2024 Graduate Leadership Development Programme, US (LEAD) -

at Johnson Matthey in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Together for a cleaner, healthier world.

Johnson Matthey, a FTSE 250 company, is a global leader in sustainable technologies specializing in catalysis, precious metal products, chemicals and process technology. With operations in over 30 countries, we employ more than 14,000 people. Johnson Matthey uses science to make the world cleaner and healthier. Over the past two centuries we have built our reputation and place as a global leader through quality, integrity, and innovation. Today, more than 93% of the group’s sales come from products and services which provide sustainability benefits through the positive impact they have on the environment, resource efficiency and human health, but that’s not enough. We have ambitious plans for growth and need talented individuals to help shape and lead us into our next century.

Vacancy: 2024 JM LEAD – Science

Location: US Flexible

We currently have a number of openings at Johnson Matthey in our Global Graduate Leadership Rotational Programme. The Johnson Matthey LEAD Programme supports the key capabilities of our business and the rapid professional progression of future leaders. Graduates on the LEAD programme will undergo leadership development while completing high priority business projects in the areas of Science, Operations or Commercial .

This application will be for consideration of your first rotation, although we encourage individuals to rotate into all project areas.

Science projects may include:

+ Apply scientific methods to solve complex research problems and bring new perspective to existing solutions

+ Develop next generation catalysts to efficiently convert harmful emissions to environmentally friendly compounds

+ Assess environmental impacts of production technologies for R&D opportunity

+ Method design and delivery for product analysis

+ Support scale-up from lab to plant and standardize processes for day-to-day manufacturing

+ Commission lab equipment and develop/deliver training to chemists

JM LEAD consists of three rotations of varying lengths over 2.5 years in different business locations . “LEAD” covers the four stages of our Global Graduate Leadership Rotational Programme: Launching, Expanding, Accelerating, and Driving your career at JM . The scope of each placement is designed to build upon the other and develop a robust technical and soft skillset. This experience will enable you to develop a wide breadth of understanding of the various businesses in our company. The programme is robust and challenging; it’s ideal for individuals who are passionate about pushing themselves outside of their comfort zone. To support you through this and ensure proper development, we believe strongly in mentoring and coaching. You will receive plenty of care and expert career advice along the way through those partnerships. You will also participate in accelerated training and development interventions specifically designed to assist you in building the critical leadership skills needed as future leaders in the workplace.

L aunching: 9-month rotation in the US (Sept 2024-May 2025)

E xpanding: 10-month rotation in the US (June 2025-March 2026)

A ccelerating: 12-month rotation on a global reporting structure which requires an international assignment or travel (April 2026-March 2027)

D riving your career at JM : upon conclusion of the programme, individuals will enter into identified roles within Johnson Matthey where they are empowered to continuing forging a path to leadership.

Are you the ideal candidate?

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science, Environmental Science, or other related programmes (Masters or above a plus)

+ Minimum Overall GPA of 3.2 required

+ Must be geographically flexible and have a desire to relocate to any JM site in the US for 2 placements plus 1 international assignment for the duration of the development programme. Relocation assistance is provided to those who geographically qualify as determined by placements

+ Demonstrated leadership skills and a true career aspiration to lead others is essential; must be adaptable, strive for excellence, and demonstrate a positive attitude in the face of adversity

+ Must be able to deal with ambiguity

+ Strong interpersonal skills a must, coupled with a proven ability to build collaborative relationships to achieve results

+ Proficiency with Microsoft Office required

+ Strong problem solving and analytical skills essential

+ Must be legally authorized to work in the US on a continuous basis without company sponsorship

Important Dates:

US Assessment Centres: Week beginning 13th November 2023

+ Offer confirmations: December 2023

+ Start date: 9th September 2024 – Global Induction in the UK

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How to apply:

If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online. For any queries or should you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application please let your recruiter know when they contact you.

If you are already a Johnson Matthey Employee, please visit the internal careers site to apply: Find Jobs – Workday ( ( )

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Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

If you are already a Johnson Matthey Employee, please visit the internal careers site to apply: Find Jobs – Workday ( ( )

Are you as curious about the world as we are? Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives? A career at JM will provide the stimulation you need, giving you the opportunity to work with like-minded people on an exciting mix of projects.

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Job Posting: JC241362285

Posted On: Jun 03, 2023

Updated On: Oct 16, 2023

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