Job Title: Senior Development Chemist
Salary: Competitive and negotiable, dependant on experience
Holiday and additional paid leave: 20 days holiday plus bank holidays. After 3 complete continuous years of service, employees are entitled to 1 additional day per year, up to 25 days. After 6 months of service, you are entitled to 6 days additional paid leave which need to be used within 1 year. You will also get 1 additional day per year for your birthday. There is also additional leave given for the Christmas shutdown.
Other benefits: Pension (5%, subject to employee contribution, flexible working (core hours between 10am and 3pm with a 1-hour lunch break (35 hours a week)
About the company
My client is a multinational developer and manufacturer of homecare products that have become household names. They strive to make products that are eco friendly and us much green energy as possible. They are truly proud of what they do and of the warm and friendly working environment they have created over the years.
They are also growing and will be building a new state of the art laboratory. There is potential for the right person in this role to develop into a R&D Manager.
There are three main aspects to this role:
To lead the development of new and existing products and to ensure they are tested appropriately
To ensure that all products conform to safe and regulatory requirements
To manage and develop a small team and ensure they meet set performance standardsAdditional responsibilities
Manage the scale up process including process validation, carrying out efficacy, stability, and compatibility tests
Provide technical advice to suppliers and customers and the production and quality team
Keep up to date with industry legislation (CLP, REACH, ADR, BPR and country specific regulations)
Create and maintain technical documentation
Engage with new chemical suppliers when required
Deputise to Technical Manager in R&D and regulatory compliance mattersQualifications and experience required
Degree in Chemistry or a related discipline
Strong chemical knowledge
Ability to carry out chemical analysis
Knowledge of homecare products e.g biocides, formulations containing bleach and other household cleaning products
Good data analysis skills
The ability to mentor a team and ideally you would have overseen a small team previously
Project planning and management experienceIf you have the necessary qualifications, knowledge and experience and want to work in an environment that's friendly and welcoming and allows you to work on innovative formulas, then please apply online now