Technical Service & Development Specialist for Consumer Comfort: Dow Polyurethanes
The Dow Chemical Company
Horgen, Zurich, Switzerland
vor 10 Tg.

The Dow Chemical Company is looking for a Technical Service and Development Specialist for Consumer Comfort, Dow Polyurethanes, to be located at our European Headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland.

Whether working, playing or resting, people are always looking for a more comfortable experience. Comfort is fundamental to achieving a good quality of life and a sense of wellbeing.

We currently have a challenging opportunity at our European Headquarters in Horgen, Switzerland for a Senior Technical Service and Development Specialist to join the Polyurethanes (PU) Consumer Comfort team which is focused on developing specialty polyols, formulations and technologies primarily for the Furniture and Bedding market segment.

The main responsibilities will be to provide technical support to flexible slabstock foam customers, further enhance existing technologies and to successfully implement new technologies to address identified market needs in collaboration with marketing and R&D.

The candidate will be a fast learner, be comfortable with tight timelines, pressure and working independently and as part of cross-

functional teams. The development activities will require depth of technical thinking and application of scientific methodology in problem solving.

In addition it is considered essential to have a hands-on approach to polyurethane foam processing equipment and to assisting customers in process related troubleshooting.

The candidate will work closely with the respective account managers as part of the account team, R&D colleagues regionally and globally and report to the Application Development and Technical Service Leader EMEAI.

Key Job Responsibilities :

  • Ownership and accountability for customers and business sustainable product development
  • Technical subject matter expert in polyols and flexible slabstock foams
  • Understand customer needs, capabilities and strategies to leverage Dow PU developments enabling new business
  • Formulation development aimed to meet and exceed customer specifications
  • Scale-up of developed formulation on laboratory scale equipment , eventually to production
  • Specific knowledge of flexible foam formulation development and technical support / implementation
  • Running trials within the customer facilities
  • Follow Dow safety and quality processes and procedures
  • Communicate effectively to leadership and across functions
  • Prepare and present technical and marketing centric information externally
  • Represent Dow on Industry associations, technical conference and similar events
  • Extensive travel (up to 40%) within EMEA comes as part of this position
  • Qualifications

  • PhD or MSc in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, or a closely related field
  • Experience in PU technology and slabstock foaming experience is highly preferred
  • Proven history of successful project management and customer relations based on interpersonal skills and understanding
  • Must have the ability to identify problems and provide creative solutions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills both internally and externally
  • Fluent English is essential and a second European language is highly desirable
  • About this Posting

    The Dow Chemical Company values the benefits that diversity can bring. Dow is looking for individuals best suited for this role regardless of nationality, origin, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.

    The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products.

    Additional information on division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.

    About DowDuPont

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