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Polymer Applications Group Leader - Coatings
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ChemSource Recruiting, Inc.
Posted on Jun 6
Our client is a global leader in the manufacture and marketing of paints and coatings for a wide variety of applications. This position is highly visible throughout the business unit and is located in a fast paced environment that provides plenty of opportunity to learn and grow.
Manage and scale up polymer development for use in industrial coatings based on new and existing chemistry platforms.
Supervise a team of chemists (4) to complete lab evaluations and influence a team of chemical engineers to perform pilot plant process studies and scale-up.
Integrate polymer design with process development for scale-up of new polymers and coatings formulations.
Make strong contributions to process optimization in manufacturing.
Collaborate with other functions such as research, manufacturing, purchasing, quality control and customers as the primary R&D contact for technical and complex projects.
Apply stage-gate methodology to process development new product introductions leading to commercialization.
Coordinate and lead polymer development projects across labs in North America, Europe and Asia.
Recruit and develop new talent to support new polymer design.
Masters degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, polymer engineering, or material science.
Ph.D. is highly preferred.
At least 10 years of industrial experience in the scale up and process development of coatings, plastics, polymers or related materials.
Experience using DOE, SPC and DFSS methodologies.
Expertise with polymer synthesis or thermoset chemistries highly preferred.
Experience supervising lab technicians and chemists.
Demonstrated success in product development and commercialization.
Outstanding leadership, organizational and interpersonal skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to be successful in a matrixed, global organization and to influence others across functions and geographies.
Ablity to travel both domestically and internationally on a limited basis.
Candidates must be authorized to legally work in the United States and not require future visa sponsorship.
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