R&D Group Leader - Coatings

Raleigh, NC

Posted: 06/10/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 173.24TM Remote: Experience:

Job Description

R&D Group Leader - Coatings

We are seeking an experienced formulator of industrial coatings to develop products for new customers!

We are seeking to hire a R&D Group Leader to develop new applications and identify new customers for our current product line and to develop new products for any market.  The primary goal of this position is to increase sales of our products and grow our business.


  • Be knowledgeable of the properties and advantages of our current line of products
  • Understand and convey technical product information to potential customers
  • Work closely with and support the sales team
  • Identify new applications, new customers, and new markets of our current line of products
  • Communicate with potential customers, answer queries, and resolve problems
  • Build strong relationships with potential customers
  • Design and carry out experiments in our laboratory to generate data supporting application of our products in new markets
  • When requested, prepared and QC product samples and send them to potential customers in a timely manner
  • Follow up with potential customers regarding their evaluations of our products
  • Provide 24/7 support during product trials at potential customer’s site
  • Provide product and service recommendations based on potential customer needs
  • Be timely and responsive in managing queries and answering emails and phone calls from potential customers
  • Make presentations to potential new customers
  • Schedule and take lead on conference calls with potential new customers
  • Advise management on company matters, particularly those related to potential new customers and new products
  • Provide technical support to technical team, Technical Director – existing customers, quality control, customer service, and production as needs arise
  • Utilize the internal customer management database to track all interactions and samples sent to potential customers

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at tmack@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  173.24TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • M.S. (required) and Ph.D. (preferred) in chemistry, chemical engineering, coatings, applied science, material science, or related field
  • Minimum 5-years in industrial coatings
  • Experience in a wide range of industrial applications that use aqueous polymeric products
  • Successfully worked directly with customers to support existing products or develop new products
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative problem solver thinks outside the box
  • MS Work, Excel, PowerPoint

Hours and Travel:

  • Permanent, full-time role working 40 hours per week
  • Hours 8 am – 5 pm
  • Some travel required

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at tmack@cps4jobs.com.


Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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