Job Summary: 
Leads and directs the Godfrey & Wing Sealant Division, including, but not limited to financial performance, pricing, production, quality assurance and control, safety, and research & development.

Aurora, OH

Financial Responsibilities:

  • P&L responsibility to the Gross Profit level

  • Works closely with Sales to establish product pricing

  • Works closely with Purchasing to manage raw material cost and availability

  • Establishes annual budget

Operations/Manufacturing Responsibilities:

  • Ensures manufacturing systems are safe, efficient, and effective at manufacturing quality product

  • Analyzes need to expand manufacturing into other markets and when appropriate, leads the implementation of manufacturing systems in those markets

  • Monitors and measures supplier performance and implements corrective action where necessary

  • Monitors, measures, and develops employee performance and implements corrective actions where necessary

  • Ensures compliance of the Division with all relevant regulations, including, but not limited to, Environmental, Department of Transportation, OSHA

Customer and Prospect Facing:

  • Coordinates with Sales and Marketing team to develop and optimize product marketing and collateral materials as well as web presence
  • Leads investigation and resolution of customer product complaints
  • Works with marketing to analyze and define the global market and create strategic plans for increasing market share

Compliance and Support:

  • Engage in key or targeted customer activities, such as technical support and problem solving – subject
    matter expert.
  • Subject matter expert on competitive products, strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop technical resource data for use by sales (assisted by marketing dept)

Lab and Research & Development:

  • Leads lab activities and research & development efforts of the company and drives product development timelines
         -New product development and testing
         -Existing product QC checks
         -Field sample analysis
         -Competing product analysis
  • Active participant in discussions with customers and prospects in new markets to better understand market potential and product expectations
  • Keep abreast of new technical developments in the market and proactively adapt to them

Bachelor’s degree required. Chemical Engineer or Organic Chemist preferred.

5+ years successful in a manufacturing environment. Project management and R & D experience a plus.

Specific Skills:
Excellent leadership/supervisory abilities to include - goal orientation, problem-solving skills with the ability to use good business judgment and make decisions, teaching, and strategic thinking. Experience in a customer-facing role. Ability to respond to company/employee/customer needs in high-pressure situations. Experience with budget preparation and vendor relationships.

Specialized Knowledge:

  • ISO9001:2015 required.
  • DOT49/CFR required
  • IMO/IMDG required
  • Prop 65, REACH and RoHS required
  • OSHA and EPA regulations required