Manager Material Development

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Date: Jul 14, 2024

Location: Schattdorf, CH, 6467

Company: Datwyler

In billions of syringes and in every second car worldwide, Datwyler components make an important contribution to the safety of patients and drivers. The high-tech company focuses on high-quality, system-critical elastomer components and holds leading positions in attractive global markets such as healthcare, mobility, connectivity, general industry and food & beverage. With over 25 production sites on four continents, sales in more than 100 countries and over 8,000 employees, the company, headquartered in Switzerland, generates annual sales of more than CHF 1,000 million.

Our employees are the heart of Datwyler - we treat each other with respect, trust and appreciation. We have strong roots and values that have been well established in our 100-year corporate history. Become part of our great team as a...


Manager Material Development

Mobility, General Industry and beyond

We offer you the opportunity to implement and expand your innovative ideas in a specialized, future-oriented company. This position enables you to work with our different departments and external partners. An industry-standard salary, a comprehensive onboarding program, diverse and tailor-made training opportunities, a colourful and dedicated team with exciting tasks are just some of the benefits we offer you!

Your responsibilities

  • Development of new materials and optimization of existing materials
  • Ability to learn new areas of materials science and bring newly acquired skills in practise
  • Customer-related project work with tight schedules
  • Customer communication and ability to present complex topics to generic audience
  • Cultivating the internal chemical compliance system for monitoring and replacing of chemical substances (e.g. according to REACH)
  • Keeping close contact to material suppliers, and monitoring the market for new materials
  • Design of test methods and testing of materials in accordance with the chemical compliance, and customer requirements, creating a pipeline of back-up material solutions
  • Lead independently complex material and surface treatment development projects
  • Using broad technical know-how and materials expertise contribute other teams in R&D, engineering and advanced technologies in mutual development projects
  • Contributing to a culture of innovation by actively generating novel concepts and enhancements for materials and surface treatment, by identifying relevant trends, technical developments and translating these into internal innovation projects
  • Cross-functional collaboration at site level and alignment with global teams
  • Document work in detailed project reports and pursue lessons learnt from topics alike
  • Strive for excellence

Our requirements

  • A university degree in natural science or engineering in the fields of chemistry, materials science, polymers or chemical engineering
  • Strong background in one or more of following fields: elastomers, nanomaterials, thermoplastics, surface chemistry, or analytical chemistry
  • 10+ years of experience in similar industries
  • Proficiency in writing detailed technical reports
  • Willingness to travel globally to support customers and other teams
  • Adaptability, constructive, team-player, open-minded, innovative, committed, communicative and well structured, with the ability to work independently
  • Fluent in English (with strong verbal and written communication skills), German is an advantage

Ready to start? Petra Gamma (HR Business Partner) and the recruiting team are looking forward to get to know you and are available for further questions by email ( or by phone (+41 41 875 18 04). 

Be yourself at Datwyler

We are convinced that people make the difference. At Datwyler, you will experience diversity and a wide range of career opportunities that only an international company can provide. Together, we are increasing our agility, accelerating digitalization and fostering sustainability. For motivated and talented employees, we offer interesting development opportunities with training and assignments in a global environment. With us, you can contribute with all of your creativity and all your ideas.

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