Job Description



Development Chemist





Technical Manager


Purpose of Role:


To develop formulations and products within selected sectors and to provide technical support to key customers and other departments internally.



Primary Role & Responsibilities:


  • Actively contribute to R S Clare vision to be the global, go to solutions provider for asset protection through innovation to solve critical problems for customers
  • Identify formulations to improve performance, reduce cost and/or provide competitive advantage for R S Clare in the marketplace
  • Conduct product testing to critically evaluate candidate formulations, using both internal equipment and through third party partners
  • Interpret test results and data to progress projects efficiently and effectively
  • Develop new test methods to support product development against specific applications
  • Resolve technical issues using structured approaches to problem solving and innovative thinking
  • Plan work and manage time to deliver projects on-time to satisfy defined requirements
  • Accurately record information and write technical reports to support successful manufacture and sales of new products
  • Manage individual projects through to fruition including supervision of plant trials and ongoing manufacturing support as necessary
  • Drive continuous improvement using appropriate business tools and techniques
  • Maintain a solid understanding of chemical regulatory requirements, plus laboratory and manufacturing safety and environmental standards.
  • Conduct all work using best practice, maintaining the highest housekeeping standards and ensuring compliance with all relevant Quality Assurance, Health & Safety and Regulatory standards
  • Support Commercial colleagues in discussions and relationships with customers, including response to requests for Technical Support
  • Represent R S Clare at Technical and other seminars, including delivery of presentations, papers, etc.




Person Specification:

Education & Qualifications:

  • BSc Chemistry or Science
  • Postgraduate Qualifications are Desirable
  • Professional Membership is Desirable

Knowledge, Experience & Skills: (incl. specific training requirements)

  • Production Familiarity
  • Laboratory Experience
  • Customer Technical Support
  • Product Development Knowledge
  • Presentation Skills
  • Project Management


  • Fluent English


Line Management Responsibility:

  • No


Budget Responsibility:

  • No







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