R&D Manager

Location Lancashire
Discipline: Polymers
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Negotiable
Contact name: Darren Hawley

Contact email: darren.hawley@sciencesr.com
Job ref: BBBH3141_1635867709
Published: 29 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

We are currently recruiting for an R&D Manager for an industry leading polymers and materials manufacturer at their state-of-the-art facility based in Lancashire. As an R&D Manager you will be responsible for managing and leading the technology centre and managing various technical leaders to deliver innovation and develop innovation and development projects in line with annual targets.

To be considered for this R&D Manager position, you will be degree educated in Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry, with significant experience spent within R&D within the coatings or water-based polymer systems sector. You will also have previous in technical/R&D/technology management from within the sector, and someone with management qualification (MBA) would be highly desirable.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage various technology leads and R&D staff to deliver projects in line with annual targets.
  • Lead the technology and innovations portfolio and activities.
  • Manage the H&S activities and compliance to ISO standards (ISO 9001).
  • Keep up to date with new developments and trends from within the sector.
  • Collaborate with other global sites and external bodies.
  • Overall responsibility for R&D Compliance.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree educated in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or closely related subject.
  • Significant experience within the coatings, polymers or water-based polymer systems sector.
  • Proven experience in bringing new products to market.
  • Previous management experience within R&D is essential, management qualifications would be highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Previous working knowledge of ISO 9001 and product safety requirements.