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Product Development Chemist

Product Development Chemist

  • Location: Thetford
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Working Hours: Full Time
  • Length of Employment: Perm
  • Reference: PS1940JG
  • Sector: Manufacturing
  • Vacancy First Advertised: 13th Sep 2017

Our client is a highly innovative manufacturer, privately owned with a substantial presence in Thetford manufacturing an extensive product portfolio which are all well-known household brands. We are seeking a Product Development Chemist to join their team on a full time permanent basis.

Delivers approved projects to agreed launch plans with no quality issues; Ensures that product evaluation is carried out to appropriate methodologies; Liaise with Marking/Sales, Purchasing and Manufacturing teams to ensure that appropriate technical support is provided; Carries out performance reviews and sets objectives for team members; Continuously strives to improve technical core competencies within PD area by coaching and training.

Job Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

5+ years of experience in appropriate product development areas, including at least 1 year of managerial responsibility.

Typically requires university degree in Science 

Understanding of Chemistry and Consumer issues within an FMCG company 

Understanding a broad range of FMCG products, including their composition and uses

PC Microsoft Office literate

Job Accountabilities:

Leadership / Day-to-Day Management:

·         Manages assigned projects to the agreed launch date to a high level of quality;

·         Ensures the technical support for Marketing and Supply within projects

Operational:

·         Reports to the Technical Director on a regular basis with updates of key projects within the category;

·         Supports current products for own label and the brands with Marketing and Supply;

·         When required, develops, tests & evaluate new technologies, raw materials and new product forms relevant to our key brands;

·         When required, supports Marketing in designing winning products

·         Works to standards and procedures for the scientific and technical work in the group;

·         Writes technical project reports and reports work progress at project meetings

·         Provides root cause analysis and technical support for Production and Quality departments

HR:

·         May train and supervise others with the guidance from the Technical Director.

Shared with Technical Director and Product Manager:

·         Ensures implementation of product development technical strategy for key brand innovation and key customers;

Shared with Marketing:

·         Responsible for the technical compliance of briefs i.e. physical stability, LOL, Regs. Etc

Skills and Knowledge for Effectiveness in Role:

Functional Skills:

·         Planning & organising

·         Building a successful team

·         Building partnerships

·         Communication and Interpersonal

·         Prioritisation

Personal / Interpersonal Skills:

·         Strong leadership skills

·         Good cross functional communication

·         Mentoring and personal development skills

·         Leading by example

If this is a position you are interested in, please apply online for early consideration. Alternatively, please email your CV directly to John@pspersonnelltd.co.uk and ensure that it’s up to date with your most recent employment.

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