R & D Manager - High Performance Coatings

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

Contact email: laura@merrittrecruitment.com
Job ref: 289
Published: about 1 month ago

​Exciting role with a global organisation. Join the dynamic team as the leader of a global R&D division, driving innovation in high-performance coatings, adhesives, silicones, polyurethanes, UV cure systems, and other polymer-based technologies. As a key member of the senior management team, you will spearhead new product development and contribute to strategic planning.

In this role, you will manage R&D teams both in the UK and internationally, ensuring effective communication and collaboration. Your responsibilities will include overseeing commercial and technical support functions, as well as operations and quality control.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage R&D teams in the UK and internationally

  • Provide commercial and technical support

  • Oversee operations and quality assurance

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Proven experience in leading R&D, manufacturing, and coating formulation projects

  • Strong technical background in coatings, with knowledge of polyurethanes and UV curing preferred

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • Ability to travel internationally

  • Must have the right to work in the UK (sponsorship not available)

Our client offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation assistance. This is an excellent opportunity to thrive in an exciting and innovative environment.