes.
· Enter all Business Unit requirements such as purchase orders, follow up, confirmation registration and expedite.
· Responsible for ensuring that the parameters are correct on the ERP system (MS AX) for Articles, Pricing, Vendors, Ordering.
· Responsible for stock management.
· Ensure Quality management, monitoring, evaluation, and supplier development management.
· Ensure deployment of tactical procurement from Category Buyers for direct as well as indirect sourcing based on a minimum set spend value.
· Responsible for tactical procurement for a maximum set spend value.
· Responsible, where possible, to enable call-off employees to order under your supervision.

Candidate profile:

· Bachelor or Technical degree in Supply Chain/Logistic/Business Education with a minimum of 2 year buyer experience
· Preferable knowledge of ERP systems (eg. Microsoft AX or D365).
· Good ICT software capabilities (Windows, MS office, MS BI)
· Demonstrated networking ability with strong negotiations skills.
· A commercial drive accompanied by good business insight and an out of the box attitude.
· Fluent in English and German. An additional language is an advantage.
· Flexible and hands-on working mentality

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 207085

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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

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.

Candidate 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

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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

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

Sales Manager

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

Sales Manager

Job ref: AZ /61634

Various Remote locations available – based in either USA, UK, Italy or the Eastern Europe/Balkans

Listgrove has been tasked by our client to recruit Regional Sales Managers or localised Sales Managers, to work from a home location, in several countries.
As a Leader in the production of innovative Industrial 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 responsibility includes the effective management of the commercial activity within the region, to drive sales volumes & revenue and achieve its profitability targets within each country.

Candidate Profile:

We are open to consider candidates who have direct sales experience, into Key Accounts [end-customers], regardless of what packaging products or materials are sold. This includes cartons, tapes, labels, shrink sleeve, shrink film and/or other similar products.

Duties & Responsibilities:

· Implements all actions regarding sales generation, evaluation, and continuous review & refinement of sales area.
· Responsible for the successful management and business development of distributors & key accounts on the geographies & industries that he /she operates.
· Organizes and implements marketing actions, in collaboration with the Digital Marketing, Branding & Communications Department
· Prepares the required sales documentation on sales performance to present to senior management team.

Salary packages and bonuses will reflect the experience of the individual.

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

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

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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

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

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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 Germany

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

Key Account Manager Germany – Packaging and Logistics Solutions

Home-based in Southern Germany

Job ref: EG/61025

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Client Overview:

Our client is a dynamic & international company, offering logistics and reusable packaging solutions. They specialize in delivering the best transport and warehousing product, whilst providing high quality, comprehensive logistic services, using pallets, roll containers and metal boxes.

Role Overview:

Following a thorough, practical and product-oriented training, you will be responsible for the company’s commercial success in Southern Germany:

· Acquisition of new business, whilst developing and maintaining relationships, with existing customers, at all levels and within different departments.
· Expansion of the overall service package, sales and rental of pallets and logistical resources.
· Provide clear and visible reporting to colleagues.
· Support customer visits as appropriate.
· Develop and deliver customer products and sales presentations.

Experience:

· Experience of working for a packaging/logistics company.
· Technical degree.
· At least 3 years’ experience of relevant sales in a B2B environment.
· Solution based sales approach.
· Excellent organizational, numerical and communication skills, both verbal and written

Candidate Profile:

· Fluent in English and German. An additional language is an advantage.
· Willingness to travel across the designated region.
· Good IT skills. Expertise in Microsoft Dynamics is 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 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

EMEA Procurement Leader

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

EMEA Procurement Leader
Based in Barcelona

Job ref: LL /61138

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Client:

Our client is a leading chemical manufacturer where robust and effective procurement processes are an integral part of business performance and growth objectives. The company is looking to strengthen its purchasing expertise; in particular drive improvements in the procurement function and provide clearer leadership for the team.

Role:

· Take responsibility for the procurement functions across several sites as well as lead and develop the procurement team in the EMEA region.

Key Responsibilities

· Lead and communicate a sourcing strategy for all Direct and Indirect Spend and Capital Expenditure.
· Critically evaluate procurement strategy and lead the development/implementation of improvements working towards ‘best practice’.
· Take the lead role in key supplier negotiations and development of contractual terms and conditions & review current key supplier contracts and identify areas for improvement leading up to the tendering process.
· Manage current procurement processes with a focus on its ability to enhance organizational value and efficiency; meet regularly with respective departments regarding procurement for their understanding and/or recommendations to ensure improvements and/or cost savings are identified and actioned.
· Develop, communicate, and administer procurement team performance, individual appraisal, and development plans to:
– demonstrate a high level of day-to-day control and responsiveness.
– a focus on driving performance improvement.
– continually improve business processes.
· Drive effective communication in the team and motivate them. Develop and mentor direct reports and provide the tools by which they can deliver their objectives.
· Report back to the Executive team on KPI’s and progress in performance management.

Required Experiences:

· A bachelor’s degree in Chemisyry, Engineering, Business, Procurement, Supply Chain, or related field and a minimum of 10 years of relevant procurement experience in a buying role in Chemical Industry environment. MBA or CIPS a plus.
· Demonstrated experience with procuring, including a track record delivering savings.
· Demonstrated experience managing and leading a team.
· Ability to analyze market trends and forecast purchasing decisions.
· Proficient in using SAP, MS Office products required: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
· Fluent in English. An additional language is an advantage.

Required Skills:

· Analytical and critical thinker
· Strong character – durable and resilient
· Positive leadership skills – can direct and mentor team
· Good communicator (written and verbal)
· Strategic and innovative thinker with strong analytical skills
· Organized and calm under pressure
· Approachable, flexible, durable and resilient
· Proactive, positive, enthusiastic – demonstrates ‘can do’ approach

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 – 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

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

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

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

Electrical/Automation Engineer

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

Electrical/Automation Engineer
Based in Leuna, Germany

Job ref: AZ /61370

We are looking for a motivated automation or electrical engineer technology to work within a chemical processing operation.

