Laboratory and R&D Manager, Specialty Raw Materials, Hannover

Hannover (30165)
Jan 09, 2017
Feb 08, 2017
Arthur Mills
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This is an opportunity to step into the role of Laboratory and R&D Manager for a company that develop, manufacture and distribute their own range of specialty raw materials to the Paints & Coatings industries for the European and North American markets. You will be working at their European headquarters in Hannover (Germany) which as a city offers a very international and culturally diverse environment with a high standard of living and excellent transport links to the rest of Germany.

As Laboratory Manager you will be responsible for all R&D projects ongoing related to Coatings development, developing an innovative new product portfolio as part of the company's growth plans in this area, allowing you to steer product development strategy in the way that you see best. With a young, motivated laboratory team of 8 people, the company have created a great working environment which is fun, fast paced and challenging, ensuring that working there will be highly enjoyavle.

As a company that invest in innovation and have a highly effective business development team, the company have a huge product development pipeline, so you will be managing an extensive number of projects in your time with them, ensuring your day-to-day work is consistently challenging. They have a number of R&D sites worldwide, so you will also get the opportunity to travel internationally and work with experts in other countries, allowing you to develop an international profile as an R&D professional.


  • Completed training as a Lacklaborant OR an Academic Degree in Chemistry
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Research & Development in the Paints & Coatings industry
  • Strong practical knowledge of formulating solvent-borne coating systems
  • Proven leadership experience managing a team of at least 3 people
  • Fluent German and a good level of English essential

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

I am the specialist consultant for Research and Development in the Paints & Coatings Industry. I offer positions at seniorities from Associate through to Director level for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. If you are a Coatings Professional in R&D and are looking for new opportunities then feel free contact me for a confidential discussion. Elsewise, if you are looking to hire these professionals for your company then contact me for a free consultation.

NonStop Chemical is the specialist agency for recruitment in the Chemicals, Agrochemicals and Cosmetics Industries across Europe. Having forged our reputation in REACh Regulatory Affairs over the last 8 years we offer clients and candidates industry leading service (verified by APSCo) and expert knowledge. We have individual consultants specialising in R&D, Sales, REACh, Regulatory Affairs, EHS, Geotechnical, Geo-Environmental, Remediation, Contaminated Land, Ecology, Air Quality, Acoustics and Supply Chain.

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