Published Thursday, November 26, 2020
German company expands
in Costa Rica
By the A.M. Costa Rica staff
Evonik, a Germany-based transnational specialty chemicals company announced on Wednesday the expansion plan of its Shared Services Center in Costa Rica.
The company said it is consolidating Technical Support Services for the continent from its facilities located in the El Pueblo Comercial Center in San José Province.
“Since 2016, when Evonik first opened its shared finance service center in Costa Rica, it had the vision to grow and diversify its operations in the country, " said Gabriela Ortiz, General Manager of Evonik Costa Rica. "Thanks to the capabilities that Costa Rica offers for business diversification and the generation of greater added value for the company, today we are opening 16 new positions and hope to continue growing and generating more job opportunities in the coming months.”
According to Ortiz, the continual growth of operations is validated by a solid cluster of established companies that provide high-level services, highly qualified talent, as well as political stability that provides for business continuity and the possibility of continuing to see Costa Rich as an investment destination.
This increase in company operations includes more job vacancies in the technology area.
The company is hiring professionals in technical support engineering and IT Support Systems management, as well as the financial department. Candidates must be fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
The hiring process will run until February 2021. Those interested must have a full university degree in related careers or matching experience as well as verifiable work experience and level of the aforementioned languages. Resumes can be submitted the Talent Finder platform site.
According to the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, CINDE, the services sector, to which Evonik belongs, offers more than 100 service processes in 10 different languages responding to new market trends.
In 2019 the sector reported more than 72,000 employees.
In 2016, Evonik started operations in the country. The company has branches in more than 100 countries. It generates sales of € 13.1 billion and an operating profit of €2.15 billion in 2019 and employs more than 32,000 people.
This is the second German company announcing expanded operations expansion in Costa Rica.
Last week, Pforzheim-based ADMEDES, manufacturer of nitinol self-expandable components for medical devices, has chosen Cartago Province, as its third center of operations to join its two other facilities in Germany and the United States.
As part of the expansion plans, the company is hiring 150 employees and will be investing more than $4 million in this first establishment phase.
The company is hiring Production Workers, Engineers and Technicians with experience in medical device manufacturing and metal forming with strong soft skills and a master of English. Available positions include operators, precision mechanics, technicians, mechanical and materials engineers, and administrative staff. Those interested in applying for the vacant positions should visit the company website or send the resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com
According to the Foreign Trade Ministry, Costa Rica is a leading destination for FDI in medical technology with 250 high-tech companies in the country.
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