Your Responsibility:

· Planning, organization, control and documentation of all technical and administrative measures for the maintenance and planning of online analytics systems maintenance.
· Inspection and analysis of wear and tear on online analytics systems and derivation of measures.
· Repair and continuous improvement.
· Planning and participation in projects.
· Compliance with and implementation of legal and technical/technological requirements, including in potentially explosive areas.
· Implementation and support of project discussions as well as HAZOP/PAAG.
· Market observation for online analytics systems and technical developments in this area.
· Concept development for additional online analytics tasks.
· Training of company’s own commercial employees for online analytics.
· Exchange of experiences with manufacturers and local companies.
· Independent processing and collaboration on EMSR/automation projects.
· Technical guidance for commercial E- and MSR employees.
· Participation in operational improvement.

Your Profile:

· ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Several years of experience in the field of analytical technology, project in the field of automation/electrical engineering.
· Qualifications: Engineer with a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
· Possible directions: process engineering, automation technology, mechatronics, chemistry or similar.
· Knowledge of SAP PM (R3 or 4HANA) desirable.
· German fluency and good English knowledge.

Offering:

· Excellent professional opportunity with a challenging and interesting area of ​​responsibility.
· Open-ended employment.
· Attractive remuneration and social benefits from a large international company in the chemical industry such as:
· Annual special benefit amounting to a 13th monthly salary.
· Holiday pay of €40 per day of holiday.
· 30 days’ vacation.
· Long-term account plus employer contribution, which can also be used for sabbaticals, among other things.
· Future amount that can be used in the form of additional days off, as a payout or deposit into the long-term account.
· Company pension scheme plus annual employer subsidy.
· Daily food subsidy​​​​​​​.
· Employee support program as a confidential contact point for professional support in all situations for employees and their families.
· Various offers as part of health management such as health days, preventive examinations, etc.
· Free parking spaces.

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

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 Engineer

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

Design Engineer
Hybrid – Site Based in Troisdorf,

Job ref: JH/61193

Sector: Plastics, Packaging

Function: R&D, Technical, Engineering

Location: Germany
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Client overview:

Our client is a family-owned business and has been providing technologies and components to the plastics extrusion industry for over 100 years, employing over 1500 people worldwide.
They supply tailor-made lines and components for the production of high-quality blown film, cast film, sheet film, and nonwovens.

Role Overview:

We are currently searching for a Specialist Designer in winding systems for the film industry. This role will partly be remote with site-based work being conducted out of Troisdorf Germany.

You will be responsible for the design of components, systems and complex assemblies going into film winding equipment.

Responsibilities:

· Your task is to optimize current machine concepts and support the development of new components and machines.
· Understand and problem-solve technical issues and the costs implied by them.
· Prepare technical documents such as parts lists, drawings, and order specifications.
· Assist in reclamation and service requests regarding film winders.
· Support internal departments regarding technical questions.
· Work cross functionally to provide insights and support for the design of winding equipment.

Profile:

· Degree educated in engineering principles.
· Proven experience around material winders- film, metal, fabric
· Experience in 3d and 2d design work software.
· Analytical, structured, and solution-oriented personality
· Communicating professionally in German and English (written and verbal)

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 207089

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

Commercial Executive

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

Commercial Executive
Based in Gloucestershire

Job ref: EG/61023

Sector: Plastics/Recycling
Function: Sales
Location: Gloucestershire

Client Overview:

Listgrove is supporting a leading recycler and distributor of plastics for remanufacture. The company are proud to have established long term customer and supplier relationships, that are underpinned by an unrivalled understanding of sustainable markets and applications for recycled plastics.
At the businesses’ core, is a passion for the responsible management of plastic waste: they offer a range of expertise, including the sourcing of manufacturing waste, the distribution of recycled compounded pellets and the provision of closed loop recycling services.

As part of their continual drive for growth and succession planning, the company is seeking a talented commercial professional, with aspirations of becoming a future potential business owner. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate ambition, perseverance and a sharp commercial mindset, as well as strong relationship-building skills.

The Role:

· Maintain and develop business with existing customers, as allocated, through appropriate customer contact to identify opportunities.
· Identify and commercialise New Business Development.
· Develop and nurture relationships with customers, as well as with other key stakeholders (warehousing, compounders, logistics)
· Identify and procure plastics from suppliers.
· Negotiate the sale of plastic raw materials (price, payment terms, logistics, suppliers).
· Capture relevant market information to anticipate customer requirements and the emerging needs of potential accounts.
· Follow up on pending orders with the logistics team, as well as on pending invoices and payments.
· Execute negotiations with regard to pricing and delivery, within boundaries set by the company director.
· Be responsible for communicating new product development needs/requests/availability, internally and to the customer.

Experience and Skills:

· Proven track record within a sales or business development role.
· Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills.
· An entrepreneurial individual who is self-motivated and results focused.
· Flexible nature and ability to communicate at all levels.
· Knowledge of one of the following markets would be advantageous, such as plastics, distribution, compounding, recycling or packaging.

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

Business Unit Buyer

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

Business Unit Buyer
Based in Elsdorf, Germany

Job ref: LL/61313

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Client Overview:

Our client is a dynamic & international company offering logistics solutions. They specialize in delivering the best transport and warehousing products while offering the best quality of comprehensive logistic services using pallets, roll containers and metal boxes.

Main Purpose of Role:

Reporting to the Managing Director Germany and Austria, and the Procurement Director, this key role plays an important part in driving forward a strong change and transformation program, enhancing the quality and value of purchasing across a specific Business Unit.

