Hasbro Manager, Chemistry Lab Innovation in Pawtucket, Rhode Island
At Hasbro, we embrace the unique skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas. We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we’re committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and home, deliver excellence through team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.
The purpose of this function is to drive chemistry innovation with the product brand teams through the creation of new or modified compounds for toy, games and arts & crafts products for worldwide markets.
A day in the life:
Liaison between brand management, design & engineering, other internal disciplines to ensure strategic, priority, execution and cost alignment
Work closely with internal development teams to plan and assign appropriate technical resources for projects (internal /external)
Work with raw material suppliers to develop an understanding of the materials and their applications for products and use/abuse conditions related to child play patterns.
Research, identify, qualify and subcontract work with vendors consultants, inventors for applicable product compound formulations
Maintain current trend awareness in field of compounds, plastics, paperboard, wood and arts & craft materials and how they relate to the application of toy products and environmental life cycle assessment.
Conduct laboratory experimentation to develop new products. Consult with global scouring and vendors (US, EU, LAM and China) for manufacturing launch.
Provide technical advice to the plants during new process start-ups and full-scale implementation.
Manage technical documentation of compound development, toxicological, and regulatory compliance for toys, games, and licensed products.
Review new regulations (toy, chemical, arts & crafts) and assess their impact on the Hasbro product portfolio.
What you’ll bring:
Bachelor’s degree: Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering (Master preferred)
Experience required: 10+ years experience in industry, with particular focus on product development support, regulatory knowledge, life cycle assessment and product safety (toy safety preferred); strong understanding of the toy and/or adjacent consumer industry.
5+ years in management role
Knowledge & Skills required:
Good writing, communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
Domestic and International travel ability.
Subcontracting a variety of services a plus.
Chemistry / Engineering development background.
Understanding of worldwide, local, state and federal product safety standards.
Understanding of ASTM, ISO, and CEN processes.