Current Vacancies

Listed below are details of the vacancies currently across our business.

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Job title: 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, plastics and lubricants.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice to join our UK Customer Relationship Team at our Head Office, Cowick Hall. The role will involve administrative duties such as sending sales literature, product application data, selling specifications and material safety data sheets to customers, and entering and progressing samples. We will also support you through an NVQ in Business Administration during your apprenticeship.

To be successful, you will be educated to GCSE level, including Science, English and Maths at grades C or above, You will have excellent organisation and communication skills. You will be competent with Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel. Good attention to detail is also essential, as is the ability to work as part of a team.

The successful candidate will receive a fixed term contract for 2 years with a competitive benefits package including: defined benefits pension scheme including 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: 30/08/2015

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Job title: Business Development Manager - Health Care - Europe

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 life in a diverse range of markets - from personal and health care, to home care and plastics.

We currently have an opportunity for a Business Development Specialist in our Health Care team, specifically covering Omega 3 API’s and nutrition in the Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. The role will work alongside the sales team to generate projects with pharma and consumer healthcare companies, and will help to lead and support business development initiatives across the regions to stimulate growth. The role holder will be expected to provide expertise in the functionality and efficacy of Omega 3 lipids in both pharma and consumer healthcare products, as well as the commercial acumen to work with the sales teams to generate opportunities and close out development and supply agreements with customers. The role will work closely with managers across functions at head office and the manufacturing site at Leek to support business development projects.

To be successful, you should be educated to degree level in a life sciences or chemistry related subject and have experience of working both in the pharma industry and a B2B selling environment. Specialist knowledge of fish lipids, specifically Omega 3 fatty acids, and their role in disease treatment, nutrition and preventative healthcare would be advantageous to this role. You should have experience in product development and an understanding of the clinical trials and research environment related to Omega 3 actives. You should be an effective communicator, with the ability to network and form good working relationships, both internally and externally. You should also be able to plan your own workload, and be self-motivated, with good commercial acumen. 

Please note: there will be a significant amount of travel associated with this position, both UK and internationally so flexibility will be required. The location for this role is flexible within Europe.

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Closing date: 13/09/2015

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Job title: Global Account Manager

Location: China | Shanghai - Nan Chang Road

Global Accounts Manager based in Shanghai to drive project / development activity with key accounts across the region, improve communication with the global account managers and put together a strategy at these accounts for the region. 

We ae looking for candidate with 7-10 years’ experience in Key Account Management with an ability to interact with technical teams independently. Drive and energy combined with the ability (and willingness) to communicate and collaborate effectively are equally important. A high degree of technical competence is required.

 

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Closing date: 04/09/2015

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Job title: HR Administrator

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 excellent opportunity for a Human Resources Administrator at our head office, Cowick Hall. The main purpose of this role is to provide recruitment administration support for the full recruitment and selection process; from advertising to job offer stage. This includes being the first point of contact for candidates, liaising with managers and site administrators, placing adverts with recruitment and advertising agents, coordinating arrangements for interviews and assessment events and maintaining our recruitment system.

Educated to GCSE level or equivalent in English and Maths at grades C or above, you will ideally have experience working within HR or you will have previously worked in an administrative role in a fast paced environment. You should also be fully competent with all Microsoft Office applications. You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, capable of developing good working relationships with both internal and external contacts.  Attention to detail is essential as is the ability to prioritise your own workload to ensure key deadlines are met. Due to the nature of the role, confidentiality and the ability to project a professional image are vital. 

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: 06/09/2015

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Job title: Insights Marketing Manager

Location: Singapore

To enable sustainable growth of the business in the mid to long term by developing an in-depth understanding of market and customer dynamics and guiding business focus accordingly.

Contribute to the development and implementation of the business strategy. Anticipate and understand 1-5 year market trends. Collate market information, trend data and undertake market research to deepen the understanding of the market sector in order to support strategy development. Act as the business expert in external market dynamics, advising colleagues at all levels up to and including the sector President. Integral part of the process which determines the strategy for the market sector.

