R&D Group Leader

Milwaukee, WI

Posted: 03/18/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 77.24DM Pay Rate: 120,000 - 135,000 Remote: Experience:

Job Description

R&D Group Leader

The R&D Group Leader manages the development of new and improved polymers and technologies.  She/he coordinates and oversees the work of all technical personnel in R&D and Quality Control.  The R&D Group Leader originates and assigns projects and is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and completion of those assignments.  The R&D Group Leader cultivates a cooperative working environment and collaborative relationships with other departments.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads, mentors, and develops our team of scientists and technicians
  • Drives innovation – both long/short term, including product improvement and new product development
  • Lead activities focused on problem solving, product improvement, performance testing, and verification / improvement of application robustness
  • Project Management – Leads the technical efforts of our Industrial Chemist(s), establishing goals for project completion and delegation of projects
  • Oversees Quality Department – supports Quality and Manufacturing to address quality concerns or processing issues
  • Interfaces with production to achieve a smooth transition from Lab Batches to the Pilot plant
  • Collaborates with Purchasing Department as it relates to raw materials both new and current
  • Develops relationships with Sales and prospective customers and existing customers to develop and/or maintain business
  • Oversees lab processes and practices to streamline and improve them as appropriate
  • Facilitates cross-functional relationships with manufacturing, application, marketing, and sales to identify potential product improvements or product line gaps
  • Prepares timely reports and provides updates on project status, using good data collection and analytical skills
  • Establishes clear timelines through project plans and resource management
  • Leads the development of quantitative product performance and application testing methodologies
  • Manages technical relationship with vendors
  • Adheres to and encourages all safety guidelines

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at dmaxwell@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  77.24DM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math field
  • 5+ years’ experience in water-based polymer development

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical knowledge – Emulsion Polymerization and/or Polyurethane dispersions
  • Master’s Degree or higher in a science-related area
  • Supervisory/mentoring experience
  • Travel Requirements 10%

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at dmaxwell@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  77.24DM

Meet Your Recruiter

Dave Maxwell
Sr Technical Recruiter

Senior Level Recruitment Professional since 1996 with experience in the recruitment and placement of Industrial Chemists and Scientists Nationwide from Executive to Entry level.  Resins, Polymers, Adhesives, Coatings, Plastics, Lubricants, Specialty Chemicals, Agricultural Chemicals, Additives, Inks, Consumer Products, and more!

I have been very successful at bringing top valued talent to my clients and providing expert level guidance to candidates in their career searches.

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