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R*D Manager Job


Wauwatosa, WI, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Research and Development
Posting Date:  Oct 7, 2021

R&D Manager - PMB

Reports to R&D Director, Consumer & Construction  Business Unit

Job dimensions

Manage a team of chemists and technicians for R&D in order to offer PMB solutions

Manage a salary and expense budget worth about $1 million

Manage a product portfolio worth about $60 million a year in sales

Manage products and process improvements in the PMB area from an R&D perspective

Manage the Project Portfolio and Project Dashboard for all PMB projects


- Manage projects thru Stage Gate process and collaboration of cross-functional teams the success of R&D projects

- Accountable for managing product portfolio of PMB projects

- Lead and manage technical efforts of chemists and technicians in order to develop or improve products for further growth of the business

- Lead safety inspections in co-operations with other managers

- Prioritize active project thru portfolio management in monthly team meetings

- Manage work on cost reductions, process improvements, and quality/performance improvements of existing products and technology.

- Be updated on all procedural and technological changes of ANSI/ISO methods by i.e. attending industry technical meetings  as they are related to Bostik cement based products.

- Active participation in regulatory conversations with Industry organizations,

- Provide R&D support to manufacturing, marketing, and sales when required.

- Provide production support for the PMB plants

- Ability to travel 20-30% of the time



Technical focus on cement-based products that find an application in the flooring industry

Manage work habits in the PMB team in accordance with OSHA, EPA and Bostik specific guidelines to insure a safe and clean lab environment, Insure safe work environment in the PMB lab

Work with research institutes, universities, government agencies and industrial associations

Use of the stage process and execution of project plans to insure that technical goals that are aligned against business objectives.

Work with cross-functional teams to move product development from exploration through commercialization, develop new technologies and drive the development of new intellectual property.

Support to meet the business objectives

Work on process improvements in cross-functional teams

Set clear expectations for the PMB team

Take an active part in work related conflict solving

Qualifications / experience required

Minimum a Bachelor's degree in a chemistry, material science or material engineering, Master degree or PhD a plus

Expert knowledge of cement and inorganic chemistry and applications in construction systems.

Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional team

Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects

Result oriented


Ability to work well with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Good communication skills

A career with Bostik offers a collaborative work environment and supportive development to reach your career goals, with benefits starting day one as part of our competitive total rewards strategy.  Bostik, an Arkema company, is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employees 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries. www.bostik.comThe diversity of our employees is an asset we value and commit to from recruitment through career management.  Bostik is an EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace.  The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications

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