British Gypsum, part of the Saint-Gobain group, is the UK's leading manufacturer of interior lining systems. Our mission is to develop innovative products and services that help customers build better spaces to live, work and play. In every kind of building - from home to work, from the local supermarket to the local hospital - we help to create partitions, provide comfort, protect against fire and insulate against sound.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to join our passionate and knowledgeable Technical Department as a Project Leader. This exciting role will see you lead cross functional project teams through a Stage and Gate process delivering new product and system innovations, raw material change and process efficiency projects.
What you'll be doing as a Project Leader:
Lead business projects to a successful conclusion or quick effective kill by demonstrating best practice in leadership skills.
Define Projects to fit with business strategy through understanding the root of problem / customer requirements relative to products
Know and apply existing standard methods & develop new ones
Developing complex and scientific information into information which allows the business to make decisions
Make a significant contribution to capturing the knowledge of how and why our products and systems perform in the way they do.
Identify losses and use modern experimental design approaches to eliminate them.
Actively contributes to developing new safe working methods and to the compilation of the team annual safety plan.What we're looking for in a Project Leader:
Primary Degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering field with the possibility of a higher degree in a relevant specialist field or equivalent work experience.
Evidence of hands on flexible approach is essential.
Experience of scientific research methodologies, including literature survey, idea generation and prototyping.
Experience of leading projects in a multifunctional business/organisation.
Great communication skills both written and verbalWe offer some great benefits including:
31 days holiday (including bank holidays)
Flexible Holiday buy-sell scheme (allowing up to 3 days holiday to be bought or sold).
A defined contribution pension scheme.
A defined share purchasing scheme (Each month you put away an agreed amount from your 'pre-tax' pay and we use it to buy Saint-Gobain shares for you. As an added bonus, for every four shares you buy Saint-Gobain will give you an extra share free of charge).
As an employee you are automatically covered by the Saint-Gobain Life Assurance Scheme.
Staff discounts and various other benefits