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Product Innovation Manager

Johor Bahru, Johor, MY
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Our client is a global chemicals company offering a wide range of applications for the manufacturing, building construction and consumer products industries.


As a Technical/R&D advisor to the senior management, the role will be responsible for overall directive for the R&D department. The incumbent will be in charge in providing technical leadership for developments of Product and Process improvement methods, supporting global product expansion plans.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan technical roadmap and actively play an advisory role to the Senior Management team as the key focal specialist for the Research & Development division..
  • To provide technical inputs to support the sales team in pitching for new businesses and for any commercial driven activities.
  • In depth technical leadership in all aspects of R&D activities from molecular level research until trial pilot run.
  • Evaluate current process technologies and lead the development and optimisation of required manufacturing processes to support product development growth. 
  •  Progressively look into new avenues of innovation for both existing and future products.
  •  Develop & research on global trends in the chemical industry and drive the company towards a global standard in research and technology.
  • Responsible to run revision of current product cost structure while ensuring zero implication on product quality.
  • Actively evaluate new source of raw materials globally and develop coherent long term sourcing strategies.
  • To mediate or advise value-added testing or certification for products and services
  • Support QC-laboratory in creation of standardized quality control methods and guidelines


  • Bachelors Degree/Masters or PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering fields
  • Minimum five (5) years leadership experience in R&D and/or process development preferably gained from a specialty chemicals/construction chemicals or polymer related industries
  • Hands on experience in developing formulations and recipes
  • People management skillset
  • Possess track record in initiating successful R&D and Product Development projects towards commercialization
  • Possess an innovative mind-set and able to relate technicalities to product commercialization
  • Able to communicate well in English, both verbal and written forms

Perks & Benefits

  • Allowance (travel stipends, transportation, etc.)
  • Regular team activities
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal leave
  • Open culture
  • Personal development opportunities

Job Location
Johor Bahru
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Company Summary
11-25 employees
Consulting (Business & Management)

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