Job Title: Technical Manager – Adhesives & Coatings

Salary: Negotiable / around £60k pa plus Car

Location: West Midlands

Reference: GYJ79273

Contact: Gary Young

Telephone: 0141 6476688

Categories: Midlands, Paper, Production/Technical

Fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Chemist, (or equivalent), with experience of working in a Supervisory capacity within a manufacturing or laboratory Technical role. Experience within the adhesives & coatings sectors for silicone, paper & film raw materials is highly advantageous.

Assistance with relocation.

  • Role reports to: Managing Director
  • Responsible for all technical aspects of operation
  • Budget accountability for own Dept
  • No of direct reports: 2


The successful Candidate will be accountable for all technical aspects of company products & their manufacture.

The main areas being ensuring consistency of product quality; addressing and managing product improvements; addressing customer’s quality issues; provision of technical advice; and development of products.


  • Management of the technical department activities and the 2 quality control staff.
  • To provide technical advice.
  • Accountable for applying technical skills to ensure product quality meets customer expectations and our specifications consistently.
  • Raising, maintaining & issuing purchase specifications for raw materials.
  • Raising and maintaining technical specifications and the administration of these documents.
  • Creation and maintenance of production control documents for coating processes.   
  • Involvement in the design of new products within the company.
  • Product development.
  • Raising and overseeing trial production runs and reporting the outcomes.
  • Providing technical support to the sales department.
  • Accountable for maintaining and improving process controls that safeguard product quality.
  • Reducing quality failures from the technical perspective.
  • Assisting in controlling and reducing waste.
  • Dealing with the technical aspects of customer complaints – i.e. investigating the validity of complaints; liaising with customer’s and internal departments; raising and progressing corrective actions; written reports suitable for both internal and external use.


Ability to work on own and to work in harmony with others to illicit the best from team working.

Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and change.

Computer literacy.

Good report writing skills



Ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines


Strong logical and systematic problem solving skills

Clear communication skills oral and written

Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and change


Co Car, BUPA, Pension / Salary Sacrifice Scheme, Medical Insurance

Key Words: Release Liners, Closure Liners, Labels, Pressure Sensitive Labels, PSL, Self Adhesive Labels, Envelope, Mailing.

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