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Product Owner, Polypropylene and Raw Materials

  • Location: Austria, Linz
  • Type: Permanent
  • Application Deadline: 02/04/2018
  • Hours: Full-time

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As part of the Poylpropylene (PP) Product Management team, you are technically responsible for defined portfolios of Borealis commercial PP products and specifically ones used in caps and closures and transport packaging applications. You serve our customers by driving continuous improvement in product quality, performance and cost. Through your networking with the production sites, the commercial organisation and others, you ensure that our commercial products meet customer’s needs and expectations.

As a product owner you

  • Assure that our products can be produced within established specifications and fulfill customers´ needs and legal requirements. You are the owner of internal and external product specifications and support creation of customer related product and delivery agreements
  • Perform product quality reviews and drive product related claim investigations in order to define corrective actions and settle claims technically
  • Leading relevant product quality/consistency improvement initiatives and provide input to innovation projects, e.g. in topics related to problem solving, quality improvements, plant capability, application development and cost saving solutions.
  • are responsible, with support from raw material owners and procurement, for technical testing and approving of raw materials for your products in order to secure supply, ensure quality and manage variable costs
  • As a member in Application Marketing Teams (AMT) and Customer Support Teams (CST) you give technical support to customers, technical service, marketing or manufacturing organization, as well as other functions. You also support classification and product placement in the market in co-operation with Operations and Sales. 

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Master degree in Material Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering plus relevant work experience
  • Knowledge in caps and closure and/or transport packaging applications (e.g. usage of PP material solutions) is a benefit
  • Project management skills, and good ability to work in multi-cultural and cross-functional team
  • Understand customers’ needs and translate it into technical and product requirements
  • Good documentation, presentation and reporting skills
  • Fluency in English

Behavioral Competencies

You are highly achievement and result orientated, flexible and comfortable taking decisions and driving own initiatives. You are an innovative self-starter, constantly striving to expand your knowledge to achieve expertise. You need to have the ability to think in an analytical and conceptual way and have concern for order and quality. You will work in an international team where teamwork, co-operation, networking & interpersonal relationships building is promoted.


Other InformationThe position reports to Petar Doshev, Product Manager PP and Raw MaterialsLocation: Preferably Linz, Austria; locations like Beringen, Burghausen, Schwechat or Porvoo can also be considered.

We offer a competitive compensation based on the collective labour agreement, reflecting your competencies and experience, starting at EUR 57.321,74 annual gross salary and are willing to pay considerably more based on experience and background of the candidate. In addition, we offer a yearly bonus and a voluntary company pension plan.

If you are interested in this position, please apply online and attach your CV.


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+43 6981 5011
Bettina Farthofer