The nature of the work is focused on the internal or external production of products. Manages the materials creation process from initial concept through to commercialization and production for assigned materials to lead to on time delivery and development according to critical dates, product specification, sustainability, performance and profitability goals. Creates and revises appropriate documentation for assigned materials; ensures all appropriate development documentation is maintained including product specs and prototypes. Tracks and facilitates sampling and prototyping for materials; identifies and addresses key issues and challenges in manufacturing and plans accordingly to deliver proven and tested materials. Monitors and communicates challenges throughout testing process to meet materials integrity requirements. Keeps abreast of market trends, new technology and consumer preferences. Collaborates with Manufacturing to drive the pricing process. Serves as a technical advisor on materials to Product Developers.
Understanding of project management and problem solving concepts and application. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills with an ability to clearly articulate goals and objectives. Typical Office: This is a typical office job, with no special physical requirements or unusual work environment.
Typically requires a Bachelors Degree and minimum of 0-1 years directly relevant work experience Note: One of the following alternatives may be accepted: PhD or Law + 1 yr; Masters + 0-3 yrs; Associates degree + 1-3 yrs; High School + 3-5 yrs.