R&D Project Lead (Manufacturing)

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R&D Project Lead (Manufacturing)

  • Post Date:15th December 2023
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About the job

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. 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 a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

For more information please visit www.akzonobel.com.

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R&D Project Lead

Ashington, Northumberland

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.

Job Purpose

We are now recruiting an R&D Project Lead, to nurture teams working on new product development programmes. This role is all about executing, reporting and managing R&D projects as well as ensuring work is completed within agreed timescales, budget and scope.

Job Responsibilities

  • Acts as an interface between Manufacturing Unit & R&D Product Development Centres.
  • Own the transition of formulas from R&D-PDC to manufacturing.
  • Ensure that new products can be efficiently manufactured to an appropriate quality standard.
  • Encourage best practices in technical support.
  • Support continuous improvement of existing recipes & quality standards within the production units.
  • Participate in complaint handling.
  • Identify opportunities to improve plant productivity.
  • Ensure work follows 5S standard.

Job Requirements

  • Degree qualified.
  • Experience in an R&D environment.
  • Experience of nurturing & coaching teams.
  • Excellent practical & laboratory skills.
  • Understands processes of product implementation.
  • Good at problem solving.
  • Enjoys a collaborative working environment where supporting colleagues is key.
  • Excellent communication, project management & interpersonal skills.

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Knowledge of paint formulating, manufacturing and industrialisation processes.
  • Professional experience with responsibilities and roles within Coatings R&D.

What Do We Offer At AkzoNobel

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!

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.

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.

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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.

 

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