New Product Development Technologist - Medical Foam

Ash Search and Selection
25000.00 GBP Annual + plus attractive benefits
12 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company:

Our client is a major European group with global leadership in their specialist markets. With a reputation for quality, technical excellence, innovation and service, the group employs over 48,000 people worldwide delivering a diverse range of innovative technological solutions.

This exciting opening presents a unique opportunity to join an established leader in the hydrophilic wound care sector and assume a very visible role in the introduction of new technologies and the development of a global product portfolio.

The Job:

  • Part of a small development team responsible for technical aspects of new product development opportunities within the medical foam business.
  • Initiate, design and manage NPD production trials and laboratory evaluation both internally and with specialist sub-contractors.
  • Work with the European sales team, key suppliers and customers to develop raw materials, formulations and product specifications that safeguard the long term future of advanced wound care products.
  • Horizon scanning to maintain an awareness of emerging legislative and regulatory issues and their potential impact on the business.
  • Represent the medical foam business at trade fairs and conferences as required.
  • Prepare technical reports and document development work.

The Person:

  • Minimum B.Sc. or equivalent in Polymer Science, Materials Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
  • Industrial experience of technical product development within a manufacturing environment. Specific experience gained in Polyurethane would be of special interest.
  • Enthusiastic team player with good communication and organisational skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Working knowledge of applicable regulations and/or experience working in a regulated environment.
  • A good level of software literacy will be required.