Sao Paulo, BR

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Title:  Application Specialist, P&P, Brazil

Application Specialist, P&P, SA


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.


In this role, you will have the flexibility to organize your work between office and remote, in a hybrid work culture.


We are seeking a driven Application Specialist for our Pulp & Paper segment in South America.



What you can expect from us:


  • Autonomy in ways of working.
  • Best-in-class colleagues, expertise and collaboration tools that let you perform at your best.
  • Developing market intelligence and evaluating potential customers



What you’ll bring to the team, Main Accountabilities:


  • Provide technical knowledge and expertise to field sales to enable winning technical advice to our valued customers
  • Drive the development of new applications in region, as like: Deposit Control in general for Pulp and Paper mills.
  • Executes customers’ technical needs and develop proposals outlining how the organization’s products and services can meet these needs and be integrated and implemented with the customer's existing systems and equipment.
  • Coordinate and execute commercialization to ensure successful launches and rollout.
  • Liaise with R&D in projects to ensure that products and services are developed, modified, configured, and implemented according to customer need.
  • Estimate the costs, resources, time, and technical requirements of modifying, configuring, and installing the organization’s products and services to meet customer needs.
  • Develop and deliver training to educate customers and internal stakeholders on the features of the products or services.
  • Respond to more complex customer questions and troubleshoot, investigate, run case studies and resolve technical problems that arise during or after implementation.



  • Pulp and Paper Science or other related technical degree; Masters, MBA or PhD desired
  • Bachelor degree: Chemistry or Chemical Engineer
  • Advanced English
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Superior computer skills – all Microsoft applications; specialized technical software (statistical/system design, other); SAP




  • 10+ years experience in Application, Sales, Marketing, Research & Development and/or technical service related to the Pulp and Paper industry
  • Good interpersonal relationship and teamwork;
  • Works independently to complete tasks and activities.
  • Establishes contacts with internal and external stakeholders
  • Solid working knowledge in the most important applications in Process Chemicals, like: deposit control for Pulp Mills, Deposit control for Paper and Board machines including MiBi knowlogde, wet end troubleshooting,  Brown stock wash defoamers as well as digital tools and solutions is a plus.
  • Broad, technical knowledge  of P&P end product uses and the role of chemistries and IM (information management) to attain end property characteristics in Board, Pulp, Tissue and Specialty Paper grades, process efficienies and improvements.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% by car and/or air



Join Kemira and create better every day


Please apply with CV no later than 15 June 2023 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 the best-suited products and services to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment, and energy sectors. In 2022, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 3.6 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.