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We’re driven to succeed. At Flexsys, every one of us is driven to excel, but behind that determination is a culture of cooperation, exceptional service, and a focus on customers. We’ve worked hard to build an open, diverse and stimulating environment and it shows in our relationships with our customers, and within our team. Our staff cares about the work they do and the people they work with. We have a growth mindset. We’re authentic and confident, open and enthusiastic, and continually driven to improve the lives of our customers and one another.

If you’re interested in joining a team that’s as driven to be successful as it is to be supportive, with many opportunities for growth as well as superior benefits and compensation, please view all of our open positions below.

North America

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Description

Flexsys America has an immediate supervisor opening, managing our Rubber Compounding and Testing Laboratory in Akron, Ohio.  The Rubber Laboratory functions as both a research/application development lab and quality testing lab for Flexsys’ Tire Additives business. This laboratory maintains specialized rubber formulation and testing capabilities that provide operational support to production facilities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia/Pacific regions. In addition, the lab works closely with our application development and technical support teams in advancing new product development. This supervisory position will report to the Chief Technology Officer.

Flexsys is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of tire additive products used in the manufacture of commercial tires and other elastomeric end-uses. Flexsys works with our global customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety, sustainability and quality. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Flexsys employs approximately 500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. We offer a competitive salary, full benefits, balanced work environment within a collaborative team. The company headquarters is in Akron, Ohio, USA. For more information, visit www.flexsys.com.

Requirements

The ideal applicant will have experience managing multiple individuals of differing expertise, demonstrate a proven history of adhering to safe laboratory policies, while providing prompt service to internal/external customers.  An important element of the job will involve maximizing the workload through the laboratory while interacting with various application scientists. Providing both technical and supervisory leadership are both key elements for a successful candidate.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Physical Science or Engineering.
  • A minimum of three-year experience supervising laboratory analysts.
  • A minimum of three-year experience maintaining an industrial laboratory.
  • Some experience in compounding polymeric formulated products using pilot-scale extruders or internal mixers is preferred.

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Description

The Global Sourcing Manager – Indirect leads sourcing activities for all indirect categories including energy, utilities, packaging materials, MRO, & other goods & services to improve Flexsys’ position in the market and reduce the total cost of ownership.

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops and maintains a deep market knowledge comprising the assigned categories and uses market insights to inform and develop sourcing strategies.
  • Leads Sourcing and Procurement Management activities for the assigned categories with the goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions, mitigating supply risks while ensuring/ improving product quality and/or supplier service levels.
  • Works with key stakeholders located globally across all Flexsys manufacturing sites and in corporate functions to develop and implement effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans, as well as minimizing risks to business interruption.
  • Conducts supplier selection and negotiation processes utilizing best practices.
  • Lead supplier performance reviews and partner with cross-functional team to ensure suppliers are meeting all negotiated agreements and terms. Ensure performance metrics are tracked and communicated. Completes site audits of suppliers as needed.
  • Actively share out progress on initiatives and proactively communicate supply issues and risk mitigation plans in weekly/monthly update meetings.
  • Validate supplier capacities, identify potential risks and recommend mitigation plan.
  • Partner with Demand Planning and fellow Procurement team members to align on long-range forecasts to drive effective supply planning and cost negotiations with suppliers.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of and good working relationships, including partnerships, with key suppliers. Applies this supplier knowledge to inform and develop negotiation strategies for executing sourcing strategies.
  • Formalizes supply into appropriate agreements and contracts.
  • Provides insights to commercial & supply chain teams around supply, demand, and pricing trends in material markets to support decision making.
  • Tracks performance within each spend category and defines impact.
  • Upholds internal and external policies, regulations, and laws.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognized university required; MBA and/or technical degree in Procurement/Supply Chain is preferred.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of sourcing, purchasing of either energy/utilities, or packaging, or indirect goods & services, experience required.
  • Knowledge of global & regional energy policies and experience in policy advocacy through Trade Associations would be an advantage.
  • Relevant packaging procurement experience (bags, FIBCs, pallets, etc), managing large manufacturers in a global production environment would be an advantage.
  • Has the ability to represent all aspects of Flexsys’s position with suppliers and other external contacts.
  • This role requires the ability to think strategically and execute methodically and a passion for reducing costs with a strong bias for action.
  • Experience of working with global cross-functional teams.
  • Exceptional negotiation, project management and problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and support multiple sourcing initiatives
  • Strategic mind-set to identify improvement opportunities, with balance of short term and long-term interests.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills. Proficient communication skills, verbal and written, in English.

Travel required,  globally to supplier & manufacturing locations, 5-20% of time.

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Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

The Maintenance Supervisor position is accountable for the first line supervision of both internal and external resources for the asset maintenance and reliability at Flexsys America’s plant located in Monongahela, PA (approximately 25 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA). This position is to assure proper maintenance, installation and repair of mechanical, electrical, and instrumented equipment with control systems according to regulatory and Flexsys America standards.

  • Lead and foster the safety culture for maintenance personnel while driving maintenance and reliability productivity improvement efforts.
  • Direct maintenance staff within the framework of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Evaluate the job performance and developmental needs of direct reports. Provide appropriate feedback, coaching, and training to meet the needs of individuals and the maintenance needs of the site.
  • Evaluate effectiveness and assist in development of Predictive and Preventive maintenance plans.
  • Participate in Root Cause Failure Analysis and execute corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems.
  • Coordinate with others to ensure that critical equipment is identified and that spare parts are available.
  • Coordinate contractors as needed for mechanical, electrical and other related contracted work.
  • Control maintenance expenditures in a cost-effective way according to the site budget for site repairs, resources, direct labor, overtime and contractors.
  • Deliver on key performance metrics for the maintenance department such as equipment availability, schedule compliance, PM completion rate, percent of reactive work, etc.

Requirements

Required Experience & Skills:

  • The ideal candidate requires 80% mechanical and 20% electrical, skills, ability and/or experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electromechanical Engineering or equivalent required.

Candidates are PREFERRED who offer the following:

  • Previous maintenance supervisory experience in chemical/petrochemical, pulp/paper or closely related industry College and/or related technical courses.
  • Advanced skills in mechanics, hydraulics, pneumatics, and electrical.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills.
  • Strong commitment to personnel and process safety.
  • Very service oriented and customer focused.
  • Broad-based, hands-on knowledge and experience with various types of mechanical equipment and repair (pumps, blowers, mechanical seals, piping, vessels, exchangers, welding, rigging, scaffold).
  • Knowledgeable of 480V power distribution, feeders, and Motor Control Centers for motors, variable speed drives, lighting, grounding, etc. and instrumentation and control systems including interlocks, PLC, and DCS (Delta V preferred).
  • Knowledgeable with applicable code requirements, including OSHA, PSM (Mechanical Integrity), ASTM, ISA84, NFPA70E.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with other engineers, technicians, operators, and contractors.
  • Experience of Predictive and Preventative maintenance practices such as Vibration, Ultrasound, Oil analysis, and Thermography.
  • Fluent in English. Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Advances problems toward resolution when encountering ambiguity or uncertainty.
  • Results oriented, puts in extra effort and work to accomplish critical or difficult tasks.
  • SAP preferred CMMS (Computerize Maintenance Management System) experience. Ability to utilize computerized maintenance systems for data entry/tracking to include scheduling, payroll, work orders, parts inventory, etc.

