Current Vacancies

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Job title: Data 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 a vacancy for a Data Manager, based at our head office, Cowick Hall in East Yorkshire. The primary responsibility of this role is to model the future state of Croda’s data architecture as well as provide best practice to IT and business colleagues. The successful applicant will play a key role in defining and delivering Croda’s transformation of its digital, web and CRM environments.

To be successful you should be educated to degree level in a business or technical discipline, or have relevant experience in a similar role. Some experience of working with customer, product and vendor data models across multiple systems is essential.  In addition, some knowledge of chemistry would be an advantage. The ideal candidate will be a natural problem solver, who isn’t afraid to use initiative to make decisions and is comfortable leading and motivating a team.

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 the on-site restaurant and access to share incentive plans.

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Closing date: 14/06/2015

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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: defined benefits 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: 31/05/2015

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Job title: Laboratory Apprentice

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice to join the Quality Control (QC) team at our Rawcliffe Bridge site in East Yorkshire. This role involves carrying out both routine and one-off laboratory testing and performing a variety of technical support functions across the organisation, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work undertaken.

Educated to A Level standard, with Grade C in Chemistry as a minimum, you should be able to demonstrate an interest in working in a scientific role within a laboratory. Excellent attention to detail is essential, as are good organisational skills. You must also be able to use a computer to perform tasks on a daily basis. The successful candidate will be expected to complete a Foundation Degree in Chemical Science as part of their role, so you must also demonstrate a desire to continue your education while working. Completion of the relevant qualifications can lead to careers in QC, Process Development, Research or Operations.

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), and free lunch in the on-site restaurant.

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Closing date: 07/06/2015

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Job title: Lead Research Scientist

Location: UK | Cheshire - Ditton

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 Lead Research Scientist in the inorganic sunscreen development laboratory at our site in Ditton, Widnes. The main purpose of this role is to lead research and development projects, applying technical knowledge to develop new and existing products to meet market needs. The role will involve taking projects through from development to launch, interacting with manufacturing sites, applications laboratories and marketing teams. There will be a requirement to attend customer meetings to provide technical support and also to understand legislation for actives into the personal care market.

To be successful you should be educated to degree level in a relevant scientific discipline and ideally be experienced in inorganic, colloid or surface chemistry. You should be able to demonstrate an ability to lead a team of people to successfully deliver projects. You will need to be proactive in order to take on projects that are already in the pipeline, and have an innovative approach to solving problems. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential to this role, as is the ability to develop others through coaching and mentoring. High standards of written and verbal communication are also important, including the ability to explain complex technical ideas in easy to understand reports.

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), and access to share incentive plans

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Closing date: 31/05/2015

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Job title: Mechanical Maintenance Technician

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 Lubricants and plastics.

We currently have an opportunity at our Leek site for a Mechanical Maintenance Technician. The main purpose of this role is to provide plant and process problem solving skills to optimise manufacturing equipment availability and keep production downtime to a minimum. The role will involve communicating with internal customers to ensure that the work is completed in a safe and timely manner.

As the successful candidate you will ideally have a City and Guilds qualification in Mechanical / Maintenance, and ideally be apprentice trained. Training in electrical / instrument maintenance would also be an advantage, as would previous experience of working within the chemical industry. You will also need good communication skills, and the ability to work both as part of a team and using your own initiative.

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

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Closing date: 31/05/2015

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Job title: Product Assurance Apprentice

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice to undertake administrative tasks to support the Product Assurance Department at our head office, Cowick Hall. The role will involve maintaining and organising data, preparing spreadsheets for reporting purposes and triage of enquiries for the team.

Educated to GCSE or A Level standard or equivalent, with good grades in Science, English and Maths, you should demonstrate an interest in science. Excellent attention to detail is essential, as are good organisational skills. You will also need to be comfortable with using a computer to perform tasks. The successful candidate will be expected to complete an NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Business Administration so a desire to continue learning whilst working is essential 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), and free lunch in the on-site restaurant.

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Closing date: 07/06/2015

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Job title: Product Assurance 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.

Our Product Assurance team provides global customers with information about our products and processes, as well as their legal and regulatory status. This allows them to make the right decisions about using our products. As a Product Assurance Coordinator you would be central to this critical process which secures our ongoing success. The Core elements of this role would involve acting as the interface between sales and the manufacturing sites, researching information and preparing statements and reports which satisfy our customer’s needs.

Computer literate, with exceptional communication skills (both written and verbal) you will be able to effectively organise your workload to ensure customer requests are dealt with accurately and on time. Perseverance will be key to your success. Ideally, you will have experience of working in a regulatory or scientific role or have a degree in a scientific discipline. A keen interest in science and a willingness to learn are essential. 

