Director Infection Prevention R&D NAM

Mount Holly, NC

Posted: 10/25/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 469.18TM Pay Rate: 125,000 - 155,000

Director Infection Prevention R&D NAM

Seeking an infection prevention professional to provide leadership to their infection prevention R&D team in North America.  The focus of this role will be to build a technical support team and formulation team to support North America Sales and Global Marketing in creating a strong value proposition and create a roadmap of claims and product formulations to meet current and future customer needs.  This person will lead a team of formulation scientists, surface safety testing scientists and technical support.  The successful candidate will be a highly motivated knowledgeable individual who can understand the customer and competitive environment and then collaborating with sales and marketing create technical tests, and support materials to see company solutions to infection prevention professionals.  The individual will lead new product development for infection prevention formulas, and understand the competitive landscape including strengths and weaknesses of competitive infection prevention products. 

Specific responsibilities include building and leading a team of 6-8 infection prevention professionals based in North America.  Specific responsibilities to include:

  • Hire surface safety engineers, set up a surface safety lab and create test methods to understand compatibility of their formulas versus competitive formulas
  • Working with Global Marketing, create product and claims roadmap to ensure they maintain their lead in infection prevention
  • Understand IP landscape of hydrogen peroxide and create plan to extend accelerated hydrogen peroxide competitive differentiation and intellectual property protection
  • Assess team versus strategy, identify gaps and identify additional resource / capability needs
  • Identify and create compelling demos to inform their customers of their technical advantages
  • Identify key infection prevention needs and create formulations to meet those needs
  • Build relationships with key internal partners such as R&D, Marketing, and Sales and external partners, as well as customers, to effectively develop and deliver projects
  • Establishes and develops contacts with relevant third-party technology / science partners
  • Collaborate with Global Marketing to expand infection prevention solutions globally
  • Direct reports (6-8)

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at 815.756.1221 / tmack@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in chemistry, microbiology or engineering
  • Hospital background – research hospital or long-term care would be a good fit
  • Experience in infection prevention or healthcare fields
  • 10+ years’ experience with five years leading teams
  • Proven track record of leading and creating high performing teams
  • Able to analytically scan the technologies available and determine strategy for future in infection prevention
  • Proven skills in interacting with and influencing customers
  • Must have strong collaborations skills, the ability to work in a cross-cultural organization and experience working in a partnership environment

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at 815.756.1221 / tmack@cps4jobs.com.

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