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Application Development Engineer

About the role

Location: USA - Other location

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent

We provide solutions for a better tomorrow.

The Application Development Engineer, RP is an expert in application and processing technologies used by the customers and has the responsibility for technically developing, installing and maintaining Borealis’ solutions at the customer. This position serves core customers in a defined geographical region. The role purpose is to pro-actively bring technical advice to customers, to position Borealis in the local value chain in the geographical region , to bring information on market needs and trends from that value chain back to Borealis and to actively support Borealis technical innovation in assigned application area. 
Area of responsibility
Provide expert technical advice to Borealis core customers
o    Technical advisor role; able to detect and develop sustainable customer solutions for the identified needs by advising customer with expert product, processing and application knowledge. Analyse and investigate (sometimes) complex customer complaints and propose measures to resolve and avoid problems. Assure availability of needed documentation (product information, product liability & compliance, analysis & quality data, etc.)
o    Co-develop core customer technical strategy with sales and marketing.
•    Support value creation
o    Seek new business opportunities for existing products, and position/communicate the (technical) added value of these new opportunities both externally and internally. 
o    Identify and communicate technical application and processing value drivers in the value chain. Develop insight in the competitive positioning of competitors in specific application and process technologies for a defined geographical region. Interact with the value chain network active in area of responsibility. Publish and present technical papers at local conferences and fairs.
•    Support technical innovation
o    Support innovation that is of importance to Borealis. Therefore actively contribute to entire innovation process from needs identification to implementation, mainly focussing on: needs identification, defining and validating technical feasibility (application and processing fit) of proposed solution, and positioning the value of the solution towards the customer.
•    Support AS and Innotech
o    Provide application/processing technology support to sales, marketing, R&D, production, with AD&TS Expert knowledge or documentation.
o    Pro-actively identify IPR opportunities (patents and infringements)Recognized as expert in his/her application area
•    Bring best in class AD&TS consultancy to the customers
•    Seen as point of contact fo customer application projects
•    Pro-actively advise customers on improved technical solutions and on market-trends
•    Pro-actively reinforce value creation approach towards customer (understand value of application/processing benefit the Borealis product brings to the customer, communicate these benefits to the customer)
•    Develops strong networks at customers and the value chain in assigned application area for a defined geographical region (papers/articles, standardization committees, invited speaker at conferences/fairs, suppliers, sub-contractors, authorities,…)


About you

•    Academic technical degree or equivalent through experience
•    5+ years relevant working experience in the wire and cable industry
•    Strong technical expertise in assigned application area
•    Excellent knowledge of the international market in assigned application area
•    Ability to build, maintain and influence value chain network
•    Ability in identifying, capturing and measuring value opportunities

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Marc Kochan, marc.kochan@borealisgroup.com. 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.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and 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. www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




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