Graduate Commercial Chemist required, based in Staffordshire. Requiring a degree in Chemistry or Materials Science and an active interest in using chemistry knowledge outside the laboratory. Commercial awareness and interest in the UK chemicals industry needed.
Title: Graduate Commercial Chemist
Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum
SRG is working with a privately-owned business specalising in the distribution of chemicals, polymers and minerals to a huge range of UK chemical and materials manufacturers. Sourcing raw materials from global suppliers, they have excellent relationships across the industry and a large portfolio of speciality and commodity products. Now in an exciting phase of growth, they are looking to hire a Graduate Commercial Chemist to support the product management team with market insights, stock planning and purchasing. The role would suit a recent Chemistry or Materials Science graduate who would like to utilise their degree in a role outside the laboratory, supporting commercial operations.
Benefits: A well-established and successful company offering an opportunity for a graduate to utilise their knowledge and passion for chemistry in a commercial environment. Full training will be provided, as well as future progression into sales or customer service in due course. 37.5 working hours per week, worked 8.45am-5pm Monday to Friday. 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory bank holidays, company pension scheme and annual profit-related bonus.
Role / Description
This role would be an excellent opportunity for recent Chemistry or Materials Science grad with a strong work ethic and a preference for a career outside of the lab.
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