Project Leader

Location Lancashire
Discipline: Polymers
Job type: Contract
Salary: ££50k per year
Contact name: Jack Parker

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Job ref: 5801
Published: 19 days ago

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Leader to join a leading coatings manufacturer, at their site based in Lancashire. As a Project Leader, you will plan and lead a wide range of NPD projects, assessing technical feasibility and designing new products/technology.

To be considered for this role, you will have significant experience leading new product development projects from initial concept through to commercialisation, specifically in the polymers/coatings industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead new product development projects, designing new products and technology, through synthesis and characterisation and managing timeframes throughout the process to ensure smooth running
  • Supervise R&D Chemists working on projects, providing technical support to queries throughout
  • Generate IP and ensure effective protection through patent writing
  • Develop research strategies in the aims of promptly achieving project objectives

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 10+ years’ experience leading product development projects in the polymers/coatings industry, experience working in high-risk products or extensively certified areas is highly desirable
  • Previous supervisory experience in desirable to effectively manage people during NPD projects
  • Experience dealing with external certification bodies is highly desirable but not essential