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Product Development Manager



INEOS Styrolution is the leading global styrenics supplier, with a focus on styrene monomer, polystyrene, ABS Standard and styrenic specialties. With world-class production facilities and more than 90 years of experience, INEOS Styrolution helps its customers succeed by offering innovative and sustainable best-in-class solutions, designed to give them a competitive edge in their markets, and at the same time, help make the circular economy for styrenics a reality. The company provides styrenic applications for many everyday products across a broad range of industries, including automotive, electronics, household, construction, healthcare, packaging and toys/sports/leisure. In 2019, sales were at 5 billion euros. INEOS Styrolution employs approximately 3,600 people and operates 20 production sites in ten countries.

We are looking for a

Product Development Manager 

Ulsan,Korea (the Republic of) (KR) 

Purpose /Role of the job

Providing technical solution, scientific knowledge base and technical platform for APAC regional industries to develop new business according to the global & regional R&D strategies & policies, develop new products and improve running business product quality, and support industries & sales to bring value proposition to customers and to achieve Specialties business growth strategy through new business development

Responsibilities/ Accountabilities of the job

  • New product and business development

          Develop new customers and to satisfy current customers with the improved product and new developed product

          Using a working tool as pipeline planner, new product development is supposed to follow the stage-gate process

          Provides samples of various deposits and processes for customers/potential customers

  • Plant support and cost saving solutions   
    • Support smooth plant operation and minimize raw material cost by diversification with same quality
    • Support product investigations for root cause analysis
    • Evaluations including the tracking of accelerated weathering samples; provide measurements, observations, and written report
  • Analysis of the competitors’ materials
    • Support sales and marketing to increase market volume with proper product range
    • Monitoring competitor products and development activities
    • Identification of new product and market opportunities
  • Analytics
    • Harmonize regional product to support sales forces and customers
    • Support global R&D for smooth progress
    • Advanced understanding of experimental design, chemical theory and analytical instrument

Required profile

Level of education & Knowledge:

  • Master degree (or PhD) in chemistry, polymer science or a related discipline
  • Fluent in English

Experience in general:

  • More than 5 years in field of the polymers as researcher or production engineer or QC engineer, 5 years to Master degree or 7 years for Bachelor.

Technical skills:

  • Good knowledge and understanding in polymer and plastics processing.
  • properties and performance of various polymers during transformation and in use in a variety of applications
  • in-depth understanding of polymer science and application development
  • Good understanding in marketing and business.

Competencies, Behavioral skills:

  • Good written and verbal English communication skill
  • Good interpersonal Skill & team player

For more information please contact SangCheol Son

INEOS Styrolution Korea Ltd., Sanggae-ro 143 (Sanggae-dong), Nam-gu, Ulsan, Republic of Korea 

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