Development Chemist

  • Salary: circa £40,000pa
  • REF Number: 00056367
  • Consultant: Sajra Hameed
  • Contact: 01246457712
  • Date Published: 01.12.2023
  • Closed Date: 20.02.2024
  • Sector: Chemicals
  • Location: Coventry, UK Anywhere
  • Discipline: Other

CK Group are recruiting for a Development Chemist to join a chemicals manufacturing company at their site based in Coventry on a full time, permanent basis.

The Company:

Our client is ISO9001 and ISO14001 accredited and they sell both nationally and internationally. Specialising in cleaning chemicals, they now have a requirement for an experienced Development Chemist to join the team. The successful candidate will be responsible for driving new product development programmes with a focus on excellent product performance and cost effectiveness. The company offers a salary circa £40,000pa depending on experience, as well as 25 days holiday and pension.


The Development Chemist will be based at the company site in Coventry, easily commutable by road from surrounding areas including Leicester, Birmingham, Rugby, Nuneaton and more.

Development Chemist Role:

Your main duties will be:

  • Lead lab-based new product development projects according to commercial briefs and market demands
  • Develop and sustain excellent professional relations with key commercial colleagues
  • Support the scale up and production of new products
  • Lead the identification, sourcing and assessment of novel and alternate raw materials, alongside pursuing ingredient sustainability issues
  • Contribute to the development of analytical laboratory methods for new and existing raw materials and finished products

Your Background:

The ideal candidate for this role willhave the following skills and experience:

  • Strong chemistry and product knowledge and familiarity with a wide range of chemical product ingredients
  • Industrial experience gained by hands-on formulation and production of chemical products
  • ‘Can do’ attitude – problem solver and comfortable making decisions


It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 56367 in all correspondence.

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