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Are you interested in the Global Packaging Technologist role? Would you like to represent the company in various industry trade associations and professional organizations? Do you have a strong interpersonal skill and are you able to effectively drive continuous improvement related to packaging and product container fleet, targeting more standardized, more cost effective and more sustainable design/solutions? Then you might be the new Global Packaging Technologist at Nouryon.


At Nouryon, our global team of Changemakers takes positive action every day, to reach higher collectively and individually. We create innovative and sustainable solutions for our customers to answer society’s needs – today and in the future. We are looking for team members who bring ideas forward, champion others and work together to do better. Does that sound like you?

About the job
The Global Packaging Technologist is the licensor and expertise owner of all related to the product cylinders, from design, to maintenance, to delivery and direct connection to the customers’ installation. This role is therefore essential, not only for design and technical know-how, but also in supporting business to bring the products to the customers.


You will work in a team within the Technology Group Polymer Specialties, for the Metal Alkyl and Complex Metal Organics business. The Technology Group Polymer Specialties in Deventer is responsible for process know-how, process design specifications, packaging and label specifications and improvements, implementation of HSE guidelines (process safety) and process optimizations. Special characteristics of the metal alkyl and complex metal organics products require safe and inert delivery method to the customers. In practice the products will need to be packaged and transported in pressure cylinders, specially designed for the products.


In your future role as Global Packaging Technologist, you will

Licensing, Know-how, and Engineering:

  • Work with Metal Alkyl and other oxygen and water sensitive products. Metal alkyls are pyrophorics, meaning that it will catch on fire when exposed to air. Metal alkyls are also incompatible (very reactive) with water. Act as project licensor for new fleet builds, defining technical requirements and ensuring adequacy of detailed engineering design and constructions/start up.
  • Keep an up-to-date knowledge of the transport regulation, regarding construction, testing, and transport/shipment of fleet items.
  • Identify methodologies to improve or enhance packaging synergies and standardizations to benefit Nouryon, considering the differences in fleet and regional requirements.
  • Licensor and expertise owner for transport equipment, customer delivery methods, and packaging for Metal Alkyls (MA), and Complex Metal Organics (CMO).
  • Interface with safety lab and regulatory departments to ensure all product safety requirements are met to Nouryon and regulatory satisfaction.
  • Specify and document technical details (drawing) of the product cylinder fleet, contribute to standardization and managing the differences per region.
  • Performs and conducts fleet related benchmarking activities for regionally oriented ISC organization, transfers best practices and drives overall standardization globally.

Business Support:

  • Generate packaging data sheets, technical bulletins and instruction materials for supporting the marketing teams and customers.
  • Provide design recommendations regarding loading facilities and (un)loading procedures to customers. Conduct periodic safety assessments and perform incident response for transportation and customer unloading facilities.
  • Playing an active role in the response on packaging complaints and take initiatives to avoid these by structural improvements and developments.
  • Respond to queries from customers related to packaging, transport and delivery method to customers, which are technical in nature.
  •  Act as technical expert during emergency response in case of incidents/calamities with Metal Alkyl at customers and or during transit to the customers.


We believe you bring

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, higher technical vocational education related to chemical industry or shown proficiency by experience.
  • More than 5 years of experience in chemical industry with technical background.
  • Experience in packaging materials and packaging technology in the field of dangerous goods.


Great if you have

  • Metal alkyl handling experience.
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation/ recommendation (ADR, UN orange book, GHS purple Book).
  • Good presentation and communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multi-cultural and diverse environments.
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Dutch, both spoken and written.


We believe you are

  • A result driven and problem solver.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, MS office.
  • Safety-first mentality.
  • An excellent relationship builder at various levels.



We offer you
When you join us, you will be part of our fascinating and ambitious international environment with highly skilled and motivated colleagues. A company that develops, produces, and sells products that are essential for everyday life. Where employees aim high, take ownership and do it right. Our employment package comprises:

  •  A permanent contract with a probationary period of 2 months.
  •  25 vacation days + 10 leave days.
  •  An end-of-year bonus.
  •  Excellent pension scheme.
  •  Good growth and training opportunities.


Have we got your interest?
This is a permanent position on a full-time basis, based in Deventer. The position supports the Polymer Specialties business.

Our Polymer Specialties business manufactures and supplies essential ingredients and sustainable solutions for the polymer industry. These are organic peroxides, co-catalysts (metal alkyls) and other specialty additives used in the production and processing of polymers. From construction materials to power distribution cables and from plastic recycling to insulation materials, we enable our customers to meet modern society’s challenges.

Please apply via our online recruitment system. We will not accept applications via e-mail. Once it's with us we will review to see if we have a match between your skills and the role! For more information about our hiring process, visit:

We look forward to receiving your application!

About Nouryon


We’re looking for tomorrow’s Changemakers, today.

If you’re looking for your next career move, apply today and join Nouryon’s worldwide team of Changemakers in providing essential solutions that our customers use to manufacture everyday products such as personal care, cleaning, paints and coatings, agriculture and food, pharmaceuticals, and building products. Our employees are driven by the wish to make an impact and actively drive positive change. If that describes you, we will gladly make way for your ambitions. 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.

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For additional information about the vacancy please contact Patrycja Szczawinska Corporate recruiter via

  #WeAreNouryon #Changemakers

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



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