Current Vacancies

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Job title: Account Manager

Location: Germany | Gmbh

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 an Account Manager to join our team based at Croda GmbH. This main responsibility of this role is to identify, develop & maintain profitable sales in the Polymer Additives market in line with the annual targets/sales plan, and to negotiate best possible commercial agreements with customers.

As the successful candidate, you will be educated to degree level in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or a related discipline. In addition you will also ideally have previous experience of working in the chemical or related industries, preferably within a customer facing or sales role in the Polymer Additives market, but this is not essential. You must be a pro-active self-starter who is highly motivated, with excellent commercial acumen. Fluent German and English language skills are essential to this role, as is the ability to plan and organise your own workload.

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Closing date: 20/02/2015

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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: 22/02/2015

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Job title: Industrial Placement Student (12 months)

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Industrial Placement Student to join our team at Ditton, Cheshire. The successful candidate will work on research and development projects in our Metal Oxides Synthesis group, and carry out formulation development in our Product Applications team. The role will involve the research and development of inorganic materials for use in Sun Care, and incorporating products into formulations for our Sun Care and Hair Care businesses. Duties will involve practical laboratory work and report writing. The project work carried out during the placement will be of sufficient academic complexity to meet the requirements of a university industrial placement degree course.

To be successful you will have an A Level in Chemistry and be working toward a 2.1 in a Chemistry or related degree. You should also have good laboratory skills and be able to communicate effectively both in reports and verbally. You will need to be a self-motivated individual with the ability to manage and plan your own workload. Team work, attention to detail and good problem analysis skill are essential for this role.

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

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Closing date: 15/02/2015

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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 HNC level in a relevant engineering discipline 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: 08/02/2015

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Job title: Marketing Communications Coordinator - 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 Marketing Communications Coordinator to join our Personal Care team based at São Paulo, Brazil. The main function of the role is to coordinate, develop and implement marketing communications activities for all areas of multimedia marketing, websites/extranets, and exhibitions/conferences.

As the successful candidate, you will be educated to degree level in Communications, Marketing or a related discipline. In addition you will also have previous experience in the areas of media marketing, communications strategies, and brand development. Knowledge in the areas of exhibition/event coordination, campaign development and execution, publicity/PR experience, traditional/e-marketing collateral and sales tool creation, development and execution are preferred, as well as copywriting and copy editing.

You must be a pro-active self-starter who is highly motivated. You must have a record of organization skills and multi-tasking skills. Ability to develop tactical solutions to technical/market issues and opportunities to extract and summarise key points from complex technical and marketing information. Spanish is desirable. Fluent Portuguese and English are essential to this role, as is the ability to plan and organise your own workload.

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Closing date: 01/02/2015

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Job title: Plant Manager

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 an opportunity for a Plant Manager to join the team at our Oak Road site in Hull, East Yorkshire. The role holder will report to the Operations Manager, have direct line responsibility for a team of Shift Managers and be responsible for delivering the production plan and improvements in overall equipment efficiencies. Maintaining a safe working environment, with minimal environmental impact and high quality standards are essential to this role.

To be successful you should be qualified to degree level in a chemistry or engineering based subject and hold a NEBOSH certificate. You should be able to demonstrate a proven track record of initiative, teamwork, management control, project delivery and management of change having gained this experience through working on a complex processing plant, preferably operating under COMAH regulations.

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: 01/02/2015

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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 are currently looking to recruit Shift Process Technicians to work as part of a 5 shift crew at our site in Hull, East Yorkshire. The roles available may cover a number of unit operations or areas that support the sites overall production requirements including vacuum distillation plants and pumping activities. These roles require that at all times, Health Safety and Environmental procedures are adhered to, whilst 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 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 candidates 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: 15/02/2015

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Job title: Technical Build Lead - SAP FICO

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 have a vacancy for a SAP FICO Technical Build Lead to join our IT team at Cowick Hall. The main purpose of the role is to lead the SAP ERP team in the finance function, including the day-to-day management of 2 direct reports. The role is also responsible for analysis of business needs, SAP configuration, testing and system implementation, as well as technical engagement with the global business in identifying and defining opportunities for system exploitation and improvements.

As the successful candidate, you will ideally be educated to degree level and have, or be progressing towards, a recognised Accountancy qualification.  You will have significant experience of SAP project rollouts and implementation as well as technical SAP ECC6 configuration skills.  You will also have the capability to analyse and understand business needs to turn ideas and opportunities into real business benefits.  Experience of report writer/ painter reports and SAP BW would be an advantage but are not essential. A team player with excellent interpersonal skills, you will have the ability to innovate and influence others to see improvements through to completion. You must be capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines, and have a good attention to detail. There is significant travel associated with this position, and the successful candidate must hold a full UK driving licence.

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: 08/02/2015

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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

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