Define market opportunities, discriminating and recommending those for selective business focus. Define and manage the process by which market opportunities are selected for technical and/or marketing investment. Plan and organise the process for effectiveness and efficiency so that there is optimal use of the time of the senior participants in the process. Collaborate with marketing, sales and technical colleagues to creatively convert the selected market opportunities into fully scoped project proposals, including new product development initiatives.

Selectively share insights with nominated key customers, making decisions about what to share, when with whom. Work closely with marketing colleagues and Sales to develop and broaden relationships with selected accounts.

Lead and co-ordinate the competitor analysis work of the team. Seek to understand competitor strategies to be able to predict future competitive threats and advantages.

Attend relevant industry conferences to maintain knowledge base, acquire customer/competitor information & general market feedback. For each exhibition, lead the market/competitor research element of the attendance of the whole team and work with the regional marketing manager and VP Marketing to ensure balance between research and promotional activity at each event.

Maintain awareness of market research tools and reports available to the business and recommend market research investments. Ensure good awareness and training in the use of the tools selected to maximise investments made.

Create, implement and manage systems and/or processes for the sharing of market, customer and competitor insights among the sector team. Solve problems, which are likely to be complex, to overcome regional and functional barriers and IT limitations and ensure user-friendliness.

Coach and develop the wider marketing team with a particular focus on strengthening analytical and strategic marketing capability throughout the marketing team at all levels.

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Closing date: 04/09/2015

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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 a Maintenance Technician to carry out maintenance on site in order to keep production downtime to a minimum. The role involves locating and solving electrical and instrumentation issues on the plant in a safe and timely manner.

As the successful candidate, you will have a City and Guilds Certificate in Instrumentation & Electrical or equivalent plus 17th edition & Compex qualifications. 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: 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: 13/09/2015

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Job title: Marketing Coordinator

Location: Singapore

Identify issues/unmet market needs, seek and recognise important information and translate into proposed new ideas. Make recommendations as required.

Coordinate, influence and work with cross functional project teams to drive developments within key strategic focus areas. Manage projects in accordance with clearly agreed guidelines.

Provide technical and marketing expertise for the promotion of products through appropriate media e.g. generation of literature, advertising, external articles etc. Project timeframe typically 1 year.

Proactively train sales force on new product launches and initiatives, using appropriate and effective methods of communication

Support the sales team with customer visits, in the UK and overseas, involving technical and marketing presentations, in order to clearly communicate and promote new product launches or initiatives.

To prepare for, attend and participate in relevant conferences and exhibitions

To collate and analyse industry data, including competitor, customer and consumer market trends in order to indentify and present new market opportunities

Measure the effectiveness of marketing activity within the relevant business area, in order to maximise on marketing spends and share best practise across industry sectors. 

In some locations the role holder is responsible for overseeing the work of others.

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Closing date: 04/09/2015

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Job title: Marketing 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, plastics and lubricants.

An opportunity has arisen to become part of a dynamic global marketing team within the Personal Care division. This team manages the Skin, Hair and Sun Care product portfolios. As a Marketing Coordinator you will be responsible for exciting new product / data launches, from ideation through to the delivery of a compelling, market relevant launch and promotional plan. Focused on continuous improvement, you will also be responsible for evaluating customer needs, market trends and competitor insight to help maintain our industry leading position. Anticipating future trends and customer / consumer needs is key to our success and you will help shape our future plans and drive innovation through involvement in creativity and ideation forums. Based in the UK you will also have the opportunity to visit customers, on an occasional basis, in support of our sales force in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

To be successful you will be educated to degree level in chemistry or a similar scientific degree and, ideally, have some experience of working in a marketing environment. You should be a creative thinker who is inspired by the opportunity to generate original ideas that take us beyond current thinking. Excellent communication skills are also necessary, as are analytical and market research skills. The ability to work as part of a team, while managing your own workload is also essential.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: defined benefits pension scheme including 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: 06/09/2015

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Job title: Process Innovation Team 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 are currently seeking a Research Scientist with experience in process development to join our Process Innovation Team. This team is a global interdisciplinary group of chemists and engineers whose main focus is to seek out, evaluate and develop new and innovative technologies and processes for manufacturing Croda’s products. The team will ensure the uptake of innovative projects through selling the benefits to stakeholders and support sites during the implementation and scale-up of these new technologies and processes. This role will assist the team by applying technical knowledge in the areas of chemistry, process optimisation and scale-up, to develop new and existing innovative products to meet market needs.

To be successful you should be educated to degree level in chemistry or equivalent. You will have practical laboratory experience ideally in the area of process development; either from a previous role or from an industrial placement. The ability to find innovative solutions to complex problems and adapt to changing project requirements is key to this role. Excellent influencing and networking skills will also be important.

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: 30/08/2015

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Job title: QC Analyst

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 a vacancy for a temporary QC Analyst, based in our Quality Control laboratory at our Leek Site. Reporting to the QC Manager the role will involve carrying out testing of products and maintenance of laboratory equipment as required.

To be successful, you will be educated to HND/HNC level in a chemistry related discipline. Ideally you will also have experience in a busy QC environment as well as an understanding of good manufacturing practice (GMP).  Attention to detail and the ability to effectively plan and organise your own workload is essential. You must also be a team player with excellent communication skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision.  Experience in analytical methodology would be advantageous but not essential.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive benefits package including: defined benefits pension scheme with death in service benefit and 25 days paid holiday allowance (plus bank holidays).

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Closing date: 30/08/2015

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Job title: SHE Coordinator

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. Process, occupational health and safety are the biggest material risks to Croda.

We currently have an opportunity at our Leek site for a SHE Coordinator. Reporting to the SHE Manager, the main purpose of this role is to coordinate the efficient operation of the SHE management systems. This will involve coordinating aspects of planning, doing, checking and acting system stages for a range of risk control programmes and SHE initiatives.

This would be an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate educated to degree level in a scientific or technical subject. An understanding of current SHE manufacturing legislation would be advantageous. As you will be in contact with people from all areas of the business, the ability to influence with good written and verbal communication skills is essential. You will have strong planning and organisation skills to ensure you can operate effectively with multiple tasks, being flexible to meet challenging requirements. Due to the importance of continuing professional development and career prospects within our business, the successful appointee may be required to relocate to another Croda location for the next step in their progression.  

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: 13/09/2015

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Job title: Shift Process Technician

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 opportunities for Shift Process Technicians at our site in Widnes, Cheshire. The main responsibility of this role is the operation of our Metal Oxide and biopolymers plants; 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 a City and Guilds or NVQ qualification in chemical / food processing. You will also preferably have some experience of working in a similar 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. A forklift truck (counterbalance) license is essential for these roles.

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: 13/09/2015

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Recruitment Scam  

We are aware of recent incidents in which fraudulent communications concerning employment appear to have been made seemingly on behalf of Croda. These communications, which may be ongoing, do not originate from Croda. Please be aware of the following:

  • Croda never ask for money or payment from applicants at any point of the recruitment process. 
  • We only accept applications through this website
  • We do not send out application forms for candidates to complete
  • We undertake formal recruitment and selection processes before making  offers of employment
  • All of our email addresses end with “@croda.com”

We suggest caution in the following circumstances:

  • If you receive communication that claims to be from Croda but comes from a non-Croda email address, e.g. from a gmail address or from @crodaplc or similar
  • If you receive unsolicited business propositions and/or offers from people with whom you are unfamiliar 
  • If you are asked to disclose your personal or financial details or pay money to anyone you do not know

If you have any doubt about the authenticity of any communication in relation to employment which seems to be from Croda, please email jobs@croda.com