Telemaco Borba, BR

Location Details: 

Title:  Sr. Applications Specialist



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.  We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day. At Kemira, we foster a collaborative and inclusive work culture that empowers our employees to thrive and make a difference.


Learn more about Kemira at www.kemira.com/careers.


We are seeking a driven Sr. Applications Specialist for our Pulp & Paper segment.


In Pulp & Paper, our application expertise, latest technologies for data-driven process management, digital services and a complete chemistry portfolio help our customers enhance their sustainability, process efficiency, productivity and end-product quality. 


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



In this role you will be responsible for:


  • Solid knowledge in the most important applications in Pulp Process Chemicals, like: Deposit Control for Pulp Mills, Brow stock wash defoamers, technical expertise in Paper and Board machines is a plus;
  • Provides advanced product and application expertise and technical knowledge to field sales to enable winning technical advice to our valued customers;
  • Support sales team to expand sales, introducing new products and applications to our existing and potential customers;
  • 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 and Market 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 of our chemical programs.


What requirements are needed:  


  • Bachelor degree: Chemistry or Chemical Engineer
  • Advanced English and Intermediate Spanish
  • Pulp and Paper Science or other related technical degree
  • Masters, MBA or PhD desired
  • Superior computer skills – all Microsoft applications and specialized statistical software
  • Good interpersonal relationship and teamwork
  • Experience in Applications, Sales, Marketing, Research & Development and/or technical service related to the Pulp and Paper industry
  • Works independently to complete tasks and activities
  • 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 efficiencies and improvements. Ability to travel up to ~60% by car and/or air


What you can expect from us


  • Excellent growth opportunities in South America
  • 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
  • Friendly, international atmosphere


Ready to create better every day? Join Kemira! 


 Please apply with CV no later than 01 August 2024 at kemira.com/careers 


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. Our customers include industrial and municipal water treatment operators, and pulp & paper industry among others. We provide the best-suited products and services to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on water treatment, renewable solutions, and digital services. In 2023, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 3.4 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. www.kemira.com