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Manufacturing Leadership Program

Date: Mar 27, 2021

Location: Düren, NW, DE, 52355

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Job Description

We are adding to our talent pool and recruiting for Game Changers that will be future leaders interested in the manufacturing environment to join the Grace Manufacturing Leadership Program (MLP).  Our program provides individuals with a three-year experience that is focused on developing high-potential employees for possible leadership positions within Grace’s global manufacturing organization. During the program, there are 3 rotations designed to provide a range of manufacturing experience while strengthening leadership skills. Assignments include time in Grace’s manufacturing sites such as Worms or Dueren, Stenungsund (Sweden) or Tarragona (Spain).  Program participants are partnered with a senior-level mentor who will follow their progress throughout the program while providing guidance and support.     

Throughout the program, employees learn about the many aspects of our business, receive leadership, supply chain, finance, and Six Sigma training, and develop a professional network for sharing ideas and best practices around manufacturing excellence.


Required Skills



In the Manufacturing Leadership Program participants will have the opportunity for job rotations through multiple disciplines including: 

  • Process Engineering - Lead a manufacturing process improvement project (f.i. improve digitalization, automation, processing KPI’s, etc.)
  • Project Engineering – Participate in the management of a capital project 
  • Productivity– Lead a six-sigma supply chain/operations project
  • Environmental, Health & Safety - Lead project work associated with EHS corporate and plant initiatives
    Grace’s MLP's are designed for individuals who demonstrate strong leadership and management potential and have a strong interest in the manufacturing field. 



Required Skills:

  • B.S. in an engineering discipline is required, preferably Chemical
  • Prior meaningful work assignments e.g. as intern or extracurricular activities, success in the classroom
  • Must  relocate during the program for 6-12 months,
  • Open-minded, curious personality with strong communication and networking skills
  • Excellent German and English language skills

Required Experience

Preferred Qualifications