R&D Group Leader
The Sherwin-Williams Company
9d ago


Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers.

The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Valspar®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s® Water Seal®, Cabot® and many more.

Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,100 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company’s other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors.

The company supplies a broad range of highly-engineered industrial and OEM coatings for wood and general industrial, coil, packaging, protective and marine, and transportation applications worldwide.

Our 60,000 employees are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-

Williams is a great place to find a career that takes you places. Position : Group Lead

Job Location : Bangalore - India

Basic Qualification :

Please note you will need the existing right to work in the country you apply for. Sherwin-Williams is unable to sponsor work permits or visas

POSITION SUMMARY : Performs intermediate analyses, testing, and formulation of new products. Responsibilities may include assisting with selecting project materials, performing independent short-

term or sub-sets of larger projects. Performing independent intermediate level professional development on a daily basis, generally working with a few formula types, and having less of an understanding of product lines and application methods.

May supervise support level technicians on a day-to-day basis.


  • Performs analyses, tests, and development of new or updated formulas that require an intermediate understanding of chemistry, product lines, and materials;
  • assists with determining quality standards.

  • Develops and adjusts product formulas, assists with raw material evaluation and selection, develops test batches and applies a basic understanding of application principles and practices;
  • assists with the development and scale up of production formulas.

    Assists with analyzing, evaluating, and selecting materials for tests and production batches.

    Serves as a team member for projects that are complex in nature and are generally sub-sets of larger objectives and provides professional support to the product development, quality control, manufacturing processes, and other operations.

    Complies with department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

    Develops reports and draws conclusions detailing tests, projects, and overall results.

    Responds to complex questions and concerns from plants, research technicians, quality control, customers and other internal and external parties regarding development and related programs and services.

    Operates, cleans, and calibrates a variety of equipment that requires professional judgment and background; also utilizes technical or standard equipment during the course of projects.

    May assist with general project management and provides input regarding budget, resources, timelines, and other project requirements.

    May supervise or serve as a lead to lower level technicians or support personnel performing research projects.


    Extensive experience within the paint and / or coatings industry is preferred.


  • Understands and works with a wide range of technology platforms;
  • Develops new products and modifies existing products to improve product performance;
  • Sets-up and conducts experimental designs and draws conclusions;
  • Demonstrates a track record of commercial successes;
  • Prioritizing daily project activities and maintains project timelines;
  • Who we are

    At Sherwin-Williams, we're proud of the company we keep our family of loyal employees. To learn about our company and our culture go to Sherwin.com / careers.

    Equal Opportunity

    An equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnic or national origin, disability, age pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, or any other consideration prohibited by law.

    We are committed to positively promoting equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. All applicants will be considered for employment on the basis of the job requirements and the individual’s ability and merits in meeting the requirements.

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