Current Vacancies

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Job title: Account Manager - Lubricants

Location: Brazil | Sao Paulo

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 3,200 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

We currently have an opportunity for an Account Manager to join our team based at São Paulo or Campinas, Brazil. This role carries responsibility for identifying, maintaining and developing profitable sales in the Lubricants market in line with annual targets/sales plans, and for growing the Brazilian market in this sector by identifying potential sales opportunities and following up new leads and sample requests.

As the successful candidate, you will be educated to degree level in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline. In addition you will also have previous experience of working in the chemical or related industries, preferably within a customer facing or sales role in the Lubricant market. You must be a pro-active self-starter who is highly motivated, with excellent commercial acumen. Fluent Portuguese, English and good organisation skills are essential to this role, as is the ability to plan and organise your own workload.

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Closing date: 30/11/2014

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Job title: Area Sales Representative - Coatings & Polymers

Location: Italy | Mortara

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

We currently have an opportunity for a Sales Representative based in Mortara, Italy. This position holds responsibility for maintaining and further developing the Coatings and Polymers business in Italy in line with annual targets, sales plans and pricing policies.

As the successful candidate, you will be educated to university degree level preferably within Chemistry or a relevant business area. You will also have previous experience of providing technical advice to customers within a sales related position in a similar industry and strong knowledge of the market sector. You will be IT literate, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as being a team player. You will be required to frequently undertake customer visits in Italy and attend business meetings within Europe; you should therefore be fluent in English and Italian. The role also requires you to live close to Mortara.

All applications must be made in English and include the sentence "I grant permission for my personal information to be used, ref. law 196/2003", in particular for the data treatment as communicated in recruitment advert”. We search for men and women according to Italian law 903/77.

Personal information collected by the Company (inclusive of pictures) will be used for actual and eventual future personnel selections and may be disclosed to the extent strictly relevant to the aforementioned purposes to the Head Quarter, associated companies and subsidiaries owned or participated controlling, controlled and/or other companies that on behalf of Croda Italiana provide personnel recruitment and selection. Personal data can be communicated with the help of electronic, paper and telecommunication systems.

Where the consent to the above data treatments is not given, the company won’t be able to process your application.

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Closing date: 01/12/2014

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Job title: Engineering Development Programme

Location: UK | East Yorkshire - Goole (Cowick Hall)

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 3,400 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics. Croda’s European graduate programme offer Scientists (with a Chemistry bias) and Chemical, Process and Mechanical Engineers the opportunity to fulfil their potential in a challenging and rewarding environment. Each year we recruit between twelve to fifteen graduates. We are looking for graduates for our 2015 intake for the following programmes: Engineering Development Programme You will be involved in all aspects of the profession, ranging from basic research to plant commissioning. You will manage projects from the outset and be expected to accept responsibility quickly. For this programme you will need a Chemical, Process or Mechanical Engineering degree. Each programme requires a 2.1 degree or above, received in the last 5 years. Although not essential, all would benefit from European languages including French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German. Language skills would give the opportunity to complete placements across Europe. In the UK Croda operates at 7 locations near Hull, Goole, Staffordshire and Merseyside, resulting in many sites being commuter distance from major cities such as Leeds, York and Manchester. Croda has many International locations such as France, Spain, Germany Holland, USA, Singapore, Brazil, China & Japan. As well as on-the-job training graduates will benefit from a five module residential training programme which focuses on developing personal and business skills. Croda offer a competitive benefits package to all those on one of its three programmes. This incorporates a starting salary of approximately £27,000 for the Engineering Development Programme and approximately £23,600 for all other programmes, a final salary pension scheme including death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday, share incentive plans plus a £3,000 relocation package.

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Closing date: 02/03/2015

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Job title: Export Shipping Coordinator

Location: UK | East Yorkshire - Goole (Cowick Hall)

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

A vacancy has arisen for a temporary Export Shipping Coordinator based at our head office at Cowick Hall, near Goole. The main purpose of the role is to arrange timely yet cost-effective shipment and delivery of orders as well creating the relevant export documentation in compliance with Customs, Fiscal, Trade and Dangerous Goods regulations and legislation.

Educated to GCSE level or equivalent, with good grades in Maths and English, you should be a confident communicator with excellent written and verbal skills. At times you may need to work to tight deadlines and therefore you should be capable of working under pressure whilst paying attention to detail. Good organisational skills are essential, as is experience of working in a customer service role. Previous experience of export procedures and working with SAP is preferred, and an NVQ or equivalent in Customer Service would be beneficial.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: final salary pension scheme with death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday allowance (plus bank holidays), free lunch in the on-site restaurant and access to share incentive plans.

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Closing date: 30/11/2014

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Job title: Graduate Development Programme

Location: UK | East Yorkshire - Goole (Cowick Hall)

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 3,400 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics. Croda’s European graduate programme offer Scientists (with a Chemistry bias) and Chemical, Process and Mechanical Engineers the opportunity to fulfil their potential in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Each year we recruit between twelve to fifteen graduates. We are looking for graduates for our 2015 intake for the following programmes:

Graduate Development Programme A great general overview of the business. We will tailor the programme to suit you but each graduate will complete three placements across our business functions (sales, marketing, technical, operations and business functions, for example safety or regulatory affairs). For this programme you will need a chemical engineering or chemistry related degree.

Each programme requires a 2.1 degree or above, received in the last 5 years. Although not essential, all would benefit from European languages including French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German. Language skills would give the opportunity to complete placements across Europe. In the UK Croda operates at 7 locations near Hull, Goole, Staffordshire and Merseyside, resulting in many sites being commuter distance from major cities such as Leeds, York and Manchester. Croda has many International locations such as France, Spain, Germany Holland, USA, Singapore, Brazil, China & Japan.

