Specialist, Quality and Supply Chain

Date: May 22, 2023

Location: Shanghai, CN, 200051

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our Operations team at our Shanghai Office location. 

Key Responsibilities

The key responsibilities for this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Product grading and release of daily Kraton, and Tolling production – consists of collection of analytical and production data, reviewing analyses, entering data into SAP, and releasing product into proper sales SQRs.
  • Focal point for ML product reclasses (customer SQRs, repackage, downgrade, misc. requests).
  • Restricting product in the region in case a CRM customer complaint case requires this.
  • Prime/non-prime/recycle data entry into the QA database with monthly reporting.
  • Assist Quality Manager in data analysis to support trend analysis and optimization.
  • Support the regional quality manager in the coordination of quality activities across the sites and functions for the polymers and Pine Chemical segments.
  • This is also a hybrid role which means to support supply chain transactions such as creating PO, monitor inventory and logistics SAP operation.

Required Skills

  • Minimum 5 years of quality, factory or related industrial experience.  
  • Good working knowledge of SAP, WMS, BI and quality systems
  • Experienced in data mining and efficient data reporting, proficiency in EXCEL
  • Knowledge of quality tools, such as, Lean, Value Stream Maps etc.
  • Skilled in identifying opportunities and drive change & improvements.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferably in Production, Quality Assurance.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact and present information to individuals across multiple levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.

Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.