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Company: Nice-Pak
Location: Montvale, NJ
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel

Description

POSITION PURPOSE:

The Senior Scientist-Household Wipes position is a critical role within the Nice-Pak R&D organization, supporting product development and providing technical oversight for household/surface cleaning wipes for our Branded and Private Label wet wipes portfolio.   In this role, the Senior Scientist will serve as a lead formulator and project owner for assigned projects covering household cleaning wipes, EPA registered disinfecting wipes, EPA sanitizing wipes, lens/electronic cleaning wipes and other common household cleaning wipes.  This role will work cross-functionally with Marketing, Sales, Operations, Regulatory and Legal to advance projects from concept to launch to achieve desired milestones and objectives. It is an ideal opportunity for any individual looking to leverage and develop his/her technical and formulation skills, with opportunity for career advancement in a dynamic, fast-paced and challenging work environment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES:

  • Lead technical and formula development aspects for assigned projects and advance them through the product development process, working cross-functionally with Nonwoven Engineering, Packaging, Marketing, Consumer Insights, Procurement, Regulatory, Legal and Operations
  • Utilize technical expertise and formulation skills to identify new wet wipe ingredients, technologies and benefits for household/surface cleaning wipes, and develop new products that address consumer needs
  • Coordinate all technical testing and claims support needs for new wet wipe developments including performance testing, stability testing, safety tests and consumer in-home use studies
  • Work with internal and external partners to identify new technologies and innovation opportunities that can be applied to Nice Pak's wet wipes portfolio for potential innovation and business growth opportunities
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Project Management to develop, prioritize and execute assigned project portfolio
  • Support the development of technical product strategies and plans for innovation projects and execute with excellence
  • Develop, write and validate new test methods to support new technology/benefit claims as needed
  • Partner with Operations/Manufacturing to validate and scale-up new household/surface cleaning wet wipe product developments and innovations; issue justification proposals for any new equipment/process required to support new innovation development and manufacture
  • Build detailed technical knowledge of the household/surface cleaning wet wipe product portfolio and leverage within daily activities
  • Foster personal development growth with continuous coaching and feedback on career development partnering with HR and direct line manager
  • Supervise and develop any assigned direct reports

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS:

  • Achievement: Ability to deliver technical work on time, without issue and in a quality manner
  • Ownership: Ability to demonstrate strong ownership of assigned projects and project work – ability to work independently
  • Partnership Skills: Ability to work well cross-functionally, communicate effectively and work as part of a team to achieve objectives
  • Entrepreneurial Skills: Ability to demonstrate creativity in the role, explore new and more efficient ways of working and contribute new product ideas

QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION:

  • Bachelors' Degree in Chemistry or related, relevant scientific discipline; Master's degree is a plus

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE:

  • Understanding of the Product Development Process from concept ideation through launch
  • Computer proficiency (Outlook / Word / Excel / Project)

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 5-8+ year's prior work experience in the development of new products for household/surface cleaning applications; previous experience working with nonwovens/wipes is an advantage
  • Proven track record of developing and launching new products as part of a cross functional team
  • Prior experience working on regulated and or EPA products is a plus

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Proactive, results-oriented with good leadership skills and a drive for achievement
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively cross-functionally
  • Excellent communication and networking skills
  • Ability to multi-task, with strong time management skills
  • Independent with willingness to take on new challenges
  • Strong problem solving and project management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment and adapt readily to change
  • Strong intellectual curiosity - always looking for new ways to improve products or processes

WORKING CONDITIONS:

LABORATORY & OFFICE ENVIRONMENT:

  • Associate will work in a laboratory and office environment with some travel to manufacturing facilities

 

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