UV Group Leader

Charlotte, NC

Post Date: 08/08/2018 Job ID: 347.18LR Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Pay Rate: 100,000 - 128,000

UV Group Leader

The UV Group Leader will lead team of employees in researching and developing new and/or improved technology, products, applications and intellectual property in their facility.  Work with VP Technology, Global Product Management and North American Leadership team to assess they are working on the right projects in the right way.  Work the plant operations and commercial team to ensure projects are planned and budgeted, the teams are working within the plan and that goals and objectives are being met.

  • Lead new product development process and ensure projects are well planned and led
  • Champion the stage gate process
  • Ensure viability of all new product developments for scale-up and manufacturing and regulatory compliance in all countries in which commercialization is envisioned
  • Assess new project ideas for technical feasibility and if the project opportunity supports the initiation of the new product development process
  • Conduct prior art searches to ensure freedom to practice for all new product and process developments
  • Identify any new IP that needs to be protected
  • Report to VP Technology, Global Product Management teams and North American Leadership Team on status of projects
  • Visit and communicate with customers in support of potential or current development project and technical service issues
  • Manage and development synthesis and application labs and support staff
  • Provide technical expertise in North American sales, regulatory, EHS, and process improvement teams as needed
  • Support identifying product packages (existing & new) to strengthen company’s position in their target market segments
  • Support company position as the leading supplier to the UV/EB market through participation in industry groups and creating / coordinating technical presentations and papers
  • Support Global Product Management, Global Technical Team and North American commercial team in new product developments driven from other company R&D centers
  • Participate on Global Technical team and share / utilize best practices and knowledge across company R&D centers
  • Identify potentially interesting technology under development in academia and make proposals to VP Technology / Product Manager Acrylates to support / sponsor / license
  • Manage development projects at universities as directed by VP Technology
  • Ensure laboratory notebooks are maintained at the standards developed by the USPTO and are archived safely

**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:  347.18LR


  • MS/PhD from an accredited university or college in Chemistry or related discipline in the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications, training, and/or work experience
  • 10 years of experience in a similar position, ideally with specific experience developing acrylate products
  • International business background, working for a multi-national manufacturing company
  • 3-5 years of supervisory experience
  • This is a hands-on position not just a supervisory role
  • Microsoft products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Teams and SharePoint

**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:  347.18LR

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


For more information please reach out!

Not ready to apply?

Send an email reminder to:

Share This Job:

Related Jobs: