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Energizer Technology Engineer Consumer Products in Westlake, Ohio

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Our colleagues hail from all backgrounds, nationalities and walks of life, but our shared values and passion for winning make us one team. Whatever your specialty, you’ll find that excelling at Energizer Holdings provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Position Summary

As a Technology Engineer – Global Auto Care R&D, you will work with a team of scientists and technologists to deliver and maintain a robust pipeline of innovative automotive aftermarket products for this fast paced and exciting business. You will become a technical and formulation expert while working closely with a cross-functional team to launch products. The right candidate for this role is an innovator who takes charge with seeing their ideas through to completion and has hands-on product development and project management experience.

The position, based in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio, is a part of Energizer’s Auto Care business, a customer-focused, innovation-oriented, fast growing consumer packaged goods company. Energizer is passionate about making time in the car more enjoyable with market-leading brands of car air fresheners, cleaning and conditioning products.

Accountabilities

  • Interact as part of a cross-functional team including marketing, procurement, legal, and external third parties such as global suppliers and contract manufacturers

  • Develop formulations and evaluate performance of products leveraging internal and external analytical resources. Understand and apply underlying technical understanding of chemical and material interactions.

  • Characterize new and existing raw materials for product formulations

  • Project management of development projects, from concept to launch using stage gate process, to deliver against timelines and milestones aligned with the Marketing Cycle Plan and customer requirements.

  • Analyze and interpret data to meet project targets and objectives, and make recommendations that drive efficiency and manage risk. Prepare and present project reports.

  • Work with marketing, sales, and regulatory in developing competitive claims and product demonstrations

  • Define and use SOPs, best practices, experimental designs and test methods to ensure a robust and rigorous development process

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with suppliers, technical experts, etc. Identify and drive capability and process improvements to enable more efficient product development.

  • Participate in establishing Intellectual Property related to assigned programs

Required Skills and Experience

  • BS/BA (4 year undergraduate) degree and at least 2 years of consumer product formulation experience

  • Experience in formulation chemistry, raw materials, surfactants, and the ability to sue this knowledge to develop innovative, cost effective products

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and effectively.

  • Capable of working cross-functionally in a fast-paced environment.

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Reports to R&D Manager.

  • Key relationships will include the broader R&D team, marketing, legal, procurement, regulatory, external suppliers, and operations.

  • Candidate will be expected to work with chemicals that may require the use of Personal Protective Equipment.

  • Candidate will work in an office environment, a technical laboratory, and occasionally in an industrial manufacturing setting.

  • Ability to travel, including international, up to 20% is required.

  • Colleague will be expected to participate in occasional teleconference meetings with global colleagues and external partners in different time zones.

Come Join Us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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