Role Overview:

· Responsible for all buying activities for the Business Unit.
· Responsible that all procurement activities at the Business Unit are in line with Rotom’s procurement policy.
· Continuously alignment with Business Unit Key Stakeholders on orders, needs, availability, pricing and changes.
· Enter all Business Unit requirements such as purchase orders, follow up, confirmation registration and expedite.
· Responsible for ensuring that the parameters are correct on the ERP system (MS AX) for Articles, Pricing, Vendors, Ordering.
· Responsible for stock management.
· Ensure Quality management, monitoring, evaluation, and supplier development management.
· Ensure deployment of tactical procurement from Category Buyers for direct as well as indirect sourcing based on a minimum set spend value.
· Responsible for tactical procurement for a maximum set spend value.
· Responsible, where possible, to enable call-off employees to order under your supervision.

Candidate profile:

· Bachelor or Technical degree in Supply Chain/Logistic/Business Education with a minimum of 2 year buyer experience
· Preferable knowledge of ERP systems (eg. Microsoft AX or D365).
· Good ICT software capabilities (Windows, MS office, MS BI)
· Demonstrated networking ability with strong negotiations skills.
· A commercial drive accompanied by good business insight and an out of the box attitude.
· Fluent in English and German. An additional language is an advantage.
· Flexible and hands-on working mentality

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 207085

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

Asset Accounting Specialist

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

Asset Accounting Specialist
Based in Hattersheim am Main, Hesse

Job ref: HS /61310

Salary: Based on experience, average fixed: 40-60K Euros

Working Hours: 37.5 hours/week – home office flexibility after probation

The Company:

Founded in 1926, our client is a pioneering chemical manufacturer specializing in the production of specialty chemicals, polymers and synthetic microfibers. Due to its own technological advances, the company has expanded into 31 countries worldwide. The Hattersheim am Main office is looking to expand the Finance and Accounting department.

Your Tasks:

· Independent supervision of asset accounting as well as project management in SAP, such as creation and settlement of assets and projects, execution and control of depreciation runs.
· Execution of all related closing work for monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
· Independent execution of regular plant inventories.
· Assistance with the preparation of the half-yearly budget.
· Contact person for internal customers as well as auditors for all asset accounting-related questions.
· Digitalization of asset inventory.
· Support in other activities in general ledger accounting, such as preparation of advanced VAT returns for European countries, support and posting of atypical current accounts.
· Occasional (once or twice per year) travel to production facilities within Germany.

Candidate Profile:

· Completed training as an industrial clerk or comparable training or further education in general ledger accounting.
· Has prior experience in accounting, is highly analytical and holds great attention to detail.
· Knowledge of SAP, especially in FI and ideally AA
· Fluent in written and spoken German and basic English.
· Soft skills: strong affinity for numbers, diligence and accuracy, ability to work under pressure, ability to work in a 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 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

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.

Candidate 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

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 Digitalisation Manager

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

Manufacturing Digitalisation Manager

Applications are welcomed from candidates who are located in any European country, as this position can operate remotely, but there must be flexibility towards travel

Candidates must therefore already be eligible to work and live in the European Union.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Job ref: AZ /60520

Location: Remote, Europe

Position Purpose:

The role is accountable for ensuring the business and sites are equipped with the digital process and manufacturing technology capacities and competences to meet the business challenges of today and tomorrow

Major/Key Accountabilities:

· Build centre of expertise for the groups specific processes and manufacturing digital technologies
· Lead delivery of diverse process control engineering systems in line with best manufacturing standards (trouble shooting, PID loops, Advanced Process Control,)
· Contribute to the Process & Manufacturing Technology strategy definition, in particular by building and updating the Digital roadmap for Industrial
· Be the industrial Single Point of Contact for coordination with ICT Operations for Manufacturing topics (Business Process Owner)
· Facilitate implementation and sustainability of process control related continuous improvement initiatives in close connection with the PITs and the sites
· Develop and deploy manufacturing systems and processes based on MES data for business-specific needs
· Support and facilitate interactions between Operations and ICT during MES/ERP/digitalisation projects in order to meet expectations in terms of solution, time and cost
· Is accountable for standardisation of tools and best practices for digital manufacturing within the group
· Build digital/manufacturing systems engineering capability across the business
· Coaches site-based teams in effective application of key operating disciplines to continuously improve manufacturing process performance thanks to digitalisation
· Support the Process & Manufacturing Innovation process, assessing the manufacturing technology needs through either new or existing digital manufacturing capabilities

Key Contacts:

·Internal
· Excellence Leaders (Process / OPEX / maintenance / Quality…)
· ICT Workstream leaders, business analysts and technical analysts
· OPEX Director and Site OPEX managers
· Site managers
· Site Technical/Engineering team
·PITs

External:

· Suppliers of Process & Manufacturing Technologies (e.g. Aspentech)
· Suppliers of Process & Manufacturing Expertise (e.g. IPCOS,)

Education:

· Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Systems, Process Engineering or related Engineering field required

Experience/Skills:

· Significant experience in a chemical manufacturing environment
· Significant experience as Process Engineer / Production Engineer / Manufacturing systems Engineer / Automation / APC Engineer
· Strong engineering project management background
· Strong process engineering and process safety background
· Mastery of P&IDs and PFDs, control valve system calculation, loop control calculation and diagnosis
· Knowledge in Aspen/Aspentech HYSYS (Process Simulation Static & Dynamic)
· Working knowledge in ERP manufacturing processes (SAP PP)
· Working knowledge of Statistical Process Control techniques
· Basic financial knowledge (project ROI)

Skills:

· Strong interpersonal, organizational and collaboration skills
· Aptitude for working on multi-disciplinary teams
· Self-motivated and hardworking
· Strong attention to detail, organization and time management skills
· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
· Proactiveness with an eagerness to learn, and continuously develop
· Ability to work both in a team environment and independently
· Analytical and problem-solving skills
· Experience with Microsoft Office tools (SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
· Experience with MES and APC tools
·Shows critical and creative thinking and problem solving

Languages:

· Required English fluent
· Desirable German, French

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

Product Safety Engineer

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

Product Safety Engineer
Based in Saxony, Germany or the Lyon area, France

Job ref: AZ /61504

Job Mission:

As a Plant and Process Safety Engineer, you will support the development, implementation, and maintenance of plant safety management (PSM) systems, policies, and procedures. You will work closely with the process safety engineers at the sites and the company’s HSE team to help ensure that production processes are safely designed, operated and tracked and that we comply with relevant regulations and standards. They report to the HSE Director.

