Plastics Industry Talent Trends in 2020

Plastics Industry Talent Trends in 2020

How the plastics industry is developing in 2020 affects what individuals the companies are looking to hire.

With more than 60 countries having bans and levies on the use of plastics, we can expect to see a push for candidates who are well-versed in sustainability, as well as new roles or even departments within companies, as they work toward more green business operations.

By 2025, the automotive plastics market is expected to reach $68.58 billion. The automotive industry increasingly has been using plastic materials to manufacture cars for its flexibility, new technology and designs, and the fact that it makes vehicles lighter in weight. Companies that focus on automotive plastics will have a demand for engineers and sales professionals to help drive the market further.

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About the author

Dr. Mariana Damova is the CEO of Mozaika, a company providing research and solutions in the field of data science, reasoning with natural language semantics, and natural human computer interfaces, creativity enhancing applications, and research infrastructures for the humanities. Previously, she was a Business development Manager and a Knowledge Management Expert specializing in ontology engineering and linked data management at a world leading technology provider. She was instrumental in the successful winning and knowledge modelling of large data integration and management projects such as the Semantic Knowledge Base for The National Archive of the United Kingdom and Research Space for the British Museum, as well as European FP7 projects such as Europeana Creative and Multisensor. Her work focuses on the design and development of data integration infrastructures which allow efficient querying, access and navigation over linked data. She has managed the building of the official experimental Europeana SPARQL endpoint holding Europeana semantic data. Mariana holds a PhD from the University of Stuttgart and teaches semantic technologies and multimedia at the New Bulgarian University in Sofia. She regularly reviews books and articles for ACM and has authored books and scientific articles in linguistics and semantic technologies. She has successfully lead international interdisciplinary teams and projects carrying technological risks, driven and managed change in engineering and operational contexts in North America and in Europe, and acquired the ability to leverage marketing requirements with knowledge intense technological solutions.

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