Microbial Chemist (Analyst)

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Microbial Chemist (Analyst)

  • Post Date:4th June 2021
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Job Description

Farrow & Ball – Microbial Chemist (Analyst), Wimborne Dorset

Farrow & Ball are a luxury British lifestyle brand that prides itself in creating richly pigmented paint and handcrafted wallpaper using only the finest quality ingredients and an eco-friendly water base.

Today the unique Farrow & Ball look transforms modern and traditional homes, large and small, inside and out, around the world. With more than 60 showrooms worldwide and a global network of stockists, we’ve never forgotten our local Dorset roots.

The key to our success is our people, our passionate craftsmen, showroom teams and support functions who ensure that our customers have an excellent experience at each stage of their journey with us.

Due to the growth of our business, we have a new vacancy for a motivated and technically minded individual to join our high performing Research & Technical Development team.

As the Microbial Chemist (Analyst), you will report into the Assistant Manager of QC & Process. Your role will be working across the whole department applying technical expertise to meet customer & business needs, leading microbial testing across site.

Key Responsibilities Of Microbial Chemist (Analyst)

  • Ensuring products are protected from microbial spoilage whilst remaining compliant with global regulations
  • Regular testing and reporting of microbiological trends in production
  • To be the lead analyst in the measurement of biocide levels in paints
  • Taking responsibility for the safe, efficient, and accurate use of HPLC analysis, ATP analysis and dipslide microbial screening equipment
  • Providing training and support to other staff regarding use of HPLC equipment and other analytical methods
  • Working with QC and manufacturing to optimise the levels of biocides in paints
  • To liaise with wider R&TD team in the testing and evaluation of new biocides, sharing learnings with all colleagues to enhance team knowledge
  • Supporting global product benchmarking testing and data analysis to identify biocidal trends
  • Collaborating on alternative raw materials evaluation projects and ensuring supply risk is managed
  • Influencing and directing other resources to meet the project needs in timely manner, interacting effectively with internal stakeholders and external suppliers and manage their expectations
  • Ensuring technical works are completed following best practices and to the highest possible quality

Your Key Attributes

  • An understanding of the paint manufacturing process is desirable, however not essential
  • Previous experience in a detailed and quality focused job role
  • Analytical lab (HPLC) experience would be beneficial
  • Ability to lead projects, technically minded and confident communicator
  • Experience of working with ERP systems
  • 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

  • A competitive salary, reviewed annually based on individual performance
  • 24 days’ annual leave which increases with length of service (plus bank holidays)
  • Group Pension Scheme, matched by F&B
  • Generous staff discount on F&B products
  • Access to Perkbox, our retail discounts platform
  • Employee Assistance Programme with 24/7 support
  • Employee Share Plan
  • Company Sick Pay
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Life Assurance
  • Refer a Friend scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Season Ticket Loans for travel
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Free onsite parking at our head office