Job Title: R&D Engineer
Location: Flint - Flexible working options available
Permanent, Full Time
Travel Required: 25-35%
At Kimberly Clark Professional, we deliver leading-edge hygiene and cleaning solutions for the workplace and washroom. Our hand-hygiene and contamination-control solutions come from our trusted global brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Wypall, and Kimtech . Our brands reduce the spread of germs and create a safer, healthier and more productive workplace.
Our innovative, environmentally responsible solutions reduce the impact our customers have on the environment throughout the entire product lifecycle. So they use and waste less too.
Our customers use our solutions everywhere from office buildings, schools, hotels, healthcare facilities and food preparation areas to laboratories, cleanrooms, processing plants and manufacturing environments. Whatever their industry, wherever they are, together we make a difference right across their business.
You will support the feasibility, development, and commercialization of new or changing safety and personal protective equipment by working with Marketing, Regulatory, Quality, Product Supply and customer groups. This position requires fluency in all aspects of the product development process from inception of an idea through introduction into manufacturing and any on-going sustaining engineering related activities post launch. You will be leading project teams and communicating to key stakeholders throughout the continuum of the product development cycle.
Your main focus will be innovation - we have a huge amount of new projects that we're looking to launch this year that you will be leading. You will be working closely with the notified bodies to ensure the right testing is in place to ensure those launches go smoothly.
There will be approximately 25-35% travel required in this role - this will be across our global manufacturing sites for trials so you can expect to be travelling at least once a quarter.
We are happy to consider requests for flexible working, which can include flexible hours, an element of working from home, compressed hours etc. If this is something you wish to explore, please highlight at interview stage.
Independently research problems and develop creative solutions to a wide range of complex problems while effectively identifying and dimensioning technical risks and generating mitigation plans.
Effectively make assumptions to develop implementation plans and accurate project schedules for large cross-functional projects/initiatives that may be nebulously defined.
Effectively impart information to teams and senior leaders to drive decisions.
Work effectively with enterprise partners, external partners and vendors, and understand when to use these resources.
Provide actionable, timely feedback to cross-functional core and extended team members, while maintaining productive working relationships.
Education: BS or BA degree in applied sciences or engineering - essential
Extensive experience in new product development with proven experience defining and launching new products within a PDP in a regulated industry - essential
Ability to travel - essential
Working knowledge of PPE - desirable
Strong project management skills - ability to stay on time and budget - essential
Experience working cross-functionally to develop product or platform strategies
Ability to communicate well through written and verbal means
Ability to interface effectively with skilled professionals, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and first responders
Solid ability to work with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Working knowledge of statistical methods
Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills
Energetic and proactive approach
We offer a highly competitive salary which is negotiable depending on experience.
We also offer all of these …
25 days holiday, plus the opportunity to buy up to 5 additional days
Generous pension contributions
Share scheme options
Critical illness cover
24/7 Virtual GP
Discounts on gym memberships
And many more!
Sound like the next step in your career or want to know more? Just click apply, and I’ll be in touch!
Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:
This role is available for local candidates already authorised to work in the roles country only. Kimberly-Clark will not provide relocation for this role.