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Newell Brands R&D Manager - Nylon Polymers in Columbia, South Carolina

Position Title: R&D Manager - Nylon Polymers

Reports to: Vice President

Location: Columbia, SC

Job Summary:

The R&D Manager for Nylon Polymers is responsible for providing technical guidance in the area of Engineered Nylon Polymers with an emphasis on understanding market requirements and value propositions that lead to commercial success with new business growth. This position interfaces with the commercial sales team and manufacturing organization to develop market solutions that fit within our business strategy and unique production capabilities. This person directs the daily activity of R&D polymer technicians and the assets of the polymers R&D lab and pilot reactors. The development process is managed from the initial customer interactions through final product transition to manufacturing. This position also provides technical guidance and advice to Sales, Manufacturing and our customers.

Job Duties:

  • Act as a business consultant to establish credibility with prospects through an understanding of their business issues and present logical economically beneficial solutions. Through a broad knowledge of downstream polymer processing and product characteristics make recommendations that utilize products from the existing portfolio, refined current products or new products that fit within our manufacturing capabilities.

  • Develop new nylon polymers or refinement of existing polymers through monomer selection, processing knowledge and our production capabilities.

  • Provide testing and documentation for sales collateral, work instructions, regulatory filings and Intellectual Property support.

  • Evaluation of new materials and alternate suppliers.

  • Manage lab and equipment, manage resource allocation while meeting budgetary constraints.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in related engineering

  • 2+ years of experience in engineering field preferably in the fiber and/or nylon or polyester industry

  • Experience in the use of experimental design as a development or process improvement tool

  • High level of competency in statistical data analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in condensation polymerization (Nylon or Polyester) is desired

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.