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Group Leader – Chemistry – Coatings – R&D
Cleveland, OH

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Our client is a global leader in the manufacture of paints and coatings. They require an experienced automotive coatings chemist to lead a small team of chemists and technicians who are working to develop automotive vehicle refinish products. This position is located in their corporate R&D facility in suburban Cleveland, OH. 
 
 
Responsibilities
 
  • Lead a team of technicians and chemists to formulate automotive coatings and related pigment dispersions. 
  • Working side by side with the team, set laboratory priorities and employ best practices to ensure project completion. 
  • Collaborate globally with R&D counterparts 
  • Serve as key point of contact between the team in the lab and other functional groups throughout the company including manufacturing, sales, marketing, quality and management. 
  • Create impactful presentations and communicate them to project stakeholders. 
  • Manage and develop the capabilities of the team, complete annual performance appraisals, and recruit and hire new team members. 
  • Maintain safe laboratory operating procedures. 
 
Requirements
 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline. 
  • At least 5 years experience in coatings application and formulation. 
  • Some prior team leadership experience. 
  • Technical experience with pigment dispersions, color technology, effect pigments. 
  • Design of Experiment and Design for Six Sigma expertise. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on presentations. 
  • Project management skills. 
 
Interested candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Future Visa sponsorship is not available. 


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