R&D Manager

Our client is one world leading manufacturer of plastics.

Work Location: Rayong, Thailand

Artemis is now seeking for an R&D Manager with at least 6 years of working experience.


  • Run efficiently the research and development activities of the company in ASIA.
  • Accountable for the supervision of technical analysis and research & development activities, product innovation, searching for new raw materials for competitive advantage, and supporting global development projects.
  • Supervise technical analysis and research & development activities
  • Staying abreast of new developments in materials, equipment, and industry practices to assume the maintenance of a superior competitive position
  • Coordinate with relevant parties to receive the input from the customer and convert it to customer need
  • Establish product specification of new product and follow product quality and process condition of production scale. Follow up end-use application and enforce product to be commercial
  • Searching new raw materials for product innovation, product improvement, cost reduction, or logistic advantage
  • Conduct process trials for new product development, product improvement, and cost reduction.
  • Innovate new products and translate them to commercial scale effectively and promptly
  • To stimulate and recommend product improvements or developments and coordinate these activities between our laboratories and technical service or customer.
  • Explore the technical requirements of potential new markets or products that can bring or keep the company in the leadership.
  • To supervise, staff, train, and develop development personnel including hiring.
  • Establish technical tools to enhance technical knowledge and marketing development
  • Establish a new test method and database of analytical equipment
  • Support global development project
  • Support Equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Prepare and coordinate sample requests for customer trial
  • Implement and maintain ISO 9001 and company Quality management system
  • Manage efficiently the individual and company objective
  • Perform other duties deemed necessary by the Technical Director – APAC to help ensure the technical suc-cess of the company


  • Thai nationality
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree (4 years in University) or Master’s degree of Science / Engineering in major of Organic Chemistry /Analytical Chemist / Polymer Science / Chemical Engineering
  • At least 5 years of experience in the plastic industry and have R&D experience
  • Strong technical knowledge of polymer, additive, white and black pigment, polymer processing, and plastic end-use application.
  • Experience in laboratory equipment for both analytical and plastic processing.
  • Good attitude, a self-starter and can work under pressure.
  • Good command of both spoken and written English.
  • Good analytical skills, and problem-solving skills.
  • Good planning and organization skills.
  • Good initiative and high creativity.
  • Good interpersonal skills and negotiation skills.
  • Good supervision skill
  • Be able to manage customer requirements and convert to product realization.
  • Good leadership and coordination skills with the internal and external parties.
  • Stage gate or innovation process management experience is a plus.
  • Have business sense on costing, basic supply chain management, and financial impact on the development.

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