Flexsys America is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Flexsys America is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

The Process Safety Engineer will provide Process Safety services for the Tire Additives organization and manufacturing sites.  The role is preferably based at one of the large Tire Additives manufacturing sites as basic understanding of the technology and day-to-day operational activities is essential to its success.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain business level Process Safety Management Program. Support the Tire Additives sites in implementing and sustaining these programs.
  • Develop and maintain a business level Process Safety Audit program and evaluate or advise on any third-party audit recommendations related to Process Safety.
  • Develop and maintain Process Safety Knowledge Management systems, including training programs.
  • Provide Process Safety input to enhance the quality of operating procedures (Work Instructions).
  • Provide Process Safety input to Maintenance and Engineering departments to enhance day to day protocols and Contractor management.
  • Conduct and support Process Hazards Analysis (PHA) and be the business focal point for PHA. Support/drive resolution of PHA recommendations.
  • Conduct and support Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and be the business focal point for LOPA. Support/drive resolution of LOPA recommendations.
  • Be the business expert for advanced process safety hazard topics, e.g. Facility Siting Analysis, Quantitative Risk Analysis, etc.
  • Provide independent advice to Site Management on all process safety related regulatory requirements to ensure compliance.
  • Lead and support process safety incident and process safety near miss investigation by using Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
  • Serve as SME for Management of Change (MOC) or Pre-Start-up Safety Review (PSSR) procedures and processes.
  • Develop and conduct PSM related trainings. Support sites to implement corporate training programs locally.
  • Advise site Engineering departments on developing of Engineering Standards and designs.
  • Work with business engineering partners on specific technology related topics that impact Process Safety.
  • Advise site Engineering, Maintenance and Operations on Safety Instrumentation System (SIS) following relevant Industrial Standards.
  • Advise Management in conjunction with HSES on all Process Safety related regulatory requirements or other Process Safety issues that may rise.

Requirements

Qualifications General

  • Passion for Process Safety
  • Familiar with chemical plant operations
  • Strong technical background
  • Motivated by technical and analytical work
  • Ability to understand and support interpretation of local legislation

Educational

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering

Communication Skills

  • Able to express ideas effectively in both individual and group situations.
  • Communicates effectively at all levels throughout the organization.
  • Able to organize and express ideas clearly and effectively in written documents.

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a chemical manufacturing environment with basic exposure to Process Safety Management.
  • Minimum experience of 5 years in a Process Safety role in an OSHA PSM covered chemical industry with increasing job responsibilities.
  • Enhanced process safety training or knowledge is required (e.g. SIS design, leading PHA’s, conducting LOPA’s, consequence modeling, facility siting, leading RCA’s).

Reporting

  • The role will report within Eastman’s Process Safety Department
  • Location is either Sauget, IL (ST. Louis MO) plant site, or Monongahela, PA (Pittsburg) plant site depending on candidate location. Relocation will be provided
  • Some domestic and international travel will be required. Up to 25%

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

There is an immediate opening for a Process Chemical Engineer as part of the Production Team at the Monongahela, PA, production site.  The production team is responsible for day to day operation of the plant, ensuring customers receive high quality product meeting their specifications, planning/executing plant experiments to implement process improvements, and working with HSES and Maintenance/Reliability to perform RCAs and implements solutions.  The position will be based in Monongahela, PA, USA (approximately 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA).  Minimal travel is required. The Pittsburgh metropolitan area is highly rated due to a range of available cultural and outdoor activities, several professional sports teams, good school systems, excellent hospitals and universities, and low cost of living.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Identify opportunities to improve plant performance and implement effective solutions.
  • Lead capital projects that support the needs of the manufacturing facility.  Will requiring developing equipment specifications, updating drawings, and overseeing execution of the project.
  • Provide troubleshooting support for production operations and lead/support production team through implementation of solutions.
  • Participate in PHAs as a process expert.
  • Lead or participate in RCAs and implement any resolutions identified.
  • Originate MOCs to properly document and communicate changes.
  • Understand and apply safety and regulatory requirements (OSHA PSM, Permitting, etc.).

Requirements

 Required Experience & Skills:

  • Minimum of B.S. Degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience in the chemical industry.
  • Strong commitment to personnel and process safety.
  • General knowledge of various types of rotating equipment, piping systems, and mechanical equipment (pumps, blowers, compressors, relief devices, tanks, piping, etc.).
  • General knowledge of materials of construction for chemical processes.
  • Knowledge of Chemical processes including reactors, heat exchangers, distillation, absorption, material handling, etc.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with other engineers, technicians, chemical operators, maintenance workers, contractors, and 3rd party vendors.
  • Ability to simulate and predict plant conditions utilizing HMBs.
  • Ability to identify chemical process improvement opportunities and implement effective solutions.
  • Knowledge of PSM.
  • Fluent in English. Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Advances problems toward resolution when encountering ambiguity or uncertainty.
  • Results oriented, puts in extra effort and work to accomplish critical or difficult tasks.

Desirable Experience & Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years chemical manufacturing management/support
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis applicable to chemical manufacturing and/or design of experiments
  • Experience in successful implementation of systems to enhance Operational Excellence, e.g. SPC, Alarm Management, Shift Handoff, Procedures and Tasksheets, etc.
  • Familiarity with modeling chemical processes utilizing computer software such as ChemCad or ASPEN
  • Crystex production experience
  • Design and operating experience with solids processing and handling equipment
  • Professional Engineers License

Other:

  • Schedule:  Full Time – some weekend and evenings required depending on plant support needs.

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers.  The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success.  As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

Position Overview: The Payroll Specialist will lead the day-to-day activities related to the Company’s U.S. Payroll. Processes bi-weekly payroll for both Union and Non-Union employees in multiple states. Works closely with senior leadership to create department strategies and objectives, advise on payroll policies and best practices. The position is in the Flexsys office in Akron, Ohio.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensures accurate and timely processing of payroll, tax reports, garnishments, and employee deductions for all US Associates.
  • Provides timely and accurate employee tax-related reports, tax deposits, and general ledger postings through payroll systems.
  • Monitors the accurate processing of payroll updates, including new hires, transfers, promotions and terminations.
  • Ensures compliance with internal controls, payroll tax laws, labor contracts, garnishment and child support regulations in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.
  • Responsible for state registration and setup for payroll tax liabilities.
  • Responsible for monitoring and updating employee tax settings.
  • Responsible for monitoring, updating, and testing of Payroll and Timekeeping software system, upgrades, patches, and program changes.
  • Ensures adherence to IRS regulations regarding W-2 reporting, and all facets of payroll processing.
  • Works within HRIS and with other HR Leaders to ensure employee deductions including Union Dues are setup according to effective date(s) and probation periods.
  • Ensures compliance?to include FMLA, personal, military, and any other type of leave granted.
  • Responsible for all payroll reporting to internal and external auditors on Health and Welfare and 401k plans.
  • Able to interact with senior leadership on all payroll related matters.
  • Other duties

