R&D Manager Coatings

R&D Manager Coatings

Foseco is not only a supplier of foundry material. Our service goes far beyond material supply. We work the Foseco way – Excellent products, application expertise, proactive advice and consultancy. Foseco is a partner to build on.

We offer a wide range of foundry products and services to meet the requirements of iron, steel and non-ferrous foundries to help them to reduce defects, improve casting quality and optimise production costs.

 In April 2008, Foseco was acquired by Vesuvius, a global leader in metal flow engineering, providing a full range of engineering services and solutions to its customers worldwide, principally serving the steel and foundry industries. Vesuvius has a proud heritage of bringing innovation to the markets we serve. We have more than 200 technical experts supported by local development teams around the world to ensure we meet our customers’ needs. With 7 research centres across the globe, Vesuvius continues to lead innovation in our industry. The Global Foundry R&D Centre in Enschede was established in 2014 in order to serve our customers with innovative products. The well-equipped laboratories and in-house cast facilities are enabling the development of breakthrough technologies and processes. 


                                                              Foseco is looking for a :

                                                            R&D Manager – Coatings

As a R&D Manager for the coatings department, you are leading projects that lead to the development of a new generation of coatings and to meet the increasing performance and environmental demands of the ferrous and non-ferrous markets. Developing improved testing procedures to measure the quality and performance of coating products, raw materials or formulations within the laboratory environment will absolutely be a part of this job as well.

You bring a new dimension to our development of coating product formulations, in terms of chemistry, material science and application technology. You provide your team with constructive clear feedback and mentor employees so they can succeed in their role. You show true leadership and are the mentor/coach who can motivate and support people. In addition to this you can work with a broad cross section of people from top managers to internal/external supplies and customer,

 Another aspect of the role will be bringing a more fundamental approach to our development efforts. In addition, the job holder will be capable of recognizing and evaluating appropriate technologies of potential value taken from non-related industries. The ability to think freely and work independently are key to this role.

Who are we looking for?

  • You have a Master’s degree in Chemistry, material science or related science/engineering field.
  • You have at least 5 years of experience working in a R&D or commercially driven organization after graduation.
  • We are looking for a candidate that has 5 or more years of experience in new product development with an affinity towards coating and/PR binder technology.  
  • You are responsible for aligning, coordinating and managing the regional R&D team as well as the global production teams.
  • Be actively involved in local and global development to maintain high production quality.
  • Significant knowledge of materials science and coating technology as well as experience with project management are required for this role.
  • You possess wide technical/scientific culture: able to communicate with professionals from various disciplines.
  • Effective relationships building with client and teams.
  • Experience with high refractory products and DOE is desirable.


What do we offer?

  • A competitive salary and benefits.
  • Be part of a team of professionals who are very passionate about research and development. You will be working in a team that exists of Technicians, Engineers and Scientists.  
  • Work in an innovative working environment equipped with the most advanced technologies available.
  • We offer good working conditions and the ability to extend knowledge and grow further in the organization.
  • A truly diverse and multicultural environment.


Do you think you would fit this position perfectly ?  Please let us know you’re interested and push the blue ’solliciteren’ button.  For further information and questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sophie Schellevis at [email protected] or Ritu Mishra at [email protected]