Technical Manager - West Midlands

  • Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 DOE
  • REF Number: 00041221
  • Consultant: Victoria Walker
  • Contact: 01246 457702
  • Date Published: 17.07.2018
  • Closed Date: 19.09.2018
  • Sector: Materials, Chemicals
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Discipline: Research And Development, Qa/Validation, Analytical Chemistry

Victoria Walker is recruiting for a Technical Manager to join a waxes and oils manufacturer based in the West Midlands, on a full time, permanent basis.

As a Technical Manager, you will be a part of the company's UK senior management team. The company is able to offer a salary in the region of £45,000 - £55,000 depending on experience as well as up to 15% bonus. Other benefits include pension, holidays, company mobile and workwear. Reporting to the General Manager, the Technical Manager will be responsible for the product development and quality teams and will effectively direct the work of the Technical Department to ensure that the company strategy is implemented into the technical function and an effective technical service is maintained and developed. This person will also provide longer term strategic technical input and will be an effective member of the management team and play an integral part in continuing to drive the business forward in its success.

Further responsibilities of this Technical Manager will be:

  • Product development of new and existing products
  • Maintaining of quality systems
  • Supporting customers and the business with regards to costing down and improving existing products
  • Some travel will be required as the Technical Manager will have responsibility for some of the overseas operations. Other potential travel within Europe
  • To operate as part of the SMT
  • Managing expenditure budget(s)
  • Please note this is a hands on role in an open plan environment, and is not academic
  • This person will have the opportunity to mould the team as they see fit
  • Please note this list is not exhaustive; please contact CK for a full job description

As a Technical Manager, you will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • dynamic personality and enthusiasm - essential
  • ability to negotiate, persuade and influence - essential
  • significant proven people management experience in industry and specifically a strong leader of people - essential
  • experience with strategic planning for the department - strongly desired
  • managerial and leadership experience gained within a manufacturing environment - essential
  • background in oils, waxes and polymers preferred however other scientific backgrounds may be considered
  • preferably degree qualified or equivalent in chemistry or chemically related qualification such as polymer science etc.
  • sound commercial and customer-facing experience
  • willingness to travel
  • some awareness of HSE as well as knowledge of QMS such as ISO9001

For more information or to apply for this Technical Manager position please contact Victoria Walker on 01246 457702 or email vwalker@ckagroup.co.uk . Alternatively, please click on the link to apply online now. Please note that your CV should show exact dates of employment (month and year) and any gaps of a month or more should be explained.

CK Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

If you do not hear back from us within 5 working days of your application for this role, it means that on this occasion you have not been shortlisted for the next stage of the recruitment campaign. Entitlement to work in the EEA is essential. Please quote reference CH41221 in all correspondence.

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