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business, Accounting/Finance, or similar field required.
  • 5 – 10 years of Payroll experience required, preferable in multiple states, with advanced knowledge of current Federal and State regulations and legislation affecting human resources management, including employee compensation and benefits programs.
  • Experience with Paylocity Payroll and Time & Labor system a huge plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook), with advanced knowledge of Excel, spreadsheets, workbooks; advanced knowledge of Payroll systems and experience.
  • High volume, multi-state payroll, in a union environment is a plus; knowledge of bargaining unit contracts relating to work rules, benefits, step-rates, and other salary structures.
  • Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, fast faced environment. Have superior organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and business skills to develop and maintain effective business relationships.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven track record of getting desired results.
  • Strong collaborative and influencing skills to achieve desired results.
  • Ability to work independently under pressure.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of professional and ethical conduct, maintains confidentiality.
  • Someone who strives to ensure that diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging show up in your work every day, regardless of how big or small your tasks and projects are.

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Operator – Flexsys America LP, Monongahela, PA Site. This position reports to a Team Manager.

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Operator include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Monitor and make the necessary adjustments to control the process.
  • Assist, cover vacancies, and rotate with the other positions in monitoring and operating the process.
  • Maintain logbook and rounds and report deficiencies to supervision on all routine and non-routine tasks for safe and efficient operations.
  • Perform field work to support the process.
  • Conduct training of new personnel.
  • Take process samples and make adjustments to control quality parameters.
  • Review and follow all production standard operating procedures and job analyses.
  • Make product and raw material transfers.
  • Review and follow all safety rules, procedures, and practices for the safety of  themselves, other employees and contractors.
  • Support the safety culture at the Monongahela plant by participating in Safety program, which includes pre-job hazard evaluations and person-to-person contacts.
  • Participate in hazard reviews, MOCs, and in the development of the annual business plan, and complete improvement projects on the plans.
  • Attend required training sessions.
  • Support environmental, safety, and health efforts at the plant.
  • Any other related work as directed by the supervisor.

Training:

New personnel will be introduced as Technician I and will begin training for Technician II and then Relief Operator. The training schedule will outline the milestones and increases in pay for each progression. Satisfactory job performance and qualification skills testing is required to progress.

Requirements

  • High school degree required.
  • Fork truck experience preferred.
  • Either college level technical course work in math/chemistry/engineering or mechanical/electrical trade school would be a plus but is not required.
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in a manufacturing environment is required; process manufacturing is preferred.
  • Strong computer aptitude; experience with DeltaV or other DCS systems is preferred.
  • A strong commitment to working safely and to the safety of others.
  • Ability to perform high quality, cost effective work in order to meet customer expectations.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively monitor plant equipment and make adjustments to processes and controls; ability to handle upsets, startups, and shutdowns of plant systems and processes.
  • Ability to use tools properly and safely to perform maintenance tasks on plant process equipment.
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision in a self-directed team environment.
  • Ability to work 12-hour, rotating shifts, outside in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively.
  • Flexibility in approach to tasks and openness to change.
  • Ability to pass related skills tests.

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

Flexsys has an immediate opening for an Team Manager at its Sauget, IL location. This position is responsible for supporting and optimizing both field execution and work order planning processes for maintenance activities in the assigned areas of responsibility. This position will work closely with the Maintenance Department. The Team Manager has direct supervisory oversight and performance accountability for the maintenance activities performed by the in-house plant mechanics and electricians and select contractors. This position reports to the Maintenance Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all maintenance tasks are performed in a manner that is supportive of the site core value of achieving an incident –free workplace.
  • Demonstrate behaviors and establish expectations that support the vision and a strategy for achieving excellence with respect to all site maintenance activities.
  • Manage and optimize maintenance performance and productivity through the establishment of clear performance expectations, coaching on individual performance and delivery of appropriate recognition and accountability for results.
  • Provide technical/problem solving assistance for mechanics and work to further develop the independent problem-solving abilities of maintenance employees.
  • Work collaboratively with the site Reliability Team to achieve significant improvement in the operational reliability of critical process equipment.

Job Planning Responsibilities:

  • Backlog management including participation in weekly backlog reviews
  • Participate in the development of a weekly schedule
  • Plan of routine, improvement and turnaround maintenance work orders
  • Assist in development/upgrade of maintenance work plans in SAP
  • Assist in development/upgrade of Bill of Materials (BOMs) for all equipment.
  • Assist in entry of Equipment Master Data
  • Compliance with preventive and predictive work order completion targets
  • Coordinate work with outside resources
  • Collaborate with the site Procurement/Stores function to optimize Stores functionality and spare parts availability for planned work
  • Assist planner in preparation for jobs including scope development by physically inspecting the job, identifying necessary resources, procurement of parts and materials to execute the job, and estimate of labor
  • Procure drawings and specifications
  • Manage permit requirements
  • Evaluation of maintenance plan creation or upgrade
  • Evaluation of preventive/predictive maintenance tasks
  • Ensure job walk downs are completed to mitigate concerns and share learnings/observations with the crew
  • Observe work execution and hold craft persons accountable for safety behaviors, following the job plans, and quality of workmanship

Requirements

  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to read and interpret equipment drawings
  • Must be a self-starter and able to manage multiple tasks at a time
  • Strong planning, organization, facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills and a desire to provide “attention to detail”

Preferred  Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of SAP
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a maintenance position supporting chemical operations is highly preferred

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers.  The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success.  As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

Position Overview:

As the Flexsys Global Logistics Manager, you will identify and manage third-party service provider(s), who will be responsible for managing external packed warehouses, and the operational execution of sourced carriers (ocean, packed, bulk liquids, rail) to deliver Flexsys’ proprietary materials to end-customers. In addition to that, you will coordinate across site logistics’ facilities and planning departments. You have a key role in the coordination of logistics operations and the performance management of Flexsys’ Logistics Service Providers globally.

Accountabilities include:

  • Development and Execution of Flexsys’ global logistics strategy to achieve business objectives.
  • Selection and Management of global 3PL provider(s) to deliver logistics solutions.
  • Coordinating the negotiation of commercial agreements with suppliers from initial discussion, through to contract development and implementation.
  • Conducting 3rd party supplier spend analysis to target strategic sourcing opportunities and develop savings pipeline.
  • Providing industry-leading service levels for strategic customers.
  • Delivering cost savings as part of the international and regional distribution-cost savings targets.
  • Cultivating strong internal and external relationships with 3PL at senior and executive levels. Establish yourself as primary liaison between Flexsys and 3rd party providers.
  • Conducting activities in strict accordance with company guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure full compliance is achieved.
  • Supporting cross-functional partners and providing input on projects and strategic objectives.
  • Develop and drive initiatives to achieve Distribution Cost targets and Business Goals.
  • Maintain strong Supply & Demand knowledge for various modes of transportation and warehousing to enable Flexsys to take prompt advantage of changes in market conditions.
  • Develop freight rate projections, compile benchmark data, and gather market intelligence.
  • Offer creative solutions to optimize distribution network.
  • Provide guidance for differentiated distribution offer elements and service levels based on customer segmentation across regions.