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), and free lunch in the on-site restaurant.

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Closing date: 31/05/2015

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Job title: Sales Development Specialist - Advanced Materials

Location: Flexible location

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, plastics and lubricants.

We currently have an opportunity for a Sales Development Specialist within the Advanced Materials area of the Industrial Chemicals Division.  This position will have responsibility for driving technical business development activities within the catalysts, electronics, speciality materials, and advanced ceramics markets. The role will also provide technical liaison between customers and Croda’s R&D team and the job holder is therefore expected to have strong underpinning technical knowledge in dispersancy, rheology, and surfactant chemistries.  Primary responsibilities will be across the European region but the role will also contribute strongly to the global development of the business.

To be successful you will have demonstrated effective commercial and technical skills in a relevant application or industry environment.  You should be educated to degree level with appropriate technical and/or commercial credentials.  Good written and verbal communications skills are essential, as is an ability to grow the business via strong external customer focus. You should also be prepared to travel extensively and multiple European language skills will be an advantage. The location of this role is flexible throughout Europe, but a location close to either Cowick Hall in the UK, or Gouda in The Netherlands would be preferable.

Industrial Chemicals is a diverse and dynamic business including strongly growing speciality sales and established product lines.  It is transforming into a global business and has responsibility for developing novel niche markets outside Croda’s other eight market sectors.  Industrial Chemicals supplies technically differentiated and predominantly sustainable materials, enabling customers in a wide range of technical markets to achieve higher performance and higher levels of sustainability.

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Closing date: 31/05/2015

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Job title: Sales Development Specialist - Phase Change Materials

Location: Flexible location

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, plastics and lubricants.

We currently have an opportunity for a Sales Development Specialist within the Phase Change Materials area of the Industrial Chemicals Division.  This position will have responsibility for driving technical business development activities within the Phase Change Material business. The role will also provide technical liaison between customers and Croda’s R&D team and the job holder is therefore expected to have underpinning technical understanding of thermal energy management technologies. Primary responsibilities will be across the European region but the role may also contribute to the global development of the business.

To be successful you will have demonstrated effective commercial and technical skills in a relevant application or industry environment. You should be educated to degree level with appropriate technical and/or commercial credentials.  Good written and verbal communications skills are essential, as is an ability to grow the business via strong external customer focus. You should also be prepared to travel extensively and multiple European language skills will be an advantage. The location of this role is flexible throughout Europe, but a location close to either Cowick Hall in the UK, or Gouda in The Netherlands would be preferable.

Industrial Chemicals is a diverse and dynamic business including strongly growing speciality sales and established product lines.  It is transforming into a global business and has responsibility for developing novel niche markets outside Croda’s other eight market sectors.  Industrial Chemicals supplies technically differentiated and predominantly sustainable materials, enabling customers in a wide range of technical markets to achieve higher performance and higher levels of sustainability.
 

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Closing date: 31/05/2015

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Job title: Sales Representative - Home Country

Location: Australia | New South Wales

Sales Representative- Sydney based

Personal Care Raw Materials

 

Have you thought about transitioning from a technical/ R&D role into sales?

Sydney based with National/ International travel

 

A leading global raw material manufacturer is currently looking to appoint a Sales Representative to continue to maintain and grow sales with existing clients and identify new opportunities in the Personal Care industry.

 

Based in our Sydney office you will be report to the Industry Sales Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for an outgoing and enthusiastic, technically experienced candidate to join a leading and innovative company in the personal care industry. You will be working closely with customers to assist development work and co-ordinate projects as well as ongoing account management in order to meet and exceed sales targets.

 

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience:

 

Qualifications in chemistry or related scientific field

Strong technical experience within the personal care industry

Self-motivation and Enthusiasm

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to build and maintain strong customer relationships

Establish and closely engage with new product development

Ability to work independently and plan own workload

Sales experience will be highly regarded but not essential

Full driving license

 

A competitive package including car and superannuation will be on offer for the right candidate who is driven to succeed. Ongoing development and training opportunities will exist for those looking to take the next step in your career.

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Closing date: 05/06/2015

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Job title: Shift Process Technician

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 Technician working as part of a 5 shift crew at our site in Hull, East Yorkshire. The main responsibility of this role is the operation of a hydrogenation plant, adhering at all times to health, safety and environmental procedures and ensuring that production targets are met.

As the successful candidate you will ideally have gained City and Guild in Process Operations or hold an equivalent NVQ. You will also preferably have some experience of working in an industrial environment. You must demonstrate that you can work flexibly and that you are capable of proactively organising your workload as the situation dictates. You will be a strong team player with the ability to communicate effectively. You will also have excellent problem solving skills as well as a keen eye for detail.

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

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Closing date: 24/05/2015

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