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Product Development Manager

16th July 2021

From our site in Bollington, Cheshire, Tullis Russell operates a leading international Coating and Converting company. With over 170 years’ experience in this market, we have developed an outstanding reputation for High Performance Coating.  This leading global manufacturer of specialist coated products has an opportunity for a:

Product Development Manager

Salary Commensurate with skills and experience + excellent benefits package- pension/profit related pay/free parking/shareholder bonus etc.


Job Purpose

The primary purpose of the role is to lead product development in support of strategic growth plans, from idea and opportunity assessment to development work, scale up and production and market qualification

  • Assessing ideas and opportunities for new products, including deliverables, timescales, benefits, resource requirements and costs.
  • Identifying and engaging with sources of information and expertise, including suppliers, consultants, test houses and academia, identifying where they can be useful in product development projects.
  • Carrying out effective laboratory development tests to improve the right first time rate in trials and manufacturing.
  • Planning and support trials on TR production equipment and at 3rd parties.
  • Raise and support proposals for process and capital investments, developing the business case for change.
  • Providing technical support to the business in areas such as specifications, material changes, customer complaints and operational problem solving.

This is a management role where expert consultancy to the business will be essential and will require working with the global Tullis Russell Group in China and South Korea.


Degree or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline

Ability to plan and manage research projects to achieve required outcomes

Knowledge & industrial experience of chemistry, materials, coating, and associated processes

Experience of problem-solving techniques

Ability to gather complex information and propose routes to apply it to coating formulation.


Please apply in writing enclosing full CV to:


Mrs R Siddall HR Manager

Email to Ros.siddall@tullisrussell.com

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