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Posted:
7/14/2017
Job Category:
Research
Manager, R& D Advanced Coatings
Tata Steel | West Warwick, Rhode Island
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Job Description

 

Job Title:          Manager, R&D Advanced Coatings

Function:          Research & Development

Location:          Coventry

Salary:              £40,000 – £50,000 + Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a function that will shape the future of our industry!

Tata Steel is one of the world’s top ten steel producers. The combined group has an aggregate crude steel capacity of more than 28 million tonnes and approximately 80,000 employees across four continents. We’re part of the Tata Group, one of the largest, most diverse conglomerates in the world with businesses in the UK including Tata Steel, Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Tea.

Our R&D function has a Technology Centre based at Warwick University that provides  revolutionary research and products that are not just shaping the industry today but are driving and advancing products for the next 30 years.

The Role

We are looking to recruit a Manager within the Advanced Coatings field to manage on a day to day basis the resources of the Advanced Coatings Knowledge Group and to ensure the effective contribution of the group to achieving the agreed research programmes and departmental plan.

Working under the general direction of the Department Manager, Surface Engineering, you will  manage and co-ordinat the activities of the employees of the Advanced Coatings Knowledge Group (which comprises principal and senior researchers, graduates and technical support staff) located at Technology Centres in Coventry (at Warwick University) and Swansea. The incumbent of the role will be responsible for maintaining and developing the knowledge and output of the group to the required standards.

You will be required to lead/participate in research projects and will need to apply a wide business perspective in addition to proven technical judgement, expertise, knowledge and leadership skills.  The role involves direct contact with internal/external customers and suppliers, including external research organisations.

What we’re looking for?

We’re looking for an individual with knowledge of surface engineering/coatings and businesses, products, processes and markets. Applicants will be qualified at least to Masters level in Chemistry, Materials Science or associated discipline, with membership of an appropriate professional institute preferred. You will have significant experience in the steel or metals industry as well as experience of working within manufacturing and technical functions.

We expect applicants to have experience of proposing, conducting and leading research projects.

You will have a successful track record of effective management of a team in a technological environment with demonstrable experience of the ability to lead and take responsibility for development of others

You will have a willingness to travel and have the ability to manage a team split over two locations.

 

Closing date for applications:                     11:00pm on Sunday 30th July 2017

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