Research Manager (Architectural Coatings)

Research Manager:

  • High Performance Architectural Coatings & Waterborne Industrial Maintenance Systems
  • Boston Area

A highly regarded developer and manufacturer of durable architectural coatings systems has exclusively engaged the Mayson Group to seek a technical manager to oversee new product development, existing product improvement, and technical support to manufacturing. A market leader offering high value, waterborne exterior coatings and coatings systems for both commercial and residential end uses, our client creates success based upon an innovative offering and strong support to the applicators / market. The company culture focuses on autonomy, minimal bureaucracy, and providing a differentiated offering. The position is being created to support expansion within the company.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead group of chemists (including advanced degrees), engineers, and lab technicians focused on the development and application of durable, high performance waterbased coatings and polymer systems for both residential and commercial exterior end uses.
  • Oversee technical support to the manufacturing organization including raw material qualification and resolution of customer complaints.
  • Join and contribute to a youthful business leadership team which includes peers in sales, marketing, and manufacturing.
  • Oversee technical support for the development of product marketing and training materials.
  • Lead development of next generation systems to maintain market leadership position.

Key requirements include:

  • Proven technical group leader experience from a coatings or durable polymers (sealants, adhesives, or plastics) manufacturer.
  • Track record of managing performance and technical leadership.
  • Formulation experiences in 100% waterborne systems – acrylic/styrene/vinyl coatings or emulsion adhesives.
  • Advanced technical degree with structure-property skill set is highly desired.
  • Ability to work across the disciplines of adhesion, durability, polymer science and functionality of coatings.
  • Cultural fit within an entrepreneurial, flat, and market-focused, mid-sized company.

Please contact us right away if you are interested in hearing more or if you know someone that would be ideal for this position.

As always, referrals are appreciated and handled confidentially!

Amy Mayse

Chuck Messner

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