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  • Job reference: RMS0141470

Applications Manager

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 06/06/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (26/06/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client was established over 25 years ago in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia. Working in the Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Metals and Service Sectors they are one of the largest companies in the Industrial sector in Kingdom and an employer of choice for candidates across the globe.
Their vision is to be a leader in their industries and are keen on their responsibilities towards its stakeholders and society at large.

The Role:
Responsible for the development of new applications such as: films, pipes, injection molded parts, containers & bottles, fibers, raffia, and materials/grades for these applications/products.
To have extensive experience in:
Structural and scientific approach to R&D projects, product development (gated stages), qualification techniques (PPAP, FMEA and SPC) and knowledge about patent filing procedure.
Qualification and performance approval program for the product according to international standards, market need and customer requirements
New product development project to fit specific application requirements and meet the deliverables plan and milestones of the project
Engineering project for the development of new production technologies
Preparation of technical training programs about the product manufacturing and applications to customers and marketing staff
Handling investigation into customer technical complaints, liability assessment and technical claim investigation relevant to the product grades when required.
Preparation of technical reports, internal documentations, patents and analytical studies about the product manufacturing industry and its market trend
Product manufacturing process including process condition setting, optimization and trouble shooting for the product and downstream such as finishing, reinforcement and cross-linking.
Characterization of material properties including rheological, structural, thermal and mechanical analyses
Product material compounding, additives, stabilizers and modifiers according to the process and application requirements
Computer and IT skills including CAD/CAM, CAE, MS, and management software such as SAP or equivalent.
People management including communication, coaching, training and people development plans
Performance management and continuous development tools including lean manufacturing such as TPM, Kaizen, 6 Sigma and 5 S’s

Minimum qualifications
Minimum 10 years of experience in the plastic industry and R&D activities.
MSc, preferably PhD degree in polymer science, materials science or polymer engineering, chemistry or related discipline
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