Dr. Ian Robert Pope,
11 Cloverfields, Haslington, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 5AL
Telephone: Home - (01270) 211097 Mobile – 07828177688
Self-motivated problem solver, team-player but happy to work on own.
Good IT skills with J.D Edwards (JDE) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, Microsoft Outlook, Word & Excel.
Good communication skills, 9 years in a customer service role, communicating on a daily basis via phone and e-mail.
Good writing skills – preparing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and part writing the Lancaster license application
document under the IPPC regulations.
Well-developed analytical mind and eye for detail - proof-reading product catalogues and information bulletins.
Accustomed to working in a demanding environment with rapidly changing priorities .
Technical Services Specialist (from 2007):
Providing technical support for customers,distributors and suppliers: responding to enquiries, providing product
specifications, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) documentation and addressing technical enquiries.
Creating and maintaining sales and purchasing specifications.
Creating and maintaining product entries within the JDE stock control system.
Assessing/allocating UK tariff codes.
Assessing UK regulatory compliance for new products and over the existing product portfolio.
Providing technical support for Compliance, Shipping, Laboratory, QC, Sales and Purchasing departments.
JD Edwards stock management system(JDE): creating new stock item entries, maintaining technical data,preparing
purchase specification documents, maintaining the appropriate systemcodes for regulatory control.
Devised a large shared Excel workbook for collating data for new items and recording compliance checks and a second for
recording performance metrics.
Creation of an Excel based database to replace some functions of SAP that were lost on our transfer to the JDE systemin
Use of an Access database,to prepare, maintain and issue product specification documents ,then transiting to an on-line
application via the company’s web portal.
SAP stockmanagement systemat Lancaster Synthesis: Key player in the laboratory implementation of CLARIANT’s
‘WINS’ variant of SAP, preparing userguides/instructions, interfacing between the Production Laboratory and IT services,
extracting data for environmental reporting.
Assessing regulatory control of products:Misuse of Drugs (MuD) Regulations and otherHome Office controls,the Prior
Informed Consent (PIC) Regulations, the Strategic Export Control Lists, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete
the Ozone Layer, REACH and The Control of Explosives Precursors Regulations.
Assessing and assigning UK Tariff codes to products and UNSPSC codes as required.
Liaising with our US based SDS writers; ensuring SDS documents are in place for new products and addressing
classification issues raised internally, by customers or by suppliers.
Health and Safety
Undertaking Job Safety Analyses (JSAs) and Zurich Hazard analysis (ZHANT), MHOR and COSHH risk assessments.
Development of paperwork systems for Lancaster Synthesis Laboratory Health and Safety.
Over 15 years experience working safely with hazardous chemicals.
Managerial (Lancaster Synthesis – 14 years)
General training of new recruits in the Laboratory, supervising Placement student projects and aspects of IT application.
Promotion to Deputy Laboratory Manager, effective January 2002; supervisory experience with small team of qualified
professionals – responsible for 5 staff working day shift at Morecambe.
2007 - Technical Services Department
Assessing UK regulatory compliance over the product portfolio
Provision of technical support for other departments and for customers, distributors and suppliers
Assessing and assigning UK Tariff codes to products
Day to day general maintenance of the product database
2006 - 2007 Secondment to Development Group as Development Chemist
Responsible within a small team for process development and manufacturing catalogue and customitems.
2004 - 2005 Deputy Laboratory Manager: Alfa Aesar Lancaster, Morecambe, Lancashire
As below, now with the JD Edwards stock control system
2002 - 2004 Deputy Laboratory Manager: Lancaster Synthesis, Morecambe, Lancashire
Supervising the staff of Laboratory 1, production primarily for catalogue support with some customwork.
Co-ordinating with IT services within Lancaster and the Clariant’s Core Competence Centre regarding
Promotion of Health and Safety issues throughout the company.
Laboratory Safety Representative and Fire Marshal.
1990 - 2001 Senior Development Chemist: Lancaster Synthesis, Morecambe, Lancashire
Responsible within a small team for the manufacture of a wide range of catalogue and customitems.
Process development for new items and revision of old methods.
Promotion of health and safety issues.
Training and appraisal of laboratory staff.
Fire Marshal and Laboratory Safety Representative from 1999.
1989 - 1990 Development Chemist: St. Andrews ChemTech International, Cupar, Fife
Temporary post developing a manufacturing process for an agrochemical (Ethofumesate) into a reliable
laboratory procedure and then scale up onto pilot plant prior to full-scale production.
1985 - 1988 Research Student: University of St. Andrews, Fife
Research concerning the prospective use of polymer films in lithium based rechargeable batteries.
Synthesis of monomers containing the biphenyl group was undertaken.
1985 Sub-editor: Longman-Cartermill, St. Andrews, Fife
Summer job, editing contributions prior to inclusion in a scientific database.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
University of St. Andrews
PhD (1990) Synthetic Organic Chemistry
BSc (4 year course) 1st Class Hons (1985) Chemistry
Village College, Impington, Cambs.
S-level (1981): Merit Chemistry
A-level (1981): 3 Grade A Chemistry, Physics & Mathematics
Ramsey Abbey School, Cambs.
O-level (1979): 4 Grade A, 2 Grade C & 2 Grade D
Married, one son. Full, clean driving licence. Non-smoker
Availability - one month’s notice.
General interest in Science, particularly chemistry, but also technology.
I enjoy problem solving.
Aviation and Doctor Who enthusiast.
Interest in cinema and theatre.