R&D Manager (Paint & Coating Industry)

Our Client

A leading manufacturer that specialized in advanced coating solution providing industry driven product and technical services.


The R&D Manager is responsible for the whole Research and Development department including Process and Product development, Working Environment and People Management within the R&D Department.

  • Being the collector of requests of both new products- and improvements in existing products from the Sales department, Product Management Team or other Departments.
  • Together with Group Director for Product Management Team decide what new development Projects to run.
  • Together with own R&D team perform project planning (Scope, objective, resource and time management) to meet the request from internal and external customers.
  • Take responsibility for information to internal and external Customers about Project time plan and expected delivery.
  • Take responsibility for all projects within own department and make sure projects have dedicated resources, follows a budget plan and is delivered on time to internal or external customers.
  • Together with own R&D teamwork with the development of new products including validation of new raw materials and new properties, coordinating the search for alternative raw materials and co-operation with Purchase department.
  • Together with the Purchasing department and Environmental Coordinator work with phasing in and out raw material on the prohibited or restricted list.
  • Initiate Customer modifications & adjustment of current products and technical support to salesmen including joint customer visits and line trials with sales.
  • Participate in Global R&D meetings
  • Responsible for the whole teams reporting of projects, ensuring standard reporting model, with valid facts and validations
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining department documentation and process descriptions
  • Supporting QC-laboratory in creating standardized quality control methods and guidelines
  • Supporting the Sales department with needed Technical specifications and documentation; Product data sheets, participating in the production of brochures and leaflets
  • Coordinating the maintenance and purchases of laboratory equipment.
  • Perform Monthly reporting to MD and R&D Global Management.


  • University level degree in chemistry
  • Good knowledge of English language both oral and written
  • Over 3 years within painting business. At least 5 years within a leadership position
  • Leadership competencies, team working capability, formulation of (PC) recipes/ formulating paints, competent user of ERP system and MS Office – tools, Project Management

This position is open to Malaysian applicants only. Due to the volume of applications, we regret only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Job Details

  • Location: Johor Bahru, Johor
  • Seniority: Mid-Senior level
  • Industry: Chemical & Research
  • Employment Type: Full-time
  • Job Functions: Research, Quality Assurance, Production
  • Salary: RM 10,000 – RM 15,000 per month

Consultant’s Contact

Derrick Ng | derrick@vhrconsultancy.com