Colorant R&D Specialist

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Colorant R&D Specialist

  • Post Date:19th December 2022
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Job Description

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.Colorant R&D Specialist

£26,320 – £31,790

Slough, Berks SL2 5DS

Colorant Specialist – Introduction

A graduate in a scientific discipline with laboratory experience you are ready to develop your career in a business that is a world expert in making coatings. Operating in over 150 countries, AkzoNobel is home to well-known brands and has been awarded Top Employer status in the UK and Europe. We are now recruiting an R&D professional to join our committed R&D team in our Slough HQ.

Colorant Specialist – The Role

  • Collaborate with the group head to plan, execute & analyse laboratory experiments
  • Collaborate with the group head to identify priorities & organise your workload
  • Produce reports & short presentations
  • Communicate with other R&D colleagues, manufacturing & external parties
  • Provide technical support as well as troubleshoot and provide recommendations for production batches
  • Contribute ideas for the development of new, improved, safer & sustainable products, processes & procedures
  • Maintain relations with raw material suppliers

Colorant Specialist – About You

  • Degree level Science or equivalent.
  • Experience of working in a laboratory.
  • Knowledge of MS Office applications.
  • Strong communication & presentation skills
  • Able to work in a practical & coordinated manner.
  • Operates safely
  • Good at investigating & resolving problems

Colorant Specialist – What Is In It For You

We offer great personal development opportunities and roles with breadth, depth of scope and impact. We also offer comprehensive packages including:

  • Competitive Salary (depending on experience)
  • 25 days holiday excluding bank holidays
  • Income protection
  • Staff discount at Dulux Decorator Centre stores
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Life Assurance
  • Company pension
  • Product discounts
  • Flexible benefits scheme offering benefits including Gymflex, retail card, dental cover and more!

Colorant Specialist – How To Apply

We have been inventing the future for more than two centuries and need people like you to be part of the team. Apply online via the link and we will get right back to you.

We are advocates of a healthy work life balance and mental wellbeing. We are happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles.

Who are AkzoNobel?

Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, including Dulux and Cuprinol, others are more specialist products, but everything we make is likely to play an essential role in your daily routine. We are experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in colour and protection since 1792.

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.