Belfast Telegraph

Chemical company in hunt for 25 new recruits

By Clare Weir

Up to 25 jobs are being created by a US-based chemical firm at a new facility in the Northern Ireland Science Park.

Dow Chemical Company Limited, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company and manufacturing giant Terex Corporation, announced new investments here following the US-NI Economic Conference 2010 in October, providing 25 and 35 posts respectively.

Terex has already begun advertising for roles while Dow is now in the process of looking for staff.

Dow is one of the largest chemical companies in the world, with annual sales of around £28bn in 2009 and over 52,000 employees worldwide.

Philippe Joffroy, Dow's associate director at the new Supply Chain Expertise Centre in Belfast said that the company thrives on combining invention and innovation.

"Every day we work with the chemical elements to create sustainable solutions to industrial problems but ultimately it's the 'human element' in the form of a talented workforce that's most important and without it innovation would not be possible," he commented.

"With the move to the Northern Ireland Science Park we are delighted to announce the creation of 25 new jobs over the next three years providing further reinforcement of Dow's commitment to offering the highest level of supply chain management while making a positive impact in the local community.

Northern Ireland is home to a highly educated talent pool and I would encourage those seeking to embark on a challenging multi- national career to visit our website to find out more about the vacancies."

Director of corporate real estate and facilities for the Northern Ireland Science Park, Mervyn Watley added that Dow's residency at the Northern Ireland Science Park has created a win-win situation for both the company and local economy.