Product Development Manager
Johnson Matthey
Billingham, United Kingdom
5d ago


Vacancy : Product Development Manager, Battery Materials

Location : Billingham, UK

Johnson Matthey are currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity in the rapidly expanding Battery Materials business.

The successful candidate will lead the Battery Materials Product Development team, responsible for coordinating multiple scale sampling, engineering and synthesis of next generation lithium ion battery materials for external customers.

This role will interact closely with our product innovation and process development teams to fully understand, develop and commercialise new products.

This is an excellent opportunity to lead a dynamic and innovative team, obtain exposure to the process of technology transfer and build skills specific to the battery materials industry.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead JMBM’s technical interaction with external customers; driving the development of new high-energy lithium ion battery materials by understanding and communicating market and customer needs
  • Lead a team responsible for interacting with customers as technical experts and development programme leads
  • Lead a team responsible for conducting the lab-scale synthesis of nickel-based mixed metal oxides by various methods; working closely with the product innovation team to harness and transfer breakthrough technologies into customer-
  • winning products, and the process scale-up team to transfer production to the larger scale to meet customer demand

  • Breed a production focus’ in the product development team; achieving targets by taking mitigated risks
  • Interact closely with product innovation, process development and scale up teams, forming a key part of the NPI pipeline to drive the commercialisation of new products
  • Support the Global commercial team as a technical expert via direct customer engagement
  • Are you the ideal candidate?

  • PhD-qualified in materials science or chemistry, or a related area; alternatively, have demonstrable experience in a similar role from a related field of expertise
  • Experienced with the synthesis and characterisation of complex metal oxides, using both standard and advanced techniques
  • Experienced characterising & innovating battery materials; direct experience with high nickel materials will be viewed as an advantage
  • Have commercial and IP awareness of the battery materials field
  • Experienced interacting with external customers with a track record of product development of commercial value
  • Experienced recruiting and managing direct reports
  • Excellent, versatile and timely written skills; capture technical details in documents that will transfer into JM scale-
  • up methodologies and effectively engage with language specific to IP applications and other JM functions

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally
  • Closing date for applications : 14th October 2018

    Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

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