Current Vacancies

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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: 01/03/2015

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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: 01/03/2015

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Job title: Group Safety, Health & Environment Specialist

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 care and health care to home care and plastics.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced operations or engineering professional to join the Group Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) Department at our head office, Cowick Hall in East Yorkshire. The main purpose of this role is to provide coordination, liaison and advice on all aspects of SHE matters to the Croda Group across all of the operating sites and will involve worldwide travel. This includes continually encouraging and influencing the management at all sites to develop and effectively implement world class SHE management systems, advising on and resolving issues related to non-compliance with both corporate and national standards of SHE.

To be successful you are likely to be educated to degree level, with previous experience of SHE, particularly process technical safety, gained within the within the chemical industry. You must have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to influence people at all levels of the business. Good presentation and training skills are essential, as is the ability to work as part of a team. Support will be provided should the successful applicant wish to obtain a professional qualification in SHE management.

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, free lunch in the on-site restaurant and access to share incentive plans.

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Closing date: 01/03/2015

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Job title: Lead Applications Scientist

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 a vacancy at Cowick Hall for a Lead Applications Scientist within our Lubricants business. The key responsibility of this role is the delivery of new products and data to support the global business across the automotive, marine and industrial sectors.  The role will involve planning and leading multiple projects and a significant level of practical work in our laboratories, which feature state of the art equipment.  This role is central to Croda’s approach to innovation and as such offers interactions across most business functions, from synthetic chemistry to manufacturing and intellectual property to sales & marketing.

To be successful you should be educated to degree level in a relevant scientific discipline and have some experience of working in the lubricants industry in a technical role. You should have a creative approach to solving complex technical problems with an ability to work both within a team and individually. Excellent communication and presentation skills are also necessary. Some European travel may be required for this role.

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

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Closing date: 01/03/2015

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Job title: Logistics Coordinator

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 Lubricants and plastics.

We currently have a vacancy at our Hull site for a Logistics Coordinator to be responsible for progressing daily outbound deliveries on time, by monitoring stock movements, outstanding orders and creating outbound deliveries in line with business guidelines.

To be successful you should be educated to a minimum of GCSE level with good grades in Maths and English (Grade C or above). Candidates with higher level qualifications in technical or scientific subjects would be at a distinct advantage. Experience of working on a chemical site is an advantage but not essential. Working knowledge of SAP, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook is essential, as are excellent communication skills. The ability to work to high standards and prioritise your own workload is also necessary for this role.

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

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Closing date: 15/03/2015

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Job title: Maintenance Technician

Location: UK | East Yorkshire - Goole (Rawcliffe Bridge)

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 at our Rawcliffe Bridge site for an Instrumentation Maintenance Technician also with electrical knowledge to carry out maintenance on site in order to keep production downtime to a minimum. The role involves locating and solving instrumentation and electrical issues on the plant in a safe and timely manner.

As the successful candidate, you will have NVQ 3 or City and Guilds Certificate or equivalent in Instrumentation or Electrical discipline ideally 17th edition & Compex qualified. You should also have some experience of working within the chemical industry, preferably on a top tier COMAH site. To be successful you will be a good written and verbal communicator and be able to demonstrate a keen eye for detail. You should also have the ability to use your own initiative and judgement when solving problems. Experience of working with electronic maintenance management systems and permit to work systems is also essential.

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: 08/03/2015

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Job title: Marketing Manager - Personal Care

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 35 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 Marketing Manager to join our Personal Care team based at São Paulo, Brazil. The main function of the role is to develop short and long term marketing plans for the hair care market segment of the Croda personal care business in Latin America, with a focus on the exploitation of existing technologies and the development of new products and applications that meet customer hair care needs. To coordinate, develop and communicate Croda technologies and data for the Latin American and global markets.  To promote effective marketing support collateral to the Croda sales staff, key strategic customers and all other potential customers.  To achieve annual sales and profit consistent with the Croda strategic business plan.  All other duties as assigned by management.

As the successful candidate, you will be educated to degree level in Chemistry or related science or business field. MBA or MS in Chemistry preferred. Personal care related experience, preferably in sales, marketing and/or the laboratory. 

Must have an ability to work in cross-functional teams and communicate internally to achieve objectives and navigate Internet search engines proficiently.  Strong multi-tasking, planning and organizational skills required. Fluent Portuguese and English are essential to this role. Spanish is desirable.

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Closing date: 08/03/2015

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Job title: Process Development Team Leader

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 Process Development Team Leader at our site in Hull, East Yorkshire. The main responsibility of this role is to lead a small team of scientists to develop improvements to existing site products including identifying new processes and development methods.  The role will also be the technical expert on the chemistries employed on site, providing advice and supporting the manufacturing and SHEQ departments. 

To be successful you should be qualified to degree level in chemistry or a related subject and ideally have experience of managing a team. You should be able to creatively solve complex problems, and have experience of designing and managing process development activities on lab and plant scale. Knowledge of unit operations such as fractional distillation used within process industries would be a significant advantage. You should also be capable of using your own initiative and demonstrating excellent organisation skills. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential.

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: 08/03/2015

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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: 01/03/2015

Strictly No Agencies