Technologist, Sherwin-Williams Diversified Brands

Location: Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Date Posted: 19-02-2018
Coatings Formulation Technologist

Rotterdam, Netherlands
An exciting career opportunity to join a leading global coatings company breaking the mould in formulation development.

Sherwin-Williams is one of the three largest global suppliers of paints and coatings. The company has an extensive portfolio of leading DIY brands.

We are looking for a well-qualified chemist with industrial experience to join a small, dynamic R&D team in the Netherlands.

The team takes an up to date approach to product development starting with a basic understanding of material properties and desired end use characteristics. It employs DOE and quantitative methods to build simplicity, manufacturability and performance into the end products, achieving short development times.

You will manage a variety of projects in formulation development and industrialisation of decorative paints, using stage gate processes.

Tasks include paint preparation and testing to EU standards and norms, benchmarking competitive products, raw material evaluation and optimisation, and production support including scale-up and process optimisation, as well as trouble-shooting and quality improvement initiatives. The work is laboratory based, with occasional travel to manufacturing sites in the UK and Germany.

You will need a good academic background in Chemistry to MSc or Phd level, ideally with knowledge of polymers and modern formulation techniques, together with strong quantitative skills and the personal approach to collaborate effectively within the team and across the international organisation.

A good level of spoken English is essential. You must be eligible to work within the EU.

There is an attractive salary and benefits package, plus relocation assistance where appropriate.

The opportunity will appeal to those with ambition and ability looking for experience, learning and career development within a leading global company.
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