Applications Development Manager-Big Development Pipeline-Köln

Köln (50765)
Jun 19, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
Arthur Mills
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My client are a highly successful family-owned company in the field of Printing Inks who operate on a global basis. With their headquarters in the Nordrhein-Westfalen region of Germany and a further 65 sites worldwide they are well known in the European market for producing high-quality printing inks for industrial applications. As part of their expansion in Europe they are currently looking for a new Applications Development Manager to join their team.

The company pride themselves on having a huge product development pipeline with the resources to back this up internally. You will be helping to manage this pipeline from a technical & operational perspective and will have responsibility for all customer-focused development projects across the EMEA region. Your role will including on-site technical customer support, managing formulations development and leading an Applications Development team of 10-15 people, so you can oversee technical business development from all aspects.

As a key driver in the success of the business, the company are keen to invest in you in terms of technical training & development as well as the opportunity to step into senior management in the next 4-5 years, so you will not only learn new skills but will also be able to move up in the future, allowing you to build a long-term career with them. With a results-oriented approach combined with a long-term strategy, the company offer fast turnaround on development projects but with a stable business model that will allow you to build for the long term whilst being challenged on daily basis.

Role responsibilites:

  • Functional and direct management management of a team of 10-15 people
  • Managing all applications development projects in Koln
  • Regular travel (30-50%) to customers to develop key accounts and provide technical support
  • Assessing formulations on-paper and guiding 2-3 lab technicians in formulations development
  • Providing feedback to management on product development strategy and customer-demand changes


  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Chemistry
  • 8-10 years experience in applications development of printing inks
  • Knowledge of flexographic printing processes preferred but not essential
  • Proven line/direct management experience of at least 3-5 people
  • Fluent German & Russian languages

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.

R&D / Research and Development / Formulation / Flexographic / Applications Development / Printing Inks / Germany / Cologne / Functional Management / Operational Management / Technical Support / Customer Service / Coatings / F & E / Forschung und Entwicklung / Formulierung / Flexografie / Anwendungen Entwicklung / Druckfarben / Deutschland / Köln / Funktionsmanagement / Betriebsführung / Technischer Support / Kundenservice / Beschichtungen /

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