why join our team

Talent, creativity and customer focus are at the heart of our culture.

120
years of experience
522
experts
8
manufac­turing sites
80+
countries we deliver to
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A great place to work!

You come to work in a focused, highly collaborative culture and benefit from the experienced and internationally diverse colleagues that you’d expect to find in an expanding, innovative and professional company.

We are proud of what we achieve every day. We enjoy working in an informal and flat organisation, employing collaborative teamwork to achieve our goals in a cooperative way. This team approach also extends to the relationships with our customers, who acknowledge our skill and dedication through their long-term loyalty and feedback in regular customer surveys.

The success of our business depends above all on the people who work here.

Through this success, we have seen substantial global growth built upon the founding culture of the company: broad responsibilities, individual initiative and flexibility.

Who will succeed here

There is a wide range of careers on offer at Paramelt, from chemical engineer to customer service and from process operator to business development manager. Whatever your role with us, there are some characteristics that apply across the board.

It goes without saying that you are capable, motivated and pragmatic. You share our passion for quality and reliability and have a clear customer focus. You are enthusiastic and possess the talent and if you are willing to accept the challenge, opportunities will automatically come your way.

Autonomy and team work

If you want to work for a company that gives you the autonomy to explore and implement new ideas in a highly collaborative environment that fosters team spirit and cooperation across the business, you will succeed here.

our teams

At Paramelt we operate with over 500 employees in more than 12 countries in a number of key disciplines such as sales & marketing, research & development, operations & supply chain, information technology, finance and human resources. See what makes Paramelt an interesting place to work in your area of expertise.

sales and marketing

The sales, marketing, business development and customer service teams are critical to the operation of our company. These functions provide the key customer interface enabling us to maintain a strong relationship and a deep understanding of customer needs.

Our sales and marketing colleagues are critically engaged in maintaining ongoing supply and customer relationships as well as new business development. In addition, the organisation takes the lead in a wide range of projects, such as market analysis, lead generation, new product & application development.

What makes life within sales and marketing even more varied is the deep integration with our customers, requiring interactions across the spectrum from shop floor to board room. In addition, the breadth of applications for wax means that no two customers are the same, with relationships covering a wide range of partners, from niche technology specialists through to major global brand owners.

Over 50 people work in the commercial organisation at multiple offices around the world. This structure allows us to tailor our local approach, address global trends and service the requirements of our multinational customers.

The international and multi-cultural dimension makes it an exciting and diverse working environment. Our matrix structure enables colleagues to share and exploit technology and best-practise across regions, growing their knowledge, experience & opportunities

The range of stakeholders we interact with, makes it even more varied.

Constantly looking for new applications & better solutions.

research and
development

Innovation is fundamental to Paramelt’s success and the R&D department lies at the heart of this. Paramelt aims to supply more than just a good product. We select the right product to fit the customer´s process requirements, and adapt it where necessary. We provide technical support to ensure good product performance and optimization of the customer process.

In order to provide this added value Paramelt has a large, state-of-the-art research & development department encompassing a number of different disciplines: material science, physical & chemical processing and analytical science.

The breadth of application requirements we service, calls upon a huge variety of primarily organic materials, each with their own unique and distinguished property characteristics. Our technologists develop a deep understanding of these materials and their interactions to deliver the required functionality and processing characteristics to meet our challenging customer demands

Often the material properties themselves are insufficient to deliver against all requirements and further physical & chemical processing are required to achieve the full application requirements. This includes blends and dispersions or (chemical) process development such as synthesis, purification and fractionation,

Analytical characterisation & quality control is critical both to understand and ensure delivery of an effective product. As a result, our analytical laboratories are equipped to perform a wide selection of analytical techniques such as GC-MS, HPLC, FTIR, DSC, rheology, etcetera. Newly developed products are tested for their suitability for use in the customer´s application before being released to the market.

To support both the ongoing performance of existing products as well as the introduction of new product solutions our development and technical service people are clearly the key to success, combining detailed knowledge with inventiveness and creativity.

finance

The finance department is at the heart of Paramelt’s business activities and pivotal to the company's financial success. Our role is to make sure that critical decisions are made with a view to adding value to the company and supporting our ongoing growth, whilst maintaining financial stability.

