Technical Services Manager - PVC Processing

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date Posted: 03-07-2018
Position Title           Technical Services Manager - PVC Processing - LA  #4100
 
Relocation               Yes
 
Location                  New Orleans Louisiana
 
Marketing Technical Service Specialist/Manager - Americas
 
Job Scope
 
Reporting to the Vice President of Technology, the position is responsible for technical service, new product/application development and marketing, providing technical support and participating in customer trials in the area of organotin and mixed metal stabilizers as well as plasticizers for PVC. Develop into subject matter expert for heat stabilizers and plasticizer applications in the region.
 
*           Develop solutions and provide product recommendations for specific PVC applications to customers. Provide technical marketing presentations to customers supporting these recommendations as required. 
*           Devise procedures for evaluating, improving and making the heat stabilizer products
*           Establish product performance objectives and utilizing the design of experiment methodology execute the product/application development projects for meeting the customer requirements
*           Prepare and coordinate shipment of new product samples to customers
*           Run applications performance testing in lab as required
*           Arrange and conduct on-site customer trials of existing and new products
*           Provide technical support and troubleshoot customer processes and formulations.
*           Update technical literature; interpret, assemble and present technical results.
*           Communicate the internal product development actives to Technology Leaders/Managers in other geographic regions
 
Candidate Profile
*           BS/MS in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Chemical Engineering
*           Three to five years of experience in conducting technical service and product/application development in a PVC processing plant
*           Hands-on experience in product development/optimization, chemical analysis, formulation development and testing; proficiency in laboratory test methods and interpretation of the test results
*           Knowledge of polymer processing equipment and expertise in PVC compounding
*           Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams and deliver projects on deadlines and manage multiple projects and priorities effectively; acts with a sense of urgency.
*           Demonstrated ability to develop strong customer relationships is required; analytical and problem solving skills are required.
*           Excellent communication skills; proficiency in preparation and delivering PowerPoint presentations to customers and at the industry conferences
*           Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.
 
 
Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:
 
1.  Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Chemical Engineering.
2.  3+ years of experience in conducting technical service and product or application development in a PVC processing plant.
3.  Hands-on experience in product development, chemical analysis, formulation development and testing; proficiency in laboratory test methods and interpretation of the test results.
4.  Knowledge of polymer processing equipment and expertise in PVC compounding.
 
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