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Technical Segment Manager Pigments for Elastomeres (Silicones)

Job Description

For our principal, Holland Colours NV, a global producer of specialty pigments (masterbatchesand dispersions, colourants for plastics and elastomeres, we are recruiting a technical service engineer who will provide technical application support to customers mainly in the silicones sector and act as an interface between the customer and R&D.


Holland Colours is publicly listed on the NYSE and EURONEXT (HOLCO) and has fully staffed offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia.


Holland Colours Europe BV (HCA) has an ambitious growth plan. The main responsibility of the Technical Segment Manager is the technical contribution to Holland Colours business growth in the three segments (Building & Construction, Packaging, Elastomers and Specialties) of the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. The Technical Segment Manager reports to the Technical Manager Division Europe. The job is based in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands.

We are looking for a fulltime


Technical Service Manager

Elastomers and Specialties EMEA

The Technical Segment Manager (TSM), being the link between the production floor of the user and HCA application lab, is equipped with application and production process related knowledge. He (can also be she but further mentioned as he) is considered to be the expert on the processing method within HCA for the scopes of interest. TSM has sufficient knowhow on the range of HCA products.

The TSM has good communication skills, discusses and solves technical problem for the user by using his knowledge and support from the application lab. In the process of problem solving he collects knowledge/experience and shares them actively with the application lab technicians and other interested parties.

The TSM understands the real needs. He coordinates and evaluates the incoming Technical Information requests of our customers within the Elastomer and Specialties team of the application lab. He involves the Research & Technology department when necessary.

The TSM is mobile and travels frequently both by car and airplane within EMEA. He is available to perform on-site technical assistance within short notice.

Scope of activities (Application areas):

  • Sealant (Silicones, MS polymer, Acrylic, etc)

  • Extrusion and moulding elastomers (HTV, LSR, TPE, TPU)

  • Extrusion, Calendaring and Moulding flex-PVC

  • Moulding engineering plastics

  • Surface (protective) coating (solvent, solvent-free)

  • Polyester products

  • Polyurethane products

Qualifications/ Experience:

  • Technical knowhow of Production equipment (especially dosing units) and the process of the applications especially those related to colouring stage.

  • Full knowledge of HCA products (mainly elastomers).

  • Knowhow of pigment/dyes and carrier chemistry.

  • Fluent language skills in English and German, preferably also in Dutch.

  • Is willing to live in the Netherlands, within a reasonable distance of Apeldoorn

For more information, please contact:

Myron Hess 
Team Manager
Chemicals & Life Sciences Division
Antal International BV 
Tel: +31 20 751 6100
Mob: +31 6 33 730 513
Singel 540, 1017AZ Amsterdam