Requirements

This is who you are:

  • As Logistics Manager, you offer excellent managerial, analytical and communication skills.
  • You are culture sensitive and have a well-developed interpersonal sensitivity.
  • You communicate effectively with a variety of people across multiple cultures and functions, and you work according to high ethical standards.
  • You are a  strategic thinker with business acumen who enjoys translating a strategy into executional actions to achieve the desired outcome.
  • You have excellent negotiation and commercial skills, paired with relationship development skills. You are self-motivated, with a proactive attitude and accountability for delivering results.
  • You are a courageous leader with a bias for action, and the ability to build and inspire a team that reports directly or indirectly to you.
  • You are at an advanced level in problem solving & decision making, results orientation, and you perform best in a team environment. You offer strong organization and planning skills and have a structured and methodological way of working.
  • You have the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

This is what you bring:

  •  A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Logistics or related field.
  •  Global Experience (greater than 10 years) in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain, Materials Management within the chemicals industry, across all transportation modes, with history of 3PL management.
  • Experience in an international leadership role within the chemical industry is mandatory (greater than 3 years).
  • Experience with business process and work process development in supply chain/ logistics.
  • Excellent communication skills. Fluent in English, verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of SAP.
  •  Experience in Sales Force a plus but not required.
  • APICS, Lean Sigma, or CPM certification is a plus but not necessary.

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers.  The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success.  As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives. Position Overview: Under the direction of the Human Resource Manager, the HR Generalist manages the day-to-day administration of the human resource function, including onboarding, benefit administration, HRIS administration, termination processing and file maintenance.  They will be on-site Mon-Fri to deal with day to day employee relations/labor relations issues, assist in recruiting, and be the on-site HR presence at the office located in Sauget, IL. The role will also be responsible for the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. Experience in a unionized manufacturing setting is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to progress into a broader leadership role at the Company. Position Responsibilities:

  • Support performance management administration and organizational communications
  • Participate in recruitment efforts for internal positions, including interviewing candidates and providing feedback. Works with various talent agencies as needed
  • Support labor relations including working with union representative to resolve labor relation issues
  • Conduct employee orientation, including collection of all new hire paperwork and proper filing
  • Maintain employees’ files, both electronic and paper, to ensure federal and state compliance ensuring all files are files properly and accurate, including auditing files as needed
  • Process termination paperwork for departing employees. Conducts exit interviews as requested
  • Monitor and tracks Paid Time Off for employees
  • Assist with benefits administration though the HRIS system including assisting with open enrollment, enrolling and terminating employees and approving enrollments as necessary
  • Act as a liaison between the benefits brokers and employees to help answer employee questions
  • Support payroll as needed, including being a backup for payroll
  • Assist with leave administration, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field required
  • 2 years prior Human Resource experience preferable in a unionized manufacturing
  • Ability to translate HR knowledge into valuable recommendations and solutions
  • Ability to travel as necessary
  • Thrives in an ever-changing, fast faced environment.
  • Enjoys multi-tasking and has superior organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and business skills to develop and maintain effective business relationships
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven track record of getting desired results
  • Strong collaborative and influencing skills to achieve desired results
  • Ability to work independently under pressure
  • Demonstrates the highest level of professional and ethical conduct, maintains confidentiality
  • Someone who strives to ensure diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Experience with Paylocity a plus

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

The HSES Specialist for the Flexsys – Monongahela Site has responsibility to ensure that all operations at the site are fully compliant with all local, state, and federal air regulations and requirements.  He/she supports the site by managing assigned environmental programs as the subject matter expert; by working closely with others in operations, technology, and engineering to evaluate improvement and capital projects for regulatory requirements and compliance; and by interfacing with regulatory agencies for inspections, filing of reports, and requesting approvals.  One of the main focuses will be environmental responsibilities. This role will have additional safety responsibilities as well.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  •  Title V Permit  management
  • Semi-annual compliance reports
  • Coordinate emissions testing at the site’s operating units
  • Develop technical expertise in environmental regulations
  • Review MOCs and capital projects to determine regulatory impacts
  • Represent the Monongahela Site during corporate audits and government inspections
  • Train operations and maintenance personnel on environmental responsibilities
  • Develop and calculate air emissions estimates monthly or annually, as required
  • Work with operations to maintain environmental compliance
  • Maintain environmental tracking logs and corporate metric databases
  • Actively promote & drive the corporate safety vision of a Zero Incident Culture through fostering a Zero Incident Mindset, including but not limited to, employee safety observations, hazard recognition / blind-spot programs, and other employee engagement activities
  • Manage policies, procedures, programs and databases consistent with Federal, State and Company requirements
  • Execute safety-related training curriculum development and presentations associated with company policies, OSHA requirements, new employee safety orientations, routine safety training
  • Conduct Root Cause Analysis investigations for Safety and Environmental Incidents

Requirements

  • B.S. Degree in Environmental Engineering or related science
  • 5+ years’ work experience required in chemical or industrial manufacturing
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to communicate the right level of detail to the right audience, at the right time
  • Ability to work under pressure while staying organized and continuously meet deadlines
  • Strong technical / analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills in standard office software programs
  • Self-started and highly motivated to drive the HSES performance
  • Strong Project Management skills

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

This position is accountable for the Engineering and Maintenance function for Flexsys America plant located in Monongahela, PA (approximately 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, PA).  The Engineering and Maintenance Manager will be responsible for providing strategic leadership to the Maintenance, Reliability, and Engineering Teams. As a member of the Plant leadership team you will be responsible for developing strategies for improving plant asset reliability.

Key role deliverables include, but is not limited to the following:

  • Ensure the safe, efficient, and cost-effective management of the overall maintenance, engineering and reliability processes and activities to ensure maximum equipment reliability and assets preservation.
  • Ensure all planned projects are implemented on time, on budget and meet the stated objective.
  • Lead Preventive, Predictive and Reliable Manufacturing Processes which follow industry past practices.
  • Lead and develop the Maintenance, Reliability & Engineering teams.
  • Manage/control maintenance cost and capital project portfolio to achieve target results while ensuring budgets are prepared, met and variances explained with appropriate action taken as required.
  • Manage the plant’s CMMS optimizing spare parts/materials inventory and maintenance work to minimize unplanned downtime and operating cost as well as ensuring the MRO inventory meets proper business requirements.
  • Lead the continuous improvement of key performance indicators to increase asset life and department budget cost effectiveness.
  • Lead and perform necessary root cause analysis on asset failures and implement identified actions to improve manufacturing reliability.
  • Demonstrate success in leading change and driving improvement.
  • Be accountable for all plant asset outcomes.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 7+ years’ experience leading and improving maintenance and reliability in an industrial OSHA PSM covered environment where managing personnel, logistics, production, and workplace safety were a requirement.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with experience successfully leading and developing a team of engineers.
  • Demonstrated success implementing & optimizing reliability maintenance systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and facility systems.
  • Excellent leadership skills that include proven ability to coach and develop team members to a higher level of performance, ability to work in a team environment actively promoting collaboration, teamwork, and conflict resolution.
  • Experience developing and managing budgets to maximize asset reliability.
  • Demonstrated planning, organizing and problem-solving skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and projects concurrently.
  • Demonstrated experience with Root Cause Analysis tools.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, as well as highly developed interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a PSM covered chemical plant, OR pulp and paper industry.
  • Experience with ISO Quality and Environment management systems.
  • Knowledge of Project Management Best Practices and Methodology.
  • Use and knowledge of SAP’s Plant and Materials Management.
  • Experience working in a Union environment.

