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Our client is a leading supplier to the graphic arts, adhesives, specialty coatings, aroma chemicals and synthetic rubber industries. For their office in Zwijndrecht they are looking for an innovation scientist.
Envision and articulate creative processes and technologies to drive improvement in Total Cost of Ownership in target markets. Develop innovative new products, in accordance with Innovation Group initiatives. Function as lead researcher and manage R&D projects for technologically sophisticated products to successful implementation. Actively contribute to ideation and development of intellectual property. Make recommendations for additional technology investments. Identify gaps and solve problems between internal capabilities and new product's requirements. Develop, nurture and utilize network of technical experts from current and potential markets, customer bases and suppliers as well as technical experts from universities and technical institutes to identify emerging issues and technologies. Maintain high level of knowledge and awareness of regulatory standards and regulations. Gather technical intelligence by reading published literature, patents and press releases and attending conferences and tradeshows. Actively cooperate and communicate with all internal functions and resources, particularly R&D, Business Development, Marketing, Manufacturing and Engineering in order to leverage internal synergies. Conduct specification and feasibility analysis on new products. Present project updates using PowerPoint and other presentation software. Conduct business activities in accordance with Company policy, EH&S, and Business Ethics. Performance of other duties as required by supervisor.
MS or Ph.D. degree in Polymer Chemistry or related field Degree in Green Chemistry is strongly preferred Experience in a product development role is preferable Experience with creative problem solving techniques such as TRIZ is desirable