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R&D Manager

Chicago, IL


Responsibilities
  • The R&D Manager leads the R&D team to support strategic objectives for silicone product lines.
  • Collaborate with marketing and commercial teams identify new opportunities and set priorities.
  • Deliver new products and technology to support strategic objectives.
  • Lead technology road-mapping efforts. Identify, acquire develop key technologies to hold or establish leadership in key strategic markets.
  • Recruit and develop world class technical talent.
  • $100K-$140K. Relocation provided.


Requirements
  • The R&D Manager will have an MS or PhD in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or physical science. An MBA is a plus.
  • 5+ years’ experience in R&D new product development (NPD) in silicones mandatory.
  • 5 years’ experience in managing R&D professionals and technicians.
  • Experience with Stage-Gate process and the ability to manage cross-functional teams.
  • Track record of success developing products that are brought to commercialization.
  • Travel of up to 25%.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and have a stable work history. Sponsorship is not available.







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