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Innovation and Technical Manager

Whitehall Recruitment
Hampshire (GB)
up to £60,000
Closing date
11 Oct 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Our client is looking for a self-motivated and enthusiastic scientist to head up its R&D department.


About the Role:


  • To be responsible for the management and development of the laboratory function in line with the company
  • expectations.
  • Line manage a small team of R&D staff including coaching and development.
  • To drive R&D from idea generation to project completion.
  • Customer technical support from time to time when required.
  • Regular reporting of R&D activity to senior management.
  • To be commercially aware and be able to focus on goals that will support the business strategy while leading their team to do the same.
  • Effective communication with others inside and outside of the business, assisting with technical problem solving.
  • The ability to present confidently to internal and external stakeholders on technical matters, often representing the company.
  • Can lead projects and deliver results in the required time frames.
  • Patent applications.
  • Developing and working to budgets.


About You:


  • Honours degree in a physical science discipline: chemistry, physics, biochemistry.
  • Experience working in a lab.
  • Previous supervisory or management experience.
  • Knowledge of developing adhesives, inks and/or other surface coatings.
  • Practical experience developing and manufacturing polymers is desirable.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel for short periods at a time as required.


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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