Polymer Synthesis Group Leader / Manager

Philadelphia, PA

Posted: 07/12/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 318.19LR Pay Rate: 100,000 - 150,000

Polymer Synthesis Group Leader / Manager

Will oversee lab, including new product development.  This person will supervise 3 polymer synthesis chemists.  This is a hands-on position.

Essential Functions:

  • Management of technical staff
  • Provide technical support to customers and sales personnel
  • Oversee new product development
  • Coordinate and facilitate direction of technical management staff
  • Oversee intellectual property issues
  • Maintain and develop new technical position in business areas
  • Monitor the safety, health, and environmental impact of our processes and products
  • Interact with governmental agencies and research organizations within the purview of company businesses
  • Monitor other chemically related businesses and technologies worldwide
  • Evaluate new business opportunities
  • Review and approve Quality System documentation such as MSDS, Labels, Safety/Risk Assessments, Raw Material Specifications, New Product Development forms, Design Development worksheets, etc.

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 / larry@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  318.19LR


  • BS/MS/PhD in Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry or Industrial Engineering
  • 10+ years previous work experience:
    • Process development:
      • Development, scale-up and plant introduction of polymer processes
      • Plant troubleshooting
      • Waste disposal handling experience
      • Hazardous response experience / knowledge
      • Project Management
    • Development of quality control systems helpful
    • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment
    • Familiarity or experience with scale-up and plant introduction of chemical processes
    • Lean Six Sigma
    • Knowledge of chemical and polymer processing / polymerization chemistry
    • Knowledge of batch suspension polymerizations required
    • Basic knowledge of chemicals and their interactions required
    • Ability to teach aspects of plant and process chemistry
    • Knowledge of FDA, cGMP, OSHA, EPA standard required
    • Ability to supervise, delegate and work well with others
    • Strong writing and organizational skills
    • Knowledge of utility systems and plant operations
    • Strong leadership skills
    • Good interpersonal communication skills
    • Highly organized
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Must be flexible and be collaborative

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 / larry@cps4jobs.com.

JO:  318.19LR


Larry Riederer
Market Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience with Chemical Personnel Search (CPS) . All we do is recruit and place people in the chemical industry nationwide. CPS has been recruiting chemists, engineers, sales people and supply chain since 1973. I work with 40 other recruiters. 

I have a wide range of positions and levels.
The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Lubricants, Personal Care, Skin/Hair Care, Cleaners and Specialty Chemicals.

These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. 

Specialties: We specialize in placing Chemists, Scientists and Managers in the industrial chemical industry


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