Our customer  one of the world’s leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals focused on the  Inks, coating and adhesives  market, has charged us to look for the:
Reporting directly to the VP Technology, the European R & D Director is a member of the technology management team. He will be expected to drive strategy, determine appropriate development and applications technology programs, (S)he will also be a member of the EMEA management team.

Main purpose of the position:

  • Lead the technology team in Europe. Working closely with the technical service and sales team to deliver innovative solutions with focus for new photoinitiator chemistry.
  • Develop new creative chemistry routes and initiate applications work towards sustainable photoinitiator growth.

Key responsibilities:

  • Ensure the absolute safety of all laboratories he/she is responsible for.
  • Lead Photoinitiator Development, Applications and Analytical team working closely with the technical support and sales team to deliver innovative solutions to the UV markets.
  • Project Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Regulatory
  • Strategy and business plan


  • MS Degree in Organic Chemistry or Chemistry or Chemical Engineering, a PhD is preferred
  • 10-15 years experience in the organic syntesis, formulation and application laboratories
  • At least 5 years experience in the direct hand-on leadership and accountability of an R&D dept., managing a team of at least 10/15 people.
  • International experience
  • Fluent knowledge of English language
  • Excellent communication and people management skills
  • Strong customer and market (solutions) focus
  • Leadership style, ability to empower, develop and influence complete the profile.

The company offers a challenging position in an innovative and international company with an interesting salary package.

Job site:  North – West Milan

To apply for the offer, we invite interested people  (L.903 / 77) to send their CV to selezione1@hrexecutive.it, specifying their consent to the processing of personal data (DL196 / 03) and ref. HR18 in the subject of the email.

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