Development Team Leader Job (Polymers & Plastics) – North West, UK

Our client, a manufacturer of colours and additives for the polymers and plastics industry, is currently looking to recruit a Development Team Leader to work at their site based in the North West of England.


The primary responsibility of the department in which the Development Team Leader will work is to deliver technology programs in support of new technology development.  In addition, the department is responsible for providing technical support to the existing technology base to ensure full exploitation in all company business units. The development of products and technologies in this department will be implemented on a global scale.

As Development Team Leader your roles and responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Designing and delivering new products and technology development projects and ensuring that they are rolled-out in a timely manner;
  • Ensuring that any product modifications necessary for success are implemented; performing regular project reviews, updating marketing plans and formal technical reports;
  • Developing and maintaining an expert understanding of the company’s global technologies, particularly oxygen scavenging materials, mechanisms and processes.


Person Specification:

The successful candidate for this Development Team Leader job  will be an effective communicator as you will be regularly liaising with the global development marketing managers, global development manager, regional sales personnel, regional product engineering teams and will also be maintaining effective communication between the operations and commercial departments, and with external organisations and customers.

Decisive and influential, the Development Team Leader will have direct people management responsibility over the extrusion project leader and the extrusion scientist. This is a hands-on position which will involve people and project management.

The selected Development Team Leader will possess the following requirements: educated to MSc (and preferably PhD) level, or equivalent, in a related field (chemistry, polymer science, material science); considerable experience in an R&D environment including proven project management skills; sound communication skills; a flair for technical problem solving; the ability to present findings effectively by means of a report or presentation and to train, develop and manage the performance of team members. Any knowledge of organometallic chemistry, formulation science or colour chemistry would be advantageous, as would European language skills.


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For more information or to apply for this Development Team Leader position, please contact Victoria Walker at CK Science on 0114 283 9956 or email  Please quote reference SH20665 in all correspondence.

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