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R & D Technical Manager -Industrial & wood finish

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Main Purpose of Job

Ability to understand the coating products and effectively lead a team of officers to deliver formulated product solutions to varying customers’ needs with speed.  Coach, train hands on and develops officers to enhance technical skills.


Sub Purpose: New industrial product Development, Product performance Improvement, Cost reduction of products, Shade matching, line extension, Benchmarking, coating processes, testing & maintaining quality of the products as per the Standard.

Key Outputs: List the main areas in which the job must deliver in order to achieve its purpose.

1-New coating product developments especially industrial   to maintain competitive edge in market, increased brand value & increase financial values. Line extension of existing portfolio of products.

2- Shade development and line extension for New products as part of sales support.

3- Evaluate competitors’ products for suitable modification, matching performance, cost reduction or improvement to suit customer and market needs.

4-Vendor development – New raw material identification for new product development, substitution,  cost reduction and Product Improvement. Conceptualize projects with vendors

5- Thorough knowledge of coating test protocol and method establishment. Setting performance features for quality. Good knowledge on industrial and PU RMs used especially resins and polymers.

6- Preparation of customer samples and applications procedures. Knowledge on application tools.

7. Offering technical advisory services on the product[s] and application processes involved at customers’ end. Effective interface with other stake holders having ability to work in a team. Ability to lead a team.

8- Helping to solve customer complains. Route cause and failure mode analyses.

9- Standardization of production process in plant for New & Regular products as required.

10- Management of laboratory consumables, EHS & carrying Internal calibration of the instruments.

11-Undertaking  of Kaizen objectives and follow up ISO standards. Knowledge on coatings regulations and standards.

12- – Record keeping, monthly report writing and technical report writing.  Literature search including patents.

13.  Exposure to high throughput experimentation and scientific tools. Project management skills.

14. Technical training of personals-In house & at customers’ end.

15. Shade card Approvals, STD panel approvals.

16. Perform any other assignment(s) as may be assigned from time to time.


Degree or Diploma in paint (coatings) technology/ polymer /plastics/chemistry /chemical engineering.

Key Experience:

5-8 yrs of experience in coatings formulation especially in Industrial, testing, shade matching preferably worked in R & D or equivalent set up. Strong knowledge on serving B2B customers.

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