Church and Dwight: Arm and Hammer Specialty Division- Wisconsin
June 6, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
Job Title: Product Development Manager, Poultry
Department: SPD – Animal Nutrition
Reports To: Director Innovation and Product Development
Manage technology development using the Microbial Terror platform for the animal productivity product lines within the poultry business. This requires managing the product development scientist team in the laboratory and also effectively communicating across all other functions and directly with customers as needed.
Role Accountabilities and Responsibilities
Lead all technology development using the Microbial Terroir platform in the Wisconsin laboratories to support the poultry area.
The position will have 2 to 4 direct reports who will all be supporting the assigned species product development using the Microbial Terroir platform.
Work closely with research collaborators as well as sales and field technical service personnel to prioritize efforts that will maximize sales growth
Manage the technical scientists, laboratory activities and staffing needs to insure that business needs are being met in a cost effective and efficient manner.
Process samples in the laboratory as needed.
Curate the bacterial library and sample database
Review data and analytical results, prepare reports for internal use and external use with customers.
Communicate results to the sales team and as needed directly with the customers either remotely or at the customer location.
Assist in patent preparation and drafting for products and processes relevant for the business
Maintain active competitive intelligence of competitor products and benchmarking analysis to the existing portfolio
Participate in interspecies coordination of biodiversity discovery pipeline
Travel up to 25% of the time.
Adhere to and follow established procedures and policies for working in the laboratory designated for the development of regulated products. Assist in maintaining laboratory compliance and development of SOP including equipment maintenance.
Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities, m/f/d/v.
Education and Experience
BS in Microbiology, Biology or related field from an accredited institution required. MS degree is preferred.
3+ years of related experience in research or product development.
Skills and Competencies
Strong scientific knowledge and hands on laboratory skills needed.
Must have the ability to study, identify, understand, prioritize, plan and clearly articulate market and customer requirements.
Computer literate and knowledgeable of MS Office.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills including presentation skills.
Self-motivated and takes ownership of assigned projects.
Works well independently and as part of a team.
Ability to manage large workloads at times and to adapt to reprioritization as necessary in a rapidly changing environment.
Ability to work on multiple, concurrent projects without manager oversight.
Demonstrated organizational, work planning, and problem-solving skills.
CHD Core Competencies of Action Oriented, Dealing with Ambiguity, Decision Quality, Demonstration of Functional/Technical Skills, Integrity and Trust and Priority Setting
About Church and Dwight: Arm and Hammer Specialty Division- Wisconsin
Our Company in Waukesha, WI delivers innovative custom poultry and cattle probiotic products to improve and diversify its Princeton, New Jersey-based Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition division, which produces nutritional feed ingredients for livestock.
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