China, Shanghai, Shanghai

Business unit: Metal Coatings

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Project Management and New Product development and Product portfolio maintenance
- Plan, manage and implement assigned projects through stagegate process with appropriate documents. A nalyze the technical aspects of projects and determine the methods to be used in completing the project. Ensure RDI part of project is carried out smoothly with timely update and delivery of objectives on monthly basis.
- Work closely with local RD&I group and PS to modify formulations from existing product from lab testing to scale-up manufacturing and customer initial application.
- Performs all types of analyses, tests, and investigations in connection with determining properties of materials or new product development.
- Conduct presentation to RDI group.
- Conduct formulation optimization upon customer requirements.
VCS, CTS support and Collaboration
- Participate in audition of the procedure of new raw material introduction with compliant to AN policy and local regulatory. Maintain knowledge of current raw materials.
- Work with purchasing and manufacture team to assess the risk and conduct comparison lab test following up MOC procedure.
- Verify formulation related customer complaints and make corrective and preventive actions accordingly.
- Communicate actively with and provide technical support to other functions to ensure sharing of information to achieve business objectives.
Lab maintenance and Compliance
- Ensure SOM/SOP of lab apparatus and equipment is available. Maintain lab 5s.
- Ensure all activities in the area of responsibility are conducted under AkzoNobel HSE, ISO9000, internal quality standards, customer quality/performance requirements, intellectual property, and Product Stewardship requirements with the spirit of continuous improvement.
- Active participation in SHE meetings to improve SHE awareness.
- Commits to performing all tasks in a safe manner.
- Follows all SHE policies and uses appropriate PPE.
- Reminds others of unsafe acts to help avoid accidents and lost time; watches others’ safety.
- Reports observed safety issues immediately.
- Conducts routine behavioral safety checks using appropriate checklists.

Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

December 31, 2099

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Business unit

Metal Coatings

Sub business unit

Metal Coatings_North Asia

Job family

Research, Development & Innovation

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

Qualifications/ Education:
- Minimum Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or Polymer or more than 5 year experience in PKG coating RDI.
Business and/or Functional Skills/ Knowledge
- Proven track record of safe working habits.
- Proven problem solving abilities
- Good organization and time management skills
- Comfortable working within groups. Self-motivated with a demonstrated ability to deliver on plans.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Good verbal, written and presentation skills in both Chinese and English.
- Proficient in computer application
- Take part in EHS training by the company
Success Factors
- Minimum 1-2 years of technical experience in coating related industry,
- Knowledge or experience of Packaging Coatings is Preferred