Technical Manager - Building Materials


Athy, IE

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. We are an international leader in sustainable construction, driven by a passion for excellence, but it's our people that are our top priority. We connect, collaborate, and champion the well-being of our employees, forming partnerships and pioneering change in our ever-evolving industry.

At Etex, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities. Are you looking for a company where you can learn, grow & lead? Join us as a Technical Manager - Building Materials in Athy!


You will lead and manage Technical Support Department to implement company technical development strategy to grow level of expertise across brands and provide market leading technical support and advice to customers and colleagues. Manage technical risk, maintain budgetary control and develop solutions in line with legislation and national standards.


What you’ll do:

  • Manage and develop technical detailing using professional judgement
  • Anticipate future customer needs including software development
  • Analyse product portfolio performance and benchmark our products and systems to develop new or alternative solutions to provide technical and commercial advantage
  • Work in tandem with Product Manager to Identify technical opportunities for commercial development.
  • Plan and manage testing schedule for products and sytems in line with regulatory and market requirements
  • Develop technical improvement programmes, schedule and provide training for colleagues and business partners, including CPDs and presentations to architects, engineers and students.
  • Manage day to day enquiries from customers and colleagues across the product portfolio
  • Develop full suite of technical details across the product portfolio in relevant formats
  • Identifying existing and potential specification opportunities for your product portfolio
  • Implement use of OneCRM when dealing with technical enquires, queries and complaints to ensure sales and colleagues are aware for timely follow up where required


What you’ll bring:

  • Practical experience in the construction or related industry
  • Similar experience within a fast paced, technical support role
  • Ability to read, measure and quantify materials from dimensioned drawings
  • Commercial awareness of impact of Technical decisions on providing profitable solutions
  • Understand link between product specification and performance and how manufacturing process can impact on performance

Why join us?

  • We are named the world's #1 most trustworthy company in the construction sector by Newsweek and Statista in 2023!
  • Our culture – we connect & care about those around us. We nurture teamwork, communities, partnerships and new ways of working, placing the highest importance on the safety and working environment of our people.
  • Our ‘Road to Sustainability 2030’ is our plan to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and developing innovative solutions
  • We have a strong conviction that diversity of thinking helps us to deliver a strong and sustainable performance. It is also essential for us that everyone feels part of the team. In this spirit, we are committed to equal opportunities and zero tolerance towards discrimination
  • Flexibility: For us, hybrid and flexible working is all about trust, and we want you to be able to do your best work (depending on the role).