As well as on-the-job training graduates will benefit from a five module residential training programme which focuses on developing personal and business skills. Croda offer a competitive benefits package to all those on one of its three programmes. This incorporates a starting salary of approximately £27,000 for the Engineering Development Programme and approximately £23,600 for all other programmes, a final salary pension scheme including death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday, share incentive plans plus a £3,000 relocation package.

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Closing date: 02/03/2015

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Job title: Lead Engineer - Mechanical

Location: UK | East Yorkshire - Hull (Oak Road)

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

We currently have a vacancy for a Lead Mechanical Engineer, based at our site in Hull, East Yorkshire. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing engineering assurance inspection and testing (e.g. PSSR, LOLER, LEV); managing engineering projects related to equipment/plant reliability and asset integrity improvements; and be capable of offering second line support to the maintenance team, in response to equipment breakdowns.

To be successful the candidate will ideally be educated to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline (or hold an ONC/HNC and have relevant industry experience); preferably have achieved or be working towards chartered status; and must have an awareness of applicable mechanical legislation (COMAH awareness would be a distinct advantage). Experience using AutoCAD and managing civil engineering projects would also be favourable. In addition, you should have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to prioritise your workload independently.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: final salary pension scheme with death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday allowance (plus bank holidays), and access to share incentive plans.

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Closing date: 15/12/2014

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Job title: Logistics Operator

Location: UK | Staffordshire - Leek

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally-minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

An opportunity has arisen for a Logistics Operator to join our busy manufacturing site in Leek. Working on days as part of the logistics team, you will be responsible for ensuring that bulk, packed products and raw materials are sampled, offloaded and stored appropriately. You will be compliant with good manufacturing practice and adhere to health and safety guidelines. A primary function of this role is to ensure that the housekeeping on the sites yard and storage areas is maintained to a very high standard as required by a food / pharmaceutical manufacturing site.

Educated to GCSE level or equivalent and computer literate with some knowledge of computerised warehouse management systems, you should ideally have a background in a food process/ logistics environment. The ability to work as part of a team, adhering to strict deadlines and to communicate with all types of people are essential skills for this role. Experience of driving forklift trucks is also desirable.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: final salary pension scheme with death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday allowance (plus bank holidays), and access to share incentive plans.

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Closing date: 08/12/2014

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Job title: Marketing Assistant - Performance Technologies & Industrial Chemicals

Location: Brazil | Rua Croda

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.


We currently have an opportunity for Marketing Assistant to join our Performance Technologies & Industrial Chemicals (PTIC) team based in Campinas, Brazil. The main function of the role is to effectively deliver marketing activity and sales support within the specified business area, as defined by the marketing plan.


As the successful candidate, you will be educated to degree level in Chemistry, Marketing or a related discipline. In addition you will also have previous experience of market research and a relevant marketing role, as well working in industry. You must be a pro-active self-starter who is highly motivated. You must have a record of achieving objectives and targets; good planning and organisational skills and the ability for creative thinking within market and technical environments. Fluent Portuguese and English language skills are essential to this role, and Spanish is desirable.

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Closing date: 01/12/2014

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Job title: Research and Technology Manager

Location: UK | East Yorkshire - Goole (Cowick Hall)

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 3,500 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

We currently have an opportunity for a Research & Technology Manager to lead the European Health Care R&D team. This role will be expected to support new business opportunities based on both new and existing products and assist the leadership team in identifying new longer term opportunities in the Health Care market. To be successful you should be educated to degree level in a relevant scientific subject, and have experience of working in a senior technical role. Experience of working in the pharma formulation environment is essential. You should have experience of managing a team and a track record of delivering new products into the market. Experience of generating intellectual property and liaising with multiple internal departments to bring new products to market is also important for this role.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: final salary pension scheme with death in service benefit, senior manager bonus scheme, 25 days paid holiday allowance (plus bank holidays), private medical insurance, and access to share incentive plans.

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Closing date: 28/12/2014

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Job title: Technical Development Programme

Location: UK | East Yorkshire - Goole (Cowick Hall)

A global leader in speciality chemicals, Croda is the name behind some of the world’s biggest brands providing practical, environmentally minded solutions to the problems of everyday life. In 34 countries, our 3,400 employees work to improve a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics. Croda’s European graduate programme offer Scientists (with a Chemistry bias) and Chemical, Process and Mechanical Engineers the opportunity to fulfil their potential in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Each year we recruit between twelve to fifteen graduates. We are looking for graduates for our 2015 intake for the following programmes:

Technical Development Programme For those graduates who are keen to develop their career within a laboratory environment. Scientists will be given immediate project responsibilities and can be based in one laboratory or across different placements. For this programme you will need a Chemistry related degree.

Each programme requires a 2.1 degree or above, received in the last 5 years. Although not essential, all would benefit from European languages including French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and German. Language skills would give the opportunity to complete placements across Europe. In the UK Croda operates at 7 locations near Hull, Goole, Staffordshire and Merseyside, resulting in many sites being commuter distance from major cities such as Leeds, York and Manchester. Croda has many International locations such as France, Spain, Germany Holland, USA, Singapore, Brazil, China & Japan.

As well as on-the-job training graduates will benefit from a five module residential training programme which focuses on developing personal and business skills. Croda offer a competitive benefits package to all those on one of its three programmes. This incorporates a starting salary of approximately £27,000 for the Engineering Development Programme and approximately £23,600 for all other programmes, a final salary pension scheme including death in service benefit, 25 days paid holiday, share incentive plans plus a £3,000 relocation package.

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Closing date: 02/03/2015

Strictly No Agencies