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  • Post Date:4th November 2022
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Farrow and Ball – Chemist, WimborneWe are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our Research and Technical Development team in Wimborne as a Chemist. We are offering this position on a full-time basis.Farrow & Ball is a luxury British lifestyle brand that prides itself in creating richly pigmented paint and handcrafted wallpaper, using print methods dating back 300 years and the finest quality ingredients.The unique Farrow & Ball look transforms modern and traditional homes, large and small, inside and out. Established in Dorset in 1946, we have grown over the last 75 years and now proudly have 60 showrooms worldwide with a global network of stockists.The key to our success is our passionate craftsmen, showroom teams and support functions who ensure that our customers have a positive, engaging experience at every stage of their journey with us.As the Chemist you will be integral to the process of producing unrivalled paints and colours, using only the finest ingredients as Farrow & Ball still makes paint and wallpaper using traditional methods and to original formulations.What We Expect From You As a ChemistKey Responsibilities:

  • To develop a global view of technologies and support product development & innovation strategy through evaluation & application of innovative raw materials
  • To carry out product improvement and new product development projects from conception, through development and into production to agreed deadlines
  • To work with manufacturing to optimise efficiencies and product performance properties
  • To provide Compliance team with all relevant information to ensure products developed are compliant with global regulations
  • To work with other areas (colour, benchmarking) to provide continued optimisation and quality improvement
  • To support global colour management and formulation optimisation
  • To support global product benchmarking testing and data analysis to identify quality improvement opportunities
  • To support alternative raw materials evaluation projects and ensure supply risk is managed at a minimum level
  • To follow day-to-day based raw materials administration, COSHH/legislation assessment, technical evaluation, data and communication processes
  • To support new raw materials and products implementation through pilot and full scale trials. In addition, ensure the product is manufactured at the best possible efficiency.
  • To interact effectively with internal stakeholders and external suppliers and manage their expectations.
  • To work effectively in lab as an individual contributor with opportunity to take lead on tasks when required.
  • To share learnings with all colleagues to enhance team knowledge and understanding.
  • To ensure technical works are completed following best practices and to the highest possible quality
  • To ensure lab is operated at the highest level of HSE standards

Key Attributes:

  • An understanding of the paint manufacturing process is desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience in a detailed and quality focused job role an advantage
  • Degree in Science (Chemistry or Physics) is highly desirable but not essential, consideration will be given to industrial experience

What You Can Expect From Us

  • 24 days’ annual leave (increasing with length of service) plus bank holidays
  • Annual salary reviews, based on individual performance
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Generous staff discount on F&B products
  • Access to Perkbox, our retail discounts platform
  • Employee Assistance Programme with 24/7 support
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Group Pension Scheme, matched by F&B
  • Life Assurance
  • Refer a Friend scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Season Ticket Loans for travel

At Farrow & Ball we are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our people, with an aim to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers. Applicants will be considered for employment based only on skills/experience and never based off of race, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or family status, including pregnancy.