Sr. Chemist, Product Innovation Mon Nov 25 00:00:00 CST 2019 Pawtucket, RI 610903400 18381 Global Development 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif">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&rsquo;re committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and life, deliver excellence through team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Hasbro is seeking a Sr. Chemist, Product Innovation to join our Chemistry Lab. &nbsp;In this role, you will&nbsp;drive chemistry innovation with the product brand teams through the creation of new or modified compounds for toy, games and arts &amp; crafts products for worldwide markets. This role conducts experimentation and provides early technical and feasibility guidance to product development teams about the chemical substances, properties and processes used to develop our global product.&nbsp; Under general direction from the Principal Scientist, the senior chemist partners with development engineers and designers, safety and reliability engineers, as well as external vendors, suppliers and trade associations to stay abreast of latest industry regulations, assess impact and supports new or modified formulations</span><strong><span>. </span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span><span style="color:#000000">&nbsp;</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span><span style="color:#000000">Primary Responsibilities/Duties:</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span>Conduct laboratory experimentation to develop new products or modifications to existing formulations.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Conduct analytical and characterization work on a variety of compounds including but not limited to thermal, rheological and spectroscopic analysis.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span><span style="color:#000000">Partner with development teams to ideate and prioritize new concepts.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span>Manage laboratory logistics, safety and administration as needed.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Continuously update technical knowledge in field of plastics, paperboard, wood and arts &amp; craft materials, and sustainability. </span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Work closely with manager to plan and organize technical product development tasks assigned.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Work with raw material suppliers to develop an advanced understanding of the materials and their applications to toy products.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span><span style="color:#000000">&nbsp;</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><strong><span><span style="color:#000000">Skills &amp; Competencies:</span></span></strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree: Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering</span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>5-10 years&rsquo; 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.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Supplier and vendor relationship experience is a plus.</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Good writing, communication, presentation and negotiation skills</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Strong team collaboration skills</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Domestic and International travel ability</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Ability to work in a diverse team environment</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Strong innovation skills and creative problem solver</span></span></span></span></li> <li>Fosters a sense of energy, ownership and personal commitment to work</li> <li>Responds resourcefully and constructively to new demands, priorities, and challenges or obstacles</li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Experience in compounding (paints, coatings, cosmetics, toys, adhesives)</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Analytical Chemistry/materials characterization background</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Technical writing. Ability to understand and translate to non-technical staff</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Understanding of global, federal, and state product safety standards</span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span>Knowledge of ASTM, ISO, and CEN processes</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p>Hasbro is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status.</p>

Sr. Chemist, Product Innovation

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 life, deliver excellence through team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.

 

Hasbro is seeking a Sr. Chemist, Product Innovation to join our Chemistry Lab.  In this role, you will 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. This role conducts experimentation and provides early technical and feasibility guidance to product development teams about the chemical substances, properties and processes used to develop our global product.  Under general direction from the Principal Scientist, the senior chemist partners with development engineers and designers, safety and reliability engineers, as well as external vendors, suppliers and trade associations to stay abreast of latest industry regulations, assess impact and supports new or modified formulations.

 

Primary Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Conduct laboratory experimentation to develop new products or modifications to existing formulations.                                                                                     
  • Conduct analytical and characterization work on a variety of compounds including but not limited to thermal, rheological and spectroscopic analysis.        
  • Partner with development teams to ideate and prioritize new concepts.                  
  • Manage laboratory logistics, safety and administration as needed.  
  • Continuously update technical knowledge in field of plastics, paperboard, wood and arts & craft materials, and sustainability.
  • Work closely with manager to plan and organize technical product development tasks assigned.
  • Work with raw material suppliers to develop an advanced understanding of the materials and their applications to toy products.                                                                                 

 

Skills & Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree: Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering
  • 5-10 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.
  • Supplier and vendor relationship experience is a plus.
  • Good writing, communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Strong team collaboration skills
  • Domestic and International travel ability
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment
  • Strong innovation skills and creative problem solver
  • Fosters a sense of energy, ownership and personal commitment to work
  • Responds resourcefully and constructively to new demands, priorities, and challenges or obstacles
  • Experience in compounding (paints, coatings, cosmetics, toys, adhesives)
  • Analytical Chemistry/materials characterization background
  • Technical writing. Ability to understand and translate to non-technical staff
  • Understanding of global, federal, and state product safety standards
  • Knowledge of ASTM, ISO, and CEN processes

Hasbro is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. We are committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, or any other legally protected status.


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Date: Nov 25, 2019