Chief Science & Sustainability Officer

Job Locations: Americas, China, EMEA, India, Asia Pacific

Job Category: Executive

Job Schedule: Full Time

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The Chief Science & Sustainability Officer (CSSO) is responsible for developing, leading, and promoting global research & development (R&D), innovation, and sustainability strategies for Michelman which is the cornerstone of Michelman’s commitment to Innovating a Sustainable Future. 

You will partner with the functional and executive leadership stakeholders, suppliers, customers, and industry resources, driving the concepts for and execution of R&D, sustainability, innovation, and process improvement to strengthen Michelman’s reputation in our strategic markets and continually foster Company growth.  You should be able to actively trade chemical and sustainability ideas with colleagues.

Reporting to the President & Chief Executive Officer, you will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT).

Primary Responsibilities

Research & Development






People & Leadership




Critical Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Strategic and Technological Acumen


Innovating New and Different Solutions


Courageous Leadership


Education and Experience


Note: The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not construed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


About Michelman

Michelman is proud of the values-focused work environment that we have crafted. We pride ourselves in our focus on our values of integrity, respect, success, collaboration, curiosity, and giving. With our dedication to your technical and professional growth in addition to our rigorous onboarding experience, we guarantee that you will find yourself challenged in new ways. We offer an excellent salary, incentive and benefits package in a dynamic, empowered team environment.

No phone calls please. Michelman does not hire individuals who use tobacco products. All candidates will receive a drug test prior to beginning employment which will include a test for tobacco products.

For more information about Michelman, please visit https://www.michelman.com/.

It is Michelman, Inc. policy to seek and employ qualified persons in all jobs in a manner which will ensure equal employment opportunity as well as administer personnel actions in a manner as to not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michelman is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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