Research and Development (R&D) Manager* – State College, PA USA

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Excellent opportunity with this Fortune 500 company and industry leader that focuses on sustainability. Seeking an individual to lead and provide R&D strategic direction for the chemical process engineering group within the site. We are searching for someone who will work across the global businesses to support growth and direct innovation for medium and longer term projects.
Qualifications:
 
— Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering is required. MS/PhD a plus.
— 10+ years chemical and polymer scale up experience from pilot plant to full scale manufacturing desired.
— Must have previous supervisory experience over technical personnel (ideally engineers).
— Proven strong project management skills and ability to drive projects to completion.
— Strategic thinker with strong implementation skills
— Global experience is a plus
— Open to travel up to 25% domestically and globally.
 
Responsibilities
 
— Approximately 80% of your time will be spent directly supporting R&D operations in tech center/pilot plant and the remaining time, you will be providing support to other regions. You will lead toll manufacturing qualifications in North America.
— Will support all aspect of scale up, capital engineering, and site lab operations.
— Lead Capex planning and execution.
— Lead a team of R&D professionals
— Prepare and manage budgets and strategic initiatives.
— Conduct feasibility studies and analysis of new ideas
— Participate in project review meetings and lead execution of projects
 

Salary: $115,000.00 – $150,000.00

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