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

This position is accountable for the electrical, instrumentation and control system engineering function for the Flexsys America plant located in Monongahela, Pa (approximately 15 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pa).

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Provide electrical and instrumentation engineering and technical support to plant operations, maintenance, and capital projects.
  • Maintain DeltaVTM DCS and PLC control systems including the configuration database, controller and operations descriptions, configuration, graphics, simulations, and hardware.
  • Coordinates and supervises electrical related contractor work.
  • Support continuous process improvement through control systems changes and optimization.
  • Perform as the Project Manager and technical lead on electrical and control system related capital projects.
  • Provide high-quality engineering and design including, project scope development, cost/schedule estimates, electrical drawing updates including P&IDs, electrical equipment and instrument specifications.
  • Participate in root cause failure analysis and execute corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems.
  • Directs and develops instrument and analyzer calibration procedures of critical equipment relating to safety, quality and environmental utilizing calibration software.
  • Motor controls including VFDs and associated components.
  • Good understanding of the National Electrical Code
  • Evaluates the adequacy of critical E&I equipment spare parts inventories.
  • Trains and qualifies control system mechanics.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology (ABET accredited four-year program)
  • 5+ years of experience in the chemical, pulp and paper, or related industry preferred.
  • Strong commitment to personnel and process safety.
  • Very service oriented and customer focused.
  • Broad based, hands on knowledge and experience with various types of electrical equipment, and process instrumentation.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with other engineers, maintenance technicians, and contractors.
  • Knowledgeable with applicable standards, including NFPA 70E, NEC, OSHA 1910.119 PSM, etc.
  • Knowledgeable in using Preventive and Predictive Maintenance tools related to electrical and instrumentation equipment.
  • Advances problems toward resolution when encountering ambiguity or uncertainty.
  • Results oriented, puts in extra effort and work to accomplish critical or difficult tasks.
  • SAP preferred CMMS (Computerize Maintenance Management System) experience and AutoCAD.
  • Fluent in English. Good written and oral communication skills.

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

The Director, IT – Technology & Operations has global Infrastructure leadership responsibility inclusive of strategy, architecture, technology selection, vendor relationships, and service delivery across the infrastructure lifecycle (procurement, installation, configuration, operations, maintenance, and support). Within the scope of this role are network, telephony, client, server, cloud, database, and cybersecurity disciplines. Presently the business has a global operating footprint including US, South America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.  Within this capacity, the Director will build, deliver, and leverage operational excellence and cost efficiency as sources of earned credibility with key Executive and Functional stakeholders in the business. The Director will recruit, develop, lead, and retain an expert IT staff as well as engages leading service providers to ensure long term continuity of operations as well as ongoing continuous improvement in the Applications delivery cost structure.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Strategy and Governance: Leads the development of IT Technology & Operations strategy to enable Company objectives with strong alignment to the Enterprise business plan. Establishes a cross-business governance process to guide Capital investments and ensure successful implementations.
  • Partnership and Transparency: Designs organization, staffing, and requisite skills for his/her team and drives the priority to establish strong business partnerships across the organization at all levels. Establishes communications style and processes to create transparency regarding IT performance, implementation performance, and investment opportunities.
  • Reliable Operations: Establishes roles, processes, and management oversight to ensure effective, secure, and reliable infrastructure services delivery with a focus on continuous improvement and cost optimization.
  • Project Execution and Delivery: Establishes roles, processes, and management oversight to ensure effective and timely execution of Infrastructure investments and successful attainment of intended benefits.
  • Management, Technical and Security Controls: Leads the development of effective controls and implements management review processes to ensure compliance in cost, project, operations and security dimensions.
  • People Management: Drives personal and organizational focus on attracting, retaining, coaching and mentoring IT talent to achieve operational excellence in IT. Fosters an open and collaborative IT culture within IT and across business partnerships.
  • Service Delivery: Leads the design, build, delivery, and continuous improvement of customer-facing infrastructure services delivery and support.
  • Cybersecurity: Leads the design, build, delivery, and continuous improvement of cybersecurity capabilities and programs including, but not limited to, multi-factor authentication, phishing prevention and training, network security, Incident Response, and Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery.
  • Technology Leadership: Leads the development of infrastructure architectures, selection of service delivery partners, and build-out of new systems. Leads integration and interface development for highly scalable and cost-efficient operations.
  • Financial Management: Responsible for the design and operationalization of financial plans for both yearly operations and multi-year investments.

Requirements

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science, management information systems or related field with additional technical training or certifications in various infrastructure and cybersecurity technologies and platforms.
  • MBA, Engineering, or IT-related graduate degree is a strong plus

Experience

  •  Broad operating experience in an Infrastructure leadership capacity within one or more global manufacturing environments with process-based industries a strong plus.
  • A track record of increasing responsibilities and documented results over a period of 10+ years in Corporate environments. Results should cover examples of systems availability and performance, cost productivity, security threat mitigation, infrastructure deployment and support for business growth.
  • Proven technical leadership experience of a broad array of infrastructure technologies and platforms inclusive of a tier 1 ERP solution, best-of-breed applications, global network operations, deployment and administration of both on-premise and cloud-hosted infrastructure. Direct SAP experience is a strong plus.
  • Proven leadership experience as an IT Director, or similar managerial role, in a national or multi-national corporate environment
  • Successful organizational development experience building and developing an IT team, with prior experience in a private equity / carve-out situation a strong plus

Skills / Knowledge

  • Deep knowledge of IT Infrastructure technologies and platforms, architecture, and lifecycle management practices
  • Background in estimating/designing/developing IT Infrastructure solutions and operations
  • Development and management of vendor relationships
  • Proven budgeting and financial management expertise at a departmental level
  • A strong strategic and business mindset and ability to convert technical capabilities into business enablers
  • Strong knowledge of information security vulnerabilities, disaster-recovery and risk management
  • Excellent communications skills in a variety of business settings – in both business and technology-centric situations
  • Global travel, operational leadership, and general business experience is a strong plus.

