Business Analyst – Linde Gas – Schiedam

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Linde Gas is the global market leader in the production and sale of technical, medical and specialty gases and gas mixtures, and on the marketing and distribution of gas related equipment, systems and services, as well as the engineering of turnkey plants.

Industrial gases are being used all over the world, all the time, day and night. Regardless area – welding, cooling, heating, industrial cleaning or the lab analyses – gas is present. Industrial gases from Linde play a crucial part in metallurgical processes, in chemical industry, food industry, environmental protection, while manufacturing glass and electronics, construction, pharmaceutical industry and research and development.


 For the RBU RES, Linde Gas is looking for interested candidates for the position of Business Analyst / Product Management Data Analyst.

Product Management has a strong position in the new RES organisation. The aim is to optimise the profitability and growth of the MPG business per product line, working closely together with both the business and EMEA. The Product Management Data Analyst will report to the Product Manager RES. You will develop full understanding of cost and selling price structure and trends as well as profit development as input for business strategies optimising profit

It is a highly analytical role that requires you to consider data from multiple sources and develop profitability models that reflect margins on product line and plant /customer level cross country. You are expected to collect and combine data that underpin sound business decisions. You recognize potential improvements from the data collected and have a deep insight understanding of key performance indicators. The end goal is to provide insights that help the decision-making process for (strategic) business (investment) decisions.



Your responsibilities:

  • Provide input for product strategies:
    • collect market dynamics, potentials and trends (volume, pricing, profit by customer industry)
    • collect actual and future supply costs and product availability for Linde and the market
    • consolidate market and supply data to holistic overviews by using Power zone management concepts
    • identifying Linde’s potential to optimize supply costs (make or buy) and product availability
    • identifying Linde’s opportunities to maximize growth potential and pricing/ profit improvement
    • monitor and report on commercialisation of new product introductions
    • monitor and report on EMEA/RES rule book guidelines
    • detect deviations from product strategies, rule books, kpi’s
  • Provide input to investment decisions related to products in scope
  • Review Business cases on proper input and calculations
  • Analyse and advice on new customer contracts and contract renewals
  • Initiate meaningful analysis and recommendations for action related to product management

 Your qualifications:

  • Analytical skills to ask the right questions, dissect, translate and cross reference data
  • Reconciliation and traceability of missing details
  • Financial modelling, Pricing, Variance Analysis, effective Reporting
  • Keen eye for identifying opportunities for improvements
  • Excellent with systems like Excel, SAP, BW
  • Enthusiastic and proactive team player
  • English speaking, preferable Dutch speaking



€ 65.000 – 85.000 per year + bonus + excellent package

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Technology & Innovation Director – Huntsman – Everberg – Belgium

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Huntsman is recruiting an experienced and passionate Technology & Innovation Director to lead their European Product Innovation Team and to drive their R&D function into more downstream marketing line with global divisional and corporate strategies. Reporting to the Vice President of Technology & Innovation you will play a key role in defining and driving their R&D strategy within the core business of their Polyurethanes Division whilst working in partnership with Marketing and Core R&D to commercialize new products to support downstream diversification initiatives.

As a key member of the Global Technology Leadership Team you will play a critical rol in the definition and execution toward their strategic objectives through the effective management of key resources and innovation initiatives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Play a leading rol in shifting the business’ footprint ‘downstream’. Working with their Marketing team to assign resources to explore and deliver new technologies and assess potential M&A opportunities
  • Develop and commercialize new products and applications outside the current business boundaries through the identification of emerging technologies and new market opportunities
  • Defend and extend the current PU business segments through the development of new products and/or enhanced technologies
  • Lead a culture of continuous improvement and strategic harmonization between the technology and innovation and commercial teams to ensure R&D and Commercial strategies are best aligned and to maximize commercial value for the business
  • Inspire and empower the regional Technical team to perform to their highest potential in line with the agile performance development culture
  • Act as a key player of the Global Technology & Innovation leadership team to establish and develop platforms and models for global innovation and technical activities

Key Candidate Requirements:

  • PhD (preferred) in Polymer Science or Engineering Plastics with a strong knowledge of Specialty Polymer base applications and markets
  • Previous experience with Polymers (preferably Polyurethanes), engineering plastics or relevant application and technology is required
  • Excellent leadership skills and a demonstratable track record of driving and delivering change
  • Strong communications skills with the ability to inspire and motivate regional teams whilst as part of a global Technology & Innovation Leadership Team
  • Extensive background in IP strategy and the development of patents. Previous experience in leading product commercialization strategies within a highly competitive market is also essential

Excellent package – including bonus and company car


About Huntsman:

Huntsman Corporation is a publicly traded global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated and specialty chemicals with 2016 revenues of approximately $ 10 billion. Their chemical products number in the thousands and are sold worldwide to manufacturers serving a broad and diverse range of consumer and industrial end markets. They operate more than 75 manufacturing, R&D and operations facilities in over 30 countries and employ approximately 10,000 associates within their four distinct business divisions.

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Maintenance Manager – Linde Gas – IJmuiden – INGEVULD

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Linde Gas is een marktleider op het gebied van de levering van gassen en onderdeel van The Linde Group.

Industriële gassen worden overal ter wereld gebruikt, continu, dag in, dag uit. Wat het toepassingsgebied ook is – lassen, koelen, verwarmen, industrieel reinigen of laboratoriumanalyses – er worden gassen bij gebruikt. Industriële gassen van Linde spelen een sleutelrol bij metallurgische processen, in de chemische industrie, de levensmiddelensector, voor milieubescherming, bij de productie van glas en elektronica, in de bouw en de farmaceutische industrie en bij onderzoek en productontwikkeling.



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