"Unleash Your Chemistry Skill in a Global R&D Specialist Job at AkzoNobel!"

Chemistry R&D Specialist AkzoNobel Job – Apply Online

R&D Specialist II

Date: Jan 2, 2024

Location: Bangalore, IN

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

Job Purpose:

Candidature should be able to perform in Global Product development, Global Product Maintenance / Solutions, Production support, customer complaints handling, and cost reduction of existing product lines which is mainly related to Automotive and Specialty coatings.

Key Requirements:

  • Global market knowledge and customer knowledge related to Vehicle Refinish and Commercial vehicles market.
  • Strong Formulations skills [Epoxy, Alkyd, PU and UV coatings] to meet Global Market Requirements.
  • Global product development and formulations skills in developing Undercoats, Solventborne Basecoats, Waterborne Basecoats, Topcoats, and Clearcoats via Stage Gate process.
  • Studies relevant literature and reports, attends courses /seminars when appropriate to update the professional knowledge followed by ideation.
  • Product enhancement and incremental development based on the requirement and the wishes of the internal and external customers via Global Lab Work Requests issued by Project Leader / Product Management.
  • Global Regulatory knowledge and expertise in choosing Raw materials and developing products.
  • Expertise in FMEA and in Root cause analysis via 8D process.
  • Hands on experience in Paints and coatings field such as formulation skills, spraying techniques, handling of testing equipment’s according to ASTM / ISO test methods
  • Analytical Skill: Processing and analyzing the data from experiments and laying them down in lab-notes and research reports.
  • Discuss the progress of the work with the coworkers openly and supports well on lab management.
  • Production Support: Optimizes and monitors new recipes in Global production sites. Setting up Inspection plan based on FMEA.
  • Contributes towards safe work environment by adhering to safe work practices in line with Corporate HSE, 5S, BBS directives & guidelines to build work culture driven by safety consciousness.
  • Expertise in alignment with IS0 9001:2015 / IATF 16949
  • Work Management : Efficiently utilizing resource to meet timelines with quality work
  • Report writing Skills, Presentation Skills and Strong Communication Skills [ Verbal & Written in English]
  • Set an example of safe use of common materials and equipment in the lab and able to instruct others on the same use
  • Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset toward working safely and innovation.
  • Take full ownership of assigned projects to deliver on commitments.
  • Works independently without direct supervision while also being invested in team goals.
  • Own personal and career development; proactively seeks development opportunities.
  • Approach each day as an opportunity to discover, learn and grow.

Experience and Education:

  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in Coatings especially in RD related to Global Vehicle refinish and Commercial vehicles.
  • M.Sc., Chemistry / B. Tech., Polymer science / M.Tech., Polymer science / PhD in Polymer Science / Chemistry

Competencies Required:

  • Global Market Insight [ Understanding Market trends and requirements, keeping current trends and knowing products used in those markets] on Vehicle refinish and Commercial vehicles.
  • Good Problem-Solving Skills like 8D and FMEA [Identifying issues and root cause, analyzing risks, and finding solutions]
  • Experimental Design and Principles [ Developing products in systematic ways, applying techniques, using right tools followed by collecting and analyzing data’s]
  • Technical Innovation and Ideations [ Developing New solutions, Innovations and improving performance of products or process]
  • Managing knowledge, Intellectual Property and Legislation


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