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Technical Product Manager, Fire Retardants

Development and implementation of new fire retardants for wood protection in Europ

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Copenhagen, Nyborg, Marlow, Darlington or Helsingborg
We belive that you live nearby any of the locations above


The Company
Koppers Performance Chemicals (KPC) is a global business leader in the timber preservation industry, trading worldwide in more than 50 countries. Our goal is to enhance the durability of timber in the most sustainable and environmentally friendly way to support the transition to a more sustainable building practice. Key corporate values include striving for an organisational culture of Zero Harm by focusing on employing and nurturing some of the most talented people in the industry. Koppers is committed to its equal opportunities policy


The Job
KPC holds a strong market position within fire retardant treated wood in Europe and your main role will be to manage and further develop the fire-retardant product portfolio in the field of wood protection in Europe from a technical perspective.

This is a new position within the Koppers European operations.

The position can be based in KPCs locations either in Nyborg (DK), Marlow and Darlington (UK), or Helsingborg (S) depending on your nationality and wishes and we are open to your private residence - could very well be the Copenhagen area e.g.

Some travel around Europe will be required. Your direct manager is based in Nyborg (DK) and you will have team members on several locations in Europe.


Main accountabilities:

  • Initiate, lead and drive projects in technical product development within fire retardant.
  • Assist top management in strategic questions related to fire-retardant.
  • Coordinate and oversee test programs and certification processes e.g., CE labelling and certification according to WPA guidelines.
  • Participate in standardisation work e.g., CEN/TC 175.
  • Assist our customers in creating relevant environmental labelling e.g., EPD, and other certification schemes as the Swan, “Sunda Hus”, and Byggvaurubedömning” etc.
  • Collaborate with other departments to fulfil customer orders to Koppers’ internal and external standards, including compliance with ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications, health & safety legislation and regulations, and Zero Harm policy.
  • Assist our commercial team with data, and education to support sales strategy.
  • Assist in communicating with architects, contractors, test houses, and authorities.
  • Represent Koppers at seminars, conferences, and related meetings.
  • Various other ad hoc tasks.


Your Profile

  • University degree, or equivalent, in chemistry, wood science or related scientific discipline.
  • Minimum 3+ years of work experience from working with technical product management or technical consultancies or research or academia and project management.
  • Understanding of certification requirements for fire-retardant treated wooden materials e.g., CE-labelling, EN 13501-1.
  • Experience of interpreting test results from reaction to fire testing, e.g., ISO 5660-1, EN 13823, EN ISO 11925-2.
  • Strong written and verbal communicator; able and willing to advocate and justify own opinion, but equally able to take on board differing opinions.
  • Experience in fire retardant chemistry would be desirable, but not essential.
  • High attention to detail and experience in data analysis and interpretation of results.
  • The ability to work collaboratively to solve demanding problems and introduce new ideas and initiatives.
  • Professional, forward thinking, enthusiastic and highly motivated. Able to recognise opportunities and implement improvements to create efficiencies.
  • Good understanding and appreciation of quality management systems, and quality risk assessments.
  • Strong organisational and prioritisation skills


We offer

  • A job with great variety and impact
  • A knowledgeable, high-achieving, experienced and fun team.
  • A competitive base salary, ESPP, and incentive program.
  • An international and diverse work atmosphere.

Koppers is a worldwide organisation with headquarters in Pittsburgh, USA and facilities in North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe.

Koppers history began in 1912. It emerged in 1988 as a public company in its current form and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006 (KOP).

2020 net sales were $1.7 billion.

Koppers provides quality products and services to a wide range of industries through 4 divisions:

  • Koppers Performance Chemicals (KPC) Wood preservatives and fire retardants.
  • Koppers Carbon Materials and Chemicals (CM&C) Coal tar distillates.
  • Koppers Railroad Products and Services (RUPS) Pressure-treated wood products.
  • Utility and Industrial Products (UIP) Specialty pressure-treated wood products

Our Sustainability Vision.


Skicka din ansökan

Please send your application, CV and relevant certificates in English to job@aagaardconsult.dk or by click on the "ANSÖK"-button.

The selection process will commence in August when we have an adequate pool of suitable candidates.

If you have queries regarding this position, please contact Morten Klamer, Senior Manager, Product Development, KPC Europe, at +45 20159678

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