Sr Textile Development Professional I

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Date: Feb 24, 2024

Location: Spartanburg, SC, US, 29303

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at Milliken.com and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Senior Textile Development Professional I- Engineered Performance Products

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

This role is responsible for development activities for circular and warp knit technologies supporting the Engineered Performance Product (EPP) business. Development activities include developing new innovative products, facilitating projects to improve margins of existing products, and supporting manufacturing in the technical performance of existing products. Key markets supported by this role are building and construction, tape reinforcements, and industrial textiles. A key part of the role includes maintaining excellent relationships with customers and building relationships within industry with new customers to further enhance the growth pipeline. This role reports to the Director of Textile Development for EPP.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Product Development – Concept through Production Adoption for knit technologies
  • Work with Marketing/Business on new development projects
  • Work with Manufacturing on project execution
  • Work with Existing/New Customers on development projects
  • Production process and mechanical innovations to improve quality.
  • Variable Cost Reduction Projects with manufacturing
  • Customer Communication with new projects/ideas
  • Identifying new opportunities to enhance the growth pipeline
  • Developing relationships with key raw material suppliers to further enhance technical capabilities

 

QUALIFICATIONS – REQUIRED

  • BS Degree in Engineering, Technical Textile or comparable field
  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills in Team Environment
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in Circular & Warp knit technologies or similar manufacturing
  • Skilled in SAP & pipeline management
  • Willingness to travel to key customer and trade shows
  • Ability to collaborate both internally and externally, to shape ideas/concepts and communicate them successfully to build a robust development portfolios
  • Demonstrate a high level of vision and out of the box thinking to provide innovative customer solutions
  • Passionate about driving innovation and change
  • Display high energy and be fully committed to the role, its opportunities and challenges

 

QUALIFICATIONS – PREFERRED

  • Strong Chemical background/experience a plus

 

Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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