About the job
Biofiber Tech Sweden AB is pioneering the shift towards a greener future by innovating wood fibers to be more "plastic-like". This revolutionary step in material science connects the forestry and plastics industries, offering a bio-based and renewable alternative for plastic product production.
We're centrally located at Norrsken House in the center of Stockholm and supported by Almi Invest Green Tech since 2019. Our diverse team shares a common passion - creating a sustainable environment through technology innovation. If you're driven by a desire to transform the material science field and advance sustainability, we would love to hear from you.
About the job
We're seeking a Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to join our team. As the most senior technical person on the team this role will predominantly focus on plastic processing, ensuring the successful integration and application of our bio-based materials in various plastic manufacturing processes. The role will also involve participating in, and overseeing our future R&D efforts, as well as responsibility for technical questions related to production. You will be leading the technical team with one Application Engineer and one Product Development Engineer.
Lead Biofiber Tech material development & application efforts in thermoplastic product manufacturing processes.
Actively support Biofiber Tech’s sales by providing technical product application guidance with various players in the plastic industry and end-use brand owners.
Lead & execute material trials both internally and externally with Biofiber Tech commercial partners/customers of plastic and compounders/injection molders.
Monitor competitive technology and product landscape and identify new product development and market application opportunities.
Develop and implement quality management systems for scaling up production.
Report to the CEO.
PhD/MSc in polymer science, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or a related discipline.
7+ years of plastics industry experience, including leading technical and production teams.
Solid technical and practical knowledge in thermoplastic polymer or bio-composite material processing and characterisation, preferably through a combination of academic and commercial plastic product manufacturing companies.
Excellent communication & problem-solving skills, initiative-taking, and a passion to drive impact innovation for a sustainable environment.
Project leadership/coordination skills and enjoyment of tackling both technical and market-related challenges.
What we offer
A chance to work for a climate focused company removing CO2 emissions on a daily basis.
An opportunity to scale up a production process and take a pioneering product to market
A chance to assemble and lead a technical team that will be the backbone of our innovations.
Quick decision ways and large area of responsibility.
An attractive work environment at Norrksen House in central Stockholm, with flexibility to work 1-2 days per week from home.
Option programs: We believe that our people are essential to our success and should therefore be rewarded.
Health care allowance (“Friskvårdsbidrag”) & pension scheme.
Starting date: Immediate or as soon as possible
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