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R&D Manager in Sussex

Innovation takes centre stage, and our R&D team leads the way in creating  coating solutions for our customers around the world. In a fast-moving environment like ours, our R&D capability is crucial in making sure we meet the new product introduction timelines and the quality required for coatings that end up in space, battlefields, autonomous vehicles.

As a Technical Manager you’ll have responsibility for managing the technology developments within the company research team, including full line management responsibility for a team of eight chemists and physicists. The position reports directly to the CTO.

What you’ll get up to:

  • Management of R&D team members
  • Management of new product introduction from R&D to commercial release; qualification, testing, standard compliance and manufacturing methods
  • Setting, monitoring and communication of project goals and deadlines to all team members
  • Communicating results to senior management on a weekly basis.
  • Use analytical expertise to provide technical insight during projects involving product/process development, manufacturing scale-up and suitable quality assurance.
  • Play a leading role in the strategic development of the lab whilst ensuring it’s fit for purpose and is maintained and developed in line with current and future business requirements.
  • Lead the investigation and evaluation of new technologies through proof of concept studies conducted internally and at times, in collaboration with external commercial organisations.
  • Assist the team with the interpretation and reporting of experimental results.
  • Manage Standard Operating Procedures / Instructions for analytical methods and equipment
  • Manage training and signoff of junior member of the team on the correct laboratory procedures
  • Ensure daily interaction with and between R&D team members to assess priorities and execute the assigned workload with minimal supervision.

Preferred Skills:

  • Master’s degree (MSc.) or post graduate qualification in a Chemistry related discipline. A 1st class BSc would also be considered if the candidate can demonstrate successful experience managing scientific teams.
  • 3-4 years of experience managing R&D teams in the science based environment
  • Previous laboratory experience with a good understanding of laboratory processes
  • Ability to interpret and analyse complex data, make recommendations and effectively communicate findings to internal stakeholders to aid decision making.
  • Experience of coordinating technically complex R&D support programmes.
  • Have knowledge and interest in new technology.
  • Pragmatic, solutions focused approach backed by strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Good understanding of the broader business environment and wider commercial knowledge.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively across all levels and all functions of the organisation
  • Strong IT skills and good presentation skills (written & verbal)
  • Self-starter with a very high drive for results and able to deal with pressure, uncertainty and complexity

Reference

PT

Location

Sussex

Salary

Negotiable

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