Sr. Chemist - Product Development & Innovation Tue Nov 27 02:00:00 CST 2018 Pawtucket, RI 515600600 8084 Global Development 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><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’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.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">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 &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 Chemistry Lab Manager, the Sr. Chemist partners with Safety and Reliability engineers, R&amp;D engineers and designers, 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></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">A day in the life:</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Conduct laboratory experimentation to develop new products or modifications to existing formulations.&nbsp;</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Review new external/industry regulations (toy, chemical, arts &amp; crafts) and assess their impact on the Hasbro product portfolio.&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></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Continuously update technical knowledge in field of plastics, paperboard, wood and arts &amp; craft materials, and how changes/innovation relate to the application of toy products and environmental life cycle assessment.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Work closely with Manager to plan and organize technical product development tasks assigned.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Manage technical documentation of test, toxicological, and regulatory compliance for toys, games, and licensed products.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Work with raw material suppliers to develop an understanding of the materials and their applications to toy products and use/abuse conditions related to child play patterns.&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></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Travel required for field research, training, manufacturing, etc.</span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">What you&rsquo;ll bring:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Bachelor&rsquo;s degree: Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">(Master preferred)</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">5-8 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></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Supplier and vendor relationship experience is a plus</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Good writing, communication, presentation and negotiation skills.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Domestic and International travel ability.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Ability to work in a diverse team environment</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Strong innovation skills and creative problem solver</span></span></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Competencies required</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Chemistry / Engineering development background.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Technical writing. Ability to understand and translate to non-technical staff</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Understanding of global, federal, and state product safety standards.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Understanding life cycle assessment</span></span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14.0px"><span style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">Knowledge of ASTM, ISO, and CEN processes.</span></span> <p>&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Sr. Chemist - Product Development & 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 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. 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 Chemistry Lab Manager, the Sr. Chemist partners with Safety and Reliability engineers, R&D engineers and designers, as well as external vendors, suppliers and trade associations to stay abreast of latest industry regulations, assess impact and supports new or modified formulations.

 

 

A day in the life:

 

  • Conduct laboratory experimentation to develop new products or modifications to existing formulations. 
  • Review new external/industry regulations (toy, chemical, arts & crafts) and assess their impact on the Hasbro product portfolio.                           
  • Continuously update technical knowledge in field of plastics, paperboard, wood and arts & craft materials, and how changes/innovation relate to the application of toy products and environmental life cycle assessment.
  • Work closely with Manager to plan and organize technical product development tasks assigned.
  • Manage technical documentation of test, toxicological, and regulatory compliance for toys, games, and licensed products.  
  • Work with raw material suppliers to develop an understanding of the materials and their applications to toy products and use/abuse conditions related to child play patterns.                                                                                  
  • Travel required for field research, training, manufacturing, etc.

 

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree: Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering
  • (Master preferred)
  • 5-8 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.
  • Domestic and International travel ability.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment
  • Strong innovation skills and creative problem solver

 

Competencies required

  • Chemistry / Engineering development background.
  • Technical writing. Ability to understand and translate to non-technical staff
  • Understanding of global, federal, and state product safety standards.
  • Understanding life cycle assessment
  • Knowledge of ASTM, ISO, and CEN processes.

     

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island

Job Segment: Product Development, Chemist, Toxicology, Chemical Research, Engineer, Research, Science, Engineering

Date: Nov 27, 2018

Requisition ID: 8084