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Vice President of Research & Development

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Mackenzie Stuart is working in close partnership with a leading Global Specialty Chemicals Manufacturer and Supplier.  The organisation has a global presence within Speciality Chemicals Sector with operations and manufacturing facilities spread globally, highly regarded company in the industry.

The company is a leader in production of various upstream and downstream specialty chemicals and due to expansion recruiting for Vice President of Research & Development. This is an executive level position reporting directly to the Chief Technology Officer.

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Multi-billion dollars global coatings & adhesives business units
  • Responsibility includes all research and development activities, engineering support, manufacturing technology support, and customer support activities.
  • Develop strategic technology plan to enable product development
  • Develop strategic plan to restructure and streamline the technology


To be considered for the role you must meet the following requirements:

  • Located or willing and able to relocate to Midwest, USA
  • Educated with BSc in Chemical Engineering or related qualifications
  • Must have a minimum of 20 years’ experience in both in Engineering and manufacturing capacity, with 10 years Senior Management Level.
  • Proven technical background and knowledge of the chemicals industry.
  • Must have specific site experience of large chemical rector and blending facilities
  • Must have strong leadership and interpersonal skills, combined with technical chemical engineering skills.

This position will pay a base salary in the region of $180,000 – $220,000, competitive performance bonus of 20%, company car, pension, and medical cover.