Technical Director

Greensboro, NC

Posted: 02/23/2023 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 763.22TM Pay Rate: 110,000 - 120,000 Experience:

Job Description

Technical Director

The Technical Director will lead and develop the technical team that oversees manufacturing support, quality control, regulatory, R&D projects, and customer satisfaction.  This includes leading the identification and successful completion to launch new products and the management of a strong pipeline of projects to support consistent flow and injection of strategic new products.  The position will lead R&D for manufacturing and quality control, including testing and technical laboratory management.  Key emphasis is placed on creating a culture aligned within the goals of the company to build key technical and leadership capabilities within the team while maintaining a productive, diverse, and engaged workforce, comprised of the best talent.  The Technical Director will report to the company President. 

  • Set strategic direction and determine staff goals / objectives / priorities for technical team with responsibility for product formulation, method development, product quality control / management, and compliance to ensure delivery of company goals
  • Promote prioritization of support for manufacturing, product quality, and facility compliance activities
  • Ensure flow of new product projects, in support of company and customer goals for new product launches and oversight of project timelines
  • Lead and direct technical team to align with customer satisfaction, including product use and application, product quality, environmental / regulatory issues, and new product development
  • Prepare reports and presentations for company and customers
  • Provide technical and strategic business advise to the company president
  • Lead ad hire staff in alignment with the values identified by company president
  • Overall team leadership including setting individual / team goal, ensuring employee development, providing on-going coaching and feedback, recognizing employees for their contributions, performing annual performance appraisals, enabling meaningful career experiences, and creating an inclusive and safe work environment
  • Travel to customer sites as necessary – travel 10%

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  763.22TM

Job Requirements

Technical Qualifications:


  • 10 years minimum in a paper/food packaging coating environment
  • 3 years minimum in a management position within the R&D function


  • Master’s or Ph.D. in chemistry, polymer coatings, paper engineering, or related field (Ph.D. preferred)


  • Strong leadership (communication, coaching, motivation, team building
  • Strong problem-solving ability
  • Superior organizational skills
  • Proven ability to manage R&D projects
  • Proven ability to work effectively with technical staff, senior management, production team, sales team, and customers to accomplish company goals
  • In depth knowledge of coating formulation, paper manufacturing / coating, food packaging coating, and related quality control and testing matters

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Tory Mack at

JO:  763.22TM

Meet Your Recruiter

Tory Mack
Technical Recruiter

What I Do:

I am proud to be part of the CPS flagship division, Industrial Laboratory. Our company started in order to serve the industrial chemicals industry, one of the backbones of the U.S. economy, by bringing together talented technical specialists with the companies that need them. I recruit and place people in the following positions:

  • Formulation/Product Development
  • Organic and Polymer Synthesis
  • Application Chemistry
  • Technical Service
  • Process Chemistry
  • Analytical/Method Development
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Group Leader/R&D Manager

My Recruiting Philosophy:

When working with you as a candidate I have 3 goals:

Listen and ask questions to find out what the right opportunities look like for you

Connect you with active openings and interested companies based on your criteria

Educate you throughout the interview process to help you become a standout candidate for each individual opportunity

About Me:

I grew up in Southern Indiana and moved to the greater Chicago area 10 years ago. My education is in opera and music, so I enjoy anything and everything related to the arts! I love helping people through recruiting – I believe the right career move is one of the most important decisions a person can make and it is a privilege to be a part of that process.

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