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GOglobal Program: Performance Materials - Commercial 2021 Intake
A career with EMD Performance Materials is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 57,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. EMD Performance Materials is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.
This role does not offer sponsorship for work authorization. External applicants must be eligible to work in the US.
Everything we do in EMD Performance Materials is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.
Grow. Develop. Experience.
Maximize your potential for development and performance and take the chance of growing within our organization. During this 2-year Functional Graduate Program, you will follow an individual rotation plan within our Performance Materials business, gain international experience and be exposed to the business as well as our senior management team. On top, you will benefit from competent support by excellent business mentors, valuable training sessions tailored to foster your professional and personal development and will gain plenty of opportunity for networking.
During the program, you play an active role in growing our business, extending our market share and developing our go-to-market approach for various product segments in the specialty chemicals and high-tech materials business. Do you want to work in a business with a portfolio which is as diverse as the colors of the rainbow?
Throughout this program, you get to know the multiple facets of the Commercial world (e.g. Sales, Marketing Communication, Commercial Excellence, Product Management).
After a first assignment at your home base on the West Coast (Tempe, AZ), you will have two more assignments in a different part of our Performance Materials business, one of them abroad in one of our global subsidiaries. You will get a broad perspective of the specialty chemistry world, be exposed to various industries and markets, but also experience cultural differences and learn to effectively collaborate in a diverse, global organization. During all assignments, you will actively contribute to various projects and our core business, objectives being set and you making a contribution to the overall success of Performance Materials.
Who you are:
- Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering paired with business administration skills
- First practical experience in the Commercial area or related fields in the electronics, automotive or cosmetics industry
- Interested in constructing things and eager to learn on the job by actively engaging with team
- Commercial mindset: Should be able to quickly learn about and understand customer needs and technical problems
- International experience and fluency in English (other language skills are a plus)
- High motivation, curiosity and passion to discover solutions to all kinds of exciting challenges
- Flexible and collaborative team player willing to go the extra mile to drive projects to a commercial success
Must be permanently authorized to work in the United States
Start of the Program: June 2021
What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!
Curious? Apply and find more information at https://jobs.vibrantm.com
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.