Plastics, Senior Application Development Engineer - Indianapolis, IN / Evansville, IN / St. Louis, MO / Louisville, KY
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POST DATE 8/30/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016
Nexeo Solutions, LLC
Saint Paul, MN
JOB DESCRIPTIONPLASTICS, SENIOR APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER - INDIANAPOLIS, IN / EVANSVILLE, IN / ST. LOUIS, MO / LOUISVILLE, KY / DAVENPORT, IOWA / MOLINE, ILLINOIS
Nexeo Solutions is the largest global chemical and plastics distributor with a centralized business model. With operations worldwide, Nexeo offers over 26,000 products used in a broad cross-section of industries, including chemicals manufacturing, oil and gas, paints and coatings, automotive, healthcare and personal care. Nexeo distributes these products in North America, EMEA, and Asia. The company provides broad logistics capabilities, in-depth market knowledge, dedicated technical expertise and Environmental Services. As a company employing more than 2,500 employees, Nexeo connects a network of over 1,200 suppliers with a diverse base of more than 28,000 customers. Learn more at www.nexeosolutions.com.
We are looking for an Application Development Engineer (ADE) for our Plastics business that can:
Position materials in healthcare applications at selected OEMs and molders
Develop relationships with engineers, specifiers and suppliers
Coordinate efforts to grow sales with OEMs, molders, salespeople, CAMs, suppliers, and Nexeo technical support staff.
Assist in materials training at customers and with Nexeo salespeople
Maintain existing and establish new customer relationships with emphasis on key accounts:
Translate technology/growth opportunities to new geographies/customers.
Drive specific applications for push products from the existing and new products portfolios.
Lead visits to customer sites both independently and in coordination with the sales organization.
Educate customers by delivering scientifically-based presentations.
Help customers with product coding process by working with other Nexeo Solutions functions.
Gather market competitive intelligence including new technologies, market trends, IP opportunities, etc.
Provide strategic input for future product developments.
Suggest modifications to existing product portfolio on customer input and market analysis.
Perform promotional activities including participation in trade shows and conferences, and assist in the preparation of sales tools.
Conduct technical training for distributors, sales force, and new employees.
Work effectively and coordinate with counterparts across poles.
Effective management of multiple projects, ensuring clear alignment of goals and deliverables with business and market needs.
Develop and adhere to project timelines.
Bachelor of Science Degree with plastics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related engineering coursework
5 years experience in the plastics industry
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Must be a team player and leader on assigned projects.
Must be self-motivated, able to work independently and possess strong technical skills
Strong computer skills required, especially in MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States
Nexeo Solutions participates in the E-Verify program to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.