Project Manager Innovation & Technology (m/f/d)

About the role

Location: at one of our innovation centres - preferably in Linz, Austria, or Porvoo, Finland; potentially also Stenungsund, Sweden

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


We are currently looking for a Project Manager to join our Innovation & Technology community.

Our three innovation centres in Austria, Finland and Sweden have more than 500 employees in total. We are continuously investing in R&D aligned with the overall company strategy showing the importance of R&D and innovation for Borealis. In 2020 we broke our own record of number of patent applications, and we will continue to develop new technologies and novel, value-added products that will benefit society as a whole.

In this role, you will manage a variety of different Innovation projects in the Polyolefin, Hydrocarbons or Catalyst area as well as in the strategically important field of Circular Economy.

Your tasks and responsibilities will be: 

  • Define the project scope and objectives together with the Project Owner and support to prepare a business case
  • Responsible to deliver the project scope within time and budget
  • Planning and tracking the project within constraints such as time, cost and quality standards
  • Risk management and active follow up in projects, including implement mitigation actions
  • Effective stakeholder management with different functions within Borealis as well as external partners including facilitation of team and stakeholder meetings
  • Work directly with the team members, motivate them, give them feedback, direction, vision, and make sure that the project is staffed and skilled appropriately
  • Define development needs and personal targets for team members and agree implementation with line manager of the team members
  • Effectively manage changes in projects & necessary escalations
  • Understand needs and types of agreements/contracts with external partners and setup and negotiate if needed

About you


We are looking for a people-oriented person with background in Chemistry or Engineering and knowledge of polymers/hydrocarbons. Either you have some experience as a project manager already, or you have put your commercial understanding in a different role to good use and are interested in extending your scope towards project management. 

Your success in this role will highly depend on your ability to deal with a variety of topics, on your ability to guide and lead people and your strong drive to succeed. You have an interest in the commercial, customer and value chain aspects, which play a major role in project work. You have an interest in intellectual property rights and understand the importance and how to protect inventions. You will work in an international and diverse team & environment where good teamwork and cooperation is a key factor in your work.

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Renate Ewinger, Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


Following Austrian law regulations, we offer, reflecting your experiences, skills and competencies, competitive compensation based on the collective labour agreement chemical industry starting at EUR 54.789,- annual gross salary (based on 38 hrs/week) and are willing to pay more based on your experience and background. In addition, we offer a yearly bonus, hybrid working and a voluntary company pension plan. In detail, the salary package will depend on the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint. | |


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




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