Senior Development Chemist

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Sunshine, AU

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

To develop and maintain the product portfolio for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Coil and Packaging (metal) products.  Provide technical support to local teams (commercial, operations, procurement etc).

Key Accountabilities

Follow safe work practices for personal and equipment safety

Deliver projects / tasks on time and as per plan

Manage own priorities, seeking clarification as required

Correct use of methodologies, tools and systems

Ask appropriate questions to clarify requirements, expectations and critical performance parameters

Document results following the appropriate reporting system

Have a general understanding of how a customer uses our products

Problem solving own issues independently, actively participate / contribute in more complex problem solving situations

Key Activities

Submissions to customers that follow guidelines and have expected results / performance (eg. Colour matches, requests for results for routine tests)

Develop a formula within formulation guidelines (eg. Select best pigmentation that considers cost, durability, metamerism, factory suitable formulations, seeking guidance as required)

To co-ordinate with the appropriate teams (eg. commercial, operations) to ensure smooth introduction of new or modified products.

Offer solutions to own and other teams to resolve issues or implement improvement initiatives


3-6 years of experience in the Industrial Coatings Industry

Good understanding of the coating technology platforms

Ability to discern colour (including a medical clearance for colour blindness)

Organizational skills

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, influencing, results orientated, problem solving and project management

Very good English language skills


Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry / Polymer Science or equivalent



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Requisition ID: 18899