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Product Development Manager - Paints in Merseyside

Supervise and motivate the laboratory team, ensuring that work is prioritised correctly and any issues are resolved.

Ensure that training and capability records are relevant and current to facilitate the safe operation of personnel and equipment within the department.

Undertake practical laboratory work relating to design and development of new products and modification of current products and technologies.

Liaising with production to conduct laboratory supervision of trial batches.

Work with technical sales team and other technical departments during product development to provide progress reports, support, and cost information.

Entry of new and revision of existing formulations, and entry of new raw materials.

To represent the department at technical meetings as and when required both on and off site

Preparation and review of formal reports for both internal and external use.

Responsible for the upkeep of laboratory equipment, and referring for maintenance as required.

Keep up to date with the latest raw material supplier portfolios to ensure optimisation in the product development process.

Highlight unsafe conditions and shut down any activity if it is operating in an unsafe condition taking reasonable care of oneself and others.


Strong understanding of paint formulation, including basic chemistry and reaction / interaction between raw materials.

Ability to lead and motivate people.

Capable of working under pressure to strict deadlines whilst adhering to quality requirements.

Good spoken and written communication skills.

An ability to engage effectively with a range of stakeholders within the Company

Report Writing.






£35,000 to £50,000

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