VP of Technology (coatings, photonics, thin film, optics)

Location: Chelmsford, MA
Date Posted: 09-14-2018
  • Above Average Salary and Significant Bonus
  • Comprehensive Benefit and Retirement Programs etc.
  • This is direct hire role

The Opportunity
Our client is a global supplier of specialty materials including alloys, composite / clad metals, thin film materials, precision optics and specialty coatings.  They need a VP of Technology who is responsible for planning, directing, funding and coordinating innovation and technology activities in support of business objectives and strategies (both customer and market driven) based in Massachusetts with teams at another US plant and Shanghai China.
  • Lead research and innovation in new product, process development and technology enhancement, including both market and customer driven solutions.
  •  Work amongst the various functions involved, and ensures that research, development and engineering objectives support corporate strategy, mission and vision. 
  •  Oversight for the technology, R&D and innovation function and will execute the role through interaction with direct reports and regional teams
  •  Serve on the Corporate Innovation & Technology Council and report jointly to the President of the business unit and Chief Technology and Marketing Officer of the Corporation.
  •  50% / 50% split: strategic business focus / Innovation & technology focus.
  •  Work closely with peers in finance, operations, human resources, commercial and marketing
  • Collaborate with peers to develop business strategies. 
  • Work with the CTO to build Innovation / Technology strategy that supports the Corporate vision
  • Develop and optimize talent in the department maintaining safety and ethics and deliver results
  • Create a culture of Innovation, with an appropriate balance of creativity and entrepreneurship,
  • Plan and direct funding and coordinate research, development, engineering and technology systems
  • Work with support of peers, collect, analyze and publish agreed Product Portfolio and R&D Metrics.
  • Ensure the Innovation Playbook is used efficiently to manage all product and process development activities and establish appropriate priorities to maximize resource efficiency and return on investment.
  • Ensure the IP activities are in line and support agreed strategies.
  • Manage Team to meet new product development objectives.
  • Ensure there is an agreed pipeline of development activities and that it is transparent to relevant leaders.
  • Work with Operations, Engineering and Quality to support production of consistent, high-quality products.
  • Direct the research program (internal & external), developing future solutions for its customer base.  Coordinate these efforts with product marketing, universities, and other external constituents.
  • Coordinate intellectual property development, acquisition, licensing, protection with Legal department
  • Review and approve outside technical and scientific consulting services

Who Will Be a Great Fit?  
  • 15+ years’ experience in senior leadership position with significant interaction in the executive suite. 
  • Previous experience in leading R&D funding, development, prioritization and key leadership decisions.
  • Must have at least 10 + years of relevant experience and demonstrated accomplishment in coatings, photonics, thin film technologies, optics or optical components operation and multiple location responsibilities.
  • Broad global business experience is preferred, and an MBA would be a plus
  • US citizen and can travel as needed internationally
As recruiters, we are skilled in our field and understand how to match an opportunity with the individual. Be advised we will not distribute your resume outside our firm without first speaking with you and obtaining your permission.

Brian Hughes
Great Bay Staffing Group​
Professional Search & Contract Staffing
Feel free to forward this job opening to qualified individuals!
resumes at GreatBayStaffing.com
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