Technical Director

Listgrove Ltd

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Location: Arca Galicia

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Chicago Area, USA

Job Ref: LL/54909

Salary/Benefits:Commensurate with Experience

Our client:
Our client is a market leading manufacturer of Tapes and Adhesive Coated products. As part of their strategy for growth, the company is actively expanding its customer and product footprint through the acquisition of strategic companies in overlapping and adjacent markets.
As a result, the company is seeking a Technical Director who will support both current and potential platform businesses.
Responsibilities:
  • To oversee activities which will meet and exceed revenue and profitability targets.
  • Lead and own company´s NPD pipeline worth at least $10MM+ in annual value and delivering at least 5 launches per annum.
  • Provide leadership in formulation development, optimization, and testing across the coating(s) spectrum with an emphasis on PSA products.
  • Manage and develop the technical team, including establishing clear development plans and training tracks.
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Sales to identify key product opportunities, appropriately prioritize initiatives, and align messaging.
  • Collaborate with relevant functions to ensure efficient product development and optimization.
  • Provide technical leadership in support of cost-savings initiatives including, but not limited to, alternate material identification, insource/outsource decisions, and formulation enhancements for increased throughput and efficiencies.
  • Provide timely reporting, including KPI performance.
  • Proactively identify and implement best practices that accelerate growth within the function; enhancing NPD and Project Management processes and establishing improved IP protection practices.
  • Support communication efforts with Customers and Suppliers that advance revenue generation and profitability opportunities.
  • Establish and complies with the annual operating and capital budgets for the function and lab assets.
  • Support Due Diligence and Integration efforts across other current and potential portfolio companies.
  • Ensure that the entire team works in a safe and compliant manner.

Essential Qualifications and Skills:
  • BS in a Technical field; preferably Chemistry, Polymer Science, or Chemical Engineering
  • MA in related field highly desired
  • 10+ years of technical experience in PSA and other technical coatings for web-based processes
  • 5+ years of technical team management experience
  • Track record of developing and commercializing new products on time and within budget.
  • Experience with the use of new product development methodologies including project management, phase-gate, ideation, Design of Experiments (DOE), and IP management, literature and patent research
  • Experience in web handling highly preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products with advanced experience in Excel and analytics programs (minitab, etc.)

Key words: Tapes, Adhesives, Adhesives Coating, Adhesives Tapes, Film Tapes, Packaging Tapes, Double-sided Tape.

If you are interested in being considered for this role, you are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity by forwarding your curriculum vitae and letter of application via email to Lorena.hull-lozano@listgrove.com

The company has retained Listgrove to manage this project on their behalf and all third-party applications will be forwarded for their attention. Fees will not be payable to recruitment consultancies that send speculative candidate applications.
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