An independent manufacturer of paints and coatings. They are expanding the technical and manufacturing teams and are looking for an experienced technical manager or chemist to develop new products and lead projects in process implementation. Project management experience is essential and a knowledge of colour matching and supervisory skills would be an advantage.
General project management from conception to completion to an agreed technical endpoint
Participating in technical discussion of NPD and managing approved projects to agreed deadlines
Product optimisation projects through raw material rationalisation or cost evaluation
Colour matching requirements either through factory make or other tinting systems
Complying with required laboratory actions relating to internal error reports and external complaints
Allocate projects and monitor progress and deliver project objectives
Establish KPIs for the operation of the laboratory and delivery of projects
Support and guide staff in achieving their objectives
Maintain Standard Operating Procedures and Quality Compliance
Liaise with the sales and commercial teams and undertake direct client discussions including technical queries and troubleshooting
Liaise with suppliers for new materials and support the procurement team
Support production with a review of operational efficiencies and scale up procedures following formulation modifications
Investigate potential for increased capacity, process improvement and batch card integrity
The generation of technical literature, presentations, reports and coated test panels for customer distribution Assist in providing technical content for the website and other customer communications
Ensure compliance with environmental and health & safety legislation, especially regarding the Solvent Emissions Directive and UK REACH
Previous experience in the coatings industry is required and ideally the candidate will be looking to progress into a management role with salary dependent on experience
Knowledge of current HSE and regulatory legislation is an advantage.
Proven track record in project management for new product development and process improvement
In return, our client is offering a competitive salary and opportunity for career progression in a successful and growing business.