Saint-Gobain R&D Manager, Forming and 3D Printing in Northborough, Massachusetts

As a R&D Manager, the candidate will be expected to effectively lead cross functional teams by managing others to execute and deliver project objectives. The candidate will be expected to lead R&D projects in the areas of applications technology and process measurement, collaborate effectively with R&D colleagues, product managers, product engineers, application engineers and external customers, create and execute project plans, design and conduct experiments, analyze data, and present findings in written and oral formats. Candidate is also expected to play a role in proposing projects and programs vital to the R&D direction of the group. Further the candidate with be responsible for developing direct reports and others within group.

  • Utilizes advanced scientific theory and new technology in innovative original research for major impact of development / improvement / application of materials / products / processes

  • Provides scientific leadership to associates and colleagues throughout Saint-Gobain.

  • Manages a portfolio of multiple projects simultaneously, on time, well documented and within budget to meet business and customer objectives.

  • Demonstrates open and collaborative approach in all areas of responsibility.

  • Manages full business project portfolio across multiple regions and markets. Insures resources and projects are aligned with strategic focus of the business. Takes lead in the hiring and staffing of the teams - insuring that we hire strong skills both technical and leadership. Prepares reviews for business and technical leadership. Have excellent communications skills - oral and written.

  • Required to develop assigned employees and self to fullest potential.

  • Viewed as a great leader of people, while maintaining a broad-based knowledge of Company products/processes/technology.

  • Works with key IP Attorney and key business leadership in order to insure the strategic management of the IP portfolio

  • Able to communicate technically with internal competencies, university collaborators and customers and utilize knowledge to advance projects and identify productive synergies and apply these to find solutions/advancements.

  • Utilizes Gate Process methodology to manage groups research projects

  • PhD with 9+ years experience plus demonstrated technical judgment/accomplishments.

  • Must possess a body of technical work commensurate with their years of experience including but not limited to: demonstration of familiarity with statistical tools, data analysis, and drawing conclusions based on a collection of basic data and interpretation, IP, Patents, and technical documents.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects within a structured process (Gate).

  • Demonstrated ability to give and receive constructive feedback.

  • Demonstrate ability to network within and out of group.

  • Respectful communication and ability to collaborate in a team environment required.

  • Demonstrate ability to network within and out of group.

  • Develop ability to maintain composure and organize teams in high pressure situation.

  • Demonstrate understanding of company policies

  • Demonstrate understanding of corporate structure

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.