Salary : £30,000 - £40,000 DOE
REF Number : 00046336
Consultant : Abbi Carmody
Sector : Chemicals
Discipline : Technical Sales / Support
Abbi Carmody is recruiting for a Technical Service Chemist to join one of the world's most diversified trading, investment & services companies.
This is a permanent, full time role based in Manchester and offers an excellent salary and benefits package.
Key Responsibilities of the Technical Service Chemist :
Under the supervision of the Head of Adhesives Business Development, provide technical service to support realising new business opportunities in the field of formulated pressure sensitive adhesives.
Carry out formulation development and product testing, delivering results in accordance with agreed project objectives and timelines.
Collaborate with the Business Development Specialist and visit key customers as and when necessary to establish technical relationship.
Deal with quality complaints and claims with a positive attitude, propose and develop solutions to the problems.
Establish and maintain good relationship with key suppliers to achieve goals for new product development and technical service.
Operate laboratory work ensuring compliance with the company's Health & Safety policy and other external regulations.
Maintain detailed records of all work done and prepare a monthly progress report for Head of Adhesives Business Development.
Skills / Knowledge :
A bright and energetic professional, with a flexible approach who enjoys a demanding business environment and works well under pressure.
Well-organized with the ability to prioritize and use initiative, able to shift priorities within strict timeframes.
An excellent team-player able to effectively collaborate as part of a multi-national cross department virtual team.
A good verbal and written communicator, able to analyze and communicate complex information effectively at all levels.
Familiarity with laboratory practices associated with pressure sensitive adhesives particularly hotmelts is required.
Experience of working in R&D, product development and / or technical service in a relevant industry such as adhesives, coatings or sealants formulation is required.
Additional experience of customer facing role is advantageous.
Knowledge of key applications and formulation development in the field of hot melt and / or pressure sensitive adhesives is required.
Good numerical and analytical skills with strong report writing ability.
Good language skills. Fluency in English is essential; other European language skills advantageous.
Strong IT skills, including using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
At least 2 years' experience in an R&D or product development in a relevant industry (adhesives, coatings, sealants).
Experience working in a customer-facing technical service in a relevant industry (adhesives, coatings, sealants) is preferable.
Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent in Chemistry, Polymer Science or a similar science discipline.