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Head of Intellectual Property, Harlow, Essex

Reporting to the Global Innovation Director, the new Head of Intellectual Property will be key to the crafting and delivery of our IP strategy. 

We are looking to appoint a qualified European patent attorney, preferably with experience in a similar business comprising research & development, manufacturing process technology and commercial sales functions. 

Possessing excellent drive, enthusiasm and commercial acumen, you will also have excellent communication, organisation and relationship building skills. Additionally, the capacity to understand and absorb new concepts in the chemistry sector will be a key attribute. 

The successful candidate will be expected to identify, develop and exploit opportunities to shape and develop the intellectual property function in Synthomer. This will include the further professional and capability development of a growing IP team.

The role will have a high degree of autonomy in the education and support it provides to our Strategic Business Unit leadership teams and project managers across all areas of the business. 

The Job holder will also lead the development and training of key business teams to understand what can and cannot be protected through patent activities and other methods of protecting innovations, such as trade secrets or design rights. 

In addition, you will be responsible for co-ordinating our external patent attorney network. As such, the successful candidate should have wide experience across all aspects of IP, including freedom to operate, patent prosecution, drafting, as well as managing contentious matters. 

This role may include international travel, as and when the needs of the business arise. 

The challenge is large, but the opportunity is greater and with it comes the potential for growth in the business through continuing professional development supported by the company. The role comes with  an appealing salary and benefits package. 

Establish and maintain the global Intellectual Property function of Synthomer plc. 

Synthomer is a FTSE 200 international chemical and industrial organisation operating across the globe with exciting plans for business expansion and growth through acquisitions, mergers and alliances.

Posted date
10 January 2018 - 28 February 2018
Sarah Apps
Company Details
Synthomer (UK) Ltd, Central Road, Temple Fields, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2BH
+44 1279 775 212
  • UK: East of England
  • UK: South East