Team Leader II R21

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Date: Nov 10, 2023

Location: Reading, PA, US

Company: AkzoNobel

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

Position is responsible for managing R&D activities and day-to-day operations through supervising and management of a team. The position is actively engaged in the Functional coatings segment product development and product maintenance and introduction of new products to customers and support the manufacture of these products. The Team Manager develops and implements an operational plan and objectives for the team and is responsible for performance and talent management for the team. The successful candidate must constructively interact with worldwide personnel to facilitate a productive and efficient organization.

Job Responsibilities

  • Organize, manage and support the R&D resources and projects assigned to the Functional coatings R&D Team.
  • Define and implement R&D programs designed to maintain and grow the powder business.  Work effectively with marketing, sales and production to achieve business goals.
  • Provides immediate, active direct support for production and customer problems, to rapidly identify root cause and implement permanent corrective action.
  • Visits customer facilities to supervise trials runs of new products, trouble shoot products on-line, and to make formal presentations to customers.
  • Coordinate lab-wide activities concerning personnel management, raw material rationalization and control and synergy with manufacturing.
  • Effective interface with other AkzoNobel technical employees in North America and other worldwide laboratories to achieve a cohesive international strategy.
  • Represent AkzoNobel as a technology leader to colleagues, customers, suppliers, and the coatings industry.
  • Ensure the successful commercialization and introduction of new AkzoNobel Powder Coating technologies to the Functional coatings marketplace.
  • Identifies Akzo Nobel Intellectual Property and acts to protect it.
  • Implement strategic plans to meet overall lab goals regarding safety, product and formula rationalization, and development of laboratory staff.

Job Requirements


 Education Level

  • Advanced degree (M.S. and/or Ph.D.) in chemistry, chemical engineering or polymer science, or a B.S. science degree with 10 or more years experience in coatings science and technology.
  • Very good understanding of powder coatings chemistries and raw materials, powder application and powder manufacturing.
  • Must have a good understanding of the US Functional coatings (preferably global) powder coatings market
  • Experience working in other Functional coatings areas (within powder) or other AkzoNobel BU
  • Must be able and willing to travel

Compensation Data

The salary range for these skills is: $91,000.00 - $110,000.00.  This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future. 

Benefits:  Medical insurance with HSA • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits • Annual bonus • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay • Paid Parental leave • Hybrid work for most exempt roles • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks • Career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale • Tuition Reimbursement • Career growth opportunities • Employee referral bonus • 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 30224



Nearest Major Market: Reading PA

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