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DRT France - Responsable Laboratoire Application F

World Leader in plant-based chemistry, historically established in the South-West of France for several decades, DRT offers its customers renewable pine-based ingredients for the perfumery and industrial sectors.
Thanks to its unique industrial know-how in recovering all pine derivatives, DRT offers a range of renewable and biosourced products with very high added value. With nearly 300 references, the products are aimed at industrial sectors as varied as perfumery, health & beauty, nutrition and industry (adhesives, construction and coatings, tires, energy, agriculture).
DRT has been established in New Aquitaine since 1932, with 4 production sites but also in the USA and India. With more than 80% of its turnover generated internationally and 1,400 employees, DRT today exports its know-how all over the world and its products are used in the everyday lives of consumers all over the world. DRT is a Firmenich Group company, the largest privately held fragrance and flavor company in the world.


We are looking for an Application Laboratory Manager


Reporting to the R&D Manager in collaboration with the Business development Manager, you are responsible for Application Laboratory for both scientific aspects, project management, investments, and human management of teams (2 technicians). Your team is a central player of our ambition to be the leader in renewable ingredients.

Key Responsabilities
• Manage the team by setting goals and objectives to ensure that staff are adequately trained, skilled, organised and motivated.
• Manage studies on the characterizations and applications of our various products in collaboration with the sales and business development department and in line with the company's development strategy (reinforcement on current markets, new markets, etc.)
• Provide technical support for our customers on the use of our products, formulated by laboratory studies and/or on-site visits.
• Coordinate studies with third-party partners (universities / research centers, etc.).
• Characterize new ingredients from R&D laboratories
• Organize follow-up meetings and study management, technically challenge the teams
• Be proactive for continuous improvement and implement best practices in our laboratories
• Propose investments to maintain optimal laboratory performance and contribute to the RD-DRT / Firmenich investment plan.
• Facilitate interactions between the different entities within the Firmenich group (locally / globally).
• Control compliance and application of HSE rules



• Master of material studies or organic chemistry
• 5 to 10 years of industrial experience in chemistry
• Knowledge of adhesive, tyres or polymers market
• Ability to work independently, good organizational skills
• Curious, open-minded
• Fluent in English and French (spoken, written)



Vielle Saint Girons, South West of France


Why join us?
● DRT is a growing company. Founded in 1932, DRT has strong local roots with these 5 French factories based in the South West. A subsidiary of the Firmenich group, it also benefits from an international dimension.
● DRT, the world's leading turpentine distiller, is ranked among the world leaders in plant-based chemistry.
● DRT is invested in the future by offering sustainable products that push the limits of tomorrow's innovations. It is indeed, 5 research platforms, 5% of the workforce dedicated to R&D and 85% of bio-sourced products.
● DRT is located in the heart of the Landes forest near the Atlantic Ocean, 45 minutes from BAB (Biarritz-Anglet-Bayonne) and 2 hours from the ski slopes.

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