Teknor Apex

  • Technical Director - in Singapore

    Job Locations US-RI-Pawtucket
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    Celebrating over 90 years…


    Teknor Apex Company is a privately held, global material science company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.  We manufacture for our eight divisions in 9 locations in the U.S., and one each in Singapore, China, Belgium and Germany.


    In all our businesses we pride ourselves on our commitment to technical innovation, quality products and custom service.  Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.


    As Technical Director, this position is ultimately responsible for all the R & D, Technical Service, Manufacturing Technical Support, Quality Assurance and Quality Control at TAAP (Singapore) and TASZ (China). You will serve as a member of TAAP Management Team and Global Technology Leadership Team.  This role will be located in Singapore with frequent travel to China.

    • Manage all technical activity including Technical Service, R&D, Quality and Process Engineering efforts within TAAP and TASZ by setting priorities, direction, goals and objectives for all business groups.
    • Responsible for monitoring, completing, and documenting all projects.
    • Ensures that department goals are consistent and supportive of business goals.
    • Assist in the setting up of systems to monitor progress for various key activities.
    • Assist hiring and training of new Technical employees.
    • Manage individual Technical Groups which includes handling of personnel issues, performance evaluations, and disciplinary procedures
    • Effectively identify, define and procure resources for the growing Technical Group such as manpower, equipment, etc.
    • Ensures adherence to Safety and Regulatory procedures.
    • Works with Corporate Regulatory Affairs to ensure compliance with global requirements relevant for TAAP businesses.
    • Works with Quality Department to prepare for and facilitate inspections and audits by regulatory agencies and/or clients.
    • With the Managing Director sets budget for Technical, monitors progress, makes changes, and keeps within the budget.
    • Directs evaluation of new materials and vendor quality
    • Has regular interaction with corporate technical departments

    Qualifications & Competencies

    • MS or PhD in Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Engineering or Polymer Science
    • Minimum 10-15 years experience in polymers.
    • 5 years in technology management
    • Fluent in English (read, write, speak), Bilingual Chinese preferred
    • Ability to manage a large diverse technical effort
    • Ability to communicate well both verbally and written
    • Technical skills in polymer science and polymer processing
    • Proficient inERP and Lab Management Systems

    In addition to the requirements listed our most successful employees also possess these core competencies:  

    Creativity & Innovation * Project Management * Analytical Thinking * Leading & Managing Change * Visioning & Alignment * Strategic Thinking * Results Management * Client Focus * Work Ethics * Teamwork * Developing Others * Business Perspective * Achievement Orientation


    This position is located in Singapore, relocation assistance available.


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