R&D Manager, Corrosion-Protection Coatings, Zurich

Oct 05, 2016
Nov 04, 2016
Arthur Mills
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R&D Manager, Corrosion-Protection Coatings, Zurich
As the key technical manager for a medium sized coatings company based in the Zurich area of Switzerland, you will be driving innovation and development projects for a range of solvent and water based corrosion protection coatings for the Marine, Industrial and Protective Coatings markets.

With a development team of 8 people and control over all production activities, you will able to ensure very quick turn around from the start of a new project through to formulations development, plant-scale up and full production, allowing you to work on a lot more projects throughout the year. The company have very short communication lines with 2 or 3 key management levels meaning that you will report direct to the Managing Director and can get approval for projects in a very short time frame.

The company currently have just over 150 staff across their sites in Switzerland and India so still maintain an SME culture where everyone knows each other and people make firm friendships, allowing you to be part of an environment where you will feel like part of a family rather than just a number in a huge multi-layered corporate company.


  • Hands-on formulations knowledge of solvent-based corrosion protection coatings for Metal Substrates
  • Training as Lacklaborant or a degree in Chemistry
  • At least 6 years experience in R&D
  • Line/Disciplinary management experience of at least 5 staff
  • Fluent German with a good level of English

For a confidential discussion about this vacancy or other opportunities in Research & Development send an up to date Microsoft Word version of your CV to Arthur Mills at NonStop Chemical on a.mills@nonstop-chemical.com or call me in Germany on +49 892 109 3363 and in Switzerland on +41 43 508 0817 to discuss further.

I am the specialist consultant for the Paints & Coatings Industry in Germany, Austria and Switzerland focusing on the area of Research and Development. I offer opportunities at all seniorities including Associate, Specialist, Team Leader, Manager, Director and Vice President. If you are a professional in this field and are looking for new opportunities, or if you are an employer looking to hire for your company then please contact me for further information.

NonStop Chemical is the specialist agency for recruitment in the Chemicals, Agrochemicals and Cosmetics industries across Europe. Having developed our brand presence in the Chemicals sector over the last 8 years we offer clients and candidates expert knowledge in niche fields and industry leading recruitment service as a member of APSCo. With have over 20 recruitment experts in niche market sectors including; R&D, Technical Sales, REACh, Regulatory Affairs, EHS, Geotechnical, Geo-Environmental, Remediation, Contaminated Land, Ecology, Air Quality, Acoustics and Supply Chain.

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