Coatings Technology Manager

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Coatings, Polymers
Job type: Technical Manager
Salary: £Highly Competitive & Excellent Benefits
Contact name: Laura Merritt

Contact email:
Job ref: 300
Published: about 1 month ago

Fabulous opportunity to lead innovation and product development for industrial coatings manufacturer. Our client is a long established manufacturer with a global network of distributors and customers. They are seeking an experienced formulator with a manufacturing background, you will have first class project management and problem solving skills with a track record in innovation. This hands on role will encompass transfer to production, improve coating processes and collaborations with customers and partners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead research on steel substrates and epoxy coatings.

  • Improve coating processes on steel substrates.

  • Drive continuous improvement in product performance.

  • Support materials engineering aspects of research and development.

  • Manage development projects from lab concepts to production solutions.

  • Collaborate with coating material suppliers and external partners.

  • Review and enhance process knowledge through continuous improvement.

  • Assess processing conditions and their effects on product quality.

  • Identify non-optimal process conditions and troubleshoot deficiencies.

  • Ensure product quality testing meets Company standards.

  • Contribute to the development of industry standards.

  • Produce technical reports on coating and process development projects.

  • Maintain technical knowledge of standard products and their properties.

  • Provide technical input on manufacturing projects and capital investments.

  • Promote safety and excellence through personal conduct.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop the Coatings & Process Development Specialist.

  • Ensure health & safety compliance.

  • Deliver high service levels to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Travel as needed for role objectives.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Essential Skills & Personal Attributes:

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational and motivational abilities.

  • High standard of initiative and attention to detail.

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Self-motivated, decisive, and adaptable.

  • Hands-on approach when necessary.


  • Over 3 years in a similar or related position, coating experience is preferred.

  • Proven collaboration across multiple areas.

  • Experience managing development projects in line with strategic goals.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Materials, Engineering, Chemistry, or related discipline.

  • Excellent written and spoken English, strong math's skills and use of spreadsheets.


  • You must have the right to work in the UK, sponsorship is not provided

  • Hold a UK driving licence

  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic.

  • Ability to mentor and influence others.

  • Capable of balancing big-picture thinking with attention to detail.

  • Evidence of impactful contributions.

  • Comfortable interacting with all company levels.

In return, you will be joining a highly successful and growing organisation. Salary is dependent on skills with an attractive benefits package.