Manager, External Technologies
Shurtape Technologies and ShurTech Brands, LLC - Hickory, NC

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SUMMARY OF POSITION

To seek out, analyze, develop, plan, and manage projects related to external technologies in the form of manufacturing processes, materials, testing/evaluation techniques, etc., to advance, innovate, and improve products, processes, and applications. Focus of activities and goals will be guided by specific needs, the company’s strategic direction, innovations in current fields/technologies, and relevant new/emerging opportunities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Processes : Searches for new, emerging or improving technologies which could provide innovative solutions to the needs of the company’s targeted markets while maintaining an understanding of present corporate capabilities, present and future needs, along with industry standards; appraises opportunities with complete analysis (cost, quality, productivity, product performance, etc.) and recommendations for technology co-development or acquisition

Materials : Searches for new and/or replacement materials with the potential to improve product performance, sustainability, cost, or supply integrity

Project Management : Forms and manages strategic alliances for co-development of technology; coordinates, communicates, and manages activities of outside partners with relevant corporate team members to facilitate an effective and efficient implementation, transition, and launch of the analysis, development, and initial testing of new processes, technologies, and materials

Networks: Establishes and maintains a network of industry, academic, service providers and other resources of technology offerings to increase the effectiveness of the discovery and exploitation of new technologies