Senior TS&D Chemist - Architectural Coatings

Sanford, NC

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 1023.22SK Pay Rate: 80,000 - 100,000 Experience:

Job Description

Senior TS&D Chemist – Architectural Coatings

Reporting to the Coatings Application Group Leader, will be responsible for the following:

  • Responsible for connecting customers to innovative solutions through the formulation of existing commercial products and the development of new products
  • Responsible for identifying new technologies relevant to business needs and supporting customer specific programs
  • Responsible for leading projects to develop and commercialize new products
  • Responsible for driving successful technical interactions with at least one key commercial account

Key Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Development / Commercialization of New Products (50%)
  • Responsible for the development and commercialization of new technologies and product concepts that provide differentiated performance in the marketplace
  • Seeks to implement innovative solutions to problems and generate technical tools through formulations development, customer / industry understanding, and project leadership
  • Directs project teams in the execution of project plans
  • Ensure formulation, execution, documentation and reporting of high-quality experimental designs
  • Work with Synthesis and Process implementation teams to ensure alignment and delivery of technical goals, strategies and coordination of appropriate resources across the cross-functional team
  • Monitors technical literature to develop strong understanding of relevant external technologies and leverage to internal needs
  • Fosters an interdependent safety culture in all activities; ensures safe operations in all activities
  • Development of project plans, technical approaches, timelines, deliverables and IP strategy for assigned projects
  • Ensures high level of technical excellence through sound use of scientific principles, critical though, creative problem solving, analytical thinking, open and honest communication of best practices
  • Supports stage-gate process through project management, tracking and reporting practices
  • Customer Interaction (50%)
  • Key technical link between our customers and R&D
  • Seen as the technical face for Coating Resins at our customers
  • Prepare timely project updates, presentations, and reports to peer and business stakeholders; ensures completion of formal reports upon completion of projects
  • Documents experimental work and ensures the timely filing of invention disclosures and patent applications
  • Provides regular updates of individual projects through monthly reviews, technical reviews, stage-gate reviews. Reports progress to management versus goals
  • Supports business strategies at key customers through participation in customer interfaces
  • Liaises with global teams to understand regional customer needs and provide solutions
  • Identify and establish opportunities for technical exchange and collaboration between internal and external groups to enhance capabilities and knowledge; maintains a strong technical network
  • Translate business goals to identify potential projects. Develops and refines project ideas and submits them to management for consideration
  • Earn the role of subject matter expert within business and wider corporation; influences project team colleagues (R&D, Business) and internal and / or external customers
  • Mentors peers and junior technical personnel

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at

JO:  1023.22SK

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • BS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science/Engineering, Material Science or related field required
  • 10+ years of experience in formulation and/or applications development experience required. Experience in house paint highly preferred.  OR MS with at least 5 years
  • Demonstrated track record of technical success, technical knowledge and publications. Project Management experience
  • Excellent understanding of the coatings industry and good business acumen
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Strong communication skills required

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Stephanie Kemp at

JO:  1023.22SK

Meet Your Recruiter

Stephanie Kemp
Sr Market Recruiting Specialist

Senior Level Recruitment Professional with more than 19 years of experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Entry level to Executive level. Resins, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, specialty chemicals, additives, inks, and more!!
I have been very successful bringing top valued talent to my clients, and providing expert level guidance to candidates in career searches.

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