MBA Leadership Development Program - Rotational - (chemicals - specialty materials) Job


Location: 

King of Prussia, PA, United States

Employment Type:  Evergreen Opening
Category:  Marketing / Business
Posting Date:  Jun 28, 2024

Our MBA candidates interact with Arkema colleagues and global technical experts to support our current businesses and products, and to develop the plans and strategies that will fuel our growth.  This program is designed to develop a pipeline of future business leaders within Arkema.

 

We are currently recruiting:

MBA candidates with strong expertise in finance, business strategy, market development or management of strategic development projects. A background in one or more of the following areas is required:

  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to lead cross-functional process improvement teams
  • Proven ability to innovate and improve upon existing business practices
  • Analytical or finance background
  • Demonstrated proactive and strategic thinking
  • Marketing experience which includes developing business plans, and financial analysis
  • Technical background, (chemical engineering, chemistry, polymer science preferred)
  • Must be able to relocate outside of the Philadelphia area, for a rotation, and possibly a position assignment following the program.

 

Initial assignments may include:

  • Providing direction on business strategy, involvement in annual budgets, S&OP meetings, sales and marketing planning, as well as management of strategic development projects.

 

  • Providing key business indicator tracking and analysis from a financial and supply chain perspective to ensure Business Management understands the profitability of the business and the components of P&L factors.

 

  • Providing financial analysis, and forecasts related to P&L, capital spending, and balance sheet activities.

 

  • Analysis of key elements of the business strategy to maximize profitability, and evaluation of new business opportunities for future growth.

 

  • Analyze the market and implement strategic plans for new product development and commercialization

 

  • Lead financial studies to simulate various operating assumptions and scenarios to support the strategic decision process of the business

 

  • Assist in the development of profit improvement initiatives.

 

Successful candidates will work in a collaborative interdisciplinary team environment. We can offer many different career pathways in a dynamic, international environment.

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €9.5 billion ($10.6 billion) in 2021, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

Who we are? Arkema is a world leader in Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World with the ambition to become a pure Specialty Materials player.

We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €9.5 billion, of which 2.9% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 17 R&D centers.

If you pursue excellence, love innovation and are inspired by challenges, we encourage you through www.arkema.com to learn more about our values – Solidarity, Performance, Simplicity, Empowerment, and Inclusion – and how we concentrate on advances in bio-based and recyclable materials, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Changing the world requires the right formula. The right formula consists of our innovative and sustainable materials, and you. Join us to develop the materials of tomorrow and make a difference together. What are you made of?

The legal information below pertains specifically to positions posted in the United States, however we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in all the countries that we hire.
Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring.

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