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R&D Manager at Arbour Recruitment Ltd

R&D Manager

Arbour Recruitment Ltd Preston, Lancashire, Lancashire Full-Time
£55,000 - £60,000 / year
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Exciting Challenges

We are presenting an exciting opportunity to manage the Global Coatings Research & Development team in Preston, UK. We are a global construction company and have a strong R&D and manufacturing presence in the UK. Our site in Preston is home to world class R&D facilities and is the global expertise centre for liquid applied membranes, for roofing and balcony waterproofing applications. The team are responsible for a large product portfolio and wide range of innovation activities within the Coatings technology sector. With a global outreach and worldwide market, this presents significant potential to be a key contributor to large volume new product developments and innovation activities in line with the company’s ambitious growth strategy.

If you want to be a part of our history and contribute to our exciting future then this role could be for you.


* Managing the technology centre project portfolio and innovation activities.

* Line management of 4 Technology Leaders and overall team of 10. Assignment of responsibilities, annual targets and review of performance.

* Management of departmental structures, systems and procedures.

* Managing Health and Safety of the department and compliance with ISO9001 quality systems.

* Overall responsibility for R&D compliance with Project Management Systems (PCP).

* Ensuring new developments meet market requirements and standards.

* Managing departmental budget.

* Provision of technical advice and support to customers and colleagues, including leadership of the team on these activities.

* Development of knowledge, expertise and intellectual property relating to Coatings Chemistry as both an individual contributor and through team leadership.

* Collaboration with other global Coatings centres and overseas partners.

* Working closely with all other key departments to maintain existing product range and bring new products to the market e.g. Marketing, Product Management, Quality Dept, Operations, Sales, Applications & Technical Teams.

Working Hours:

37.5 hours. Flexible pattern around Core Hours. Site based in Preston (UK), but part home working incorporated.

We Need Your Skills

Skills Required:

* To be successful in this role we are looking for someone with the following:

* Minimum of degree level in Chemistry, Polymer, Materials or aligned Scientific discipline.

* Proven track record (minimum of 5 years) in product development within an R&D setting.

* Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a management or leadership role.

* Management qualifications (e.g. MBA) desirable.

* Experience of workplace H&S Management, product safety regulations and quality systems (e.g. ISO9001)

* Able to lead cross functional teams and influence direction of collaborative projects.

* Combines technical knowledge and skills with communication and presentation skills.

* Is self-motivated, resilient and self-reliant.

* A sophisticated knowledge of New Product Development (NPD) systems and processes is desirable

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