Key Result Areas
Identify and communicate to the technical team new projects supporting customer
business objectives to create new products, production processes of greater
performance, increase market share, reduce costs, and improve quality and
consistency of Fibrous and Deli-Pak.
Identification of new projects is done through interaction with
customers, sales, marketing, technical, management, and manufacturing.
Provide leadership, priorities, and assign tasks to the technical group on
existing and new projects.
Establish a data base of technical knowledge about the processes, chemistry and
incremental changes and improvements made in the products and processes. This
data will be sued to document the chronology of changes in the process and will
be used as resource for future technical projects and activities.
Proactively and affirmatively lead functional liaison activities between
R&D activities, projects and developments between VUSA and the corporate
Ensure proper focus and attention is applied to each project by creating
priorities for the technical team.
Priorities are based on business priority and require continuous
communication between departments within the company. Evaluate and eliminate any projects that do
not have justified business objectives.
Use extensive technical and management experience to train new and existing
staff and provide technical consultation for all areas of the Fibrous and
Identify and ensure technology transfers take place between older staff nearing
retirement to newer staff members. Goals
are to not lose key knowledge and capabilities in technology over time.
Create an open and supportive teamwork environment to develop a “High
Performance" work performance. Apply
different communication techniques on specific personality types in the team
using the “DISC Method" to maximize creative thought.
Unique technical expertise for cellulose and/or polymeric science is
critical. Technical expertise also in
areas of fluid dynamics, physical sciences, chemistry, engineering, and
Ph.D. in Chemistry or other Natural Science