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R&D Leadership Development Program

GENERAL SUMMARY: The Corporate R&D Leadership Development Program accelerates professional development by placing high caliber Ph.D. graduates on multiple PolyOne R&D Teams. This two year program consists of two (2) twelve-month, or three (3) nine-month rotational assignments and provides hands on roles that will help you gain experience in technology and leadership philosophy while providing technical, functional and leadership skills training. These teams develop and support a wide range of projects that enable the critical processes of PolyOne businesses. Rotational assignments will vary depending on the skills of the candidate hired, and may include foundational R&D and applied product or process development directed toward any of PolyOne's technical platforms. During each phase of their assignment they will establish relationships with peers and leaders, learn fundamentals and be provided feedback from the program manager. Upon completion of the program, individuals will be placed in a full time role within PolyOne that best suits their personal and professional goals and matches the business needs. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Actively interface with business and technology leaders to develop custom polymer formulations and / or processes adhering to customer specifications, quality requirements, and operational goals and standards. Contribute to product platform development through the application of statistical experimental design, product testing, and data analysis. Perform literature and patent searches to guide experimentation. Partner with manufacturing resources to develop test methods and establish quality controls for new materials / processes. Support marketing and sales through development of product and application data. Summarize experimental strategies and data analysis in written reports and presentations for communication with peers, customers, and various levels of management. Collaborate in cross-functional projects across business units. Develop Lean Six Sigma (LSS) capabilities. Upon completion, participants may have the opportunity to join the Finance Leadership development Program after graduation. QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Material Science or Physics, with a focus on polymer materials development, structure-property relationships, or polymer processing. Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Demonstrated project management capability. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Motivated with a passion to succeed. 18001219
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Not Specified years

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