Ou r client is a world leader that will transform industry, turning end of life tires into a better, more viable rubber developing groundbreaking technologies
They need a Innovation Lead who has rubber and polymer industry experience, is motivated by solving problems and can drive innovative solutions. Our client thrives on making the impossible, possible, and have fun as a team making it a greener and safer planet for all.
? Work closely with the Founder, internal stake holders and outside innovators in combination with internal product development, application and marketing groups to identify areas that can be developed and deliver breakthrough innovation that brings significant value to market thru Idea Generation & Proof of Concept.
? Evaluate and prioritize identified opportunities where they can bring innovative concepts to, significantly improve performance of customers products or increase efficiency within customers assembly techniques
? Work with external and internal partners to seek input and/ or brainstorm potential solutions to identified opportunities.
? Build proof of concept prototypes, engage with internal stakeholders and external customers to validate opportunities
? Participate and/or lead projects to develop and validate customer and innovation solutions leading to commercialization.
? Lead commercialization efforts to introduce concepts to market.
Requirements for Innovation Lead Rubber
? BS degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or Materials Engineering
? 10 years innovation experience in the rubber, polymer or resins industry
? Comprehensive understanding of production processes, mixing equipment
? Proven track record of creating and delivering new concepts to market.
? Innovative mindset, unafraid, inspired and determined to bring something new to market.
? Successful track record developing strong relationships with external customers, key business partners and cross functional teams.
? Highly results oriented with the proven ability to manage projects to meet deadlines.
? Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and strong project management skills
? Excellent communication skills ability to share technical details to a diversified audience.
? Travel as needed