R&D Manager - Plastics

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Dayton, OH
$115,000 - $145,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Master of Science
Oct 08, 2018
Job ID
The successful R&D Manager will serve as part of the North American business leadership team and will be responsible for all product innovation, laboratory development and technical service activities. The R&D Manager will understand and collaborate with internal functions such as manufacturing, sales, marketing and customer service while also interfacing with external customers, industry organizations, etc. Key responsibilities will include:
  • Implement strategy, policies and tactics for Product Innovation, Technology Development and Market Development in North America. 
  • Lead, motivate and manage R&D, Laboratory and Technical Service team members. 
  • Collaborate with global colleagues on technical, innovation and operational issues. 
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts to increase customer satisfaction. 

Our client is a global manufacturer liquid and solid colorants, master batches and additives for the plastics industry. The successful candidate will meet the following education and experience requirements:
  • MS degree at a minimum in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Material Science.  least 5 years direct experience managing industrial technical team members (chemists, scientists, technicians). 
  • At least 5 years applicable plastics market experience with an emphasis on colorants and master batches. 
  • Working knowledge of compounding/extrusion technology. 
  • Demonstrated success leading technical projects through inception to market adoption. 
  • Strong leadership abilities with a bias towards collaboration and team participation. 
  • Authorization to work in the United States. 
Our client offers a competitive compensation package, profit sharing, full benefits and relocation assistance.