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Celanese Automotive Sr. Application Development Engineer (Powertrain) in Auburn Hills, Michigan

The industry’s leading Celanese Automotive Team is looking for a Senior Application Development Engineer for Powertrain systems to join Celanese's Automotive Commercial Team. Primary responsibility of this role is to drive growth of Celanese's plastics products in automotive powertrain applications including internal combustion engines, battery, hybrid, electrical and thermal systems.


  • Drive growth at new and existing automotive powertrain customers

  • Position and secure new business with Celanese solutions in targeted powertrain applications

  • Develop deep customer relationships and understand their needs in plastic powertrain solutions

  • Prospect new customers to facilitate growth of Celanese solutions

  • Maximize value capture in securing new powertrain business

  • Understand application requirements, understand next best alternative solutions and position optimal Celanese solutions

  • Manage external and internal requirements throughout the development process – i.e., milestones, testing, qualifications

  • Internally champion powertrain systems

  • Use market knowledge to foresee trends that will enable growth of Celanese solutions

  • Communicate & influence across the organizational

  • Established experience and network within the automotive powertrain and plastics industry

  • Experience in E-Powertrain systems a plus

  • Ability to work with OEM and Tier customers to develop plastic powertrain solutions

  • Customer Focus and Urgency

  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to solve new problems

  • Ability to draw connections to foresee future trends and to develop opportunities to grow and innovate

  • Ability to interact, influence and facilitate at several levels of the organization

  • Must be willing to prospect for new customers/projects and develop strategies for identifying, targeting new customers

  • Structured, organized and proactive with a strong focus on results

  • Must have high energy and a strong work ethic

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Microsoft office skills, Sales Force experience helpful

  • Willingness to travel

  • 6+ years in plastics, automotive or related field

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Science or Technical Field - MS or MBA a plus

  • Technical experience required and business/market/application development experience helpful

External Company Name: Celanese International Corporation

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Street: 2600 Opdyke Road

Post End Date: 1/26/2022