R&D Chemist

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R&D Chemist

  • Post Date:29th October 2021
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Job Description



Development of new products/formulations

Reformulation of existing products

Evaluation and approval of alternative raw materials

Progressing of projects through to production scale up.

Evaluation of competitive products

Provision of support to the QA and Consumer Services Departments

Provision of support to R&D’s Stability Studies function

Progress new product development projects

Undertake reformulation projects and evaluate alternative raw materials to meet:

  • Legislative targets
  • Profit margin improvement
  • Performance improvement

Support scale up of laboratory produced formulations through to production

Conduct competitive product analysis and reporting

Conduct product performance evaluations

Conduct general laboratory/equipment maintenance and ordering of consumables

Provision of testing support to the QA Department at times of high workload (this may involve occasional shift pattern working)

Provision of support to the Consumer Services Department at times of high workload

Other duties appropriate to the position under the direction of the R&D Team Leaders and Senior Chemists

Formal Education



Master’s Degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, polymer/materials science or related technical discipline with 3 years industry experience


Six Sigma knowledge



Previous Laboratory Experience Essential

Not colour blind – essential

Competent IT skills

Effective written & verbal communication skills

Confidence in presenting in formal or informal environments – essential

Ability to work flexibly and respond positively to changing priorities

Ability to work in a team environment and on own initiative

Full driving licence – preferred


Ability to work successfully in a matrixed organization

  • Please note that Sherwin Williams is unable to respond to any enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies**


Sherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $18 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today.

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Basic Qualification

Please note you will need the existing right to work in the country you apply for. Sherwin-Williams is unable to sponsor work permits or visas.

Equal Opportunity

An equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, disability, age pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, or any other consideration prohibited by law.