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|JOB TITLE:||Industrialisation Director|
|LOCATION:||Hackney Wick, London|
|COMPANY NAME:||Notpla Limited|
|COMPANY ACTIVITIES:||Sustainable Packaging Company|
|JOB TYPE:||Full Time Permanent|
|SALARY & PACKAGE DETAILS:||Salary + equity package commensurate with experience|
|MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:|| We are seeking a passionate, driven and entrepreneurial Industrialisation Director to lead and support the Notpla Engineering and Chemistry team. The Industrialisation Director will work with the Executive team and support the operations, manufacturing and development efforts across all the product lines of Notpla (Ooho, Coated cardboard and Flexible films). We anticipate demand in manufacturing capacity to increase significantly in the next 12 months and are looking for someone to drive the strategy of this scale up.
The industrialisation director will be responsible for scaling up manufacturing processes, developing operations and continuously bringing to scale the new materials, products and processes coming from the R&D team.
The selected individual will be responsible for standardization of manufacturing processes equipment and product lines. Primary functional responsibilities include supporting the manufacturing capacity and strategy. Additionally, managing and supporting the operations in the introduction of new products, processes and technology to accomplish flawless launches.
This position will lead the Engineering and Chemistry teams and take a leadership role in coordinating and developing appropriate training and development plans with peer groups. A strong team player, the Industrialisation Director will work closely with the different R&D teams to ensure objectives are met.
|QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:||Essential Functions:
-Industrialisation of Notpla product lines
-Successfully manage scaling up manufacturing processes (from lab to pilot to large scale)
-Identify external manufacturing partners, evaluate their potential and establish relationships
-Manages deployment of an industrialisation process to deliver flawless execution of new product launches and scale ups.
-Evaluate sustainability credentials of different technologies and continuously optimise industrial setup for minimal environmental footprint
-Lead, support and grow the engineering and chemistry teams
-Support development and deployment of next generation products materials and equipment with a focus on standardization to leverage agility and flexibility.
-Evaluate in house vs external manufacturing strategies and make recommendations to the team based on capital requirements, lead times and complexity involved.
-Develop a shared vision of the industrialization agenda and associated technology roadmap and development backlogs.
-Continuously optimise cost and quality of our products to ensure maximum commercial success.
-Bachelors Degree in Operations, Chemistry, Engineering, or Manufacturing.
-Master’s Degree or PhD preferred in Chemistry, Business, Engineering or another related area
-Minimum 10 years manufacturing operations, chemical engineering or manufacturing engineering experience.
-Demonstrate experience in scaling up processes ideally from science principles to large scale manufacturing.
-Comfortable working with leading edge technologies and lack of industry standards
-Ability to support industrialisation requirements of a fast growing startup
-Comfortable working with a conjunction of both new materials and new manufacturing processes, at the intersection of chemistry and engineering.
-Strong knowledge of ideally the packaging industry, paper manufacturing, toll coating and/or film casting technologies.
-Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing technologies and continuous improvement methods approaches and tools.
-Experience with product development and industrialisation process.
-Previous experience in a technical management role preferred.
-Solid budgetary/numeric analytical skills.
-Ability to effectively influence and impact across work groups and at all levels in the organization. (working in a matrix environment)
-Comfortable working within a flat structure organisation, being a natural leader rather than appointed by title
-Strong communication skills to drive consensus, decision making and execution.
-Ability to set a vision and lead a cross-functional team.
-Proven ability to manage workflows with multiple stakeholders in an effective manner.
-Legally authorized to work in the UK.
|APPLICATION DEADLINE:||31st January 2021|