Dynamic R&D Manager – Plastics

Location: Dayton, OH

Salary: $115,000 – $145,000

JOB CODE #02575216

  • The successful R&D Manager will serve as part of the North American business leadership team and will be responsible for all product innovation, laboratory development and technical service activities.
  • The R&D Manager will understand and collaborate with internal functions such as manufacturing, sales, marketing and customer service while also interfacing with external customers, industry organizations, etc.


Key responsibilities will include:

  • Implement strategy, policies and tactics for Product Innovation, Technology Development and Market Development in North America.
  • Lead, motivate and manage R&D, Laboratory and Technical Service team members.
  • Collaborate with global colleagues on technical, innovation and operational issues.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts to increase customer satisfaction.


Our client is a global manufacturer liquid and solid colorants, master batches and additives for the plastics industry. The successful candidate will meet the following education and experience requirements:


  • MS degree at a minimum in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Material Science. least 5 years direct experience managing industrial technical team members (chemists, scientists, technicians).
  • At least 5 years applicable plastics market experience with an emphasis on colorants and master batches.
  • Working knowledge of compounding/extrusion technology.
  • Demonstrated success leading technical projects through inception to market adoption.
  • Strong leadership abilities with a bias towards collaboration and team participation.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.


Our client offers a competitive compensation package, profit sharing, full benefits and relocation assistance.

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