Atlanta Main, US

Location Details:  Remote

Title:  Sr. Applications Specialist

Join us and develop your career while creating a more sustainable future! You’ll be part of a global team of more than 5,000 people and 60 nationalities, where diverse perspectives are valued and you can bring your authentic self to work every day. At Kemira you are empowered to reach your full potential, deliver innovation, and make an impact. We embrace a growth mindset, so we can deliver more value to our customers and communities. 


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemistry for water intensive industries. For more than 100 years, our chemistry has advanced human progress and quality of life. Kemira’s solutions help our customers in the pulp and paper, water, and energy industries clean water, save energy and use natural resources responsibly, while improving their productivity and enabling more sustainable business. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day.

We are seeking an experienced Senior Applications Specialist focused on Microbiological and Deposit Control for our Pulp & Paper segment. This role supports the sales team by providing technical expertise as it pertains to chemical applications at customer sites and is tasked with transferring product applications and process knowledge to support expedited sales growth in the region. 


The position responsibilities include:

  • Prioritize field activity with Applications and Marketing Managers by bridging the gap between field sales, R&D and corporate marketing  and accepting input on project prioritization from the regional field sales management team; this should be accomplished by aligning quarterly and annual business plans with the regional sales growth objectives
  • Conduct Field Sales Training by acting as primary contact person for transferring product line applications training (one-on-one and at district meetings) to the regional sales force, including training of entire sales group
  • Assist sales in delivery of Customer Technical Presentations
  • Assist in Trial Planning and Proposal Preparation in conjunction with the sales team for targeted products
  • Act as primary onsite expert during the implementation of product trials at the customer’s mill
  • Troubleshoot Product quality or Applications concerns regarding the individual products at the customer mill site with the product manager, including on site testing and recommendations for “in house” work to be completed
  • Prepare Product Applications Guides jointly with the Product Manager for each product line
  • Prepare case histories and technical papers for publishing in order to communicate product/program
  • Provide monthly communications to the Applications Marketing Manager
  • Provide other reporting communications as requested
  • Train field sales in the process of conducting Competitive Audits of our existing product applications looking for vulnerabilities that can be repaired prior to losing business
  • Interpret laboratory analysis
  • Transfer learning and technology knowledge to the Product Managers and the rest of the global paper business of Kemira through case histories, proposals, presentations, email and call reports as well as technical briefs and papers
  • Comply with federal, state, corporate and customer health, safety and environmental policies


What you can expect from us:

  • Opportunities for professional development and growth, learning from successful professionals with specialized knowledge and experience.  
  • Work with a global company that is committed to innovation, cares for people and is dedicated to customer success. 
  • Competitive total compensation package including group health benefits and retirement savings plan. 


What you’ll bring to the team:

  • Four year Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Pulp & Paper Science, or other related field (US) or Technical Institute Degree (Canada) or substantial industry experience with a successful track record.
  • Advanced level knowledge of product lines, but specific expert status in area of specialization with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • Specific technology expertise in pulp and paper Microbiological Control  and Deposit Control
  • Strong understanding of paper process chemistry; specific experience with application of oxidizing biocides is a plus
  • Ability to demonstrate and utilize expert-level knowledge of applications specific to area of specialization
  • Prior commercial experience preferred
  • Good computer skills , particulary with Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
  • Expert level of understanding of the papermaking process and finished grade knowledge
  • Advanced level knowledge of product lines, but specific expert status in area of specialization
  • Ability to develop effective chemical program recommendations and proposals
  • Ability to perform statistical data analysis to evaluate program performance
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to understand and support corporate strategy and the product line strategies
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Ability to travel 60 to 80% within the Americas’ region


Join Kemira and create better every day

Please apply with CV no later than  December 2, 2022 at kemira.com/careers.


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer.


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water intensive industries. We provide best suited products and expertise to improve our customers’ product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment and oil & gas. In 2021, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.7 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.