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Sr. Program Manager (R&D)

Company: Niagara Bottling
Location: Diamond Bar
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

At Niagara, we're looking for Team Members who want to be part of achieving our mission to provide our customers the highest quality most affordable bottled water.Consider applying here, if you want to:

  • Work in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment with a chance to make an impact.
  • Develop lasting relationships with great people.
  • Have the opportunity to build a satisfying career.We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages for our Team Members.Sr. Program Manager (R&D)The Principal Scientist leads other scientists and engineers on Research & Development (R&D) initiatives in materials, design, and process. Focuses on long-term team and business growth. Strategizes, guides and performs innovative research. Interacts with other team members and teams to create new products and systems, improves line efficiency, quality, or enables other projects which add value to Niagara's core business or aids in creating new business directions.Essential Functions
    • Formulates strategy for R&D growth with long-term focus. Designs and implements new R&D projects in materials, design, or process.
    • Leads scientific team(s) and allocates resources effectively to ensure project completion in a timely fashion.
    • Identifies research opportunities based on emerging trends in the industry.
    • Serves as a subject matter expert (SME) in the area of material science, especially polymers and polymer processing.
    • Adept at making decisions and handling difficult situations.
    • Supervises senior scientists engineers, and technicians. Provides opportunities for the overall growth of the team members.
    • Evaluates project priorities and budget allocations to align with organizational goals.
    • Develop project proposals with internal and external collaborations.
    • Ensures project documentation and communication between all stakeholders.
    • Identifies, initiates, develops, and maintains relationships with suppliers and other external collaborators.
    • Presents and communicates research results internally and externally.
    • Please note this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive list of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without prior notice.Qualifications
      • Minimum Qualifications:
        • 10+ Years - Experience in in Materials Science and Engineering, testing and processing field
        • 6 Years - Experience in Position
        • 10+ Years - Experience managing people/projects *experience may include a combination of work experience and education
          • Preferred Qualifications:
            • 10+ Years- Experience in Field or similar manufacturing environment
            • 10+ Years - Experience working in Position
            • 10+ Years - Experience managing people/projects
              • experience may include a combination of work experience and educationCompetencies
                • Injection molding or blow molding experience. Experience in both is preferred.
                • Supervisory experience: has managed scientists, engineers, interns, and laboratory technicians.
                • Experience with Design of Experiments (DOE) and in analyzing and interpreting large sets of data.
                • Project management: successfully completes projects in a timely fashion.
                • Oral Communication: speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; demonstrates presentation skills.
                • Written Communication: writes clearly and informatively; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
                • Problem Solving: identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
                • Proven experience with analytical laboratory equipment (Material Strength Testers, Rheometers, DSC, IV testers, FTIR, XRD, etc.).
                • Microsoft Office Products.Lifting Requirements:
                  • 40 lbs. For example, must be physically capable to change injection molds and resin in lab or production equipment.Physical Demands:
                    • Travel up to 25%. Some work in hot, cold, or confined production environments.
                    • Must be able to operate tools used when changing molds and operating R&D equipment.This position embodies the values of Niagara's LIFE competency model, focusing on the following key drivers of success:
                      • Lead Like an Owner
                        • Manages a safe working environment, accurately documents safety related training, and effectively communicates safety incidents
                        • Provides strategic input and oversight to departmental projects
                        • Makes data driven decisions and develops sustainable solutions
                        • Skilled in reducing costs and managing timelines while prioritizing long run impact over short term wins
                        • Makes decisions by putting overall company success first before department/individual success
                        • Leads/facilitates discussions to get positive outcomes for the customer
                        • Makes strategic decisions which prioritize the needs of the customer over departmental/individual goals
                        • InnovACT
                          • Continuously evaluates existing programs and processes, and develops new initiatives to increase efficiency and reduce waste
                          • Creates, monitors, and responds to departmental performance metrics to drive continuous improvement
                          • Communicates a clear vision, organizes resources effectively, and adjusts the strategy as needed when managing change
                          • Find a Way
                            • Demonstrates ability to think analytically and synthesize complex information
                            • Effectively delegates technical tasks to subordinates
                            • Works effectively with departments, vendors, and customers to achieve organizational success
                            • Identifies opportunities for collaboration in strategic ways
                            • Empowered to be Great
                              • Makes hiring decisions primarily based on culture fit and attitude, and secondarily based on technical expertise
                              • Engages in long term talent planning
                              • Provides opportunities for the development of all direct reports
                              • Understands, identifies, and addresses conflict within own team and between teamsEducation
                                • Minimum Required:
                                  • Ph.D in Chemical, Materials, Mechanical engineering and other related fields or equivalent experience
                                    • Preferred:
                                      • Ph.D In Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience. Materials Science and Engineering exposure. Polymer processing or science and Packaging training.Certification/License:
                                        • Required: N/A
                                        • Preferred: N/AForeign Language
                                          • Required: None Required
                                          • Preferred: None RequiredBenefitshttps://careers.niagarawater.com/us/en/benefitsThis job is intended to be performed entirely outside of ColoradoAny employment agency, person or entity that submits a r--sum-- into this career site or to a hiring manager does so with the understanding that the applicant's r--sum-- will become the property of Niagara Bottling, LLC. Niagara Bottling, LLC will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.Employment agencies that have fee agreements with Niagara Bottling, LLC and have been engaged on a search shall submit r--sum-- to the designated Niagara Bottling, LLC recruiter or, upon authorization, submit r--sum-- into this career site to be eligible for placement fees.

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