Technical Manager - Coatings, Adhesives, Elastomers & Sealants

Location East Midlands
Discipline: Coatings
Job type: Technical Manager
Salary: £Highly Competitive
Contact name: Laura Merritt

Contact email: laura@merrittrecruitment.com
Job ref: 193
Published: 4 months ago

​Our client is a leading supplier of speciality chemicals and raw materials to a range of industries in the UK and export markets. Due to continued success, they have recently expanded their operations with new laboratory research & testing facilities. They are seeking an experienced Technical Manager to oversee new product development, application and testing focussed on coatings. Knowledge of adhesives, elastomers and sealants applications would be beneficial.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in the formulation, manufacturer, testing and application of CASE products. Paints and coatings experience is essential, supported by a positive attitude and ability to communicate effectively to customers and colleagues.

Responsibilities:

  • To carry out raw material evaluations, product testing and formulation development

  • Research, develop and formulate CASE products

  • Collaborate with colleagues to qualify the business unmet needs

  • Present findings to the team and / or the customer, this may include customer demonstrations

Candidate Profile:

  • Carry out research activities, able to evaluate raw materials and create formulations in a number of industrial market segments, major focus areas are: Industrial and Decorative Coatings (film forming and non-film forming). Adhesives, Composites and Sealants knowledge would be beneficial

  • Commercial product technical formulation and application experience.

  • Understanding of the sensitivities associated with a commercial sales operation

  • A growth mindset with attention to detail, ability to reach consensus and communicate in an operational environment.

  • A self-starter with the ability to work autonomously within a given framework

  • Science education to degree level. Analytical. Numerate. Literate. Articulate.

  • Ability to make customer presentations and host product demonstrations

  • Must have the right to work in the UK and reside close to the site.

In return you will be joining a fast growing, successful and well-established organisation who provide excellent career development and training. Excellent salary and benefits on offer.