Relentlessly Driven to Improve Lives

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 our regional job openings below.

North America

See our open positions by following this link: view all job opportunities.

EMEA

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

Region

EMEA

Job location

Rotterdam

Type

Full-time

Company Background

Headquartered in Akron, OH, Flexsys is a chemical manufacturing company with operations in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia.  It produces tire additives that enhance the strength and durability of tires for leading manufactures around the world.

We are 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 HR Manager Netherlands/ Belgium will lead the human resources function in the Netherlands and Belgium both operationally and strategically.  This includes all aspects of human resources including but not limited to:  recruitment, employee relations, compensation, benefits, talent development, rewards and recognition.

Position Responsibilities

  • Support and advise our Flexsys team in BE & NL in operational and strategic HR work
  • Take over conceptual work in the areas of People Development, Rewards & Recognition as well as Compensation & Benefits that contribute to our company’s success
  • Help shape our corporate culture and accompany our growth-driven organizational change processes
  • Attract new talent, take over pro-active candidate management and onboarding in collaboration with the responsible managers
  • Implement HR processes and HR guidelines
  • In cooperation with our external payroll offices, tax and social security matters are also part of your tasks
  • You control the external HR service providers
  • Project work as required
  • Support us around “Social Media”
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Completed studies preferably in the field of business administration or comparable field of study. Previous experience in a comparable role and/or HR generalist background
  • Knowledge of the broad spectrum of HR work and approx. 5 years of professional experience in the HR sector
  • Very good Dutch and English skills
  • Hands-on mentality combined with a high level of initiative and a sense of responsibility
  • Trustworthiness, strong communication skills and a binding appearance characterize you
  • Team and integration skills in an agile and innovative start-up environment
  • Confident handling of MS Office and various HR systems
  • Regular on-site presence at the Rotterdam office

Our offer

  • Full time in Rotterdam office (or 4 days at the office and 1 from home)
  • Flat hierarchy and short decision processes
  • Continuous training possibilities on and off the job
  • Fair salary and additional retirement benefits
  • Benefits package
  • Flexible working hours and working place

ROLE DESCRIPTION 

In this analytical and critical role, the Pricing Analyst will be part of the Business Management team responsible for bringing the best results for the company. You will review the financial performance of the company (variable margin, revenue, incentives, distribution costs) by customer, region and product line to see where we can further improve our pricing. The pricing analyst will take care of accurate pricing execution in the system, advising, executing and following up on progress of sales incentive agreements, analyzing pricing data from industry standards, raw materials, previous sales trends and competitors and provide pricing recommendations that meets the customer and business needs. The Pricing Analyst’s work is intimately aligned with the business, customer, and market strategies to maximize value creation and value capture. This role requires cross-functional coordination and communication for efficient and effective execution of product and market strategies through the Commercial team and Customer Service. A great role to build your business acumen and interaction with multiple parts of the company for a future career development within Flexsys!

ROLE TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Taking care of the execution of the pricing strategies, including a timely and accurate execution and maintenance of prices in the system.
  • Create and update price formula’s and incentive programs of customers and providing the commercial team with the needed communication
  • Monitor and respond to support requests from Customer Service Representatives and other business partners for all pricing related issues.
  • Resolve price discrepancies
  • Analyze market trends, competitive price behavior, raw material trends to provide pricing recommendations to the business line manager in order to maximize value creation.
  • Responsibilities can grow over time as we are just started the journey as business in this new independent company

WHAT DO YOU BRING?

  • High accuracy in doing your work, with eye for details
  • Understanding and learning pricing-related processes, including strategic pricing practices (e.g. Price Bands, Value in Use vs Competitive Alternatives, etc.)
  • Proficient in the use of SAP for pricing applications
  • Able to work with tight deadlines
  • Bias for action and always looking to do things better and smarter
  • Optimistic view in life and willing to realize your own and our bright future

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; business-related degree preferred
  • 2+ years’ prior work experience in an analytical or customer-facing role; preferably in sales, marketing, product management, pricing and/or supply chain
  • Experience in price and pricing application system(s) is preferred
  • Capability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and projects simultaneously; prior project management experience preferred
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient use of standard software packages (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint)
  • Capacity and desire for continual learning in Pricing and system tools
  • Ability and desire to interface with many people
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills for problem solving and decision analysis

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.