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Principal Scientist (R&D/ Technology)

Ref: 542427

Richmond Hill, GA, USA


  • Permanent
  • Chemical Manufacturing Expertise
  • Continuous Improvement Specialist
  • Immediately Available

About the candidate

With over 11 years of extensive experience in the chemical manufacturing industry, this outstanding organic chemist has a proven track record in leading continuous improvement initiatives by employing cross-functional teams and resources. The candidate is particularly interested in pursuing a Senior Process Chemist role and brings thorough expertise in customer and plant support, raw material and product qualifications, scale-ups, plant trials, RCAs, quality system management including audits, and more. Tapping into a diverse skill set, this candidate aims to leverage their experience in research and innovation, product and process development, DOE, teamwork, quality systems management, change management, continuous improvement, Lean Sigma, and laboratory and process safety to contribute to the success and advancement of future projects.

What makes them great?

  • Outstanding project leadership as evidenced by leading a technology group in driving customer-centric innovation, successfully handling technical support to customers, operations, regulatory, and quality.
  • Substantial savings on raw material cost by leading a project to reformulate an existing product, resulting in $1.8 million savings.
  • Achieved process yields improvements in a product line by 10%, which amounted to cost savings of approximately $632k per year.
  • Developed new cellulose derivatives for various applications, providing leadership in managing project teams and reporting project results to customers and sponsors.

Areas of expertise

  • Research & Innovation
  • Product and Process Development
  • DOE (Design of Experiments)
  • Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration
  • Quality Systems Management
  • Change Management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Lean Sigma
  • Laboratory & Process Safety

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