Development Manager

  • Salary: Competitive
  • REF Number: 00048680
  • Consultant: Victoria Walker
  • Contact: 01246 457702
  • Date Published: 17.08.2020
  • Sector: Chemicals
  • Location: Haltwhistle, North East, North West
  • Discipline: Research And Development

CK Science are recruiting for a Development Manager to join a chemicals manufacturing company at their site based in Haltwhistle on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company: Our client is ISO9001 accredited and also manufactures to GMP standardsas they supply into the pharmaceutical industry amongst others. They now have a new opening for an experienced development or formulation chemist to perform R&D and product development. This person will contribute to the development of the company'sproduct range of disinfectants and coatings which are used extensively in the pharmaceutical industry, industrial, oil & gas and marine industries.

Location: This Research & Development Manager role is located in Haltwhistle and is accessible by rail as well as by road from Carlisle, Consett, and other local areas.

R&D Manager Role: Your main duties will be:

  • Development of current and new product ranges.
  • Analysis of experimental results and writing technical service reports.
  • Evaluating the suitability of alternative raw materials in existing formulations.
  • GC analysis of raw materials and formulated systems.
  • Assisting with quality control tests and the development of further tests.
  • Keeping abreast of new legislation and trends.
  • Liaising with Senior management as to the progression of product development.
  • Providing technical support.
  • Completing internal audits.
  • Managing research and development team.
  • Presenting product ranges at exhibitions and seminars.

Your Background: The ideal candidate for this role will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree qualified or equivalent in Chemistry – essential.
  • Practical and proven experience in formulation and development of products.
  • Awareness of ISO 9001:2015 quality management system requirements.
  • Must be able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • People management experience (desirable).
  • Ideally R&D experience of biocides.
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques such as GC, other chromatography and wet chemistry.

The Benefits: The company offers a competitive salary dependent on experience as well as 25 days holiday + bank holidays, early finish on a Friday, life assurance and pension schemes.Apply: For more information or to apply for this Development Manager position, please contact Victoria Walker on 01246 457702 or email, quoting job reference 48680.

It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work inthe UK.


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