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Manager Packaging Polymer Science (m/f/d)

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Want a role with real-world impact? You’ll have the freedom to develop products that touch millions of lives. Worldwide. 

Manager Packaging Sustainability Polymer Science - (R&D)

Work Location: Heidelberg (DE)
Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package


You’ll develop new, more sustainable products and technologies. You’ll take customer insights and work with experts from different teams to lead research and development projects. Ultimately, you’ll help us create new products. Products that solve real problems and improve the lives of millions of people globally.
You’ll succeed because… 
You understand the need of using plastics, their properties and benefits they bring to our products, supply chains and consumers. Your experience in plastic processing gives you the advantage to develop new and greener solutions. You have a solid background in polymer science with experience in key packaging materials. Furthermore because of your chemical/ engineering roots, you know which factors play a crucial role in defining material characterization and required level of specification to satisfy our converters with easy to process materials but also overdriving material science with new substitutions. You will be launching new, more sustainable recycled grades and circular plastics which still maintain consumer preference. 


The skills you have are: 
•    In depth knowledge and background in petrochemical industry/ mechanical recycling processes/ polymer processing and conversion (blow moulding, injection moulding, thermoforming, film casting and extrusion). In particular for Polyethylene, Polypropylene and Polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
•    Experience on at least one of the following areas: bio-plastics (derived, degradable, compostable), chemical/ feedstock recycling (ex. pyrolysis), modern mechanical recycling and waste sorting, petrochemical technical groups.  
•    Knowledge of sustainable solutions for circular plastics such as bio/ renewable resourced plastics, bio-degradable and chemically recycled resins. 
•    Knowledge of the relevant regulations, directives, guidelines and standards relevant to polymer resins and plastic packaging. 
•    Knowledge of circular economy with its all participants and their roles across the globe (collection, sorting, recycling, re-processing, NGO’s).
•    Creativity, knowledge and experience to identify practical opportunities for more sustainable solutions and replacements through leveraging polymer science.
•    Ability to transform polymer science platforms into viable business propositions.
•    Hands-on project management with full ownership to deliver workable on cost target products.


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. You will contribute to the future of plastics. You’ll be responsible for your own projects - we can’t wait to listen to your ideas. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help bring the very best out of you, every day. 


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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