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Research & Development

Product Developer

The Product Developer (PD) is responsible to design, plan, coordinate, conduct, evaluate and document development activities in the field of s/s, d/s tapes and auxiliary products. The PD is responsible for implementing new and experimental products. The PD is responsible for maintenance of a defined part of the product assortment, including raw and intermediate materials. He/she will visit suppliers and customers on a regular basis in order to extend and intensify the product knowledge and to understand our customer applications, the requirements and his pain points. The PD works closely with the International R&D groups in Hamburg and China, and with the relevant national and international Marketing groups, and serves as liaison with Sales and Customers.

What you will do: 
  • Supporting feasibilities and product development projects.
  • Work within the framework of tesa Quality Standard. 
  • Uphold company safety, environmental, quality and laboratory standards. 
  • Interpret laboratory and field test studies and compose professional reports in an understandable manner. 
  • Leading and coordinating feasibilities and product development projects meeting technical, price and timeline requirements. 
  • Analyze complex results generated by standard and non-standard test methods. Ability to differentiate between colors will be helpful. 
  • Independently operate and maintain all relevant lab equipment. 
  • Evaluate, maintain and implement raw materials. 
  • Interface customers to validate performance of samples and new products during the initiation and development phase of a project. 
  • Support and consult marketing and sales functions as well as customers in product assortment knowledge and product related testing. 
  • Evaluate, maintain and implement third party products and services. 
  • Create a network with adjacent functions (sales, marketing, R&D HQ) as necessary to accomplish the project targets. 
  • Monitor competitive environment in marketplace. 
  • Actively and independently investigate new product development opportunities and define targets for development projects.
  • Take active steps to bring projects forward, identify roadblocks and offer complete solutions.
What you will need: 
  • Education: PhD or Master’s or Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in chemistry / engineering / science or equivalent technical experience required.
  • Market-relevant experience in similar or related field preferred.
  • Knowledge of mathematics, including general statistics is required.
  • Must be PC proficient in Windows/Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication skills for interaction with all internal and external customers.
  • Ability to stand at a workstation and/or move throughout the facility during the majority of the day.
  • Requires regular lifting.
  • Must be able to travel by air/auto as required, including international.
tesa tape Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled

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