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Technical Manager Advanced PU Materials - Americas Region

Date: Aug 7, 2022

Location: Allentown, PA, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Technical Manager Advanced PU Materials - Americas Region


Location: United States : Allentown, PA

Function: Innovation Management (R&D)

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Comfort & Insulation


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. 

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This position is to provide an Americas Regional Technology Manager for the Applications Development/ technical service capabilities within the Comfort & Insulation’s Advanced Polyurethane Materials Product line, which would support customers and new development initiatives within the Americas region. Responsibilities will include leading the Americas ADTS technology team, establishing, and maintaining ADTS capabilities within the region, Developing new products and ADTS capabilities in a strategic growth area for C&I Business line. Identifying new customer project opportunities and participation in Polyurethane industry activities to understand key Advanced PU market segment trends and technology drivers.



  • Lead the Americas applications development and technical service efforts to provide solutions to customers in the Polyurethane CASE and high-density foams markets (including microcellular and auto specialties) Primary customers located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil. 
  • Train sales team members on Advanced PU product line, including technical value proposition vs competitive benchmarks
  • Active participation in multi-regional, multi-functional, business development and industry teams to identify industry technology needs and define strategies to grow the business.
  • Collaborate with the global R&D groups in the development and evaluation of new technologies for high density PU market segments.
  • Attend industry meetings, stay current in understanding market trends, and translate this understanding to create or drive new projects for the Advanced PU product line.
  • Write patents, publish papers, and give presentations that further establish Evonik’s position as a leading provider of Additives for the Polyurethanes industry.
  • Establish and maintain the regional applications development laboratory capabilities as needed to meet the ongoing needs of HDPU customers 
  • Ensure compliance of the Regional Advanced PU ADTS team with all the Evonik site safety procedures and guidelines.


  • Minimum of Master’s degree, PhD (preferred) in Chemistry, Material Science, Polymer Chemistry, or Chemical Engineering. 
  • At least 10 years of technical experience within the Polyurethane industry, preferable with equal experience in Cast elastomers, amine curatives or spray polyurea systems
  • Experience in formulating, and market introduction of, high build PU systems (Spray polyurea, cast elastomers, waterproofing membranes etc.)
  • Self-starter and proactive with Excellent interpersonal skills required, with the ability to interact with and advise customers.
  • Proven project management and project execution skills, with the ability to drive customer adoption of new technologies and existing products
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal). Strong Team Player,  must be able to work within multifunctional,  multiregional teams
  • Ability to give technical presentations, write patents and technical seminars.
  • Ability to perform Business related travel up to 35% of the time

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Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

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