Lab Support Manager
International Paint - MPC - Houston, TX

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The role of a Laboratory Support Manager is to manage and direct a team of people in the support of new and existing products. A Specific focus for this position will lie in Tank Linings and technical support of this business within NAM and globally Job Duties/Responsibilities: Deliver projects or work requests on time by prioritizing the work and resource in the support side of the business. Act as a resource for linings development and support within the global RD&I structure. Work with applications and hands on approach to performing assigned task. Responsible for maintaining and upgrading the NAM Linings Facilities. Requirements: BS Degree in Chemistry or related subject plus relevant experience that allows demonstration of the listed skills. Experience with Linings Coatings with formulation experience and/or application field experience. Experience of application in the field, which must include successful interaction with applicators, contractors, technical service representatives. Ability to effectively manage other members of the technical department o Taking responsibility for delivery of their work o Manage their performance o Taking an active role in their development, and provide coaching to aid their development o Taking responsibility for their health and safety To effectively deliver project(s) or support portfolio on time, by prioritising the work and resource o Ascertain drivers for work o Translate business need into product requirements o Draw conclusions and recommend next steps o Recognition of risks and how to evaluate and manage the risk o Make recommendations on allocating resource to deliver their entire portfolio o Problem solve/overcome barriers to meet agreed deadlines