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

Flexsys has an immediate opening for a Business Support Specialist at its Sauget, IL location. This position is responsible for logistical support of entering raw materials and exiting final product. This position will work closely with the production units and distributions team. The Business Support Specialist will not have direct supervisory responsibility. This position reports to the Distribution Team Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Process routine material orders
  • Assists in maintaining inventory documentation and verifies that the accuracy of data input into SAP is correct
  • Assists in developing methods to improve productivity and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Develop an understanding of the Transport Planning function to provide back up support as and when required
  • Understand and provide logistic needs for all production departments
  • Responsible for planning, ordering, tracking and receiving all raw materials for all departments

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a warehouse, logistical, or industrial role
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Keyboarding proficiency
  • Must be a self-starter and able to manage multiple tasks at a time
  • Strong planning, organization, facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills and a desire to provide “attention to detail”

Preferred Qualifications

  • SAP proficiency

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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is a global supplier of rubber chemicals and solutions including insoluble sulfur, anti-degradants, and stabilizers. The company’s singular focus is on delivering better solutions for manufacturers of tires and other rubber products that enhance product performance, optimize production efficiency, and ensure supply chain success. As the largest manufacturer of tire-industry additives in the world, and a newly independent entity, Flexsys brings a track record of innovation, quality, specialized expertise, a highly collaborative approach, and a commitment to growth – working together with our customers as a valuable partner, helping to meet their critical objectives.

Tire Additives Technology Division is searching for an Application Development and Technical Service (ADTS) Representative to join the Tire Additives Technology team in the Americas. Preferably, the selected individual will be based out of the office in Akron, OH. The ADTS Representative will support the current business and develop new applications of existing and new products by teaching Flexsys customers why/how to use our tire additive products in various rubber/tire applications.  The ADTS Representative will also troubleshoot and resolve any product related issues during tire production.

The ADTS Representative will: 

  • Conduct regular visits / contact with the technical management at key customers to track & report back their needs & implement pre-determined account and product strategies.
  • Provide rapid response to customer complaints, plant audits, specification review, product sampling with appropriate follow-up to rectify the concerns.
  • Act as the initial customer contact point on market insight, customer discovery, product stewardship issues seeking support from the global group as necessary.
  • Provide product & application technical information/recommendations about Flexsys tire additive products (current and new) to tire compounders and plant engineers.
  • Through customer calls discover customer unmet needs, understand customer requirements and define fitness-for-use criteria for specific tire/rubber applications. Translate the fitness-for-use criteria to fundamental materials/chemicals characteristics, followed by product recommendations using knowledge of structure-processing-property-performance understandings.
  • Lead technical projects through effective design of compounding studies, coordinate activities within technology, marketing and sales for project planning, milestone and deliverables. and support the development and presentation of marketing material to customers.
  • Conduct timely, efficient & professional response to all regional customer complaints & queries of a technical nature, making Flexsys a preferred value-add tire additives partner.
  • Manage the technical specifications, product & source approvals with the allocated customers, and source changes where appropriate.
  • Promote the concepts and activities of Product Stewardship & Environment, Safety & Health.
  • Seek, gather & distribute market intelligence, contribute to the global technical knowledge-base through sharing of relevant learning & experience via Call Reports.
  • Monitor and communicate developments relating to our existing & potential customer base and competitive landscape.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory changes & their impact on our markets.
  • Foster dialogue with industry related groups and semi-government organizations.

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master or PhD preferred.
  • Degree in materials or polymer science, chemistry, chemical/materials engineering, rubber technology or related disciplines preferred.

Experience/Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience and in-depth understanding of standard and evolving/competing raw materials, formulation, compounding, mixing & processing of various rubber/tire compounds.
  • Experience supplying materials to the tire industry is preferred. Must be able to discover customer needs through discussion with customers technical/ manufacturing organizations, clearly recommend/implement technology/product solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Second Languages: Fluency or conversational skills in Spanish or Portuguese is a plus.
  • Culturally aware and comfortable with international travel
  • A team player with initiative, good analytical and trouble-shooting skills, able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Proven project leadership with the ability to influence without authority on cross-functional and cross-regional teams.

Other Details:

  • 30 – 40% Travel is required for this position
  • The candidate would ideally be based out of the Akron office, but other locations would be considered.
  • Reports into the EU and Americas Application Development and Technical Service Manager for Tire Additives.

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EMEA

If you are interested in applying to any of the open positions listed below, please send your resume and cover letter to HR@Flexsys.com.

Region:

EMEA

Type:

Full-time

Description

Flexsys is searching for an Application Development and Technical Service (ADTS) Representative to join the Flexsys team in Europe supporting or Tire Additives portfolio. The selected individual can be based out of a home office in a European city with a major airport. The ADTS Representative will support the current business and develop new applications of existing and new products by teaching our customers why/how to use Flexsys’ tire additive products in various rubber/tire applications as well as troubleshoot and resolve any product related issues during tire production.

ADTS representative will:

  • Conduct regular visits / contact with the technical management at key customers to track & report back their needs & implement pre-determined account and product strategies.
  • Provide rapid response to customer complaints, plant audits, specification review, product sampling with appropriate follow-up to rectify the customer’s concerns.
  • Act as the initial customer contact point on market insight, customer discovery, product stewardship issues seeking support from the global group as necessary.

Typical duties include:

  • Provide product & application technical information/recommendation about Flexsys’ tire additive products (current and new) to tire compounders and plant engineers.
  • Through customer calls, discover customer unmet needs, understand customer requirements and define fitness-for-use criteria for specific tire/rubber applications. Translate the fitness-for-use criteria to fundamental materials/chemicals characteristics, followed by product recommendations using knowledge of structure-processing-property-performance understandings.
  • Lead technical projects through effective design of compounding studies, coordinate activities within technology, marketing and sales for project planning, milestone and deliverables. and support the development and presentation of marketing material to customers.
  • Conduct timely, efficient & professional response to all regional customer complaints & queries of a technical nature, making Flexsys a preferred value-add tire additives partner.
  • Manage the technical specifications, product & source approvals with the allocated customers, and source changes where appropriate.
  • Promote the concepts and activities of Product Stewardship & Environment, Safety & Health.
  • Seek, gather & distribute market intelligence, contribute to the global technical knowledgebase through sharing of relevant learning &experience via Call Reports.
  • Monitor and communicate developments relating to our existing & potential customer base and competitive landscape.
  • Keep abreast of regulatory changes & their impact on our markets.
  • Foster dialogue with industry related groups and semi-government organizations

Requirements

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master or PhD preferred.
  • Degree in materials or polymer science, chemistry, chemical/materials engineering, rubber technology or related disciplines preferred.

Experience/Skills:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience and in-depth understanding of standard and evolving/competing raw materials, formulation, compounding, mixing & processing of various rubber/tire compounds.
  • Experience supplying materials to the tire industry is preferred. Must be able to discover customer needs through discussion with customers technical/ manufacturing organizations, clearly recommend/implement technology/product solutions.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English. Second Languages: Fluency in European languages such as Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, and/or French is highly desirable.
  • Culturally aware and comfortable with international travel
  • A team player with initiative, good analytical and trouble-shooting skills, able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Proven project leadership with the ability to influence without authority on cross-functional and cross-regional teams.

