Group Manager

Fulltime, -

Bohus, Sweden Apply Now Apply until: 8 Jul 2022

Group Manager Advanced Support & Development Renewable Fibers at Nouryon

Are you passionate about sustainability, innovation, safety, and collaboration? Do you want to grow together with a company that is forward-looking and continuously improving how they work? Do you want to be part of making everyday life easier for people around the world? Then this role as Group Manager Advanced support and Development for the R&D team in Bohus could be right for you. Welcome with your application!

We are currently looking for a R&D Group Manager to join the Renewable Fibers R&D Department in Bohus. The overall purpose of this role is to deliver global business growth opportunities within Renewable Fiber chemicals, technologies and applications and thereby support the continuous world leading position of Nouryon. The ideal candidate is capable of managing the Advanced support and Development team with efficient management, prioritization and leadership skills of group members. We also believe that you are an experienced cross functional communicator and collaborator who is able to work towards and reach established objectives.. The position will be a member of the R&D Renewable Fibers leadership team and report directly to R&D Manager Renewable Fibers.


Main responsibilities

  • Lead Advanced Support and Development activities to ensure growth and upholding of existing business
  • Lead optimization of existing applications and processes, as well as introducing new applications and more efficient chemical production processes
  • Hire, manage and develop the group as well as the competence of the individuals as needed
  • Manage the project and support portfolio in accordance with Portfolio and IBP processes and align with organizational stakeholders in order to create business value and facilitate growth.
  • Actively and continuously contribute to continuous improvement of management routines and decision processes of the department.


Your experience and qualifications

As Group Manager you lead by example and have ability and a genuine interest to coach, lead, influence and educate colleagues in your daily operation as a leader. You thrive in a fast-paced environment and stand steady in the winds of change. You are also a performance driven and solid team player, who knows how to build and maintain a professional network. You win trust and respect through your professionalism, situational leadership and integrity.

To be successful in this role it is essential that you are skilled at organizing, prioritizing workflows and can coordinate the work of others in addition to following criteria:

  • Master of Science in Chemistry Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Minimum of seven years of relevant working experience
  • Previous leadership experience within R&D
  • R&D Mindset with strategic insight and business understanding


Why join Nouryon?

Without seeing it, you meet us every day in your everyday life. We are in your soles, in your mobile and in the newspaper you read. Our employees have ideas on how to build a sustainable future and the drive and passion to realize them. They believe that building long-term relationships and integrity are keys to success. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. We offer you countless career opportunities. From day one we support you with your personal growth, through challenging positions and comprehensive learning and development opportunities, in a dynamic, international, diverse, and proactive working environment.

Additional information

This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, reporting to the Department Manager, and based in Bohus.

Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.

For additional information about the vacancy please contact
Mats Wildlock, Department Manager,

For information about the recruitment process or your application, please contact Karin Johansson, HR Business Partner,

For unions related questions please contact: 

Akademikerklubben: Anders Josefsson, +46 709 57 75 03
Unionen: Helene Rosenlund, +46 708 21 18 39   
Ledarna: Niclas Lundahl +46 709 57 76 14
IF Metall: Dennis Ljunggren, +46 709 57 72 58

If you have any general questions or need assistance, please contact: 


About Nouryon 
Markets and consumers worldwide rely on our essential solutions to manufacture everyday products, such as personal care, cleaning goods, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Furthermore, the dedication of more than 7,900 employees with a shared commitment to our customers, 
business growth, safety, sustainability and innovation has resulted in a consistently strong financial performance. We operate in over 80 countries around the world with a portfolio of industry-leading brands.


The application process

After the closing date, we will start the selection process.

In our first selection we thoroughly go through all the applications. If your skills and qualifications match the profile we are looking for, you will be invited to an initial phone interview that takes approximately 30 minutes. If you proceed in our selection process, we invite you to a face-to-face interview that takes about 1,5 hours.

We look forward to your application!


We have already chosen our sourcing channels for this recruitment and kindly ask not to be contacted by any advertisement agents, recruitment agencies or manning companies.

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8 Jul 2022
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