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Technical Manager

Whitehall Recruitment
Australia (AU)
Competitive Salary
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Our client is looking for a Technical Manager to lead and manage the Protective Coatings R&D team, to strategically drive innovation, and ensure the successful development and implementation of new coating technologies and products.


About the Role:

  • Develop and execute the Protective Coatings (PC) research and development roadmap and innovation pipeline that supports the overall PC strategy, ensuring it is linked to market trends and consumer insight.
  • Ensure the team is developing strong technical, statistical and formulation science capabilities to drive leading edge innovation.
  • Work closely with marketing, operations, and procurement to commercialise new and compliant formulations and technologies, to deliver the PC New Product Development plan.
  • Lead the development and introduction of innovative new products, product refinements that provide competitive advantage.
  • Ensure new product plans meet agreed project and stage-gate timelines.
  • Manage troubleshooting of formula/production/application issues and ensure the risks of any potential product failures are minimised.
  • Ensure that products consistently meet end user performance and quality expectations by working closely with Supply Chain and Production sites.


About You:

  • BSc Degree with 15 years + experience or PhD with at least 7 years of experience in an appropriate scientific or formulation role.
  • Ideally previous industrial experience in the protective coatings, or related industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, coach and motivate others toward clear objectives.
  • Proven track record of New Product Development.
  • A comprehensive understanding of industry practices and standards with respect to protective coatings and corrosion management.


Whitehall is the Recruitment Specialist for the Chemical, Polymer, Coatings and Life Science based Industries.


Established over 40 years ago, Whitehall is a Global Recruitment Specialist for the Chemical, Coatings, Polymer and Life Science Industries.

Whitehall has a Global presence, managing UK, European and International assignments from our offices in the UK and the Netherlands, representing a broad range of Clients from International Organisations to SME’s. We recruit at all levels from the Board (General Managers, Commercial Directors, Technical Directors) to the field (Sales Managers, Product Managers, Technical Services and Technical Sales) and to the lab (Chemists, Analysts and Technicians).


Working in partnership with our Clients, we provide a confidential and professional recruitment service. All our Consultants are qualified scientists who have an understanding of the Chemical, Coatings, Polymer and Life Science Industries.  With this capability, we are able to effectively assess the technical expertise of our candidates matching those to our Client’s needs. Our continued success is due to our tenacious and professional approach, utilising an extensive network of contacts gathered over 40 years.

Company info
John de Mierre House
Bridge Road
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 1UA

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