New Product Developer - Biopolymers And Thermoplastics

Celanese Florence , KY 41022

Posted 3 weeks ago


Celanese is a Fortune 500 global chemical innovation company that engineers and manufactures chemicals used in products essential to everyday living. Headquartered in Dallas, TX, we employ over 7,700 dedicated people working between 43 facilities across 18 countries. We are committed to employee growth and creating shareholder value to ensure continued opportunities make a difference. Our company focuses on the safety of its employees, provides competitive compensation (including benefits starting day 1), and emphasizes giving back to the community. For more information about Celanese and our products please visit

The candidate will primarily develop new products for bio-based and renewably sourced engineered polymers and thermoplastics. The candidate will collaborate with cross-functional teams to commercialize these products.


  • The candidate will primarily develop new products for bio-based and renewably sourced engineered polymers and thermoplastics

  • Use a variety of sources and ideation techniques to develop new technology concepts that enable new product properties as well as applications

  • Develop and optimize differentiated material solutions for mechanical, thermal, and other properties critical to the customer

  • Work closely with development, commercial, and manufacturing teams to accelerate scaleup and commercialization

  • Benchmark competitive products to understand value vs competition

  • Develop and establish intellectual property through filing of patents and documenting trade secrets

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to commercialize these products

  • Work with external and internal customers to translate functional requirements to product requirements and identify opportunities


  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, or Polymer Science/Engineering (or related field)

  • 3+ years of industrial and/or academic experience in thermoplastic and/or biopolymer related areas

  • Experience with formulating and processing of bio-based and renewably sourced polymeric materials

  • Experience with certifications associated with bio-based and renewably sourced materials

  • Strong background in polymer structure-property relationships and polymer blends

  • Working knowledge of analytical characterization techniques for rheological, mechanical and, thermal properties of polymers

  • Working knowledge of polymer processes including compounding with twin screw extruders and injection molding.

  • Demonstrated use of design of experiments

  • Excellent presentation and communication skills

  • Excellent project management and organizational skills required to develop detailed project timelines with key milestones and deliverables

  • Works well in team environment and possess the interpersonal and communication skills needed to work effectively in cross-functional teams to drive project from lab-to-commercial scale

  • Works safely in the laboratory and plant settings

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New Product Developer - Biopolymers And Thermoplastics