Adhesive Chemist - Flexible Packaging

Wallace Hind Selection
£35,000 per annum
04 Aug 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Opportunity for a BSC/MSC/PHD qualified Chemist to develop their career with a Midlands based global Specialty Chemicals manufacturer in a customer facing, technical application & formulation role.

BASIC: £35,000 - £40,000 + Annual Bonus (8%) + Company Pension + Health cover in. Family + 25 days plus Stats + Other Group Benefits

BASED – Midlands (Relocation assistance available where required)

THE COMPANY - Adhesive Chemist – Flexible Packaging

Part of multi-billion dollar global group, we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of specialty chemicals and technologies used every day in a wide variety of markets and applications.

With over 5000 passionate, technical solvers, from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators based at our manufacturing and R&D centres across North America, Europe, China, India, Brazil and Russia, we develop practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries worldwide.

This new role falls within our industrial specialties division which manufactures specialty resins, adhesives and coatings for the packaging, print & converting, construction, transportation and energy markets.

THE JOB – Adhesive Chemist – Flexible Packaging

To help achieve strategic growth initiatives set for Europe we are looking for a commercially focused, Adhesive Chemist to take responsibility for product development and technical service of our solventless, water based lamination adhesives and coldseal / heatseal adhesives and coatings used within the packaging, flexible packaging, print & converting industries.

This is a technical specialist (based from our UK manufacturing site circa. 70% of time) and customer facing role with visits to customer sites across Europe (circa 30% of time),

PERSON REQUIREMENTS - Adhesive Chemist – Flexible Packaging

* MSc or BSc in a chemistry related field, preferably in polymer or coatings technology
* Ideally have experience specifically within the field of packaging, printing or converting adhesives and coatings
* Any experience of food packaging and associated regulations would be advantageous but not a pre-requisite
* Excellent written and oral communication skills
* Fluent in written and spoken English
* Experience in writing and maintaining technical literature and product line training materials
* Project Management experience

PROSPECTS - Adhesive Chemist – Flexible Packaging

* There is huge potential for career development within the company and the group globally. We have an active policy of promotion from within and firmly believe in the further development of all personnel.
* All of the line management team at our UK R&D centre started in this level of role, been promoted and taken on greater responsibilities

Please Note - Wallace Hind Selection have been selected as our exclusive retained partner so any direct applications from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to them.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant John Gowen quoting Adhesive Chemist – Flexible Packaging, reference JG1708-06 to DD: +44 (0) Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +44 (0) . Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.