Senior Chemist

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Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Shanghai, CN

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

Implement all relevant projects assigned by NPD manager from the yearly each segment team objective.

Complete new product development project as yearly each segment NPL plan and compliance with technical NPL process.

Complete improvement project identified from annual BBT, complaint, new material or new technology.

Complete saving project identified from material or product optimization and achieve team VCP target.

Provide accurate technical report and feedback timely.

Key Accountabilities

To implement all relevant projects assigned by the line manager from the yearly Technical Department Objective in accordance with AkzoNobel HSE&S and Product Stewardship requirements.

Conduct all relevant projects assigned by the Product Development Manager from the yearly Technical Department Objective

Support to develop new product upon requirement from Marketing department with active, innovative thinking

Master to improve the product performance via reformulation & upgrade continuously

Support product development manager to work with Purchasing and Supply Chain team to initiate and complete all relevant value creation projects

Establish all the necessary information for decorative products to comply with AkzoNobel product stewardship objectives

Carry out all work in the technical plan in accordance with AkzoNobel HSE requirements, eg daily housekeeping and raw materials & samples storage

Liaise with the appropriate Government Bureau and authorities for information & to ensure all paints products are certified under the appropriate standards eg GB standard to allow their sale and distribution in China

Practices department ISO9000, ISO14001, HSE and Product Stewardship procedures



Bachelor or above degree in Chemistry related major with at least 1~2 years practical technical experience in coatings or related industry.

Strong technical background in paint related industry. Better to have experience in the interior / exterior / woodcare / pre-deco / color or art paint formulation, GB test method and so on.

Strong logical thinking & fast learning is preferred.

Technical service experience is preferred.

DOE experience is preferred.

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 30229