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Want to be part of the team? Borealis is committed to making new discoveries – and that includes finding pioneering members to join our team.

Lead Product Owner “Postconsumer Recyclates and Recyclate Compounds” (m/w/d)

  • Location: Austria, Linz
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 10/03/2020
  • Hours: Full-time

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At Borealis, we are committed to work closely with our customers and value chain partners in the industry segments Energy, Automotive, Consumer Products, Pipe, Advanced Products and New Business Development, to develop innovative and sustainable circular plastics solutions. Join our Innovation Headquarter in Linz to contribute actively to a better future! Let us drive the transformation to circular economy together in this strategically growing business segment.

As a member of our team of Product Owners, you will focus on applications made from recyclates as well as compound materials based on postconsumer recyclates and virgin material. You will collaborate closely with different stakeholders within Borealis, like our "Circular Economy Solutions CES Studio", marketing, labs, production as well as our plastics recycling companies "mtm plastics GmbH/D" and "Ecoplast Kunststoffrecycling GmbH/A", etc..

Key responsibilities of your role will be to:

  • Translate customer and application needs into product and process specifications
  • Manage and optimise your product portfolio including costs, performance, quality, legal compliance, etc.
  • Propose and evaluate development ideas and contribute to development- & investment- project pre-studies
  • Provide technical expertise and support internally in projects across Borealis e.g. CES related growth projects, including audits and trainings
  • Help solving complex customer problems and product claims


Your profile:

You hold a university degree (Master or PhD) or similar in polymer processing, polymer engineering, polymer technology or similar. You already have some years of professional experience in a field that relates to this role and polymers / compounding. This could be in Product Management, application development, field technical service or similar. Of course, any experience with recyclates or Circular Economy in general is a bonus.

As our company language is English, we expect you to have skills on business level. You will need at least basic knowledge of the German language. Please expect business travel of about 30 % (customers, production sites, ...).

You see yourself as a person with a positive and outcome-oriented mind-set. Both internal and external stakeholders can rely on your best efforts and your finesse, combined with communication skills, when dealing with different interests and expectations.

Place of work of this permanent role is preferably Austria, Linz where our Innovation HQ and the CES Studio are located. However, if you would prefer to have your place of work in our Vienna Head office or in Schwechat, please let us know.


Are you interested in this opportunity? We look forward to your online application with your CV and cover letter in English.

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 61.167,54 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 and a voluntary company pension plan.


Borealis believes businesses can only grow sustainably in a healthy environment and stable society. Borealis' commitment to sustainability and to creating value for society is firmly anchored in its vision of Value Creation Through Innovation. The company's products and solutions have a positive impact on society, by addressing challenges such as climate change, access to energy, water, food and healthcare. If you want to Keep Discovering, visit and follow us on Linked In:

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Renate Kaufmann