As an R&D - Product development Lab Manager you will develop and industrialize new products (paintings) for Collision, Commercial Transportation and Light Industrial Coating to meet customer needs. You will report to the R&D Technical Manager and you will manage 4 chemists.Responsibilities Implement development projects or components in your field . Supervise a group of chemists engineers and provide technical leadership for the training, performance management and motivation of the team. Actively contribute to product development with your knowledge and close attention to functional requirements Develop products considering extra laboratory constraints (marketing delays, preparation and modality of registration files). Apply intensive and diverse knowledge of principles and practices in areas of assignment and related fields to solve problems. Develop professional relationships with raw materials suppliers to acquire all the information to develop new products and to find the lower price for raw materials. Work together with raw materials supplier and customer to improve final product performance. Ensure compliance with regional EU and national quality standards and safety norms. Support the countries' sales force in developing valuable products and providing customized paint system information/test results.QualificationsDegree in Chemistry, Chemical engineering or equivalent. Nice to have PhDGood knowledge and experience in the paint/coating refinish industry.4 years experience in R&D Lab and team leadershipAble to work optimally with all levels of sales, marketing, management, and customers.Ability to effectively prioritize and balance multiple activities.Fluent English written and spoken Benefits/ContractPermanent contractCompany canteenHealth insurancePension fundAbout UsHere at PPG we make it happen, and we seek candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our values, with the commitment and drive to strive today to do better than yesterday – everyday.PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and colour, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com and follow @ PPG on Twitter.The PPG WayEvery Single Day At PPGWe partner with customers to create mutual value.We are insightful, dedicated and proactive. We have intimate knowledge of the market and our customers. We focus on practical solutions that make a difference.We are “One PPG” to the world.We are better and stronger together. We leverage our scale to reach new markets and introduce innovative technologies as we differentiate and disrupt our markets.We trust our people every day, in every way.We enable and empower our people to make the right decisions. We are inclusive, transparent and respectful. Our feedback is clear and actionable.We make it happen.We have a passion for winning. We achieve. We deliver with discipline and integrity. We bring our best energy to our work. We decide and act intelligently and quickly.We run it like we own it.We respect one another by being responsible and accountable. We always act in the best interest of our company, customers, shareholders and our communities.We do better today than yesterday – everyday.We continuously learn. We develop our people to grow our businesses.PPG Way: (Click here to learn more about the PPG Way)PPG vision: http://corporate.ppg.com/Our-Company/PPG-Vision.aspxWe are One PPG: http://one.ppg.com/PPG provides equal opportunity to all candidates and employees. We offer an opportunity to grow and develop your career in an environment that provides a fulfilling workplace for employees, creates an environment for continuous learning, and embraces the ideas and diversity of others. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, pregnancy, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.If you need assistance to complete your application due to a disability, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.PPG values your feedback on our recruiting process. We encourage you to visit Glassdoor.com and provide feedback on the process, so that we can do better today than yesterday.Benefits will be discussed with you by your recruiter during the hiring process.