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Location : Sparta, MI 49345
Headquarters : Germany
Hiring Mode : Full Time
Hiring Role : Developer
Experience : Mid Level
The Product Developer (PD) is responsible to design, plan, coordinate, conduct, evaluate and document development activities in the field of s/s, d/s tapes and auxiliary products. The PD is responsible for implementing new and experimental products. The PD is responsible for maintenance of a defined part of the product assortment, including raw and intermediate materials. The PD will visit suppliers and customers on a regular basis in order to extend and intensify the product knowledge and to understand our customer applications, the requirements and his pain points. The PD works closely with the International R&D groups in Hamburg and China, and with the relevant national and international Marketing groups, and serves as liaison with Sales and Customers.
Supporting feasibilities and product development projects
Work within the framework of tesa Quality Standard.
Uphold company safety, environmental, quality and laboratory standards.
Interpret laboratory and field test studies and compose professional reports in an understandable manner.
Leading and coordinating feasibilities and product development projects meeting technical, price and timeline requirements.
Analyze complex results generated by standard and non-standard test methods.
Independently operate and maintain all relevant lab equipment.
Evaluate, maintain and implement raw materials.
Interface customers to validate performance of samples and new products during the initiation and development phase of a project.
Support and consult marketing and sales functions as well as customers in product assortment knowledge and product related testing.
Evaluate, maintain and implement third party products and services.
Create a network with adjacent functions (sales, marketing, R&D HQ) as necessary to accomplish the project targets.
Monitor competitive environment in marketplace.
Actively and independently investigate new product development opportunities and define targets for development projects
Take active steps to bring projects forward, identify roadblocks and offer complete solutions.
Education: PhD or Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in chemistry / engineering / science or equivalent technical experience required.
Market-relevant experience in similar or related field preferred.
Knowledge of mathematics, including general statistics is required.
Must be PC proficient in Windows/Microsoft Office.
Excellent communication skills for interaction with all internal and external customers.
Ability to stand at a workstation and/or move throughout the facility during the majority of the day.
Requires normal lifting, use of both hands, correctable vision and lack of color-blindness.
Must be able to travel by air/auto as required, including international.
tesa tape Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled