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Director of Product Development

Company: actnano, Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

About actnano -Actnano, Inc. is a dynamic materials startup in Cambridge, MA. With a strong global technical team, we develop and manufacture coatings that protect printed circuit boards in electronics, allowing them to function in water-laden environments. We work with the biggest brands in the consumer electronics and automotive industries to increase product reliability and improve product performance in wet and humid conditions. Not only do we provide a portfolio of coatings, but we also work closely with our customers to help solve some of their most difficult problems through rapid innovation and ingenuity. - - -About the RoleWe are looking for a Director of -Product Development to join our talented and diverse technical team. This position will focus on developing new platform technologies for environmental protection and implementing with -our customers.As a Director of Product Development, you will:

  • Establish -and own -actnano's optical coating programs by understanding market needs, the voice of the customer, timeline for adoption, commercialization milestones, and intellectual property implications;
  • Collaborate -with actnano management on establishing strategic direction for new product development to address protective solutions for glass or glass-like surfaces in electric vehicles, ADAS, LiDAR, and consumer electronic devices;
  • Collaborate -with clients by clearly defining milestones for development of coatings and communicating technical risks and progress to various stakeholders;
  • Directly interface -with customers to understand product needs and act -as a bridge between customers, sales, and technical team to develop solutions;
  • Collaborate -across various functions within the company (e.g., sales, technical service, operations, and manufacturing) to act as a single point of contact through launch of products;
  • Assemble -cross-functional teams for new product introduction by identifying resourcing needs and developing external partnerships with substrate manufacturers, technical experts, and characterization labs;Who We NeedOur ideal Director of Product Development will possess the following experience and skills:
    • Advanced degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, or associated technical fields with previous industrial experience commercializing new technologies, MBA preferred;
    • Experience in the glass industry or coatings for glass preferred;
    • Detail-oriented and committed to producing high quality deliverables (even when deadlines are tight), and comfortable with the agility and ambiguity of a startup environment;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination in accordance with our -COVID-19 policy -prior to starting work. Applicants and employees in need of an exemption from this policy due to a legitimate medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief, must submit a completed -request for accommodation form to the human resources department to begin the -interactive accommodation process as soon as possible. Please contact -HR@actnano.com -for the -request form;Why you should work with us:
      • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits
      • 401(k) with employer match
      • Unlimited Time Off Policy
      • Up to 13 paid holidays per year
      • Paid Sick Leave, based on local and state lawsEqual Employment Opportunity -actnano, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics, sexual orientation, political affiliation, military veteran status, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected characteristic under applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: actnano, Inc., Cambridge , Director of Product Development, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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