Other Details:

  • 40 – 60% Travel is required for this position
  • The candidate could be based out of a home office in a regional European city with a major airport.
  • Reports into the Americas and European ADTS Manager.

 

Region

EMEA

Type

Full-time

Description

Responsible to define and execute the Business Line Marketing Plan. The Business Line Manager will drive operational results through deliberate management of the portfolio, the offers and the product mix, which includes pricing, contract strategy, distribution, quality, regulatory, and supply chain cost activities.

He will ensure maximum return on assets and capital and supports EBIT/EBITDA delivery as directed by the Business Line Marketing Plan.

The Business Line Manager continuously monitors the performance in cooperation with the Financial and Operational departments of the business and influences business decisions using effective analytics, customer-centric recommendations, and product expertise.

Accountabilities

  • Annual Profit, working capital and cashflow for the assigned Business Line
  • Innovation: Develop where relevant and executes the ramp-up plan of new products, offers and business models.
  • Capabilities/Talent Management: provides business management expertise to individuals and business teams; navigates and owns personal career development

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development, execution, and overall performance of the Business Line Marketing Plan, which includes both Strategic and Operational oversight, Industrializations, Lifecycle Management and Product Obsolescence (discontinuation or inactivation).
  • Utilize product portfolio lifecycle analysis approach and analyzes Win / Loss data to make insight-based product decisions for greater optimization.
  • Manages force majeure activities and allocation decisions.
  • Oversees enforcement of product quality, customer specification requirements, and regulatory commitments
  • Ensure S&OP plans are managed in alignment with the Business Line Strategy. Initiate actions to address variances and maximize value.
  • Determines how to communicate critical inputs (e.g. quality specs, customer preferences) to manufacturing in order to meet market demand and support integrated Business Planning.
  • Defines how much and what type of business to contract, coordinates contract volume commitments based on the Business Line Marketing Plan and the product/asset utilization.
  • Supports the Commercial team in responding to customer inquiries.
  • Serve on a Stage Gate Project and/or member of a segment team (as requested)

Flexsys Leadership Behaviors

  • Demonstrates Strategic Insights and Execution (Thought Leadership)
  • Leverage market insights to guide strategies and make superior choices
  • Demonstrate adaptability in shaping opportunities and executing strategy
  • Make courageous decisions short and long term – to innovate and accelerate value creation
  • Exhibits Courageous leadership to drive results (Results Leadership)
  • Lead with a bias for action in prioritizing issues and making decisions despite uncertainty or risk
  • Demonstrate adaptability in deploying resources to build competitive advantage and deliver results
  • Optimistically lead teams to pursue superior outcomes for our stakeholders
  • Builds and Inspires High Performing Teams (People Leadership)
  • Actively coach & inspire teams through courageous conversations to accelerate performance
  • Demonstrate adaptability in the creation of a collaborative and inclusive work environment
  • Lead people through change with a bias for action

Flexsys Behaviors

  • Market Insight: Leverage market insights to guide decisions and determine what is right
  • Courage: Make courageous choices to innovate and accelerate value creation
  • Optimism: Optimistically focus on continual growth over a longer-term horizon
  • Bias for Action: Have a bias for action, prioritizing issues and making sound decisions, despite uncertainty or risk
  • Adaptability: Adaptable to market and customer opportunities quickly

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree discipline required. MBA degree preferred
  • 10+ years prior experience in sales, marketing, product management and/or supply chain
  • Complex project leadership experience and capability
  • Demonstrated experience in product management and/or pricing
  • Strong business/financial acumen

Region

EMEA

Job Location

Rotterdam

Type

Full-time

 

Description

You will represent our CEO internally and externally while enjoying a broad variety of tasks. Be ready for organizing complex key meetings with our shareholder, internal communication or supporting challenges across the whole organization. You will get all of this together with a fast-paced environment where we value teamwork, proactivity, and new ideas, but most of all authenticity.

You’ll:

  • Manage day to day schedules in such a way that the Board Members are able to complete their obligations in an organized, efficient way
  • Updating their mailbox, answering emails on behalf of the Board Members, maintaining internal communication, and prioritizing emails
  • Coordinate internal and external meetings including but not limited to team meetings, full staff meetings, all-hands meetings, offsite meetings, one-on-one meetings, etc
  • Proactively manage complex calendar priorities based on external meetings, fiscal calendars, current projects, and individual needs
  • Prepare meeting agendas, conduct minutes & circulate minutes and actions
  • Assist with food orders, luncheon planning, and coordination of other business-related meetings as requested
  • Partner employee onboarding, events, meetings, team dinners, etc.
  • Do other administrative and project duties when requested

 

Requirements

  • Minimum of three years of related experience within a fast-paced, growing office environment, tech/startup preferred
  • Skillful execution of administrative activities, with high attention to detail, organization, and process
  • Absolute discretion and sensitivity to the, at times, confidential nature of your work;
  • Experience with the setting up and management of virtual meetings and tools e.g., Google Hangouts, Zoom, and other conference calls
  • Work very collaboratively with others
  • Confident ability to offer suggestions and improvements to process
  • Strong relationship management skills: the ability to build a personal network throughout the company
  • Tech-savvy, comfortable communicating virtually and learning new office tools (especially Google Apps like Gmail, Calendar, Docs, Spreadsheets, and Slack)
  • Strong oral and written communication. and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with senior leaders and external partners in Dutch and English
  • Very strong technical competencies, specifically with Google Slides, Sheets, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Gmail, and Google Calendar

Region

EMEA

Type

Full-time

 

Description

As the Flexsys Global Logistics Manager, you will identify and manage third-party service provider(s), who will be responsible for managing external packed warehouses, logistics procurement, customs-trade operations, and the operational execution of sourced carriers (ocean, packed, bulk liquids, rail) to deliver Flexsys’ proprietary materials to end-customers. In addition to that, you will coordinate across site logistics’ facilities and planning departments. You have a key role in the coordination of logistics operations and the performance management of Flexsys’ Logistics Service Providers globally.  Accountabilities include:

  • Development and Execution of Flexys’ global logistics strategy to achieve business objectives.
  • Selection and Management of global 3PL provider(s) to deliver logistics solutions.
  • Coordinating the negotiation of commercial agreements with suppliers from initial discussion, through to contract development and implementation.
  • Conducting 3rd party supplier spend analysis to target strategic sourcing opportunities and develop savings pipeline.
  • Providing industry-leading service levels for strategic customers.
  • Delivering cost savings as part of the international and regional distribution-cost savings targets.
  • Cultivating strong internal and external relationships with 3PL at senior and executive levels. Establish yourself as primary liaison between Flexsys and 3rd party providers.
  • Conducting activities in strict accordance with company guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures to ensure full compliance is achieved.
  • Supporting cross-functional partners and providing input on projects and strategic objectives.
    • Develop and drive initiatives to achieve Distribution Cost targets and Business Goals.
    • Maintain strong Supply & Demand knowledge for various modes of transportation and warehousing to enable Flexsys to take prompt advantage of changes in market conditions.
    • Develop freight rate projections, compile benchmark data, and gather market intelligence.
    • Offer creative solutions to optimize distribution network.
    • Provide guidance for differentiated distribution offer elements and service levels based on customer segmentation across regions.

