Our recruitment and career management policy
Join us and become part of a company working on empowering its talents.
The profiles we seek
We have many opportunities for you. 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.
Your career path within Arkema
Throughout your career in Arkema, you will be assisted by a career manager or a talent manager to help you raise your professional skills and move on to more senior posts, depending on your aspirations.
You don’t get locked into a career track at Arkema. I was hired in 2013 as Director, Logistics & Supply Chain for the hydrogen peroxide business in North America. I then transitioned to Senior Business Director for North America. My career highlights the opportunities that exist for motivated and ready to rise to challenges employees.
Because the Group is international, you will have the opportunity to work abroad, from a few days to a few months, or even have an ex-pat posting over several years.
The values we believe in
Joining Arkema is also agreeing to a set of values and principles that we heed and share on a daily basis:
- Solidarity: in the decision-making process that commits the company, in the company’s position in its environment, in the ability to work together.
- Simplicity: in communicating, posing problems and solving them, building tools/methods/structures, and how we behave.
- Performance: with a view to keep on improving, by anticipating possible future results.
- Accountability: within the demands of our individual job function, in the consequences of our ensuing actions, in line with a principle of corporate citizenship.
What they are saying
I’ve worked with highly motivated, supportive colleagues, and accessible management, and I have never felt that being a woman has held me back. This people focus is vital for us to advance together and feel fulfilled in our work.
Arkema’s values of solidarity and simplicity resonate with me and contrast with my past experiences at other organizations.
Arkema, innovative chemistry
Innovation at the heart of our strategy
Innovation is part of our DNA, and also the key to our performance and growth. Hence the Group allocates 2.8% of its sales to research and development and employs some 1,600 researchers.
Innovation permeates the Group’s four business segments:
- Adhesive solutions
- Advanced Materials
- Coating solutions
An international Group
With its 20,600 employees, our Group operates 147 industrial sites and 15 research centers in over 55 countries. Every year, 1,600 people are recruited around the world.
This global presence is the result of a nimble and balanced geographic expansion between three main regions: Europe, North America, Asia, and the rest of the world.