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R&D Chemist in Atlanta, GA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/20/2018

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    Atlanta, GA
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Job Description

Major Consumer Goods Company is seeking a R&D Chemist with specialty in cost-analysis to join their growing team in the Atlanta, GA area!  Please contact Andy Reed at or 704.332.5443


  • Identifies cost and risks at the component and sub-assembly level to meet defined cost targets.
  • Develops the analysis of how sub-assembly level decisions impact the overall business strategy to facilitate design-for-cost.
  • Provides routine ink, glue and writing systems development, working autonomously on project teams with little to no guidance from more Senior Chemists to deliver robust product solutions.
  • Reviews relevant competitive products to provide benchmarking and analysis of technical specifications.
  • Implements existing technologies on a project level to deliver projects.
  • Uses a disciplined approach and the appropriate methodology to analyze and determine the preferred solution to technical challenges.
  • Analyzes test results to provide data for use in solving problems.
  • Develops optimal product test plans to validate design.
  • Summarizes complex technical concepts in simple, clear language appropriate to the audience to gain alignment.
  • Recommends and presents solutions and opportunities in forums to encourage ideation and technical sharing.
  • Generates questions to validate the understanding of the subject matter to facilitate team member understanding.
  • Participates in cross-functional teams to work seamlessly across disciplines as required to execute project initiatives.
  • Incorporates consumer and market insights to drive innovation and project execution.
  • Applies a basic understanding of product specifications, material/chemical selection, manufacturing processes, cost constraints, regulatory and legal landscape (intellectual property) to drive high quality, sustainable, and efficient NPD.
  • Recommends basic chemical formulations of products and is accountable for a subset of the system to ensure robust end product designs.
  • Recommends basic material selection/design of glue and writing systems for products and is accountable of robust designs in collaboration with the Engineering team.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering required
  • 2-5 years of value engineering or cost reduction experience preferred
  • Demonstrates strong knowledge of problem solving techniques and methodologies
  • Demonstrates hands on design validation model building knowledge  
  • Demonstrates knowledge of applicable manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal and project management skills
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills-verbal and written


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