To ensure coherent and optimal processes, we work in close cooperation with the regional sites, functional departments and operating business teams. We underpin our activities with the use and development of modern integrated systems together with business analytics tools, to provide the necessary information for objective decision making.

In addition to accounting & controlling responsibilities, the Finance organisation also handles all aspects of taxation, insurance & legal matters. This broad portfolio of responsibilities offers significant potential for diversity and development of roles within the department.

The international character of our company brings exciting additional challenges such as the management of local accounting & tax policies, different legal frameworks, transfer pricing and so on. The broad range of functional and regional diversity offered within Paramelt provide for an exciting and varied work environment.

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Keeping the company at the leading edge of the information age.

information technology

The IT department plays a vital role in Paramelt’s success, making the best use of the latest systems and technology advances to keep the company at the leading edge of the digital age.

IT is co-ordinated by a small and dedicated team of highly qualified and dedicated professional. spread across our three primary global locations. The heart of the department is located in Heerhugowaard, the Netherlands. As a multinational organization, we work with users from every corner of the globe and every part of the business. Where possible we run centralised systems in either on-premise, hosted or cloud configurations providing almost 24/7 availability. Where needed we use local systems and support in our regional headquarters, as well as other manufacturing sites and sales offices.

In addition to day-to-day operations, we also drive improvement projects, coordinate server & network management, provide telephone systems and client & printer services and give local support. This opens the opportunity for our people to travel abroad and learn from within the challenging global operating environment with regional differences in the IT landscape.

Our people are key to our success and we place a strong emphasis on encouraging their development. The complexity of a global operating environment and size of the team result in broad responsibilities and offer a strong base for personal growth and challenges.

Besides permanent positions such as Microsoft administrator, network engineer or Oracle specialist, we also offer placement opportunities within Paramelt for students who have a keen interest in IT.

operations

Operations is central to the success of Paramelt. We help to drive the success of the business by providing the appropriate technologies, manufacturing environment (FSSC 22000, Kosher, Halal etc.) and supply chain to deliver the needs of Paramelt’s customers.

Complexity and diversity in products, processes and applications requirements places a huge demand on the manufacturing and supply chain organisation. In delivering solutions the organisation is frequently called upon to deliver process innovation, often requiring the development of new and unique technologies. Through this broad and extensive experience, we have established a global, industry-leading position.

Against this backdrop of complexity and change the organisation is required to deliver high quality products in a consistent & efficient manner. These demands require us to maintain a highly skilled workforce, which is achieved through the provision of award-winning apprenticeships and training schemes. To complement the high skill levels of our people we are also investing heavily in the automation of our manufacturing and packaging processes,

Our high levels of activity in process innovation, optimisation & maintenance are driven by our dedicated engineering team, working with local specialist contractors where required.

In order to ensure a seamless supply chain from raw material production through manufacturing to customer delivery, the purchasing, planning & logistics functions are integrated within the operations team. Dedicated procurement specialists, maintain close commercial and technical relationships to our comprehensive global supplier network. Our logistics team combines a comprehensive range of skills to ensure that we are well placed to address the complexities of global trade.

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'..the success of Paramelt depends on all the people who work here.'

human resources

It is clear that the success of Paramelt depends on all the people who work here. In this context the HR department plays a key role in the selecting, supporting and developing our people.

As a flat and very flexible organisation, our first concern is to ensure that all our employees fit well and enjoy working within our company culture. In a functional context, it is important to confirm that all our colleagues possess the right knowledge and skillset appropriate to the job. In a dynamic and changing environment we also need to identify and source appropriate ongoing training and development support.

Our employees enjoy working for Paramelt, since we all share common values and work with respect for one another. As a result, the typical length of service at Paramelt tends to be significantly higher than the industry norm. Because of this relative stability, we are able to operate a strategic approach of growing and developing talent for the future from within the organisation. Talent development and succession planning therefore form an important part of the department’s goals.

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