Manager R&D Silicones
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Manager R&D Silicones

Do you have solid knowledge and experience of research & development to further develop and grow the R&D team for the BRB Silicones Business Unit? Do you have the seniority to get things done and are you looking for a challenge within an international, growing organisation? Then read on!

department R&D
location Ittervoort
education WO
hours per week 40 uur per week
Manager R&D Silicones

Wat ga je doen

As an R&D manager you will manage a team of research & development professionals, overseeing projects to develop new silicone based polymers and emulsions for a wide range of markets and applications. You will solve technical problems and develop new solutions for a specific application or within a specific area of research. You will independently evaluate, select and apply standard scientific techniques, processes and criteria.

In this position you will lead the research & development team for the business unit SIL (silicones) in the Netherlands as part of a global R&D team for which the other R&D Centres are located in Malaysia and Canada. Regarding the project portfolio you are responsible from concept development to commercialization. As a manager you are the owner of the local R&D budget supporting the SIL division and you will report to the Global R&D Manager.

You will have frequent and close contact with other internal departments to look at opportunities together. You ensure that others know what BRB is working on and what we are capable of, and in this way you stay ahead of what other companies are undertaking.

The team

The team you will manage is based at our European R&D Centre, located in the Netherlands. The team currently consists of 5 colleagues and the spoken language is English.

Wat wij jou bieden

BRB is growing and if we want to meet all the growth expectations, the R&D department follows with ambitious growth plans as well, which will give you a variety of challenges.

The acquisition by PETRONAS offers you the best of both worlds. The advantages of a large corporate organization, but the freedom to get started with your own ideas in an entrepreneurial environment. Besides the activities, we nurture your ambition.

We also offer:

  • a good salary matching your knowledge and skills;
  • a position for at least 32 hours per week, but 40 hours is preferred given the workload;
  • bonus scheme of up to 2 months’ salaries, 8% holiday allowance, 29 vacation days and 2 extra days if you don’t have sick leave for a calendar year;
  • reimbursement of your daily travel costs, 21 cents per km with a maximum of 50 km for a single journey;
  • pension plan (defined contribution scheme) with only 4% employee contribution and WGA gap and supplementary insurance;
  • the ability to purchase up to 5 additional leave days per year;
  • company phone and laptop;
  • free fruit at our offices;
  • staff events with just a little more. For example, an annual company party, Christmas event and BRB treats to cake regularly for celebrating the birthdays of their employees;
  • the possibility to work hybrid (on a low scale) and flexible hours.

Wat je meebrengt

We are looking for a new colleague with the right drive and a high degree of enthusiasm. Someone who wants to learn and develop oneself and the R&D SIL team while actively contributing to the growth of BRB.

You are a self-starter and an entrepreneur with a strategic vision and a very good understanding of how to create value from technology. You have the ability to build strong working relationships within R&D, sales and customers. You understand the technical part but you are also able to see the commercial opportunities and challenges.

For the team, you are the people manager they can always rely on. You coach our ambitious team to grow as individuals, but also as a team.

What else do you bring:

  • 3+ years of relevant experience, including project and people leadership experience in an international environment
  • Degree in the field of organic chemistry or related education supplemented by work experience in organic chemistry
  • Proficiency in English, both written and oral is essential, knowledge of the Dutch language is beneficial
  • Excellent communication skills and cross collaboration spirit.

Vragen of direct solliciteren?

Does this challenging research and development manager position peak your interest and do you fit the profile? Then we would like to meet you! Apply for the position by clicking on the apply button. Do you have any questions or would you like to know more? Please feel free to contact Linda de Noronha, Recruiter. 

Since we expect to be able to fill this vacancy ourselves, we only accept candidates who apply directly to us.

Meer over onze organisatie

BRB International BV is a worldwide producer of chemicals, silicones and additives. By providing great flexibility and short delivery times, we differentiate ourselves from larger competitors. We also focus on R&D, global supply and our unique customizable products. From our facilities in Ittervoort, products are sold worldwide. Besides that, the organization has facilities in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Brazil, Turkey, Canada, Dubai, Germany, Poland, USA and Korea. Our customers are in a diverse range of industries, including automotive, oil / petrochemical, personal care and construction.

During the past 40 years, BRB International has grown from a small business to an international operating organization with almost 400 employees and 16 locations worldwide.

The involvement of our employees is great. They rate us with an 8.1 and we are proud of that. Do you want to know more about us? Then visit our website.

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