R&D Manager, Grease

R&D Manager, Grease



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2019-04-17 11:14

Job description

About Client

Our client is a multinational specialty chemicals company focusing on general industry, automotive, energy and etc. The company is a top-ranking front-runner with a complete range of products as its core program.

Title: R&D Manager (Grease)

Department: Technical - Research & Development

Reports to: Vice President R&D

Subordinate: R&D Project Engineer Grease

Location: Shanghai

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as expert in responsible product of grease; manage the day-to-day operation of R&D project team.
  • Manages all R&D aspects of projects for grease development, localization and improvements in a timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with the company China quality requirements.
  • Organizes timely pre-production blending and batch adjustments.
  • Approves new raw materials and new raw material deliveries.
  • Ensures timely availability of raw materials for trials and initial batches in cooperation with Purchasing and Supply Chain.
  • Updates and issues QA procedures related to R&D activities.
  • Ensures availability of MSDS, RoHS certificates, and formulation disclosures.
  • Supports Sales, Product Management and Application Engineering in customer meetings, and participates in technical supplier meetings.
  • Evaluates, selects and implements new R&D test method and test equipment and communicates requirements to Procurement accordingly.
  • Provides technical training to subordinate, colleagues of other departments, and customers.
  • Communicates closely with related QC/TS Manager.
  • Advises QC/TS Manager in cases of on out-of-spec products and raw materials.
  • Responsible for work-off of slow-moving raw materials. Advises production in working-off of slow-moving raw materials and products as well as out-of-spec production batches.
  • Maintains close communication with all the company CHINA labs, and with R&D teams at the company headquarter and the sister companies.


  • A Master degree in chemistry is a must.
  • More than 5 years working experience in grease area.
  • Experience in petro-chemistry or lubricants.
  • Experience in managerial function as team or group leader.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluent English (oral & written).
  • Self-motivated and determined.
  • Team spirit.
  • Strong in cross-functional communication.
  • Experienced in international test methods and standards, family with quality tools: APQP, MSA, PPAP, and FMEA.

Working Relationships

  • Internal: QC, Production, Product Management, TS, Planning, Procurement, Sales.
  • External: Lab equipment suppliers, additive suppliers, customers.

If you are interested in this unique and exciting opportunity, send your resume to yoka.zhu@morganphilipscn.com

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