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Team Leader

About the role


Location: Porvoo, Finland

Hours: fulltime

Type of Contract: permanent




We provide solutions for a better tomorrow.



Would you like to work in a meaningful role and drive our organisation forward with your expertise? We are looking for an inspiring future Team Leader with the ambition to lead successfully our talents in Polymerization and Catalysts Competence Centre in our location in Porvoo.


Polyolefins Catalyst Performance is an important part of Borealis’ Science and Engineering Organization that is a principal part of the Innovation and Technology using modern, sophisticated, automated polymerisation experimentation workflows, methodologies and techniques for fast delivery of results for innovation projects. Polyolefins Catalyst Performance team supports research and development of olefin polymerisation catalysts, product development and process technology.


As our new Team Leader, you are responsible for the availability and development of competences in the team and to ensure the team members are properly assigned to various projects. In this position, you will be also responsible for the efficient use and development of bench-scale (BS) and high-throughput experimentation (HTE) workflows, and promoting methodologies in the company for broader use in the R&D work. Important part of the role is dealing with external vendors and cooperation partners.


 As a Team Leader, it is your role to:

•    Line manager’s responsibilities and leadership in driving Health, Safety, Environment & Quality standards in Borealis
•    Coach employees for higher scientific skills, higher efficiency (faster delivery of results) and assure that they grow in their field of competence
•    Coordinating and planning of BS and HTE tools usage for innovation projects
•    Apply rigorous scientific principles combining academic knowledge, experimental results and common experiences to deliver the Innovation and Technology strategy
•    Be the link with other competence areas, vendors, cooperation partners, and other 3rd parties to ensure knowledge dissemination and exploitation (e.g. Polyolefins Catalyst Design, Polyolefins Catalyst Performance in Austria, Product Development and Catalyst Business teams)
•    Monitor technical and technological developments in the area of polyolefins catalysts and polymerization processes, as well as any emerging technologies, which are likely to influence Borealis business and profitability, and advice the head of the competence center or the senior management board of Innovation and Technology on major projects accordingly.
•    Ensure that Intellectual Property Right (IPR) is an integrated part of the teams activities to secure intellectual property rights for Borealis

About you


To start your journey as a Team Leader, we expect you to have a relevant technical degree (e.g. PhD in the field of polymerization, chemistry or polymer reaction engineering) and preferably more than 8 years of profound experience in the field of polyolefin catalysis, polymerization or polymer reaction engineering. You have good knowledge of commercial implication of implemented technical solutions and previous demonstration of high-level scientific work in the field of competence. 


You are recognised to have excellent people leadership capabilities, who sets clear targets, gives direction and leads with an interest to develop others and building relationships. You are an excellent communicator with fluent negotiation and advanced influencing skills. You are innovative and proactive person who is constantly striving to expand own knowledge to achieve expertise. You have eyes for details with critical thinking style and you are constantly looking for efficiency improvements. In addition, you need fluent spoken and written English.

About Borealis and our offer


This role would be a great opportunity for you if you have the ambition to grow as a Leader and achieve your career and personal goals in an international environment. You will take part in developing new solutions, processes and products, shaping the future of our catalysts and polymerization process technologies in a company that Keeps Discovering. We are also proud to mention that you will be part of an innovative team where initiative and ideas are valued. In Borealis, safety is priority number one, so you have a strong focus to proactively promote and drive the health, safety and environmental awareness and behaviour.


Are you eager to go drive an organization forward with your expertise and join us to lead our talented team? We offer you an exciting and challenging role so please apply online and upload your CV and cover letter. Application deadline is 30.1.2022. 


Got interested? For more detailed information about the position and working in Borealis, please contact the Head of CC Polymerisation & Catalyst, Vasileios Kanellopoulos tel. +43 664 4536 921 (vasileios.kanellopoulos@borealisgroup.com).




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




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