Scientific Director Coatings Processes (m/f/d)

DELTACON Executive Search Published: June 19, 2024
Pinneberg, Germany
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Our client is an international and leading global player in the adhesives industry.

For the location in Hamburg / Germany we support the search for a scientific expert who embraces innovation and new ideas as Scientific Director / Senior Scientist Coatings Processes (m / f / d)

Main duties :

  • Design and characterize thin (multi)layer adhesive systems from polymers, focusing on coating processes and their precise control.
  • Contribute to in situ process characterization, utilizing digital control and data science methods.
  • Lead an interdisciplinary team of scientists, fostering collaboration and driving innovation.
  • Utilize extensive experience in literature searches and patents to contribute to the IP portfolio.
  • Collaborate with external R&D partners, embracing open innovation strategies.
  • Spearhead advancements in coating technology for sustainable adhesive technologies and products.

Experiences / Skills / Personality / Education :

  • PhD in Material Science, Polymer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering with materials focus.
  • Strong technical & academic background, high visibility in the field via patents and publications.
  • Familiar with the creation and characterization of thin (multi)layer systems from polymers, preferably expertise in coating processes of adhesives, controlling physical or chemical processes occurring during coating, and in situ process characterization.
  • 10+ years of business experience, with at least 5 years in industrial research or development in adhesives or construction chemistry.
  • You are a strong networker (universities, institutes, conferences, start-ups, ..) who can collaborate effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders across a global matrix organization.
  • You have a customer-centric and service-oriented mindset and a proven track record of delivering results.
  • You are process oriented person, strategic with out-of-the-box thinking abilities, hands-on and analytical.
  • Business-fluent English, other languages (German) welcome.

What our client offers you ?

  • A position with a very high degree of freedom, exciting challenges and the opportunity to help develop thefuture of the dynamic and future-oriented company with passion.
  • Interesting development opportunity in a strong global organization at a globally leading company.
  • Attractive package, corporate pension scheme as well as various exciting social benefits.

If you are interested in this exciting job opportunity, then please forward your application (CV, reference letters) via E-mail to Dr. Achim Gast.

We will treat your application with strict confidentiality.


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