Technical Colour Development Manager

Posted 07 June 2023
LocationCounty Westmeath
Job type Permanent
Discipline EngineeringQuality & Laboratory
Contact NameBreda Dooley

Job description

What you need to know

My client a plastic’s company based in Co. Westmeath are recruiting for a Technical Colour Development Manager. This company is part of a global group with operations across Europe.

As the Technical Colour Development Manager you will work in a high tech colourant lab, lead all aspects of coloured master batch development and associated colour standards. The successful candidate will report to the Head of Quality/ R+D .

This a permanent job.

Very attractive salary and benefits on offer.


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Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for pigment, additive and colour masterbatch developments within the company

  • Provide technical expertise in pigments, dyes & additives including sourcing, validation & approval of new materials.

  • Technical support to colour department in terms of colour formulations, colour matching, colour measurement, colour standards, product testing, process troubleshooting, claims investigation and training

  • Introduction and maintenance of colour standards

  • Oversee the maintenance and updating of inspection, measuring and production equipment within the colour department.

  • Ensure that GMP’s are maintained and that quality standards, safety protocols, regulatory and customer requirements continue to be met, e.g., ISO 9000, ISO 45000, REACH.

  • Cross-departmental technical support in addition to external support to sales to resolve colour related customer complaints. The latter will require some travel.

  • Lead and support specific R+D projects.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree level, ideally in a polymer engineering or science discipline

  • Ideally 3-4 years’ experience working with plastics and pigments in a high-volume compounding manufacturing environment

  • Experience with colour measurement systems & colour-match software an advantage

  • Proven track record in a manufacturing and product development role

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills – good report writing, presentation skills and the ability to work well with others

  • Self-motivated with an ability to work on their own initiative.

  • Ability to drive continuous improvements and cost efficiency programs.

  • Possess excellent attention to detail, maintaining high standards.


Please send cv in word format.

Apply for this job now or get in touch with Breda on 0874057840 for a confidential chat.

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