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Inks R&D Team Leader


Marly, FR, CH

Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dover Corporation, connects products and protects brands through intelligent identification, traceability and consumer engagement solutions. We offer the industry’s most comprehensive range of marking and coding systems seamlessly integrated with trusted software, services and consumables. Over 50,000 customers worldwide partner with us to help them unlock the power of information in codes.


With decades of proven expertise provided through the most extensive global network, we empower our customers to optimize supply chain efficiencies, achieve sustainability and compliance objectives, keep products safe and engage their consumers. This is intelligence, beyond the mark.


The Role


The Inks R&D Team Leader will manage a research team (8 people) in a state-of-the-art innovation center notable by its dynamic entrepreneurial spirit. You will be working along with Project Technical Leaders, Ink R&D Chemists and Technicians in the development, formulation, characterization and testing prototype inkjet inks.

You’ll have an opportunity to work in a multicultural environment across the Markem-Imaje organization, you will interact with Project Managers, System Engineers, Quality, Marketing, Sourcing departments, and others throughout the organization for high value integrated solutions.


What you will do:


  • Lead, develop, and mentor a team of professional chemists including MSc and PhD employees.
  • Develop inkjet ink formulation specifications/parameters in correlation with the technology and application constraints, (rheology, adhesion, resistances…) through the team or with his/her own projects.
  • Understand technology capabilities and limitations in the applications scope and define priorities with the Marketing, Project Manager, and Inks R&D Director.
  • Manage short- and longer-term priorities considering resource constraints and business strategies.
  • Organize the overall research plan: specifications, design development and test of applications that respond to market needs.
  • Commit on delivery and anticipate next steps for prototypes, formulations, resources, suppliers, third parties… coordinate with other Markem-Imaje functions.
  • Support Intellectual Property strategy and coordinate regulation & product compliance with relevant Markem-Imaje departments.
  • Communicate projects status with appropriate media (notes, reports, presentation…).
  • Support the business development team for roadmap definition and for the marketing/technical documentation creation.
  • Contribute to the external communication on applications and on the technologies, participate to customer meetings, videos, conferences, and external events.
  • Responsible to implement Markem-Imaje Environmental Health and Safety Policy.
  • The position requires some travels in Europe (rarely in US).


What you need to have:


  • PhD or Master’s degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Rheology, Fluid mechanic.
  • Ideally >5 years of inkjet industrial experience (eventually printing industry).
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about technology, with strong technology culture.
  • Ability to deal with uncertainty and manage technical risk.
  • Fluent in English is a must. Good level in French is preferred.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and team player.
  • Results driven.
  • High ethical standards, openness, and trust.
  • Respect and value people.

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What we offer:


  • Great package Fix + annual bonus program
  • Home-Office policy (2 days work from home/week)
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Life Insurance


You’ll only be the right candidate if you are aligned to our values and culture:


  • Collaborative entrepreneurial spirit
  • Winning through customers
  • High ethical standards, openness and trust
  • Expectations for results
  • Respect and value people


If you believe you match our values and have the experience we’re looking for, then apply! We can’t wait to hear from you.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age and genetic information.

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