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Job Ref:  204563925
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Civil and Structural
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  North West
Salary:  £25000 - £30000/annum
10/10/2016 18:51
Product Design Leader
Based in North West

Job ref: EG/35882

The client:
Our client is a leading, established and well regarded polymer raw material business supplying quality products and service to a wide range of industries. The business is currently benefitting from a good level of capital investment.

The role:
Lead the product design activity in order to ensure the timely and accurate completion of tasks. To be a direct communication link between the lab, the plant, sales and the customer to ensure appropriate product design, process uniformity and product quality.

Achievement is delivered through:
• Developing and maintaining all product designs/product testing procedures.
• Ensure best coordination of technician team resources to meet project demands efficiently through coaching and developing team.
• To interact with customers to assure design conformance and develop product specifications.
• To review all design projects and verify product designs.
• To assist technicians with duties as required.
• To monitor and maintain high quality in product design for customers.
o Project co-ordination.
o Clarification of customer requirements.
o Effective use of pigments and additives to current technology.
o New designs generated meet the customer's requirements.
o Each product design is as cost effective as feasible.
• Determine the need for personnel and recruit with the HR Manager.
• To co-ordinate and assign technical service investigations, ensuring timely resolution.
• To provide input in budget process with planning team.
• To implement and promote continuous quality improvement (including 5s) in area of responsibility.

Duties and responsibilities to other departments:
• 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.
• Travel with sales to support customers.

Duties relating to general management of company:
• To provide constructive input and feedback to Technical Director regarding technical programs and procedures.
• To participate with Technical Director in planning activities affecting the laboratory.
• To administer company policies and procedures. Use appropriate documentation when dealing with subordinates.
• To maintain a professional image when dealing with company personnel, suppliers and customers.
• Participate in corporate (US) and global technical conference calls / meetings
• Work with other Lab leaders to ensure the Lab areas remain clean and well organised through daily routines adopted by all employees.
• Adherence to company Health and Safety Policy.
• Complete any other reasonable tasks or requests as required in the factory.
• Use your initiative.

The Candidate:

• Experience of working in Plastics Industry - ideally in extrusion and/or synthetic fibres or films
• Proven experience of managing people and resources effectively.
• Intermediate excel skills as well as Word and Powerpoint packages.
• Able to prioritise, work under pressure as well as use your own initiative.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Tenacity, resilience, a positive disposition, a "can do" attitude, assertiveness and a high degree of determination to succeed.

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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