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Why Arkema?

Performance, expertise, development, impact are just some of the building blocks that underpin Arkema's growth.
We firmly believe that adding on our employees' skills creates value, competitiveness and innovation.

Profiles sought

We recruit junior, experienced and expert people from wide-ranging backgrounds such as research and development, process, manufacture, finance, marketing and human resources.

Joining Arkema therefore means joining a growing group, which has followed an exemplary course since its beginnings and has high ambitions for itself and its employees. If you are entrepreneur-minded, a force of proposition, focused on results and performance, and able to handle situations and relations with simplicity, Arkema can guarantee you a highly motivating professional career.
Dominique Massoni,, Vice President Human Resources Development and
Internal Communication

An international group

Present in over 50 countries, with a headcount of some 19,000 people, and 13 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of €7.7 billion, and holds leadership positions in its markets with internationally recognized brands.

Répartition des effectifs Arkema

Arkema, innovative chemistry

Resolutely focused on specialty chemicals and on inventing high performance materials, Arkema is structured into three business segments:

  • Industrial specialties
  • High performance materials
  • Coating solutions

Three strategic vectors

  • A proactive innovation policy
  • Targeted growth in high added value activities in Europe and North America
  • A stronger presence in developing geographic areas, in particular in China and emerging countries

Professional career paths

  • Professional careers are built as part of a mobility policy designed to allow employees to further their skills and expertise through the diversity of professional experience available.
  • Professional careers are built around the professions, by allowing individuals either to enhance their expertise in their initial profession, or to move on to related fields. An engineer, for example, can progress within a specific activity toward an expert position, team management, or project management.

Young talent, they testify

Stefania Cassiano Gaspar, 28, Research Engineer (Cerdato, France)

I am Brazilian and I studied in France. I was attracted to Arkema because of its international dimension and its cultural diversity. At the start of 2014, I joined the materials synthesis center at the Serquigny research lab (Cerdato), as a research engineer. I work on the development and optimization of Hiprolon® polyamides produced by Hipro Polymers in China. I like the straightforward contact I have with the teams based in Asia and with my French colleagues. Although we all come from different cultures, we share the same incentive - stay mobilized around innovation challenges. Research has to adapt quickly to the needs of the client, even more so in highly competitive international markets.

Armelle Gobin, 41, Spending Control, Seconded to purchasing department (Marseille, France)

A few years ago, I was temporarily assigned to the purshasing department at Arkema and found that it was dynamic, structured, and offered lots of opportunities. I wanted to come back and work for the company, which I did in 2014. My new job includes checking that maintenance and service contracts between our teams and our suppliers are properly fulfilled. The objective is to make sure that Arkema pays the price agreed in the contract. I also carry out campaigns that raise awareness and eliminate the discrepancies that we have seen in the past. This means that I get to interact with operators and supervisors, suppliers and business managers. I really appreciate the depth and diversity of these exchanges.