R&D Manager

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Candidate Profile

We are looking for an experienced R&D Manager with significant experience leading the new product development function and possessing a strong background in chemistry or electrochemistry. The successful candidate will lead and manage the R&D team which comprises the laboratory, microbiological testing and applications functions.

  • R&D manager with strong leadership and management experience
  • Proven technical leadership skills with experience utilizing scientific principles to develop and improve products and /or validate processes
  • Proven new product development experience taking novel concepts to commercial success
  • Strong problem-solving capability, analytical and strategic mindset
  • A self-reliant, results orientated, energetic, flexible individual with a strong team bias
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to present complex technical information and methodologies accurately and eloquently to a non-technical audience

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • BSc Chemistry or equivalent subject
  • At least 5 years industrial experience within the chemicals or related industry


  • MSc or PhD Chemistry, electrochemistry, corrosion or related subject
  • 7+ years industrial experience
  • Electrochemistry ideally with strong understanding of low cells
  • Statistical Design of Experiments
  • Experience of EU Biocidal regulations