Application Project Manager - Food and Beverage

at Solenis, LLC in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Solenis is a leading global producer of specialty chemicals focused on delivering sustainable solutions for water-intensive industries, including consumer, industrial, institutional, food and beverage, and pool and spa water markets. Owned by Platinum Equity, the company's product portfolio includes a broad array of water treatment chemistries, process aids, functional additives, and cleaners and disinfectants, as well as state-of-the-art monitoring and control systems. These technologies are used by customers to improve operational efficiencies, enhance product quality, protect plant assets, minimize environmental impact, and create cleaner and safer environments.

Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has 69 manufacturing facilities strategically located around the globe and employs a team of over 16,100 professionals in 130 countries across six continents. Solenis is a 2023 US Best Managed Company, recognized three years in a row. For more information about Solenis, please visit

We are looking for a Applications Project Manager serves as a member of Applications team focused within the Food and Beverage Industry!

What You'll Do

The Application Project Manager will lead multiple projects focused on new technology growth and the Applications team leads the support of geographic growth initiatives and development and delivery of detailed technical training. This role is to be a primary filter for new product ideas for development by R&D. Ultimately, success will be measured through the company's expanding sales and profitability, while maintaining existing business.

The primary focus will be:
To offer engineering support to develop chemical treatment programs, including product selection and dosage recommendations, completing site technical audits across multiple sub-segments within the F&B industry, provide troubleshooting of utility, process, and waste -water related problems and engage in technical information development and dissemination of information.
Support area growth and pursuit of new business opportunities with sales team collaboration, onsite audit support of competitive applications, product selection, application recommendations, and successful trial preparation and execution
Field support of customer applications by troubleshooting and best practice management/standardization and sustaining business
New product development and portfolio growth via idea generation with R&D and commercialization i.e., product launch management and validation projects
Conduct group and individual training of commercial sales team as well development and dissemination of internal and external training materials and technical literature including product safety, best practices, etc.
Trial reporting, administration, and associated communications

What You'll Bring
Bachelor's degree Science and/or Engineering; or equivalent relevant industry experience.
10+ years of industry experience
Prior direct value sales experience with understanding of business fundamentals and/or past position experience requiring influencing skills
Expertise in administration and management of chemical applications
Project management experience requiring planning, directing, managing, and execution of large projects in team setting
Troubleshooting experience of complex situations requiring organized problem-solving effort
Capable of understanding the value and execution of marketplace initiatives and managing multiple support projects with little management input.
Demonstrated proficiency in analytical thinking, problem solving, strong attention to detail, and quick understanding of technical concepts
Strong customer service skills
Strong independent work ethic with proven track record of growth and success
Demonstrated ability to make decisions, balancing customer's needs and company objectives
Strong communication skills, presentation capability, and ability to influence others through direct and indirect methods
Technical leadership of product lines and markets
Coaching/Collaboration with other Applications, Marketing and Commercial staffs globally

Sub-Market Specialty Experience
Food and Beverage market experience preferred
Subsegments include protein harvest and processing facilities, dairy, beverage, and... For full info follow application link.

Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including Minorities / Women/ Veterans / Disabled.

Solenis is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Should you require assistance in applying to this opportunity, please reach out to Solenis Talent Acquisition at 1-888-756-2701.

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Job Posting: 1276268

Posted On: Jun 07, 2024

Updated On: Jul 07, 2024

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