Responsibilities:

· Supporting the development and maintenance of an enterprise-wide PPP program that includes risk assessment, process design and asset integrity, operating procedures, maintenance practices, and contingency plans.
· Review and analyze data on process safety incidents and potential process safety incidents at all sites to identify opportunities to improve process safety; Supporting the sites in the systematic investigation.
· Providing technical expertise and advice to site process safety engineers and other stakeholders on PPP-related matters.
· Supporting sites with risk assessments for process and plant safety.
· Participate in the company’s HSE audits and inspections and ensure corrective action is taken at all sites.
· Collaborate with R&D and engineering teams to ensure that new processes are designed with safety considerations in mind and comply with relevant regulations and standards.

Profile Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering or a related field.
· Experience in process and plant safety management as well as risk assessments in the field of plant safety, preferably in the chemical or petrochemical industry.
· Knowledge of SEVESO directives and other PPP standards and regulations.
· Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
· Fluent in English and German – other languages such as French preferred.
· Willingness to travel.

 

Job Mission:

Als Ingenieur für Anlagen- und Prozesssicherheit unterstützen Sie die Entwicklung, Implementierung und Aufrechterhaltung der Systeme, Richtlinien und Verfahren für das Anlagensicherheitsmanagement (PSM). Sie arbeiten eng mit den Prozesssicherheitsingenieuren an den Standorten und dem HSE-Team des Unternehmens zusammen, um zu unterstützen, dass Produktionsprozesse sicher konzipiert, betrieben und nachgehalten werden und dass wir die relevanten Vorschriften und Normen einhalten. Sie berichten an den HSE-Direktor.

Verantwortlichkeiten:

Unterstützung der Entwicklung und Aufrechterhaltung eines unternehmensweiten PSM-Programms, das Risikobewertung, Prozessgestaltung und Anlagenintegrität, Betriebsverfahren, Wartungspraktiken und Notfallpläne umfasst
Überprüfung und Analyse von Daten über Vorfälle im Bereich der Prozesssicherheit und potenzielle Vorfälle im Bereich der Prozesssicherheit an allen Standorten, um Möglichkeiten zur Verbesserung der Prozesssicherheit zu ermitteln; Unterstützung der Standorte bei der systematischen Untersuchung
Bereitstellung von technischem Fachwissen und Beratung der Prozesssicherheitsingenieure an den Standorten und anderer Beteiligter in PSM-bezogenen Angelegenheiten
Unterstützung der Standorte bei Risikobewertungen zur Prozess- und Anlagensicherheit
Teilnahme an HSE-Audits und -Inspektionen des Unternehmens und Gewährleistung, dass an allen Standorten Korrekturmaßnahmen durchgeführt werden
Zusammenarbeit mit F&E- und Ingenieurteams, um sicherzustellen, dass neue Prozesse unter Berücksichtigung der Sicherheitsaspekte konzipiert werden und den einschlägigen Vorschriften und Normen entsprechen

Profile:

Bachelor-Abschluss in Chemieingenieurwesen oder einem verwandten Bereich,
Erfahrung im Bereich Prozess- und Anlagensicherheitsmanagement sowie Risikobewertungen im Bereich Anlagensicherheit, vorzugsweise in der chemischen oder petrochemischen Industrie
Kenntnisse der SEVESO-Richtlinien und anderer PSM-Normen und -Vorschriften
Ausgeprägte analytische Fähigkeiten und Problemlösungskompetenz
Hervorragende kommunikative und zwischenmenschliche Fähigkeiten, mit der Fähigkeit zur Kommunikation mit Beteiligten auf allen Ebenen der Organisation.
Fließend in Englisch und Deutsch – andere Sprachen wie Französisch bevorzugt
Bereitschaft zum Reisen

 

Mission d’emploi:

En tant qu’ingénieur en sécurité des usines et des procédés, vous soutiendrez le développement, la mise en œuvre et la maintenance des systèmes, politiques et procédures de gestion de la sécurité des usines (PSM). Vous travaillerez en étroite collaboration avec les ingénieurs en sécurité des processus sur les sites et avec l’équipe HSE de l’entreprise pour garantir que les processus de production sont conçus, exploités et suivis en toute sécurité et que nous respectons les réglementations et normes en vigueur. Ils rapportent au Directeur HSE.

Responsabilités:

Soutenir le développement et la maintenance d’un programme PSM à l’échelle de l’entreprise qui comprend l’évaluation des risques, la conception des processus et l’intégrité des actifs, les procédures opérationnelles, les pratiques de maintenance et les plans d’urgence.
Examiner et analyser les données sur les incidents de sécurité des processus et les incidents potentiels de sécurité des processus sur tous les sites afin d’identifier les opportunités d’améliorer la sécurité des processus ; Soutenir les lieux dans l’enquête systématique
Fournir une expertise technique et des conseils aux ingénieurs en sécurité des procédés du site et à d’autres parties prenantes sur les questions liées à la PSM
Soutenir les sites dans les évaluations des risques pour la sécurité des processus et des usines
Participer aux audits et inspections HSE de l’entreprise et garantir que des mesures correctives sont prises sur tous les sites.
Collaborer avec les équipes de R&D et d’ingénierie pour garantir que les nouveaux processus sont conçus en tenant compte des considérations de sécurité et sont conformes aux réglementations et normes en vigueur.

