Commercial Rotation Program

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Date: Aug 1, 2022

Location: Ann Arbor, MI, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and about 14,500 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER BIOSOLUTIONS specializes in customized bio-technical solutions, high-quality fine chemicals and superior polyvinyl acetate solid resins for gum bases. At our Ann Arbor site, we are currently looking for a ​Commercial Rotation Program​ to join our growing team.


Biosolutions is WACKER's Life Sciences Division with a strong focus on biotechnology, providing cutting-edge solutions to Food, Pharma, Agro and other customers. Biosolutions is the fastest growing business within Wacker's global business portfolio.  Employees on this program will complete 4-to-6-month commercial assignments in several business units during an 18-24 month program.  The assignments will be based in corporate offices in the U.S. in Ann Arbor, MI and other locations throughout the U.S. as needed. Commercial Rotation Program Analyst will gain business knowledge of marketing programs that identify overall industry demand for cyclodextrins and other products developed by our Biosolutions Division. Analyst will participate in marketing projects and studies in support of selling activities. Analyst will also participate in Sales planning and customer meetings to gain additional commercial experience while in the rotation program. At the end of the rotations, team members who successfully complete the Commercial Rotation Program will move into Sales or Marketing positions in the U.S. geographic flexibility is required during this program and upon completion of this program.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Gain technical product knowledge through assignments in the labs (Ann Arbor, MI)
  • Assist with special projects at our manufacturing complex in Eddyville, IA
  • Perform market studies of the food industries to identify potential customers and demand for cyclodextrins
  • Review marketing and sales data to assist with selling process
  • Accompany Sales Managers on customer visits


Job Requirements:

  • Students with distinguished academic achievement in the following majors are encouraged to apply: Biology, Biochemistry, Food Sciences & Technology, Nutritional Sciences and similar degrees in Marketing, Business Administration, Supply Chain, etc. will be considered especially with additional technical background or interest (e.g. classes taken in Life Sciences)
  • Leadership experience in student organizations or other team activities is desirable
  • Interest in pursuing technical sales utilizing Food Sciences foundation
  • Interest and awareness of marketing and sales processes
  • U.S. geographic flexibility is required during this program and upon completion of this program


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at
Reference Code: 11744 



The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit