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Technical Project Manager

London   •  Excellent Company Benefits  •  Permanent, Full time


A rapidly growing, London start-up that has huge exposure in the packaging industry is currently recruiting for a Technical Project Manager to join its team. This company has an ambitious mission to 'make packaging disappear' and is responsible for the development of biodegradable materials - applied into packaging to eradicate single-use plastics.

As Technical Project Manager, you will lead development projects of new coating technology, managing external partner relationships and scale-up of existing manufacturing processes to maximise capacity. To be successful, you will possess a strong academic track record ideally in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering coupled with proven project management experience in a development/R&D environment.

Technical Project Manager responsibilities

  • Lead development projects of new coating technology, applied in packaging applications (coated paper products).
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external industrial partners and contractors to industrialise new products.
  • Manage the scale up of existing manufacturing processes to maximise capacity.
  • Troubleshoot manufacturing issues with partners and identify technical solutions to ensure optimal properties at industrial production scale.
  • Manage the planning and organisation of the industrial pilots with new partners and establish a technical route to market.
  • Conduct, and document testing techniques for evaluation of new or improved material formulations.
  • Understand and conform to relevant safety standards including but not limited to industrial processes and food grade equipment.

Technical Project Manager requirements

  • Degree level qualification in a scientific discipline - ideally Chemistry, Materials Science of Chemical Engineering.
  • Proven technical project management experience - working directly in an innovative R&D environment. Previous experience from a materials, paper or films background is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communications skills with the ability to work well across all levels of staff.
  • Confident at being hands-on in the lab and excellent self-starter.
  • Quick learner and comfortable working in novel environments.
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities according to changing requirements.

In return, there is a huge opportunity to join a disruptive start-up in the packaging industry that is actively leading the way in developing alternative materials to eradicate single-use plastics. The organisation has plans to rapidly expand and expects this role to progress quickly into a senior appointment as the company grows.

£Competitive + Shares + Pension + State of the art facility

Technical Project Manager/Chemistry/Paper/Packaging/Coatings/Scale-up/R&D/Films


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  • Agency: Cranleigh Scientific
  • Reference: 6926
  • Posted: 24th May 2021
  • Expires: 21st June 2021

Cranleigh Scientific

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