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Senior Polymer Materials Chemist (Innovation)

Location: South East, United Kingdom

c£400-500 / day

South East                                                                                                     

ABJ3956

12 month contract

A senior polymer chemist is urgently required to leading the evaluation and development of Polymeric Materials from existing and future materials categories as part of new product introduction for a global organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead, own and deliver the development of polymer material technologies for the group.

  • Responsible for the qualification of these technologies across all product categories from concept to commercial launch.

  • Lead the technical collaboration & partnership with the company’s existing polymer materials suppliers to refine or redevelop materials to meet performance criteria of products.

  • Define the performance specification and validation of polymer material technologies for the business.

  • Ensure the capture and documentation of any Intellectual Property (IP) throughout the product lifecycle

  • Central subject matter expert and Single Point of Contact for the cross-category functions across the Business (e.g. Legal and External Affairs, Marketing, Commercial, Deployment and Finance) on all polymer science aspects

  • Support the businesses scientific functions in the development of analytical methodologies required for assessing the suitability of polymeric materials.

  • Develop a network of research partners or academic institutions that could support the innovation capability for polymer materials.

  • Engage when necessary with external Stakeholders, Regulators and Policy Makers.


Essential requirements

  • Minimum PhD in Polymer Science, Organic or Physical Chemistry.

  • Proven track record in a commercial setting of material developments and performance validation in consumer goods (or similar) sector.

  • Experience with Cellulose Acetate or cellulose of filtration fibres

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to convey complex technical information clearly and concisely.

  • Proven ability to manage multiple activities in parallel.

  • Formal project management training.

  • Understanding or familiarity with root-cause analysis methods and techniques.

  • Existing network of 3rd party suppliers or service providers in Polymer Science field.

  • Supplier management skills and understanding of Intellectual Property and or, International Patents (Des)

  • FMCG (Des)


To Apply: Please contact Alison Basson quoting reference ABJ3956 on 0203 909 3782, 07814547440 or reply via email, entering the job title and reference code in the subject field to alison.basson@hudsonshribman.co.uk

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