The Nanopowder Product Manager will be in charge of starting growing revenues, budgeting and overseeing operation of a new nGimat subsidiary facility in the Lexington, KY area. The individual will be responsible for bringing various nanopowders to market, supervise and help secure research and development (R&D) funding through government and industrial agencies and day-to-day operations primarily involving manufacturing process R&D & scale-up of nGimats nanopowder fabrication technology. In this role the manager will interface with senior personnel at nGimats Atlanta location and also manage individuals at the Lexington location to carry out production and process scale-up R&D for transitioning nGimats proprietary nanopowder fabrication process from kg-scale to ton scale. The manager will also interact with individuals at institutions outside of nGimat to ensure successful transition of the nanomaterials into products.
Summary of Other Responsibilities:
- Interact with current and future customers
- Spearhead business development and sales efforts
- Interact with regulatory bodies at county and state level
- Ensure a clean and safe work environment
- Interact and negotiate with equipment and chemical suppliers
- Make technical presentations to internal and external audiences
nGimat is seeking an energetic and talented individual with an advanced degree (preferably Ph.D.) in chemical, industrial, mechanical or materials engineering or applicable science field plus 7 or more years of experience in a chemical/materials industry setting, with particular emphasis on process scale-up and bringing products to market. The ideal candidate will meet the following requirements: 1) experience in chemical or materials process scaling 2) experience in transitioning processes from lab-scale to pilot or commercial scale 3) project management skills 4) experience in managing technical personnel and team building 5) negotiation and communication skills 6) previous experience as Principal Investigator (PI) for government agency projects or the desire to assume PI responsibilities. Experience in powder process engineering, nanomaterials fabrication and/or battery materials processing are beneficial but not a requirement.
Other Requirement: Must have U.S. citizenship or a valid green card in order to meet all requirements of nGimats military and defense-related customers.
- Optimistic, enthusiastic and a leader
- Open-minded and creative
- Meets deadlines and performance objectives
- Able to solve problems and improve performance
- Communicate clearly and promptly, both verbally and in writing to customers and internally
- Action oriented, pragmatic and enjoys working
- Team player that works well in collaborative situations
- Adhere to Companys commitment to quality
- Willingness to do any task
Reports To: CEO/CTO
Key Interactions: This position will work closely with the CEO/CTO, Directors, Scientists, Engineers and Technicians within the company. The individual will initially manage a small team of personnel including analytical scientist, facilities coordinator and lab technician and in the long-term help grow the team. This person will also interact with the equipment and chemical suppliers and maintain relationships with collaborators at local universities and companies. The individual will also be interacting with current and future customers and assist with nGimats business development and sales efforts.
Salary: 85,000 - 120,000: Commensurate with education and experience.
Travel: Less than or equal to 30
Company Overview: nGimat, LLC is a subsidiary of nGimat Co. and specializes in nanomaterials R&D and manufacturing for the energy, electronics, consumer and biomedical industries. nGimats proprietary NanoSpray Combustion TM processing technology and NanomiserTM device allow low-cost, high-volume production of nanoEngineered MaterialsTM with unique performance characteristics. nGimats products are available as dry nanopowders or can be converted into dispersions, slurries, pastes or nanocomposites to enable next generation products, particularly targeted for energy storage, conversion and efficiency applications.
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