Solution Lab Manager-Powder coatings,

India, Karnataka, Bangalore

Business unit: Powder Coatings

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


- To provide solutions to our customers’ needs (internal and external) that are timely, appropriate, and cost effective
- This includes allocating resources to various market and geographical areas, establishing formulation guidelines and monitoring them, evaluation and implementation of raw materials in a way that assures no problems in production, managing cost reduction initiatives while retaining the desired properties of products, to interact with other technical staff in the company to assure transfer of knowledge, following guidelines given by SMU leadership.
- This includes also responsibility for the integrity of our technical data (formula, specifications) in our ERP
- Having proper technical data sheets and MSDS for each product
- The above are only examples and is not an exhaustive list

- To select, train and develop a team that is capable of supporting the needs of the business and its customers.
- This includes assuring that personnel have the technical knowledge to solve formulation problems, but also the knowledge of processes necessary to provide goods and services to our customer, an understanding of the market as a whole, and the role of RD&I relative to other functional areas in the business

- To interact with other departments to assure the efficient production of goods and services
- This includes cooperation with sales to provide customer support

- This includes cooperation with QC and operations to assure proper setting of specifications to allow efficient production of material while meeting the customers’ requirements. This includes participation in cross functional project teams to address issues related to materials, but also processes and workflow.

HSE & Sustainability
- Familiar with all the applicable corporate as well as site and laboratory policies/procedures with regard to personal conduct, HSE and Product Safety & Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) standards and acting in compliance with all applicable regulations

- Ensuring safe working environment in the Laboratory and compliance to standard 14. Implementation of 5s, BBS which helps the site meeting AN HSE Standards and Directives.

- Understanding and implementing Akzo Nobel and SMU ‘Product Stewardship Program’ and ensuring 100% compliance to the plan eg. Priority substances program.

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Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

Powder Coatings

Job family

Support & Incremental Development

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Full time/part time


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