Profils:

Baccalauréat en génie chimique ou dans un domaine connexe,
Expérience dans la gestion de la sécurité des procédés et des installations ainsi que dans l’évaluation des risques dans le domaine de la sécurité des installations, de préférence dans l’industrie chimique ou pétrochimique
Connaissance des directives SEVESO et d’autres normes et réglementations PSM
Solides compétences analytiques et de résolution de problèmes
Excellentes compétences en communication et en relations interpersonnelles, avec la capacité de communiquer avec les parties prenantes à tous les niveaux de l’organisation.
Anglais et allemand courants – autres langues comme le français préférées
Volonté de voyager

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

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

Chemicals Care Segment – more specifically on personal care & industrial cleaning products

Location: home based, Germany

Job ref: AZ /60950

This group represents over 6,000,000 metric tons of polymer sales per year and serves more than 50,000 active customers through 325+ locations across more than 65+ countries worldwide.
Multiple manufacturing facilities include; recycling and compounding plants; production plants for the building sector; and plants and laboratories for Chemicals and Life Ingredients business.
This new position within the chemicals care and I&I sector will offer an opportunity to a person who is looking to grow their career within a business that has a high growth ambition.
With 2 / 3 years experience in chemical sales, ideally within a distribution environment, the successful person will have a fantastic opportunity to drive the direction of sales and influence growth.

Job Purpose:

The Sales Manager for Chemicals will be responsible for overseeing the sales process, building and maintaining relationships with clients, and managing relationships with suppliers.

Responsibilities:

· Sales
· Sell a range of products and services to significant customers within country.

Supplier Management
· Monitor, review, and highlight any gaps in the performance of a portfolio of smaller local suppliers to recommend and ensure delivery of improvements by suppliers or to renegotiate or change contract/supplier.
· Work together with internal segment leaders or Principal Managers for suppliers active in their own area and segment.

Customer Relationship Development / Prospecting
· Develop and implement a relationship management plan for potential customer accounts to identify and build relationships with relevant decision makers and influencers within the customer organization and to enable effective two-way flow of information and resolution of issues.

Sales Opportunities Creation
· Develop and maintain a personal network within the sales territory, visit prospects and customers, as well represent the organization at (local) trade shows and other events to identify sales opportunities, promote the organization, and enhance its reputation.

Sell Customer Propositions
· Use personal expertise to identify the complex standard products and/or services offered by the organization that meet the customer’s needs, together with quantities and product configurations.
· Present these to the customer with a clear rationale and at optimized commercial terms, aligning with senior colleagues where necessary to ask for high concessions (e.g., large price reductions, highly technical support,… ) that gain the customer’s agreement.

Promoting Customer Focus
· Assist with the development of internal communications and work collaboratively with colleagues to build strong external customer relationships and meet customer needs.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Data
· Schedule follow-up actions and enter relevant information into the customer relationship management system after each contact with a customer to create a call plan and to ensure that the organization has quality data to enable effective customer retention and business development activities.

Budgeting and Costing
· Track budgets and report variances to country manager | regional manager.

Performance Management
· Prioritise own workflow and ensure work is completed to the required standards of productivity, quality and timeliness; use performance management systems to improve personal performance.

Operational Compliance
· Develop knowledge and understanding of the organization’s policies and procedures and of relevant regulatory codes and codes of conduct to ensure own work adheres to those standards.
· Obtain authorization from a supervisor or manager for any exceptions from mandatory procedure.

Additional Information:

· Experience in Chemical and Life Ingredients sales.
· Experience in Distribution sales.
· Self-Starter with significant customer portfolio.
· Local supplier relationship.

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 Ryan Kirby
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

Sales Manager

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

Sales Manager Based in Denmark
Responsible for Denmark & Norway

Job ref: JH/61328

Client overview

Our client is a leading pan European supplier of glass and plastic containers for the pharmaceutical, chemical, food & beverage, and personal care sectors specialising in packaging for Vitamins and Sports Nutrition.

Role Overview:

· Pro-actively developing new business within the allotted region by sourcing and developing new customers
· Coverage of existing business and continuous business development in regards of turnover, profitability and innovation.
· Monitoring of market developments and competition activity, industry trends and identification of growth opportunities, feedback to central teams and cooperate closely with the customer support, marketing, product development and technical teams in different European plants.
· Makes and implements annual sales plans for strategic account and lead management
· Increases customer satisfaction and retention by frequent customer visits and relevant customer contact.
· Promotes both externally and internally the company’s corporate values (Why, How and What).
· Participate in trade fairs, conferences, networking events and monthly sales meetings in The Netherlands.

Candidate Profile:

· 5 years’ experience in B2B sales with strong focus on value selling and key account or business management, preferably in high-volume, cyclical commodity market.
· Experience in the Glass Packaging market is of course a plus, as is knowledge of plastic packaging.
· Strong interpersonal skills, relationship builder and networker.
· Excellent team player and communicator, able to work independently (home office) with frequent business travel.
· Up-to-date computer skills, digitally minded using new tools.
· Has an entrepreneurial 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

Design Engineer

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

Design Engineer
Hybrid- SiteBased in Troisdorf,

Job ref: JH/61193

Sector: Plastics, Packaging

Function: R&D, Technical, Engineering

Location: Germany

Client overview:

Our client is a family-owned business and has been providing technologies and components to the plastics extrusion industry for over 100 years, employing over 1500 people worldwide.
They supply tailor-made lines and components for the production of high-quality blown film, cast film, sheet film, and nonwovens.

Role Overview

We are currently searching for a Specialist Designer in winding systems for the film industry. This role will partly be remote with site-based work being conducted out of Troisdorf Germany.

You will be responsible for the design of components, systems and complex assemblies going into film winding equipment.

Responsibilities:

· Your task is to optimize current machine concepts and support the development of new components and machines.
· Understand and problem-solve technical issues and the costs implied by them.
· Prepare technical documents such as parts lists, drawings, and order specifications.
· Assist in reclamation and service requests regarding film winders.
· Support internal departments regarding technical questions.
· Work cross functionally to provide insights and support for the design of winding equipment.

