R&D Project Lead
Akzo Nobel

Columbus, Ohio

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info

We've been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there's a good chance you're only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. We're active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It's what you'd expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

The Project Leader I position plays a key role in verifying quality of current products, while reviewing and investigating new options for future products. The Project Leader I owns the whole project scope of a technical workstream and is responsible for successful delivery, in conjunction with other functions. S/he supervises junior staff and adequately manages resources and timelines to deliver outcomes. The Project Leader I demonstrates effectiveness in selling a technical vision, has the ability to think strategically, and has proven success at managing stakeholders at all levels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and/or lead workflows originating from Sales, Marketing, Production, and internal Lab requests
  • Analytical support for immediate production and customer requests, techniques such as FT-IR and GC are routinely run at the site
  • Complete benchwork alongside team members
  • Oversee the product durability & weathering programs
  • Maintain panel data database and exposure panel storage
  • Establish and maintain SOPs
  • Review data and write reports
  • Plan on a quarterly to yearly timescale with regular stakeholder reviews
  • Train or transmit technical knowledge within the local, regional, or global team
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Understand customer requirements and translate into technical parameters and testing
  • Act as technical expert for communication with internal and external stakeholders, such as internal technical reports and customer presentations


  • Bachelor degree or higher in a laboratory science, preferably chemistry, materials science, or chemical engineering
  • 4+ years work experience in chemistry or coatings industry
  • Good knowledge of chemistry/polymers/formulation in coatings with previous hands-on experience
  • Available to travel (5-10%)


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Acquiring Information

AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Requisition ID: 16599#LI-DNI

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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