Senior Manufacturing Chemist – API Manufacturer (The position has been filled)
Australia, Victoria
Full Time


  • Want to become part of a well-established organisation in a senior leadership role?
  • Utilise your chemistry, manufacturing and production skills to progress your career
  • Build a long term career in a company committed to innovation & excellence



Our client is a global Chemical Manufacturer who has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years with a brand new manufacturing facility and state of the art equipment.

With emphasis based on innovative thinking, disciplined execution, collaborative team work and employee satisfaction, this role aims to ensure that the Company meets its current and future commercial ambitions whilst developing their most important asset, their staff.



The successful candidate will oversee the technical activities around the development and optimisation of existing manufacturing processes. This will be achieved through improvements from both the engineering and laboratory functions. You will communicate process improvement information from laboratory/engineering to the production team.

This is an exciting and challenging role and will involve developing and deploying novel processes to assist with the production and quality of the product.

It is essential that you will have a strong manufacturing background, a working knowledge of analytical chemistry.



As the successful candidate, you will be responsible for:

  • Managing a small team that includes a Process DevelopmentEngineer, Site Process Technician and R&D Chemists
  • Providing recommendations around process improvements and new equipment selections
  • Identifying and providing solutions for any process abnormalities
  • Maintaining excellent records and writing reports around work conducted, results and conclusions
  • Working under pressure with strict deadlines
  • Liaising closely with engineers and production staff
  • Maintaining a high level of communication to the Site Manager and other managers around results, issues and any recommendations



To be considered for this position, you will need to meet to following criteria:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry or similar
    Experience working in a manufacturing environment is a must! (working closely with Production, Process Engineering and Development Chemists)
  • Must have experience in a Process Improvement role
  • Experience managing or training staff
  • Some experience in Analytical Instruments such as HPLC, Autotitrator, Colorimeter and Particle Sizer
  • Experience with technical reporting, data handling and observation of laboratory experiment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confident decision maker and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Good problem solver and a good team player is a must!
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or relevant discipline.
  • It is anticipated that you will have five or more years of experience working in chemical laboratories as a formulation chemist. etc.
  • Experience with agrichemicals such as herbicides or pesticides would be highly regarded. However, candidates from other industries are encouraged to apply as technical skills are only one component of the role.
  • Experience managing and leading a successful laboratory team with a commercial focus.
  • Team oriented, innovative, humanistic and able to guide teams to successful outcomes are critical traits you must be able to demonstrate.
  • A strong appreciation of commercial aspects of R&D with a proven ability to meet goals, targets and deadlines.
  • Experience in managing the effective transfer of projects from laboratory to commercial scale manufacture.
  • Able to train and reinforce scientific principles and techniques.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills and a good team player is a must!

This position presents a rare opportunity to obtain a role where your interpersonal skills and production knowledge can significantly impact the direction and outcomes of a facility. It’s a role where technical and interpersonal skills, commercial awareness and leadership will play a significant part in driving this Group. If you want ownership and a chance to show your capabilities, we want to hear from you.



Please click the ‘Apply Now’ button to submit your application. Please ensure you attach a Resume and Cover Letter in Word Format addressing the full selection criteria. If you would like to know more about this unique opportunity please call Helen on 03 9516 0100.



We would like to thank you for taking the time to apply for this role. Unfortunately, due to the large volume of applications we receive daily, we cannot contact all candidates. Please note, however, if you are not successful on this occasion, your resume will remain on our database and you may be contacted for similar role

Please Note: Unfortunately only short-listed candidates can be contacted due to high volume of applications.