Profile:

· Degree educated in engineering principles.
· Proven experience around material winders- film, metal, fabric
· Experience in 3d and 2d design work software.
· Analytical, structured, and solution-oriented personality
· Communicating professionally in German and English (written and verbal)

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 207089

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 Sales Representative

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

 

Field Sales Representative

Based in Northern Germany

Job ref: HS /61225

Salary: Dependent on experience: 50,000 – 90,000 Euros per annum

Working conditions: Working from home

Company car provided for both business and private use

 

Reporting into: Group Head of Sales

 

Company Overview:

Founded in 1990 as a specialist in food packaging, our client manufactures and distribute singe use packaging for the food industry. With a keen focus on sustainability and innovation, this company are keen to sell more sustainable products and services and with this in mind, they’re looking for two field sales representatives who are located in the northern regions of Germany to help bolster their efforts.

Role Overview:

As a Field Sales Representative your main objective will be: To be known and to be seen, your sole target is to conduct regular customer visits and ensure strong customer partnerships are built! You will be responsible for defining and applying sales policy, you will manage your own budget, sales and results. Whilst part of a strong, diverse group you will be able to offer the whole portfolio of products from different European locations and production methods, to ensure the best solution is sourced for your customers.

  • Apply and follow the effective sales strategy to achieve growth targets in the assigned area and to effectively sell all products and packaging solutions within the group.
  • Prospect new customers and maintain strong relationships with existing customers.
  • Manage the complete sales cycle, with the support of the customer service, from prospecting to contract closure (customer visits, reports, pricing, new projects as examples)
  • Work closely with internal teams to ensure customer satisfaction and successful delivery of products and/or services.
  • Monitor market trends and provide valuable insights to improve products and sales strategies.
  • Participate in trade shows and events to enhance the company’s market presence.
  • Regularly conducting competition analysis and understanding the needs of customers presently and potential needs for the future. (General market research)
  • Ensure customers are kept up to date and informed in relation to products and services.

Candidate Profile:

  • Whilst industry relevance would be advantageous, (food sector and/or packaging) the ideal candidate will be someone who considers themselves to be hands-on, resilient, adaptable and a team player.
  • Has prior experience within sales and has had exposure working in the field.
  • You consider yourself to be customer oriented and have good customer service skills.
  • You’re independent and able to work autonomously whilst also working with your team.
  • You enjoy a challenge and can overcome everyday obstacles, you’re proactive in this nature.
  • Must be a fluent English speaker, additional languages would be a nice addition.

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

Field Sales Representative

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

Field Sales Representative
Based in Northern Germany

Job ref: HS /61071

Salary: Dependent on experience: 50,000 – 90,000 Euros per annum

Working conditions: Working from home
Company car provided for both business and private use

Reporting into: Group Head of Sales

Company Overview:

Founded in 1990 as a specialist in food packaging, our client manufactures and distribute singe use packaging for the food industry. With a keen focus on sustainability and innovation, this company are keen to sell more sustainable products and services and with this in mind, they’re looking for two field sales representatives who are located in the northern regions of Germany to help bolster their efforts.

Role Overview:

As a Field Sales Representative your main objective will be: To be known and to be seen, your sole target is to conduct regular customer visits and ensure strong customer partnerships are built! You will be responsible for defining and applying sales policy, you will manage your own budget, sales and results. Whilst part of a strong, diverse group you will be able to offer the whole portfolio of products from different European locations and production methods, to ensure the best solution is sourced for your customers.

· Apply and follow the effective sales strategy to achieve growth targets in the assigned area and to effectively sell all products and packaging solutions within the group.
· Prospect new customers and maintain strong relationships with existing customers.
· Manage the complete sales cycle, with the support of the customer service, from prospecting to contract closure (customer visits, reports, pricing, new projects as examples.
· Work closely with internal teams to ensure customer satisfaction and successful delivery of products and/or services.
· Monitor market trends and provide valuable insights to improve products and sales strategies.
· Participate in trade shows and events to enhance the company’s market presence.
· Regularly conducting competition analysis and understanding the needs of customers presently and potential needs for the future. (General market research)
· Ensure customers are kept up to date and informed in relation to products and services.

The Ideal Candidate:

Whilst industry relevance would be advantageous, (food sector and/or packaging) the ideal candidate will be someone who considers themselves to be hands-on, resilient, adaptable and a team player.
· Has prior experience within sales and has had exposure working in the field.
· You consider yourself to be customer oriented and have good customer service skills.
· You’re independent and able to work autonomously whilst also working with your team.
· You enjoy a challenge and can overcome everyday obstacles, you’re proactive in this nature.
· Must be a fluent English speaker, additional languages would be a nice addition.

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

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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

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

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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

Electrical/Automation Engineer

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

Electrical/Automation Engineer
Based in Leuna, Germany

Job ref: AZ /61370

We are looking for a motivated automation or electrical engineer technology to work within a chemical processing operation.

Your Responsibility:

· Planning, organization, control and documentation of all technical and administrative measures for the maintenance and planning of online analytics systems maintenance.
· Inspection and analysis of wear and tear on online analytics systems and derivation of measures.
· Repair and continuous improvement.
· Planning and participation in projects.
· Compliance with and implementation of legal and technical/technological requirements, including in potentially explosive areas.
· Implementation and support of project discussions as well as HAZOP/PAAG.
· Market observation for online analytics systems and technical developments in this area.
· Concept development for additional online analytics tasks.
· Training of company’s own commercial employees for online analytics.
· Exchange of experiences with manufacturers and local companies.
· Independent processing and collaboration on EMSR/automation projects.
· Technical guidance for commercial E- and MSR employees.
· Participation in operational improvement.

Your Profile:

· ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Several years of experience in the field of analytical technology, project in the field of automation/electrical engineering.
· Qualifications: Engineer with a bachelor’s or master’s degree.
· Possible directions: process engineering, automation technology, mechatronics, chemistry or similar.
· Knowledge of SAP PM (R3 or 4HANA) desirable.
· German fluency and good English knowledge.

