Job ref: CST/57920

Technical Manager

Technical Manager
Rubber Technology
Based in Lancashire

Job ref: CST/57920

Salary/Benefits: Commensurate with experience

The Client:

Part of an international group, our client is a successful manufacturer supplying products to retailers, distributors and contractors on a worldwide basis. They manufacture a diverse range of products which as well as rubber and latex based include those using polyurethane raw materials. Long established and producing high quality products, the company is the largest manufacturer in its sector and has a market leading presence.

Primary Purpose:

Responsible for the delivery of an effective technical support service to procurement, production and sales. Develop products, adapt materials and processes to meet the demands of a changing marketplace.

Key Responsibilities:

Raw Materials:
⦁ Define & regularly review BOM’s
⦁ Support the Procurement Team in identification/specification of new materials
⦁ Regularly review materials etc. seeking opportunities for value engineering
Production Processes:
⦁ Provide an effective technical support service to all areas of production to optimise production efficiencies and maintain product quality standards
⦁ Develop and continuously review formulations to optimise production efficiencies and seek opportunities for product development/value engineering
⦁ Provide focus on material yield and variance monitoring/improvement
Finished Product:
⦁ Management testing & development requirements of the NPD process
⦁ Maintain appropriate accreditations’
⦁ Maintain products in line with external standards
⦁ Responsible for generation of operational ideas (products, materials, processes) as part of NPD process
Commercial Support:
⦁ Ensure customer technical queries are dealt with in a timely manner
⦁ Maintain an awareness of market & product requirements
⦁ Ensure major customer complaints are dealt with in a suitable time frame if necessary, conducting site visits to aid resolution

Person Profile:

⦁ Qualified to degree level or equivalent in polymer science/engineering
⦁ Extensive experience in providing technical support in rubber & latex manufacturing processes; developing process, materials and products
⦁ Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills with a very methodical approach
⦁ Aligns own goals with team’s goals, proactively supports/develops other team members
⦁ Self-starting skills, self-monitoring skills
⦁ Has the ability to successfully deliver and present quite complex information; fully recognises and responds to target audience reactions
⦁ Adept at calculating, analysing and presenting complex numerical information
⦁ Can effectively manage a complex range of resources to ensure a variety of outcomes are fully achieved
⦁ Ability to persuade & influence

To apply please contact Conrad Taylor
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
⦁ Established in 1975
⦁ Recruited in 68 countries
⦁ Recognised International brand
⦁ Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
⦁ Global network of candidates and talent data
⦁ Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
⦁ Access to a network of offices across the world

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

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