Senior Chemist

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Senior Chemist

  • Post Date:5th August 2021
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Senior Chemist

£36,000 – £46,000 depending on experience + benefits

Birmingham, West Midlands

A graduate in a Science subject, with expertise in formulating coatings, a track record of problem solving, experience of leading and delivering projects and strong communication skills. Now you are looking to progress your career in a business that offers careers with breadth, depth of scope and impact. That business is AkzoNobel. Awarded Top Employer status, we are a company that forms successful partnerships with customers and are now recruiting an experienced Senior Chemist to join our Food, Caps & Closures and General Line (FCG) Packaging Coatings R&D team in Birmingham.

This lab-based position requires both leadership skills and extensive formulation experience. The role covers new product development, troubleshooting customer issues, manufacturing support and running cost effectiveness programs. You will lead and drive the delivery of projects within agreed timescales and support team members to ensure requests follow our project management process and are delivered effectively. You will develop clear project plans and regularly update stakeholders. You will support the development of less experienced members of the team, providing direction and guidance and sharing technical expertise. Your remit will include attending customer line trials to support new product introductions. The ability to build relationships with colleagues, suppliers and customers as well as share best practice internally is also important.

You must be a graduate or equivalent in a Science subject, ideally Chemistry and experienced in the formulation, manufacture, application and testing of coatings. You will possess good practical and laboratory skills and be proficient in project management too. Comfortable planning and implementing programmes in a methodical and logical manner, you will also have excellent communication, problem-solving and relationship building skills. Experience in the use of experimental statistical design is a requirement.

Practical experience of formulating coatings for direct food contact and knowledge of polymer chemistry, principles and practice would be highly advantageous.

Who are AkzoNobel?

Customers around the world use our trusted brands and products. Some of them are household names, 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. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. Our products transform homes and interiors, make buildings better, keep transport moving, and the wheels of industry turning. We have four clear and simple values: Customer Focused, Deliver on Commitments, Passion for Excellence and Winning Together. These values provide the ‘how’ for successful strategy implementation.

If you want to be part of an organisation that is truly passionate about what they do and how they do it then we would love to hear from you.

Please note: In the event of a high candidate response to this vacancy we may close the application period earlier than the date shown.

We may consider flexible working for this role.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID: 6393