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Manufacturing Leadership Program

Date: Apr 10, 2021

Location: Worms, RP, DE, 67547

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 6392 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 3,900 people in over 30 countries.

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.


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

  • Sales & Operations Planning
  • Work in conjunction with the sales, manufacturing, and supply chain departments
  • Ensuring and optimizing customer deliveries
  • Analysis and sustainable improvement of customer satisfaction
  • Management and participation in projects e.g. procurement logistics, strategic sourcing, supply chain digitalization, logistics and material flow optimization

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.Sc. in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
  • 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

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.


EOE Statement:  W. R. Grace & Co. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation.