• Senior Product Development Scientist

    Job Locations US-MI-Munising
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    R & D
  • Overview

    Neenah has built a tradition of innovation, service and growth since its founding in 1873 and we create value by improving the image and performance of everything we touch. Based in Alpharetta, GA with R&D and manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany, Neenah is a publicly traded company and a global leader serving customers across 6 continents in more than 80 countries. We are a leading manufacturer of both specialty, performance-based products that serve a variety of end markets, and premium fine papers and packaging used to convey and enhance image through unique colors, textures, and finishes. Neenah presents true, varied and exciting choices that are both environmentally and aesthetically exceptional through sound environmental practices at our manufacturing facilities.


    Neenah is growing and actively searching for a Senior Product Development Scientist to support our Performance Materials Global R&D Team.  The candidate should have the education, technical skills, and knowledge to develop new and innovative products, addressing challenges that result in solutions for our customers while expanding Neenah’s product portfolio.  Ideal candidates have the attitude, initiative and excellent interpersonal skills to support Neenah’s collaborative, high-achievement culture.


    • Lead mulit-level product development projects or be a key member on large projects, carrying out assignments in a timely, diligent, safe and professional manner
    • Provide new product designs in an effective, timely and efficient manner while providing good technical decisions regarding process capabilities and customer expectations
    • Employ innovative approaches to short range problems and creative concepts for projects moderate in scope with broadly defined objectives
    • Serve as principle R&D scientist for a single or multiple product lines, conducting laboratory bench studies, process/production trials and product analysis
    • Document knowledge and report research and development work as required by R&D policy
    • Work extensively together internally with the Global R&D team, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, Mfg., Procurement and Quality teams simultaneously with external Customers and vendors
    • Contribute to consulting internally in areas of technical expertise across Neenah businesses


    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Paper Science, Chemical Engineering or other related professional field
    • Five years of product design, development and production implementation resulting in new and sustaining products generating new product sales
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, verbal and written. Experience working directly with customers.
    • Demonstrated flexibility, ability to travel domestic and international, ability to work on multiple assignments
    • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with computer programs necessary for R&D documentation, reporting and communication


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