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Together we

Together we make the world a little better.
Do you enjoy working in a team? Are you interested in innovative technologies? Do you want to take on responsibilities and move people? Then we, at Kuraray, offer the perfect setting to develop your personality. We want to work with you to make the world a little better. As a globally operating, dynamically growing speciality chemicals company with Japanese roots, the company is one of the largest suppliers of polymers and synthetic microfibres and an international leader in the development and use of innovative high-performance materials. Around 10,000 employees are currently employed at Kuraray worldwide, including 1,000 in Europe.
We are looking to immediately fill an open position for our Innovation Networking Center Strategy & Management Department, Section Paper & Plastic Packaging

Market Developer Paper & Plastic Packaging (m/f/d)

Your responsibilities include

  • Implements the P&P value proposition for related sub-markets and applications
  • This role will be field based. Intense interaction with key customers and the sales organization will be imperative
  • Acquisition and strategic development of new customers (brand owners)
  • Development of concepts and strategies for the acquisition of new customers (brand owners)
  • Analysis of customer needs / pain points and identification of opportunities for strategic co-development opportunities. Special focus is on the cross-divisional development of highly innovative products
    • Project lead for the development of cross-divisional developments
    • Building an internal and external network to aggregate resources for these projects: resources can come from Business Units or external partners
    • Close collaboration with the P&P related business Units
    • Management and monitoring of such development projects
  • Keeping up to date with the latest developments and technologies of the Business Unit / Corporate R&D
  • Detailed analysis of market trends and brand owner needs, and assessment of Kuraray P&P market application fit
    • Translates fit into P&P product / service requirements and develops a comprehensive innovation mission plan for Kuraray P&P
    • Align the innovation roadmap and portfolio of growth projects with the overall direction, objectives and priorities of the company and the Business Units
    • Communicate the mission plan and strategy to senior leadership, INC team members and other stakeholders
  • Participates in industry associations, seeking opportunities to influence strategies aligned with those of Kuraray P&P
  • Track/implement actions to comply with global packaging sustainability regulations

This is your job profile

  • Bachelor’s degree or master's degree in engineering from a reputable college, MBA with engineering degree would be an added advantage 
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of experience in industrial sales / marketing with strong technical & commercial mindset for customer/ product / application developments
  • Prior work experience in the paper and plastic packaging industry (brand owner or big converter)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong internal personal skills, business acumen and analytical capabilities
  • International travel as required, estimated 30~40%
  • A collaborative and solution-oriented mindset as well as excellent communication with various audiences, ability to motivate and inspire others
  • “Big picture” thinking
  • Project Management Skills

These are your benefits

  • Permanent employment contract
  • Individual training opportunities
  • Company pension scheme
  • Flexible working time models
  • Company health management
  • Supplementary nursing care insurance


Come and visit us:

Please send your application to our recruiter, Ms. Claudia Roth, stating your desired salary and the earliest possible starting date.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Roth at +49 2241 2555 131