Laboratory Manager - Polymer Testing

Based in Shawbury, Shropshire

The company

Smithers Rapra is Europe’s leading independent plastics, rubber and composites specialist organisation, providing technology and information services for plastics and rubber related industries.

The role

This is an exciting role within a highly respected laboratory and offers great opportunity to lead our polymer testing and plastics processing services at our Shrewsbury site. 

As Laboratory Manager your main responsibilities will be;

  • To lead a highly effective and motivated multifunction team
  • To continually identify opportunities for revenue and to deliver growth through the development of the laboratory service offering and in line with client need.
  • Actively participate in the execution of marketing and sales events that drive business growth
The person

The successful candidate will have the following skills and experience;

  • This is a customer facing role and therefore you must have demonstrated ability of combining technical expertise with commercial acumen.
  • Enthusiastic and experienced in the field, with specialism in polymer materials and characterisation testing of materials.
  • You will have both the ability to identify and deliver on opportunities for revenue growth.
  • You will be metric driven and results oriented, with the determination and extensive technical knowledge to drive and deliver operational change and efficiency improvement.
  • You must be degree qualified (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering or science subject, with experience in polymer materials testing.
  • You must have at least 5 years experience in leading an experienced and professional team of materials testing Technicians and Engineers
  • Technical sales experience, test costing and test proposal writing is a positive advantage.    

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter and a copy of your current CV to HR Assistant, Smithers Rapra, Shawbury, Shropshire, SY4 4NR or APPLY NOW

Please quote reference no; 06/19

Smithers is an equal opportunities employer.