Vacature R&D Specialist III

R&D Specialist III in Sassenheim

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R&D Specialist III

Date: Feb 9, 2024

Location: Sassenheim, NL

Company: AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities - and the environment - are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. We're active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It's what you'd expect from a pioneering paints company that's committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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Vacancy for R&D Specialist III in PDC Trim

Within the PDC Trim Paints in Sassenheim (NL) - the Product Development Centre responsible for the development and the support of all trim paints across EMEA - we have a fulltime vacancy for an


  • You will work in an international team, reporting to a team leader or (occasionally) to a project leader.
  • You will at times give guidance to assistant specialists within defined (sub) projects.
  • The PDC Trim team focuses on the development of new and improvement of existing waterborne and solvent-based lacquers for the European market, as well as complexity reduction and cost saving initiatives.

Job description

  • Set up, conduct and supervise experimental lab work to develop new products and improve existing formulations for EMEA according to market requirements.
  • Carry out your own experiments in the lab, analyze the results and conclude the next steps autonomously.
  • Test new and replace existing raw materials, if relevant by consulting literature.
  • Evaluate and optimize cost / performance properties of recipes.
  • Support Marketing by analyzing and solving complaints and proposing portfolio optimizations.
  • Support Production by solving issues and guiding trial batches of new recipes.
  • Independently discuss project progress, issues and decisions with relevant stakeholders inside and outside the team (marketing, production, supply chain, etc). If needed influence and persuade them to meet common goals.
  • Make (research) reports and lab notes and present results and recommendations in project meetings or meetings in the wider R&D community.
  • Collaborate with the Technology Expertise Centers and with global and regional Marketing departments on running and future projects.
  • Give guidance to (assistant)-specialists, starters and trainees.

Job requirements

  • University degree in Sciences: Master of Science with preferably a few years of experience in a relevant R&D position
  • Or an applied science degree: Bachelor of Science with at least 5 years of experience in a relevant R&D position
  • Or Higher Vocational Education (Dutch: HBO) with at least 8 years of experience in a relevant R&D position
  • Paint knowledge - especially of decorative paints - is a clear advantage.
  • Broad computer skills and the affinity to quickly learn and master internally used software packages.
  • General knowledge of project management and working in project teams, demonstrated experience with independently running (small) projects is a clear advantage.
  • Good communication skills and good knowledge of English and (preferably) Dutch.
  • General understanding of stakeholder management.
  • Motivated team player with a result oriented and problem solving attitude within the team and towards internal stakeholders and a hands-on mentality.
  • Committed to quality and complying with all company standards around HSE.

Become part of an outstanding company

AkzoNobel is consistently rated as one of the top employers in The Netherlands. You will join a company that is committed to achieving real sustainability. At a personal level you will also benefit from:

  • a competitive salary with an above average number of annual holidays;
  • participation in the AkzoNobel pension plan;
  • travel expenses to and from work;
  • opportunities for education that will help you to grow beyond this role.

We welcome your online application via . If you have any questions, please contact , Talent Partner. E-mail .

Functie:r&d specialist iii
Salaris:onbekend – onbekend
Uren per week:1 – 40

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