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Compound Marketing Development Engineer

03 February 2020



This position is the technical liaison between the customer, C&O Compound Sales and R&D Compound Engineer, communicating customer requirements and providing project selection and prioritization in cooperation with the Sales. This position typically manages development projects over a period of 1-3 years until start of production. The MDE position is intended to play a major role in identifying and creating new sales opportunities and building a pipeline for sales growth.


  • Be the main contact and interface between both R&D and the Customer, typically automotive OEMs/Tiers.
  • Develops new and nurtures existing relationships with the Customer base.
  • Defines, in cooperation with C&O and R&D, development projects and priorities.
  • Continually communicates project status from start of material test to approval.
  • Identifies potential current and/or future product applications.
  • Determines material requirements or specifications for targeted applications.
  • Communicates material requirements and desired timing to R&D at project initiation.
  • Schedules molding trials for material evaluation in actual parts, attending as schedule permits.
  • Presents a formalized data package of developed material for customer approval.
  • Acts as Customer Representative meaning the employee has the responsibility & authority to ensure that customer requirements are addressed.
  • Documents program/project status with reports as required by manager.
  • Performs other duties and assignments as directed by supervisor.
  • Individual is expected to perform job duties safely and in compliance with documentation outlined in the Safety, Health & Environmental system.
  • Individual is expected to perform job duties in compliance with defined management system requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical, Mechanical, and/or Plastics Engineering, or equivalent
  • Good communication and analytical skills in English (plus German is a strong advantage), strategic mindset, problem-solving capabilities and good relationship building abilities
  • 3-5 years' experience in automotive industry, including but not limited to mold design, process engineering, product development, project management, procurement or quality
  • Advanced English, German is a strong advantage
  • Good command of MS Office
  • Travel 25-50% required


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