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Application Development Specialist - Energy - Military Veterans

at Univar Solutions

A Place Where People Matter. 

Start your career journey with Univar Solutions!  Here you can make an impact on the world around you and accelerate your career in areas that energize and excite you. 


Primary Purpose:

The Application Development Specialist (ADS) will provide technical sales service to the Univar Solutions Midstream/Upstream commercial team for the purpose to assist closing business opportunities and grow sales by efficient technical support to customers. Promote distinctive Univar wide and global technology and product offering versus our competitors by using collaborative and consultative approach to adapt and implement technical solutions to resolve customer’s issues.


The key responsibility is to assist our customers in formulating their fluid systems using Univar product line, and provide the commercial team with means and solutions to position our products beyond price play. The ADS role requires a good technical background, combined with a good sense of technical and commercial selling that would help build long-term relations and partnership with customers by using industry expertise. The ultimate target is to build a profitable business through understanding the customer and market needs and provide technical and consultative solutions by optimizing and developing new product technologies and strategies


What You'll Do:

  • Identify and develop new products by partnering with the ADS team and through monitoring industry changes to meet customer needs
  • Provide input to technical and commercial teams on technical aspects and market intelligence using current market industry trends
  • Facilitate the compilation of highly technical NDA’s and MSA’s
  • Coordinate all aspects for new Univar product launches
  • Assist in qualification of potential new suppliers, new raw materials and other duties as requested in support of Univar business


What You'll Need:

  • Chemistry, chemical or petroleum engineering degree (BS or higher) preferred, or equivalent work experience
  • 5 – 10 years industry experience
  • Ability to travel up to 50%
  • Experience in midstream and downstream Industry
  • Good understanding of products chemistry/performance relationship is a plus
  • Highly adaptable, self-motivated with a desire for continuous learning and improvement
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Strong work ethic and initiative

Where You'll Work:

This is a hybrid role. Office location: Waxahachie, TX. Preference for candidates located in the Dallas, TX area.



We offer comprehensive benefits to employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous flexible time off program and much more.


Univar Solutions is a leading, global distributor of chemicals and ingredients essential to the safety, health, and wellbeing of our daily lives from life-saving medicines and vitamins to hand sanitizers and industrial materials used for cleaning, construction, and more.  Our global team of more than 10,000 employees support our vision to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical and ingredient distributor on the planet!


We offer a Total Rewards package that includes market aligned pay and incentives as well as a diverse benefits offering to support our employees’ physical, emotional, and financial wellbeing.


Univar Solutions supports sustainable solutions for the world around us so that we can do our part to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe! 


We are committed to a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusion.  Together, we are building a culture that acknowledges the unique experiences, perspectives and expertise of individuals and provides the development and growth opportunities to empower us to redefine our industry. 


Univar Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.


Univar Solutions does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing firms (collectively Recruiting Firms). Recruiting Firms must enter into a Master Services Agreement (MSA) with Univar Solutions prior to submitting any information relating to a potential candidate. All searches must be initiated by Univar Solutions' Talent Acquisition team and candidates must be submitted via Applicant Tracking System (ATS) by approved vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless the aforementioned conditions have been met. Contacting our hiring managers directly is prohibited.


Dallas, TX

Univar Solutions

You’ve proudly protected our freedom and we’d be honored to have you on our team! 

Our purpose at Univar Solutions is to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe. We are an integral part of providing critical products to the communities where we live, play, and work through the incredible efforts of our people… our greatest strength.  

We believe military service is synonymous with our core values:

  • Serious About Safety            
  • We Do What We Say            
  • Where People Matter          
  • Valuable To Others 
  • Together We Win


Our Military Commitment

Univar Solutions is committed to supporting Military Veterans and Families by creating a world-class environment for Veterans to grow their careers as members of our team. Our Veterans Resource Network enables a safe, welcoming, and collaborative environment for all Military Veterans by:

  • Recognizing and promoting the skills and experiences Veterans deliver in an organization
  • Engaging and empowering Veterans, Veteran Families, and supporters to enhance professional development, career advancement, and personal enrichment
  • Providing education and support for Veterans and Veteran Families’ needs
  • Creating a culture of inclusion and diversity that embraces Veterans and welcomes them into an environment where their experiences, opinions, and contributions are truly valued
  • Advocating for and financially contributing to Veteran causes and charities
  • Ensuring we can be a preferred employer of Veterans

Come join Univar Solutions as one of hundreds of Veterans in our ranks who are helping us to redefine Chemical and Ingredient Distribution!

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