Offering:

· Excellent professional opportunity with a challenging and interesting area of ​​responsibility.
· Open-ended employment.
· Attractive remuneration and social benefits from a large international company in the chemical industry such as:
· Annual special benefit amounting to a 13th monthly salary.
· Holiday pay of €40 per day of holiday.
· 30 days’ vacation.
· Long-term account plus employer contribution, which can also be used for sabbaticals, among other things.
· Future amount that can be used in the form of additional days off, as a payout or deposit into the long-term account.
· Company pension scheme plus annual employer subsidy.
· Daily food subsidy​​​​​​​.
· Employee support program as a confidential contact point for professional support in all situations for employees and their families.
· Various offers as part of health management such as health days, preventive examinations, etc.
· Free parking spaces.

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

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

Key Account Manager

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

Key Account Manager Germany

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

Key Account Manager Germany – Packaging and Logistics Solutions

Home-based in Southern Germany

Job ref: EG/61025

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Client Overview:

Our client is a dynamic & international company, offering logistics and reusable packaging solutions. They specialize in delivering the best transport and warehousing product, whilst providing high quality, comprehensive logistic services, using pallets, roll containers and metal boxes.

Role Overview:

Following a thorough, practical and product-oriented training, you will be responsible for the company’s commercial success in Southern Germany:

· Acquisition of new business, whilst developing and maintaining relationships, with existing customers, at all levels and within different departments.
· Expansion of the overall service package, sales and rental of pallets and logistical resources.
· Provide clear and visible reporting to colleagues.
· Support customer visits as appropriate.
· Develop and deliver customer products and sales presentations.

Experience:

· Experience of working for a packaging/logistics company.
· Technical degree.
· At least 3 years’ experience of relevant sales in a B2B environment.
· Solution based sales approach.
· Excellent organizational, numerical and communication skills, both verbal and written
Candidate Profile:

· Fluent in English and German. An additional language is an advantage.
· Willingness to travel across the designated region.
· Good IT skills. Expertise in Microsoft Dynamics is 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 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

Commercial Executive

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

Commercial Executive
Based in Gloucestershire

Job ref: EG/61023

Sector: Plastics/Recycling
Function: Sales
Location: Gloucestershire

Client Overview:

Listgrove is supporting a leading recycler and distributor of plastics for remanufacture. The company are proud to have established long term customer and supplier relationships, that are underpinned by an unrivalled understanding of sustainable markets and applications for recycled plastics.
At the businesses’ core, is a passion for the responsible management of plastic waste: they offer a range of expertise, including the sourcing of manufacturing waste, the distribution of recycled compounded pellets and the provision of closed loop recycling services.

As part of their continual drive for growth and succession planning, the company is seeking a talented commercial professional, with aspirations of becoming a future potential business owner. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate ambition, perseverance and a sharp commercial mindset, as well as strong relationship-building skills.

The Role:

· Maintain and develop business with existing customers, as allocated, through appropriate customer contact to identify opportunities.
· Identify and commercialise New Business Development.
· Develop and nurture relationships with customers, as well as with other key stakeholders (warehousing, compounders, logistics)
· Identify and procure plastics from suppliers.
· Negotiate the sale of plastic raw materials (price, payment terms, logistics, suppliers).
· Capture relevant market information to anticipate customer requirements and the emerging needs of potential accounts.
· Follow up on pending orders with the logistics team, as well as on pending invoices and payments.
· Execute negotiations with regard to pricing and delivery, within boundaries set by the company director.
· Be responsible for communicating new product development needs/requests/availability, internally and to the customer.

Experience and Skills:

· Proven track record within a sales or business development role.
· Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills.
· An entrepreneurial individual who is self-motivated and results focused.
· Flexible nature and ability to communicate at all levels.
· Knowledge of one of the following markets would be advantageous, such as plastics, distribution, compounding, recycling or packaging.

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

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.

Candidate 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

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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

Engineering Manager

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

Engineering Manager
Eastern and Midland Region, 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

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.

Skill & Experience Requirements:
Candidates should possess experience in plastic manufacturing, (blow moulding and or injection moulding) with high degree of downstream automation and assembly processes.

Scope of the position:
The Engineering Manager is a member of the Plant Management Team with specific responsibility to deliver effective leadership and support plant wide in the areas of Process and Project Engineering, Maintenance, Blow Moulding, Tooling and Automation.

Key Responsibility:
Provide engineering and technical leadership on product and process issues
Directly supervise, lead and develop a cross functional team of engineering resources supporting production
Prioritise, plan and schedule all work. Foster a culture of proactive rather reactive action amongst the team.
Implement robust systems to improve the reliability and repeatability of manufacturing processes
Use data to identify gaps and drive continuous improvement in process performance
Create and maintain an engineering & maintenance management system using best practice principles to achieve organisational goals
Provide strong support for New Production Introduction (NPI) programmes

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

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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

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

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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

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

Asset Accounting Specialist

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

Asset Accounting Specialist
Based in Hattersheim am Main, Hesse

Job ref: HS /61310

Salary: Based on experience, average fixed: 40-60K Euros

Working Hours: 37.5 hours/week – home office flexibility after probation

The Company:

Founded in 1926, our client is a pioneering chemical manufacturer specializing in the production of specialty chemicals, polymers and synthetic microfibers. Due to its own technological advances, the company has expanded into 31 countries worldwide. The Hattersheim am Main office is looking to expand the Finance and Accounting department.

Your Tasks:

· Independent supervision of asset accounting as well as project management in SAP, such as creation and settlement of assets and projects, execution and control of depreciation runs.
· Execution of all related closing work for monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
· Independent execution of regular plant inventories.
· Assistance with the preparation of the half-yearly budget.
· Contact person for internal customers as well as auditors for all asset accounting-related questions.
· Digitalization of asset inventory.
· Support in other activities in general ledger accounting, such as preparation of advanced VAT returns for European countries, support and posting of atypical current accounts.
· Occasional (once or twice per year) travel to production facilities within Germany.