Requirements

As Logistics Manager, you offer excellent managerial, analytical and communication skills. You are culture sensitive and have a well-developed interpersonal sensitivity.  You communicate effectively with a variety of people across multiple cultures and functions, and you work according to high ethical standards.

You are strategic thinker with business acumen who enjoys translating a strategy into executional actions to achieve the desired outcome.

You have excellent negotiation and commercial skills, paired with relationship development skills.  You are self-motivated, with a proactive attitude and accountability for delivering results.

You are a courageous leader with a bias for action, and the ability to build and inspire a team that reports directly or indirectly to you.

You are at an advanced level in problem solving & decision making, results orientation, and you perform best in a team environment. You offer strong organization and planning skills and have a structured and methodological way of working. You have the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Supply Chain, Logistics or related field.
  • Global Experience (>10 years) in the field of Logistics, Supply Chain, Materials Management within the chemicals industry, across all transportation modes.
  • History of 3PL management (domestic and international).
  • Experience in an international leadership role within the chemical industry is mandatory (> 3 years).
  • Experience with business process and work process development in supply chain/ logistics.
  • Excellent communication skills. Fluent in English, verbal and written.
  • Knowledge of SAP.
  • Experience in Sales Force is a plus but not required.
  • APICS, Lean Sigma, or CPM certification is a plus but not necessary.
  • Global travel required.

Region

EMEA

Job Location

Rotterdam, NL (preferred)

Type

Full-time

 

Description

The Global Sourcing Manager – Indirect leads sourcing activities for all indirect categories including energy, utilities, packaging materials, MRO, & other goods & services to improve Flexsys’s position in the market and reduce the total cost of ownership.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains a deep market knowledge comprising the assigned categories and uses market insights to inform and develop sourcing strategies.
  • Leads Sourcing and Procurement Management activities for the assigned categories with the goal of achieving significant initial cost reductions, mitigating supply risks while ensuring/ improving product quality and/or supplier service levels.
  • Works with key stakeholders located globally across all Flexsys manufacturing sites and in corporate functions to develop and implement effective cost reduction strategies and implementation plans, as well as minimizing risks to business interruption.
  • Conducts supplier selection and negotiation processes utilizing best practices.
  • Lead supplier performance reviews and partner with cross-functional team to ensure suppliers are meeting all negotiated agreements and terms. Ensure performance metrics are tracked and communicated. Completes site audits of suppliers as needed.
  • Actively share out progress on initiatives and proactively communicate supply issues and risk mitigation plans in weekly/monthly update meetings.
  • Validate supplier capacities, identify potential risks and recommend mitigation plan.
  • Partner with Demand Planning and fellow Procurement team members to align on long-range forecasts to drive effective supply planning and cost negotiations with suppliers.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of and good working relationships, including partnerships, with key suppliers. Applies this supplier knowledge to inform and develop negotiation strategies for executing sourcing strategies.
  • Formalizes supply into appropriate agreements and contracts.
  • Provides insights to commercial & supply chain teams around supply, demand, and pricing trends in material markets to support decision making.
  • Tracks performance within each spend category and defines impact.
  • Upholds internal and external policies, regulations, and laws.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an internationally recognized university required; MBA and/or technical degree in Procurement/Supply Chain is preferred.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of sourcing, purchasing of either energy/utilities, or packaging, or indirect goods & services, experience required.
  • Knowledge of global & regional energy policies and experience in policy advocacy through Trade Associations would be an advantage.
  • Relevant packaging procurement experience (bags, FIBCs, pallets, etc), managing large manufacturers in a global production environment would be an advantage.
  • Has the ability to represent all aspects of Flexsys’s position with suppliers and other external contacts.
  • This role requires the ability to think strategically and execute methodically and a passion for reducing costs with a strong bias for action.
  • Experience of working with global cross-functional teams.
  • Exceptional negotiation, project management and problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and support multiple sourcing initiatives.
  • Strategic mind-set to identify improvement opportunities, with balance of short term and long-term interests.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills. Proficient communication skills, verbal and written, in English.
  • Global travel required.

Region

EMEA

Job location

Rotterdam

Type

Full-time

 

Description

  • Supporting smooth running of operative HR work for our European employees
  • First contact for our employees in all HR related matters – focus on NL and BE
  • Ensuring adherence and compliance to all legislation requirements
  • Collaborating with reports and KPI´s on immediate duties as well as strategic HR work
  • Focusing on service and team approach
  • Building and maintaining effective work relationship whilst promoting the company culture and values
  • Project work as required
  • Supporting maintenance and coordination of training efforts
  • Language requirement locally is Dutch, whereas for reporting and meetings English is required
  • Possibility to grow within our organization according to your strengths and areas of interest
  • Bach-up of Office admin position

Requirements

  • Bachelor education or comparable background
  • Previous experience in a comparable role and/or HR generalist background
  • Proven knowledge in operative HR work including payroll and travel expenses
  • Very good Dutch and English skills
  • Strong responsibility for job performance and taking ownership for duties and tasks assigned
  • Experience to work with IT systems and office software
  • Strong communications skills
  • Open Team player, service oriented with a hands-on mentality, motivation and bias for action and change

Region

EMEA

Type

Full-time

 

Description

The Pricing Manager executes pricing strategy in alignment with the offers in the Market and Product plans to maximize variable margin; S/he monitors customer buying patterns, competitive behaviors, market dynamics and recommends adjusting offers as necessary. The Pricing Manager coordinates contract development, drafting, execution, and compliance in alignment with contract strategy while effectively collaborating with segment teams and providing greater visibility for growth in variable and gross margin through continuous, aggregate offer behavior analysis and real-time adjustments.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Executes pricing strategy aligned with Product and Market strategies and market segment offers to maximize short-term and long-term objectives
  • Manages profitability metrics, and identifies variable margin improvement opportunities at an order, customer, market segment, application, geography, and product level while ensuring quotes are provided quickly and consistently; time horizon 0-1 year.
  • Provides key inputs for monthly price forecasting, consensus planning, and gap analysis versus plan
  • Leads mass price change decisions, communications, and documentation for pricing analyst implementation.
  • Manages contract and incentive processes
  • Empowers the Pricing Analyst to make tactical pricing decisions in-line with the pricing strategy. Provides guidance and coaching and serves as the final approver when pricing decisions are escalated above the Pricing Analyst level.
  • Monitors and communicates changing market conditions by analyzing trade flows, market supply and demand, competitive rivalry, and leading macroeconomic indicators.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required. MBA degree preferred
  • 5+ years relevant prior business experience (e.g. sales, marketing, product management, pricing and/or supply chain) preferred
  • Complex project leadership experience and capability
  • Demonstrated experience solving complex business problems.
  • Demonstrated experience in product management and/or pricing
  • Strong business/financial acumen