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Project Leader

British Gypsum




Posted: 11/09/2021

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The Role

At Saint-Gobain we pride ourselves on being innovative, customer focused, agile, open and engaging and entrepreneurial. We are also proud to have been named a 'Top Employer' for 5 consecutive years. If you want to know what it's like to work for a top employer that is working hard to make the world a better home; then please read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity to join us as a Project Leader.

This role is working with British Gypsum Technical Department, based from our East Leake office with occasional travel to other plants in the area. British Gypsum is one of more than 30 exciting Saint-Gobain brands in the UK and has over 100 years' experience in plaster, plasterboard and ceiling solutions, they create innovative products which deliver meaningful customer benefits.

Is this role right for me?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. We are looking for a safety focussed individual who has high integrity and energy and is focussed on delivering best for customer and best for business results through excellent team work. For this role in particular we need someone with the following skills, qualifications and expertise;

Either primary Degree in an appropriate scientific or engineering field, a higher degree in a relevant specialist field, or equivalent work experience - a background in Material Science Testing and/or New Product Development is an added bonus
Evidence of a hands-on flexible approach
Ability to work in a team, focused on the success of the team rather than the individual
Experience of scientific research methodologies, including literature survey, idea generation and prototyping
Experience of leading projects in a multifunctional business/organisation
Demonstrable ability to accept responsibility either in or outside of work environment
It would also be an advantage if you have relevant industrial experience including cross functional working, continuous improvement activities and networking in an international organisation

What will I be doing in the role?

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. In this role you will;

Lead business projects to a successful conclusion by demonstrating best practice in leadership skills
Define Projects to fit with business strategy through understanding the customer requirements relative to products and systems
Know and apply existing standard method tests & develop new ones
Communicate complex and scientific data 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
Actively contribute to developing new safe working methods and to the compilation of the team annual safety planAbout us

Are British Gypsum and Saint-Gobain an Inclusive employer?

We're working hard to be, and we're keen to hire talented people regardless of their background, abilities, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, taste in music, fashion sense or anything else that makes you, you!

We understand that a diverse workplace is not only a more enjoyable place to be, but also facilitates better decision making and innovation. So, whoever you are, and whichever Saint-Gobain business you join, you can be sure of a warm welcome with us.

And what about flexibility?

The world of work is changing, and at Saint-Gobain we are open to new ways of working in order to attract talented people to our business. We understand that everyone has different needs and commitments. Therefore, we are very open to discuss any flexible requirement or need that you may have for this role (this could be flexible hours, a job share, part time, to name a few). We can't guarantee to meet all requests for flexibility when we are recruiting, but we promise to listen

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