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Job Location: Richmond, VA

Job #: 8525
Title: Application Technology Manager
Job Location: Richmond, Virginia - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $130,000.00 - $175,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Other Compensation: 20% bonus
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable


The right candidate needs experience doing the application development on a bench scale and moving it up
They are looking for someone with the energy and desire to build capabilities and the group. Ideal would be to have past success doing so
The client would like if the candidate has polymer & solvents experience as other roles they work with support adhesives
It would also be good if they have built a network, intereacted with customers, and identified new products.

Application Technology Manager

Our client is positioned at the beginning of their growth phase having successfully spun off, implementing the foundations for the business success with very knowledge and technical leadership in place from day 1, and ready for rapid company growth offering a great career opportunity for great people. If you believe in driving results in a friendly environment that is open to creative ideas and diverse perspectives, then this is the place for you. They are built on a rich history of teamwork, innovation, and customer focus and that has a fun, entrepreneurial mindset.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The individual will drive application development initiatives for the production of polyamide resins for carpet, films, packaging, filament, engineering plastics and solvent formulations for existing products in addition to any new application spaces.
  • Responsible for the leadership, program management, budget and team development of an 8-12 member technology team..
  • Provide strong people leadership by developing people, coaching and mentoring to address performance gaps, and addressing long term organization plans such as hiring for succession planning and staffing.
  • Responsible for applications equipment. Drive for product innovation. Transfer new technology ideas into practical experimental programs.
  • Manage the New Product Development process using Stage Gate discipline and Six Sigma tools to ensure projects are being managed to meet specifications and schedule within budgets.
  • Identify and develop application technologies critical to the business annual operating plans and long term strategic planning.
  • Leverage industry, university or third party collaborations to identify new application technologies.
  • Works closely with polyamide chemistry leader, small molecule chemistry leader, marketing and sales leaders.
  • Works very closely with Technical Marketing organization.
  • Writes white papers and gives external presentations to customers and at industry conferences and trade shows.
  • Required to meet with customers.
  • Required to participate in industry standards committees.
  • Leverage industry, university or third party collaborations to identify new application technologies.
  • Responsible to coordinate any outside testing that is required.
  • Ability to review prior art and develop intellectual property. Manage intellectual property for applications technology.
  • Work with CTO in developing technology strategy to support business goals.
  • Domestic and International travel of 20-30%


Required Qualifications

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics or Material/Polymer Science
  • 10+ years of industrial R&D experience in application development for polymers, materials and chemicals
  • Previous experience in leading a team
  • Proven track record of building application labs and developing and implementing application capabilities
  • Proven track record of the ability to initiate, plan and execute technical projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to lead and collaborate with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally with technical marketing to customers 20-30% of the time

Additional Qualifications

  • MS or PhD degree in Organic Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Material/Polymer Science preferred
  • Experience with polymer science, especially polyamide technology
  • Knowledge of solvents use in application spaces such as coatings, agriculture and dispersants/coalescers a plus
  • The ideal candidate possesses a demonstrated success in developing and commercializing new products or applications
  • Bias for action and results oriented mindset

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