Candidate Profile:

· Completed training as an industrial clerk or comparable training or further education in general ledger accounting.
· Has prior experience in accounting, is highly analytical and holds great attention to detail.
· Knowledge of SAP, especially in FI and ideally AA
· Fluent in written and spoken German and basic English.
· Soft skills: strong affinity for numbers, diligence and accuracy, ability to work under pressure, ability to work in a 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 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 – 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

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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

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

Candidate Profile:

· 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

Key Account Manager

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

Key Account Manager Czech Republic and Slovakia
Home-based Czech Republic

Job ref: LL/61024

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Client Overview:

Our client is a dynamic & international company offering logistics solutions. They specialize in delivering the best transport and warehousing products while offering the best quality of comprehensive logistic services using pallets, roll containers and metal boxes.

Role Overview:

Following a thorough, practical, and product-oriented training, you will be responsible for the company’s commercial success in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

· Acquisition of new business, whilst developing and maintaining relationships with existing customers, at all levels and within different departments.
· Expansion of the overall service package, sales and rental of pallets and logistical resources.
· Provide clear and visible reporting to colleagues.
· Support customer visits as appropriate.
· Develop and deliver customer products and sales presentations.

Experience:

· Experience of working for a packaging/logistics company.
· Technical degree.
· At least 3 years’ experience of relevant sales in a B2B environment.
· Solution based sales approach.
· Excellent organizational, numerical and communication skills, both verbal and written

Candidate Profile:

· Fluent in English. An additional language is an advantage.
· Willingness to travel across the designated region.
· Good IT skills. Expertise in Microsoft Dynamics is 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 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

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 prioritise 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

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.

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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

Market Research Analyst

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

Market Research Analyst
Based in Düsseldorf, Germany

Job ref: HS/61042

Salary: 50,000 – 60,000 Euro’s per annum with benefits in addition

Reports to: Managing Director

Company Overview:

A Japanese plastics manufacturer, who have subsidiaries throughout Europe are looking to recruit a ‘Market Research Analyst’ for one of their companies located in Germany. The company is a specialist in thermoplastic foams, delivery solutions within the automotive industry as an example.

Role Overview:

· Research, highlight and deliver effective and qualified commercial and technical content designed to appeal to a technically educated customer base.
· Provide brief, clear, correct and timely reports to facilitate informed decision-making.
· Monitor and analyze competitor data, technical performance, USP, strategy and outlook of all “business environment” players and report regularly.
· Be up to date on [Companies] polymer foam performance at client level and suggest innovative ideas, which can be converted into technical marketing content.
· Liaise with other areas of organization (Sales, Innovation, Development, Operations) to improve the sales performance of [Companies Product].
· Reinforce the [Product] brand success internally and externally
· Support the wider marketing team with promotional activities and customer events and planning, as required.
· General marketing activities include pricing and marketing collateral distribution.

Candidate Profile:

· Proven Experience in B2B organization
· Strong communication and organizational skills
· Good team spirit and able to interact cross functionally.
· Flexibility, self-confidence, persistence and initiative
· The ability to eliminate complexity and add value.
· Fluency in English and German. A third European language, preferably French, is a benefit.
· Experience with MS Office and databases (Excel, PowerPoint, Power BI), data crunching.
· Knowledge in Information Security Management Systems (e.g. ISO 27001, TISAX) or similar will be beneficial.
· A willingness to travel in Europe (max 20% 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 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

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

Area Sales Manager – Chemical Solvents

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

Area Sales Manager – Chemical Solvents
North West UK

Job ref: EG /61089

Sector: Chemicals
Function: Sales
Location: North West

Client Overview:

A privately owned, family founded chemical distribution company, going through a period of substantial growth.
The business offer a wide range of products and are proud to be associated with many of the worlds leading petrochemical producers, with strong relationships, spanning many decades.
A wide and varied customer industry base, which includes toiletries and cosmetics, pharmaceutical, contract packing, cleaning, surface coatings and chemical manufacturing.

Role Overview:

Responsibility for the management and development of sales of Chemical Solvents & Speciality Chemicals within the designated area and identifying new products and applications for the business to move into – in line with the businesses core values and growth strategy.

Responsibilities:

· Develop, increase and promote the sales of industrial chemicals to new and existing customer bases, making effective face to face calls and via online platforms.
· Identify new products, applications and service opportunities within the industry that can run parallel with the existing product list.
· Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of customers, able to gain first-hand information and use it for improvements in our products and services.
· Accountable for proactive growth of business / geographical area in line with our business development strategy.
· Responsible for issuing pricing to all customers within the sales area, in line with market / company information.
· Provide timely reports on market information, competitor activity and business area updates, to be shared with the wider commercial team.
· Ensure outstanding debts are addressed with finance function and customers ahead of quotations / orders being received.
· Work closely with the sales area coordinator, ensuring all customer sales and technical enquiries are dealt with in a timely manner.
· Ensure business area has an accurate forecast across all product lines, including new business opportunities.
· Monitor customer complaints, ensuring customers are informed of investigative findings and corrective actions within the advised internal time frame.

Candidate Profile:

· Strong experience, gained within the chemical industry, specific solvent knowledge is ideal.
· Experience in working with complex sales processes, sales growth and strategy building.
· Inclusive communication style to motivate and deliver clear, effective messages across at all levels.
· Supply chain and customer / supplier interfacing – desirable but not essential.
· Practices active listening with the patience to hear people out, even when they disagree, to enable a balanced and objective discussion.
· Demonstrates organisational awareness, knowing how to get things done and personal commitment to driving the business forward.
· Quality conscious and innovative with a positive, strong, motivated, management style.
· Practical & proactive problem solver who is flexible, dynamic and supports a customer driven business.
· Tenacious, thorough, determined, energetic and driven with excellent attention to detail.
· Able to deliver information promptly.
· Persuasive and goal orientated.
· Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations, can win concessions without damaging relationships.
· IT literate, able to collate and present sales data.

 

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

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