Collaborate the innovation engine with the marketing and leadership teams. Build a performance generating team to support innovation and continuous improvement of the complete product line. Cultivate great vendor and supply chain partnerships. This position is both functional manager of the Sr. Chemists, Packaging Engineer, Process Chemical Engineer, and Lab Technicians and strategic leader for the organization. This position will sit at the Leadership table, working with the rest of the team to define the strategic direction.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities, and Competencies:

Operational:

  • Develop the strategic plan for the R&D team
  • Provide technical direction and oversight for the R&D lab
  • Provide technical support for Customer Service, Marketing, & Sales as needed
  • Keep accurate records related to patents, permits, and technical documentation
  • Budgetary responsibilities
  • Data Analysis & Statistical Analysis done on current products and formulas and as a part of the innovation funnel

Relational:

  • Proven ability to build a performance generating team
  • Strong collaborative and communication skills 
  • Coaching, Mentoring, and Instruction skills

Aspirational:

(skills to grow both personally and professionally)

  • Remain current on industry and technology trends

Lean Thinking:

(skills to foster continuous improvement and operational effectiveness within the company)

  • Set and ensure metrics are being met
  • Lean Manufacturing including 5S and Kaizen event leadership preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Direct Reports: Chemists, Packaging Engineer, Process Chemical Engineer
  • Supervisory Duties: Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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Director of R&D

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Director of R&D | Direct Hire

Thornton, CO

Collaborate the innovation engine with the marketing and leadership teams. Build a performance generating team to support innovation and continuous improvement of the complete product line. Cultivate great vendor and supply chain partnerships. This position is both functional manager of the Sr. Chemists, Packaging Engineer, Process Chemical Engineer, and Lab Technicians and strategic leader for the organization. This position will sit at the Leadership table, working with the rest of the team to define the strategic direction.

Essential Duties, Responsibilities, and Competencies:

Operational:

  • Develop the strategic plan for the R&D team
  • Provide technical direction and oversight for the R&D lab
  • Provide technical support for Customer Service, Marketing, & Sales as needed
  • Keep accurate records related to patents, permits, and technical documentation
  • Budgetary responsibilities
  • Data Analysis & Statistical Analysis done on current products and formulas and as a part of the innovation funnel

Relational:

  • Proven ability to build a performance generating team
  • Strong collaborative and communication skills 
  • Coaching, Mentoring, and Instruction skills

Aspirational:

(skills to grow both personally and professionally)

  • Remain current on industry and technology trends

Lean Thinking:

(skills to foster continuous improvement and operational effectiveness within the company)

  • Set and ensure metrics are being met
  • Lean Manufacturing including 5S and Kaizen event leadership preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Direct Reports: Chemists, Packaging Engineer, Process Chemical Engineer
  • Supervisory Duties: Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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Sarah Benz

Vice President of Talent Acquisition

sbenz@messinagroupinc.com

847.692.0618

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