Manager, Research & Development - Mast Global - NYC

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New York, NY, United States
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Job ID: 45054

JOB Title: Manager, R&D
DEPARTMENT: Research & Development / Technical Services
REPORTS TO: Director, R&D

Mast Global, part of the L Brands family, is a supply chain team recognized world-wide for its innovation, speed, efficiency and quality. Mast Global supports the $10 billion L Brands enterprise as its production, sourcing and logistics arm, providing our world-renowned brands with the best in end-to-end make and move solutions. Mast Global includes development, production and sourcing of intimates, apparel, accessories and gifts, home fragrances, and personal care; technical services focused on production efficiency, regulatory compliance and quality assurance; and a full-service logistics operation that delivers global supply chain solutions beyond basic transportation, warehousing and distribution.

OVERVIEW:
Leadership role within a high-performance and fast-paced culture focused around the area of technical formulation. A trusted advisor to both internal & external strategic business partners for new personal and home care product development. Leads a team of motivated and experienced associates from various scientific backgrounds to achieve the technical and aesthetic performance requirements our customer has come to expect. Approximately 70 percent of time dedicated to commercializing projects and 30 percent to strategic initiatives. Typically reports to Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Tracks projects of medium - high complexity and typical development timing.
-Accountable for commercialization of programs within the scope of assigned Brand responsibility, which includes the following:
+Ensuring Chemical and aesthetic product integrity
+Achieving the desired performance attributes
+Delivering products on time, complete within cost in accordance to commercialization timelines
+Products meet or exceed all global safety, regulatory requirements as well as corporate and Brand Credos
-Assists Director in establishing the technical strategy for the Brands including timeline feasibility, risk mitigation, target costs, key ingredient selections, brief reviews and development priorities
-Provides more tactical support for projects of medium to high complexity
-Technical oversight at the inception of the project (Brief reviews)
-Provides mentoring and coaching to all team members
-Attend, support and contribute at all relevant cross functional meetings
-Anticipate, plan for, and mitigate any potential barriers that could potentially impact success

Relationship Development
-Technical advisor in decisions regarding process and products with MAST cross functional teams
-Will maintain a strong advisory relationship with contract filler and raw material supplier
-Influential in helping their cross functional partners reach a decision
-Demonstrates and promotes collaboration with functional and cross functional partners

Team Management and Development
-Responsible for setting program priorities and expectations with our contract filler
-Accountable for the overall technical proficiency and competency development of his or her team and assist in the career development of direct and indirect reports
-Attend and report back relevant learnings from external, industry seminars and trade shows
-Accountable to escalate program challenges to director
-Ensures Individual Development Plan & Personal Performance Objectives are in place - self and direct reports
-Conducts Performance Reviews
-Participates in department Talent Review discussions and leads conversation for direct reports
-Provides Coaching & Feedback throughout organization
-Contributes to Associate Opinion Survey/Organization Leadership Review, Hiring and On-Boarding of new Associates
-Develops Process improvement for realized speed and efficiency within the team

Data Systems/Process
-SAP/PLM
-Live Links

QUALIFICATIONS:
-10 years research and development experience preferred
-Experience managing associates
-Knowledge of both domestic and global formulation requirement
-Highly motivated and influential individual who possess strong technical acumen
-Some experience in leading and building relevant capability within the team
-Someone who leads our values:
The Customer Rules
Passion Leads to Success
Inclusion Makes Us Stronger
It Matters How We Play the Game

EDUCATION:
-Bachelor's degree in a science related field or equivalent experience
-May have advanced degree
Mast Global, part of the L Brands family, is a supply chain team recognized world-wide for its innovation, speed, efficiency and quality. Mast Global supports the $10 billion L Brands enterprise as its production, sourcing and logistics arm, providing our world-renowned brands with the best in end-to-end make and move solutions. Mast Global includes development, production and sourcing of intimates, apparel, accessories and gifts, home fragrances, and personal care; technical services focused on production efficiency, regulatory compliance and quality assurance; and a full-service logistics operation that delivers global supply chain solutions beyond basic transportation, warehousing and distribution.

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