Sr. Chemist - Mandarin Speaking

Cleveland, OH

Posted: 10/11/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 450.18CM Pay Rate: 80,000 - 120,000

Senior Chemist – Mandarin Speaking

The Senior Chemist – Mandarin Speaking will have the following responsibilities:

  • Plan, conduct experimental work and analyze experimental results effectively to develop new powder coating platform technologies and products
  • Work closely with synthesis, formulation, processing and application to deliver results against aggressive timelines
  • Build and maintain a network with commercial and technical teams in all regions. Proactively communicate the progress of platform projects.  Drive technology transfer to accelerate localization and customization in all regions
  • Build and maintain an understanding of powder coating technology, processes, market and customers
  • Stay up-to-date to customer and market needs, mega trends, and competitive landscape. Use these understandings to propose new platform projects to support organic growth.  Also provide continued support in defining, scoping and validating platform projects
  • Maintain and communicate results through written and verbal summaries, coatings reports, and gate review updates

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

JO:  450.18DH



  • PhD with 3+ years of relevant industrial experience in a technical field. Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer/Material Science, Coatings Science, or an equivalent scientific degree is required
  • Prior experience with powder coatings is highly desired, but not required
  • Must be fluent in Mandarin and willing to relocate to China in 2 years’ time
  • Demonstrated history of innovative thinking, generating and presenting new concepts
  • Ability to manage complex technical projects with multiple stakeholders. Prior experience with project management tools and stage gate process is a plus
  • Familiar with experimental design (DOE), prior training with sigma logic (or DfSS) is a plus
  • Team Player. Most important personality characteristic.  This is a newly created team that will develop new platform technology together
  • Global Perspective. Has to be willing to engage with global teams and listen to their needs
  • Results oriented. Candidates need to have a track record of innovation and success
  • Learning agility. Even candidates with previous powder experience need to be fast learners and open to new ideas and concepts
  • Innovative/technically competent. Candidates approach to problem solving should be scientific and demonstrable

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

Devin Heffernan

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