Group Leader

Gurnee, IL

Posted: 06/06/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 243.18LR Pay Rate: 120,000 -145,000

Group Leader

The R&D Group Leader, Primers Group has the responsibility for commercializing new or existing coatings technology to support the revenue growth and objectives of the corporation.  The incumbent will engage in the conceptualization and development of new coatings, new chemistries and engineering concepts to drive new business opportunities.

In addition, the R&D Group Leader will set activities, timetables and milestones with supporting technical groups and report to the Technology Manager of Primers.  The R&D Group Leader will supervise 7 chemists.

  • Develop new technologies targeted at consumer and industrial coatings
  • Support manufacturing and business units to insure quality and performance
  • Develop project goals, timelines and milestones jointly with Marketing Teams
  • Manage and collaborate efforts with outside technical resources, both supplier related and academically originated
  • Mentor R&D staff
  • Work with Regulatory to insure compliance of existing products and new products
  • Provides any necessary assistance to Customers and Sales

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  243.18LR


  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science / Engineering or a comparable scientific field. PhD preferred
  • 7-10 years hands-on coating formulation / development experience. Strong background in water based coatings preferred
  • Ability to oversee and work on multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to move projects from inception to commercialization
  • Proven track record of experience in the planning, execution and implementation of projects
  • Demonstrated understanding and use of project management
  • Proven track record of successful product launches
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with inter and intra-company disciplines
  • Proven history of leadership and innovation
  • Ability to travel approximately 10% of the time, domestically and internationally
  • Ability to work safely at all locations
  • Self-starter, highly motivated and results oriented
  • Solid record keeping skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  243.18LR


Larry Riederer
Market Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience with Chemical Personnel Search (CPS) . All we do is recruit and place people in the chemical industry nationwide. CPS has been recruiting chemists, engineers, sales people and supply chain since 1973. I work with 40 other recruiters. 

I have a wide range of positions and levels.
The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Lubricants, Personal Care, Skin/Hair Care, Cleaners and Specialty Chemicals.

These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. 

Specialties: We specialize in placing Chemists, Scientists and Managers in the industrial chemical industry


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