Laboratory / Technical Manager

Based Warwickshire | Posted 2017-05-04

Highly Competitive Basic Salary + Benefits Package

An innovative chemicals company at the forefront of chemical production, our client is seeking a Technical / Formulations Chemist to join their applications lab in the South East, UK.
The Role:
Designing and establishing the working structure for the technical laboratories & technicians, the Laboratory / Technical Manager will develop stable Personal Care formulations and samples which meet product needs and market trends for technical campaigns, exhibitions and seminars. They will also assume the following responsibilities:
• Creating & co-ordinating the Technical Training program for technical staff
• Strategic leadership of the EMEA technical program
• Delegation and supervision of multiple development projects, ensuring their timely delivery
• Overseeing the maintenance of the inventory of raw materials, lab equipment, health and safety regulations and up-to-date documentation of formulated products
The Requirements:
• Master’s degree or PhD in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or other science-related field
• Minimum of 10 years’ industrial formulating experience - must have strong knowledge of Personal Care formulations through product development experience on the bench
• Minimum of 3 years’ management experience
• Strong organizational skills – must have the ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize a work load, and excel at team management at a distance
• Self-motivated and result orientated
• Excellent communication skills - fluent in English & ideally fluent in one other European language: German / Italian / Spanish / French
• Ability to work in a QC-type environment
• Computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point)
The Company:
An innovative chemicals company at the forefront of chemical production, our client is seeking a Technical / Formulations Chemist to join their applications lab in Paris. This senior managerial role will require a time-served chemist with natural leadership, coordination, multi-project management, communication (English, French fluent) and passion for raw materials for the personal care & cosmetics markets. Leading the technical team across two sites you will be responsible for formulating, re-formulating and supporting sales teams across Europe for all raw materials within personal care and cosmetic applications.

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