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Sr. Manager, Nylon Applications

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Genomatica, IncSan Diego, CA
$150 - $200
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  • Full-Time Regular Professional San Diego, CA, US
  • Title: Sr. Manager, Nylon Applications
  • Department: Product Development & Technical Applications Support
  • We are accelerating the world's transformation to sustainable materials by replacing fossil fuel sources with plants.
  • geno believes that all products should be responsibly sourced, traceable and transparent — the sustainable source.
  • Our vision to drive climate action at scale starts by making the same molecules, ingredients, and materials we rely on every day, deriving them from more sustainable sources.
  • We're proud to help leading brands and manufacturers meet their sustainability, decarbonization and circularity goals for everything from carpets to car parts, clothing to cleaning products.
  • The Senior Manager, Nylon Product Applications Development is accountable for ensuring fit-for-use of Genomatica’s nylon offerings.
  • This position will have full responsibility for developing the Nylon product line’s applications capability and information packages required to market the product effectively to the value chain and future customers.
  • In addition, this position will also think creatively about potential Applications IP and brainstorm new applications with the business development team.
  • Essential Functions and Responsibilities include the following.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Develop and execute all applications qualifications plans to ensure successful product launch and customer applications support
  • Work with strategic partners and customers to lead the applications work on Genomatica’s behalf
  • Build and manage a set of partner labs and external entities to advance the applications testing efficiently
  • Work with Analytical and 3 rd party labs to establish testing and analysis capabilities and generate accurate data required for predicting product applicability, product stability (shelf-life determination), competitive benchmarking, and new testing methods.
  • Develop and/or adapt application testing capabilities such as polymerization and formulations to demonstrate product fitness-for-use in applications (and/or) engage in external collaborations for new product application development with Genomatica partners along with business development team
  • Identify and prioritize product requirement variances across end segments, manage the portfolio of qualified end uses from an applications fit-for-use perspective.
  • Recommend new product grades.
  • Author and publish technical application data sheets and journal articles to drive uptake and create visibility for Genomatica’s products into desired end markets.
  • Present at technical conferences
  • Define and complete testing protocols and SOPs, Certification requirements
  • Generate prototypes utilizing contract resources and/or partners
  • Provide technical expertise and applications support to Genomatica sales team and their customers
  • Generate new Intellectual Property for Genomatica’s unique compositions and associated processes, novel uses in new applications, and trade-secret know-how
  • Assist with special projects as requested and perform additional duties such as supporting Commercial and Legal teams with planning and execution of experiments internally or at outside lab(s) for new business development and patent protection/litigation
  • Qualifications & Experience
  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required in order satisfactorily perform in this role.
  • Minimum education qualification is a Bachelor's degree in materials science, chemistry, polymer science and engineering, chemical engineering or related field or an advanced degree in similar fields.
  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience in plastics, product development and applications, or an advanced degree and 7+ years of similar experience.
  • Direct experience with Nylon is highly preferred.
  • Experience with polymer preparation, characterization and understanding of structures and property relationships
  • Experience with polymer processing, extrusion, spinning, injection molding etc.
  • Experience with chemical conversion testing, formulation preparation, and other material preparations for application testing
  • Understanding in chemical and/or bio-polymer application development and testing including but not limited to fiber, filaments, molded parts, film etc.
  • Understanding in chemical and/or bioproduct qualification, characterization and raw material characterization (physical, mechanical and analytical testing)
  • Ability to identify suitable CRO and universities for services and research collaborations
  • Experience with people management, and team building
  • Good judgment to prioritize customer issues based on their urgency and severity
  • Experimental designs, data analysis and prepare and present reports
  • Direct experience with new product launches is a plus
  • Excellent organization, prioritization, time management and planning
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to handle highly confidential materials in a discrete and professional manner
  • Ability to interact comfortably, confidentially, and professionally with all levels of the organization and external customers/strategic partners
  • Team player committed to success and getting the job done well.
  • Strong customer orientation with market-backed thinking.
  • Agility in execution, collegial approach to problem solving, self-starter with hands-on approach
  • Technical literacy with an emphasis on Microsoft Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Word and Design of Experiments packages
  • Approachable, solutions-oriented and able to able to elegantly handle customer concerns
  • Desire to learn new things, positive attitude and enthusiasm
  • Work Environment/ Physical Demands
  • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Work environment will include both laboratory and desk work, and occasional travel to customer/partner sites.
  • Genomatica is committed to providing exciting career opportunities in an environment that values trust, respect, openness, teamwork, creativity, enthusiasm, and diligence.
  • We strive to create a culture that enables and encourages everyone to bring their whole selves to work.
  • We are committed to be a company where everyone feels they have equal opportunity to reach their potential.
  • Everyone is accepted and appreciated for who they are and what they bring to Genomatica.
  • We are looking for innovative, highly motivated, and collaborative people who enjoy the challenges and rewards of a company devoted to commercializing cutting-edge sustainable technology.
  • Check us out on our LinkedIn Life page.
  • Genomatica is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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