The Technical Service Manager is responsible for engineering Valtris plasticizer products into new markets and customer applications. This position will work closely with key internal functions including R&D chemist, business management, sales team, and operation team to expand the product portfolio and drive sustainable business growth.
Primary responsibility is to provide technical support to North American customers, and match Valtris plasticizers to their application needs.
Support business growth by establishing value propositions of Valtris plasticizers in polymer applications including:
PVC Plastisol Inks
Support sales efforts by visiting customers to identify opportunities and recommend right products.
Identify new business opportunities in alignment with business strategies.
Develop technical reports and present in front of customers and at conferences to advance technical reputation of Valtris associates and products.
Develop technical marketing brochures to support business growth.
Self-starter and design proper experiments to generate data necessary for customers and conference papers.
Be able to work in the lab and understand the technology you are supporting.
Manage laboratory technicians when supporting polymer modifier projects.
Understand the regulations associated with the plasticizer products and possible implications of those regulations.
Plant support – help in root cause investigations where necessary.
Support stage gate R&D projects by collecting “voice of the customer” on targeted projects. Conduct performance testing and establish technical brochures. Also carry out trainings of new products to internal sales team and customers.
B.S. in chemistry or equivalent.
10-20 years of experience in polymer or polymer additives industry, with formulating expertise.
Strong customer facing experience to address customers’ unmet needs.
Solid understanding of polymer chemistry, polymer-additive-processing-property correlations.
Familiarity with plasticizer-related production preferred.
Advanced degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is dependent on experience and qualifications.
About Valtris Specialty Chemicals
Valtris has inherited a rich 75-year+ history starting in 1940 with Ferro Corporation’s purchase of what is today our Walton Hills, Ohio facility to our formation as a stand-alone owned company in December, 2014. Formerly the Polymer Additives Division of Ferro Corporation, Valtris continues to be a leading provider of specialty chemicals, serving a diverse set of end markets including building and construction, packaging, consumer goods, transportation, agriculture, flavor and fragrance, and oilfield additives.
In April 2016, Valtris acquired Akcros Chemicals, based in Eccles, United Kingdom. The acquisition expanded our global presence, enhanced our technical and product development capabilities and expanded our product portfolio.
The acquisition of the ChloroToluenes and Baleycourt businesses from Ineos Enterprises in August 2018, further expanded our global reach and end market product offerings to include: flavor and fragrance, agriculture, coatings, personal care, and pharmaceuticals.
Headquartered in Independence, Ohio, USA and with nine facilities operating globally, Valtris offers and unmatched range of complimentary products for the specific needs of our diverse... customer base.
Valtris team of world class, customer focused employees are committed to bringing value to our customers via quality materials, customer service excellence, superior technology, and innovative solutions.
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