CORPORATE R&D LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Date posted:
Monday, September 18, 2017
Polyone

CORPORATE R&D LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing professional development opportunities. We are a $3.3 billon world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 60+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.
GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Corporate R&D Leadership Development Program is a two year Research & Development program for high caliber Ph.D. graduates who possess exceptional technical talent and leadership potential. This two year program consists of two (2) twelve-month, or three (3) nine-month rotational assignments and provides hands on roles that will help you gain experience in technology and leadership philosophy while providing technical, functional and leadership skills training. Rotational assignments will vary depending on the skills of the candidate hired, and may include foundational R&D and applied product or process development directed toward any of PolyOne’s technical platforms. Program participants will build relationships with their cross-functional peers through training targeted at communication, presentation and leadership skills development.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Actively interface with business and technology leaders to develop custom polymer formulations and / or processes adhering to customer specifications, quality requirements, and operational goals and standards.
 Contribute to product platform development through the application of statistical experimental design, product testing, and data analysis.
 Perform literature and patent searches to guide experimentation.
 Partner with manufacturing resources to develop test methods and establish quality controls for new materials / processes.
 Support marketing and sales through development of product and application data.
 Summarize experimental strategies and data analysis in written reports and presentations for communication with peers, customers, and various levels of management.
 Interface with and gain knowledge of Environmental, Health and Safety practices and regulatory requirements in various industries.
 Collaborate in cross-functional projects across business units.
 Develop Lean Six Sigma (LSS) capabilities.
REQUIREMENTS:
 Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Material Science or Physics, with a focus on polymer materials development, structure-property relationships, or polymer processing.
 Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration skills.
 Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
 Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
 Demonstrated project management capability.
 Motivated with a passion to succeed.
 Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan. Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, flexible spending accounts and 401(k).
PolyOne Corporation maintains a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in the state or locality in which a person is employed.