Product Design Leader

Key Recruitment
North West England
From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £35k depending on experience
27 Sep 2016
22 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Position: Product Design Leader Location: North West Salary: £35k dependant on experience The Company: Leading manufacturer of colour masterbatch worldwide. With sites all over the globe, they are a multinational company, providing specialist products for customers seeking a superior performance and batch-to-batch consistency for their polymer products. The Role: Report to the Technical Director Develop new and existing masterbatch products to meet customer and business needs To develop and maintain all product designs/product testing procedures. Acknowledged as the application specialist in the defined product markets To interact with customers to assure design conformance and develop product specifications To implement and promote continuous quality improvement (including 5s) in area of responsibility Provide Quality Testing (QT) department with technical assistance and determine product quality control specifications and test methods Provide sales & marketing with technical assistance Provide production with technical assistance, especially on scale-up trials of newly developed products, and establish processing specifications Effectively represent the company as the technical lead at customer meetings, exhibitions and conferences Participate in corporate (US) and global technical conference calls / meetings Work with other Product Design leaders to ensure the Lab areas remain c lean and well organised through daily routines adopted by all employees Requirements: Essential Experience Strong technical knowledge and expertise in polymer materials Experienced in plastics processing (injection moulding, film and sheet extrusion) Proven experience of managing people and resources Experience of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel Desired Experience Manufacturing qualification or experience Experience or an understanding of LEAN methodology Qualities Excellent interpersonal and communication skills A positive attitude and determination to succeed Ability to use own initiative Prioritisation and ability to work under pressure Presentation and report writing skills Team player Benefits: Pension Scheme This job was originally posted as