Material Developer Plastics (m/f/d)

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Our mission

We are proud supporters of storytellers. Every toy we develop is made to the highest level of quality, detail and authenticity so that they can instantly spark the stories in children.

Come and be part of our great, growing team. We are Schleich: the glorious, premium brand which has doubled its turnover in just 5 years, fueled by creativity, curiosity and a lot of fun.
We are offering a beautiful office location, flexibility and a high degree of trust and empowerment. Driven by an overwhelming strategic growth agenda and backed up by a global equity firm we are almost ready for the future, missing just one important link:

Material Developer Plastics (m/f/d)
in Schwäbisch Gmünd

Your core tasks

  • Further development of sustainable thermoplastic engineering plastics for injection molding processing in cooperation with material manufacturers
  • Creation of product as well as requirement specifications for material developments and for material qualifications
  • Lead of development projects in the field of plastic development, together with our suppliers
  • Identifying and developing sustainable improvements in relation to the processing properties of the technical plastics and thermoplastic elastomers
  • Raw material research & Benchmark regarding cost savings and their successful implementation in our production
  • Collaboration with marketing, product management, suppliers and international project partners
  • Creation and execution of experiments based on Design of Experiment (DoE)
  • Evaluation, documentation and presentation of development and validation results
  • Supervision and evaluation of common laboratory analyses for plastics
  • Realization of the sustainability thinking

Your profile

  • You have completed technical university training as a chemist, chemical engineer (polymer chemistry), materials scientist (plastics) (m/f/d) or professional education as a technician with relevant experience in the development / adaptation of plastics.
  • You have already gained experience in the development / modification of plastics, masterbatches or additives for polymer processing.
  • You have knowledge of common plastics (ABS, PA, POM, TPE and PVC) and their areas of application.
  • You have a good command of written and spoken English.
  • You can be enthusiastic about technical challenges and have a solution-oriented mindset.

Our offer

  • You will become part of a growing company with performance-related pay and attractive conditions.
  • You can expect an open and cooperative corporate culture with flat hierarchies and fast decision-making processes.
  • We support you in the best possible way with intensive training and constantly accompany your development.
  • We offer you exciting tasks in an international environment with plenty of scope for creativity.
  • Team spirit is important to us! You can expect an open-minded team and fun at work and with our products.


Would you like to grow with us and accompany the wonderful journey of our company?

Then we look forward to receiving your detailed application! Please apply online only - it's quick and easy and ensures the protection of your personal data.