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Plastics Engineer

Company: Midland Recruiters
Location: Akron
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Well established and growing company in Northeast Ohio has an exciting opportunity available for a Technical Engineer. This position is responsible for all aspects of the technical support and processes at the company. The Technical Engineer will also manage some suppliers in a product manager role. Training will be provided. Job Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Field customer calls/questions.
  • Field sales team questions.
  • Liaison for supplier technical (includes working on joint studies).
  • Manage internal blue sheets (chemical cross-references).
  • Assist with the technical side of complaints.
  • Technical and full approval for new products.
  • Create technical data sheets for private label products.
  • Gather and manage technical literature on the Online Technical Library.
  • Shelf life and product recertification management. Product Management responsibilities: - Conduct business reviews with suppliers. - Manage product pricing process including setting/approving product margins. - Negotiate pricing with suppliers. - Communicate with suppliers and sales team on all aspects of the product line. - Manage forecast/budget for suppliers. - Understand and analyze competitors to suppliers. - Look for alternative suppliers for key products where supply agreements are not in place. - Work with ERP system to generate reports and analyze supplier & customer performance. - Maintain market knowledge on key raw materials and supply chain items. - Make sure inventory levels are adequate and address any slow moving inventory issues. - Work with management to put supply agreements in place with key suppliers. - Manage the new business development funnel process for assigned suppliers. - Other responsibilities as assigned.
    The desired candidate will have a chemistry, chemical engineering degree or similar. The ideal candidate will have a technical aptitude, strong work ethic, and excellent communication skills are imperative. Experience in polymers, elastomers, plastics, extrusion, HDPE, LLDPE, LDPE, polyethylene, polypropylene, thermoplastics, rubber, polyolefins or TPE would be a plus.

Keywords: Midland Recruiters, Akron , Plastics Engineer, Engineering , Akron, Ohio

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