Product Development Manager

Posted on Jan 22, 2019 by Anonymous

South West, South West United Kingdom
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Product Development Manager
Based on the South Coast

Job ref: XW/43977

Salary / Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Company:

Our client is part of a global network of companies manufacturing thermoplastic compounds from sites around the world. The company has exciting growth plans to further develop its European presence and the Product Development Manager is a crucial role to help the business fulfill these ambitious objectives. Candidates from both the UK and Western/Eastern Europe are encouraged to apply for this position. Relocation assistance is available where required.

The Role:

* Develop new materials and processes to meet market requirements and ensure technical and commercial competitiveness

* Support in trials for production scale-up of new products

* Support Production department in optimising the compounding process to maximise manufacturing efficiency, product quality and performance whilst minimising waste

* Provide technical support to customers; advice on component design, tool design, material selection and processing (injection moulding)

* Generate material data and give Technical presentations to customers

* Identify business opportunities at new and existing customers

* Manage and interpret customer requirements and provide solutions to meet or exceed their needs

* Assist Purchasing department in the procurement of raw materials to optimise margin, product quality and product performance

* Promote safe working environment

* Contribute to advice on safe handling of raw materials and finished goods in compliance with health and safety requirements

* Help plan and organise targeted improvements in the facilities & equipment within the Technical and Process laboratories

* Provide product training to employees and customers

* Ability to communicate to customers' suppliers and employees at all levels.

Person Profile:

* Degree in a scientific discipline preferably with a bias towards materials or polymers

* Experience of working in a technical role within the plastics industry, preferably thermoplastics/ rubber compounding.

* Specific knowledge of injection moulding applications and of formulating compounds

* Able to demonstrate good technical knowledge combined with proven expertise in technical service

* Experience of the automotive would be an advantage

* Experience of Quality Management Systems - ISO 9001:2000

* Results driven - able to meet and exceed project timescales and targets

* Team player, but with ability to work on own

* Good computer skills and knowledge of ERP systems

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union.
Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Office Locations: Stratford-upon-Avon, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Cape Town, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Istanbul, Lyon, Göteborg, Milan, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Washington.


Listgrove Limited Registered in England No:
Exhibiting at: Kunststoffen, Fakuma, ScanPack, Chemplast Expo, Packaging Innovations, ArabPlast

Reference: 614841384

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