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Research & Development Manager

Charlotte Products Ltd.

Research & Development Manager

Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Who We Are:

    Since 1986, Charlotte Products Ltd. has been helping people everywhere live healthier and safer lives. We are a leading performance formulator and manufacturer globally supporting our partners by creating effective, healthy and environmentally responsible cleaning solutions. As industry experts, we combine sustainable, green certified and innovative products with simplified programs, product training and resources by market segment, to inspire our customers to join us as industry experts creating safe healthy spaces. Charlotte Products Ltd. brands include Enviro-Solutions®, ServClean®, Custom Solutions® and ALLORGANICS®.

    Who Are You:

    A self-driven, creative and outgoing individual looking to further develop their career by displaying the highest level of service, quality and innovations to our team. You must be able to thrive in a fast pace environment, be well organized, and can multi-task. We need someone who shows initiative, is a problem solver and a solution provider.

    You are an eco-warrior. At Charlotte, we have a sustainability plan that pushes for being eco-responsible and least toxic raw ingredients and manufacturing practices. A lot of the products we have are of a more environmentally responsible nature. A passion for reducing our global carbon footprint and minimizing the impact harmful chemicals can have on people and our ecosystem is a core value at Charlotte, and we hope our employees share our passion.

    What is the Role:

    The Research and Development Manager is responsible for the formulation, and quality of all products manufactured by Charlotte Products Ltd. The R&D Manager will be a leader of the Charlotte Laboratory Team. They are supporting New Product Development, Quality Systems implementation, Product Certification, Technical Support and Regulatory Compliance.

    The successful candidate will need to demonstrate both breadth and depth of understanding of the technical issues associated with Product Development in the sanitation industry. They will have the ability to learn and contribute quickly in a team environment.

    The Requirements We Need:

    Bachelor’s Degree in Science is considered a strong asset.

    Formulating experience in the sanitation industry is considered a strong asset.

    Highly organized and disciplined with respect to documentation control and following procedures.

    Strong written and verbal communications skills.

    Ability to take on the role of a Project Manager as required, along with familiarity of project management tools as needed.

    Previous experience in a manufacturing environment is an asset.

    Strong statistical analysis skills an asset.

    Core Responsibilities:

    Formulate novel products in support of new opportunities.

    Formulate and present improvements to existing range of performance chemicals currently in a portfolio of over 1000 products.

    Understand the regulatory and certification process. Prepare samples, complete documentation, work with independent laboratories.

    Draft technical communications on product usage.

    Ensure Quality Control analyses and ensure proper calculation of manufacturing batch adjustments.

    Ensure that chemical analyses and application testing in support of customer and sales team requests are completed in a timely manner.

    We are an equal opportunity employer with the ability to earn above average compensation, offers an excellent benefits package as well as opportunities for growth and personal development.

    Charlotte Products Ltd. is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act ('AODA'). Should any applicant require accommodations through the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources.