Application Development Engineer-Southeast Region

Date: Dec 26, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30307

Company: Nexeo Plastics

Atlanta, Georgia (US-GA) United States (US) 


Nexeo Plastics is a leading global thermoplastic resins distributor, representing quality products from world-class suppliers, and serving a diverse customer base across North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Asia.  From material selection to supply chain and inventory solutions, we go beyond traditional logistics to provide value-added services across many industries, including automotive, healthcare, packaging, wire and cable, 3D printing and more.  Our people, our passion, our global reach, and our technology platform allow us to create unique ways to reduce complexity in your business, identify efficiencies, and unlock value for suppliers and customers.  Nexeo Plastics facilities are ISO 9001 certified. We diligently observe a commitment to quality in all of our practices and adhere to a defined quality policy.




***This is a remote position.  The ideal candidate can be located anywhere in the southeast U.S.***


We are looking for an Application Development Engineer (ADE) – Regional (SOUTH) for our business that can develop new business and support existing accounts in the focused regional territory.  Reports to the Regional Sales Director.  Responsibilities include:

  • Strive to understand customer needs by developing relationships with engineers, specifiers, and suppliers
  • Position materials in industry applications at OEMs and molders
  • Coordinate efforts to grow sales with OEMs, molders, salespeople, CAMs, suppliers, and Nexeo Plastics Technical support staff.
  • Assist in materials training at customers and with Nexeo Plastics salespeople
  • Maintain existing and establish new customer relationships with emphasis on key accounts
  • Translate technology/growth opportunities to counterparts in other territories.
  • Drive specific applications for push products from the existing and new products portfolios.
  • Lead visits to customer sites both independently and in coordination with the sales organization.
  • Educate customers by delivering scientifically-based presentations
  • Gather market competitive intelligence including new technologies, market trends, IP opportunities, etc.
  • Provide strategic input for future product developments
  • Suggest modifications to existing product portfolio on customer input and market analysis
  • Perform promotional activities including participation in trade shows and conferences, and assist in the preparation of sales tools
  • Work effectively and coordinate with counterparts globally
  • Develop and adhere to project timelines.
  • Effective management of multiple projects, ensuring clear alignment of goals and deliverables with business and market needs.


Position Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree with plastics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related engineering coursework
  • 5+ years of experience in the plastics industry
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be a team player and leader on assigned projects.
  • Must be self-motivated, able to work independently and possess strong technical skills
  • Travel to customer sites and company meetings (50% travel)
  • Strong computer skills required, especially in MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States

Nexeo Plastics is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.  Additionally, Nexeo Plastics participates in the E-Verify program to ensure employment eligibility of newly hired employees where required.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta