Senior Technical Development Specialist


Remote, GB

Role requirements

This is a UK based position with EU travel

To implement R&D programmes on the development of products and technical solutions for industrial markets in order to serve the needs of European Polymers Business Team and Customers in line with regional and global strategic targets.

  • Ensure that we have a commercially viable Technology Pipeline for each market which comprises of a significant amount of Technology Push initiatives.
  • Provide the Business Managers with Unique Selling Points and supporting literature for all new/improved products.
  • Provide technical training to sales team and distributors.
  • Ensure the Intellectual Property is as high as the business will support.
  • Establishes and develops close and durable relationships with customers.
  • Supports Sales and Distributors’ actions to solve technical problems raised by customers and allows sales development in their respective territories.
  • Finds out customers’ needs and acts as the interface between the laboratory and production departments.

Skills and Abilities

  • Polyurethane Production or Process background is essential 
  • Polyisocyanurate experience would be desirable
  • Must have a good level of written and oral communication
  • Has had experience in dealing with customers in a technical capacity 


  • In-depth knowledge of chemistry, normally acquired through higher professionally recognised academic and industry accepted qualifications (e.g.Masters)

Established in 1932, Stepan Company is a major manufacturer of basic and intermediate chemicals including surfactants, polymers, as well as specialty ingredients that go into consumer, household, and institutional products such as laundry detergents, shampoos, and surface cleaners. Stepan Company currently has 20 global manufacturing locations and over 2,000 employees. We have a strong record of growth. Our growth allows us to provide meaningful career opportunities and stability to our team members. We have big goals at Stepan and know every team member will be crucial to achieving our objectives. Regardless of function, we are looking for team members who bring with them a growth mindset, an entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to thrive in an evolving environment.


We celebrate diversity at Stepan and are committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, disability, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.





Stepan is a global specialty and intermediate chemical manufacturer that has been serving a broad range of industries for over 90 years. Today, Stepan is a $2.7 billion revenue company. Our continued success is driven by the passion and commitment of our 2,500+ employees around the world.

Why Work At Stepan?

  1. Stable & Growing
  2. Collaborative Environment
  3. Make a Difference & Be Recognized
  4. Committed to Safety & Sustainability
  5. Value Driven Culture

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