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Laboratory / Technical Manager

Ref: 77909

  • Negotiable
  • 17 Sep 2022
  • Retained

Laboratory Manager 

About the Company

General Paints Group (GPG) is the parent brand for premium paint brands such as Colourtrend and sustain. They have a rich history and expertise in developing paints and unique colour palettes both in Ireland and Internationally and are continuing to evolve and expand. Always innovative and ahead of the curve they are undertaking multiple projects to improve the sustainability and quality of their products even further. We understand the culture at GPG to be collaborative, innovative and friendly. 

GPG are hiring a quality driven Senior Laboratory / Technical professional to lead their team in Celbridge, Co Kildare on a permanent basis.

** Brightwater is delighted to be retained exclusively by GPG in the search for their new Lab Manager **

About the Position

This role will report to the Head of Technical. The successful candidate will mange and lead the day-to-day activities of the R&D and QC team who are responsible for product formulation and regulation. You will also get an opportunity to work on exciting projects such as sustainability to identify new raw materials and implement new processes. 

Key Responsibilities

  • The management of a small R&D and QC lab team
  • To support product formulation
  • Highlight potential inefficient uses of materials or use alternate materials in formulation 
  • Documenting lab procedures and maintaining standards
  • Investigation and resolution of technical issues related to products
  • Continuous review of regulatory requirements
  • Work within a Lean 5S environment


  • BSc in Science or related 
  • Previous Management, Supervisory, Leadership experience 
  • Experience working in a lab setting to support commercial production of products  - open to sectors
  • Lab protocols and document writing experience
  • An ability to work independently and as part of a team, in a fast-paced work environment
  • Discipline, high organization skills and evidence of being a self-starter
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • An innovative personality to improve upon systems
  • Eligible to live and work in Ireland – onsite in Celbridge

Remuneration Package

Base salary will depend on experience. Excellent benefits package included.


For more information on this role or any other Life Sciences roles contact Gillian McMurrough contact +353871213548 or email or click on the apply button below. 

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