New Product Development Technologist

New Product Development Technologist


Location Oxfordshire

Salary £40,000 - £55,000

Contract Permanent

Reference HMNPDTech

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A multinational specialty chemicals company is currently looking for a highly experienced Materials Scientist Professional to join their team in Oxfordshire. This is a senior role to join their New Product Development team and the ideal candidate will bring across their wealth of knowledge from the Paints and Coatings industry.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Alongside the NPD team, develop and market new chemical products outside of the core industry and design solutions to key technical challenges
  • Develop additives for use in innovative paint products and specialty finishes
  • Carry out thorough Product Testing and Product Feedback to ensure the development process runs smoothly and efficiently
  • Ensure all product testing requirements and protocols are met
  • Provide technical expertise and troubleshooting across all labs and sites
  • Opportunities to supervise, coach and train chemists & technicians
  • Implement all appropriate procedures and processes and ensure compliance and safety

Ideal Skills and Qualifications:

  • Degree or PhD in Materials Chemistry or related discipline; or equivalent industrial experience
  • Significant industrial experience in New Product Development and Formulation within paints and coatings industry
  • Up-to-date knowledge of paints and coatings market; ability to determine the current and potential needs of the market as well as key market drivers
  • Well-developed cross-organisational network including key suppliers, testing service providers and customers
  • Strong focus on safety and quality values
  • Experience of leading small teams would be an advantage
  • 25% business travel would be required

If you are interested or have any questions about this role, feel free to contact Harriet (07851 246 846) at CY Partners.

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