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26/09 Mr.Ravikiran Reddy
Principal Consultant at Talent Source

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Manager/Senior Manager - R&D - Pigments (8-10 yrs)

Pune Job Code: 20840

Hiring for Indian MNC leader in Pigments

Position: Manager /Sr. Manager - R&D (Analytical Lab Team Lead)

Qualification: Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry/Chemistry

Experience: 7 to 10 Years post Ph.D. (Preferably in Analytical Chemistry)

Key Skills:

- Experience of handling XRD and NMR is a must.

- Method development, Method Validation, Method Transfer.

- Team handling experience.

Job Purpose : Lead development & ensure effective execution of analytical test methods for all stages of product development, while ensuring alignment with customer requirements and regulatory guidelines.

Key Responsibilities :

Strategy & Planning :

- Assist R&D head in formulating R&D department operating plan; Formulate Analytical Lab budget and ensure adherence to the same.

- Contribute to R&D strategic projects and provide updates on the analytical aspects of product performance & project planning.

Analytical Lab :

- Identify short & long term analytical lab requirements - procedures, equipment, materials, etc. and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to meet the same.

- Lead development of suitable analytical methods to cover all projected / targeted products in the pipeline.

- Oversee validation of method of analysis and ensure it complies will regulatory and other requirements; Review and approve methods of analysis that are developed.

- Conduct extensive analytical study to ensure comprehensive translation of performance characteristics of target product to chemical & physical requirements.

- Review analytical lab reports and ensure robust documentation of analytical related design inputs for NPD projects.

- Support R&D/Technical Services team in interacting with the customer on aspects related to the analytical testing; Participate in discussions with the customer, if needed.

- Drive synergies between lab analyst and technical R&D verticals; Ensure that there is seamless exchange of information across various stages of NPD projects.

- Oversee general maintenance of laboratory equipment and process adherence by lab chemists.

Support to QC :

- Oversee the transfer of analytical procedures to the QC team during the main plant scale up and commercialization stages.

- Ensure support to QC team for any analytical testing methods/ parameters, on need basis.

Continuous Improvement :

- Continuously track latest techniques and best practices for analytical method development, validation and transfer.

- Review analytical test methods (including infrastructure & processes) on a periodic basis and continuously improve testing process based on identified gaps and learning from industry best practices(no. of parameters tested, accuracy, time and equipment / resource requirement).

- Plan and conduct team reviews frequently and analyze all performance related parameters for analytical lab; Implement innovative measures to improve service levels and cycle time of lab output.

People Management :

- Develop employee capability and build functional excellence through various learning and development interventions.

- Assign work according to availability, skills, and developmental needs; Assess team performance and provide feedback to lab analysts on continuous basis.

Interactions :

Internal :

- Technical Services Team

- Technical R&D

- Regulatory R&D

- Purchase

- Quality

External :

- Customers

- Vendors/ Agencies

- External domain specialists

Nature Of Experience Required : Strong Profile in Analytical Testing in Specialty chemicals, Preferably in Pigments, Paints, Dispersions & Additives, Pharma

Skills Required :

Function/ Technical :

- Understanding of various Analytical techniques

- Knowledge of all commonly used Analytical Instrumentation as well as recent developments in them

- Analytical skills

- Understanding of the regulatory guidelines and their implications on analytical testing

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