Director, Global Technology - Coatings and Material Development

Job Location: Americas

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Job Schedule: Full Time

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Michelman is a global developer and manufacturer of environmentally friendly advanced materials for industry, offering solutions for the coatings, printing & packaging, and industrial manufacturing markets. The company’s surface modifiers, additives, and polymers are used by leading manufacturers around the world to enhance performance attributes and add value in applications including wood and floor care products, metal and industrial coatings, paints, varnishes, inks, fibers, and composites. Michelman is also well-known as an innovator in the development of barrier and functional coatings, as well as digital printing press primers that are used in the production of consumer and industrial packaging and paper products, labels, and commercially printed materials. Michelman serves its customers with production facilities in North America, Europe, and Asia, product development and technical service centers in several major global markets, and a worldwide team of highly trained business development personnel.


General Summary

Currently, we have a great opportunity for a Global Technology Director to join our Coatings and Material Development, team.  This is a strategic leadership position that will be located in Cincinnati, Ohio.
You will manage the group’s global technology team, supporting and leading them to provide technologies aligned with the platform’s strategic plan to develop and commercialize next-generation products.  In addition to developing new products, a core mission of this team is to enable supply assurance and cost-effectiveness of products by identifying alternative materials and improving process efficiency. 
You will oversee project management, and resource allocation, and collaborate with Sales, Marketing, and Production to achieve our ambitious growth targets. You will be responsible for the design and execution of processes and procedures for effective innovation and direct the technical developments of new products in line with Michelman’s history of customer focus and service. 

Primary Responsibilities

Research & Development


People Development


External Relationships
Innovation Processes and Project / Portfolio Management
Business Management
Financial Management

Critical Competencies, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Education and Experience


Work Hours

Michelman’s standard work hours for this role are Monday – Friday from 8 am – 5 pm EST.  This role is primarily onsite with occasional remote work available.
Note: The statements above describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not construed to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

About Michelman

Michelman is proud of the values-focused work environment that we have crafted. We pride ourselves in our focus on our values of integrity, respect, and success. With our dedication to your technical and professional growth and our rigorous onboarding experience, we guarantee that you will find yourself challenged in new ways. We offer an excellent salary, incentive, and benefits package in a dynamic, empowered team environment.


No phone calls, please. Michelman does not hire individuals who use tobacco products. All candidates will receive a drug test prior to beginning employment which will include a test for tobacco products.


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It is Michelman, Inc.'s policy to seek and employ qualified persons in all jobs in a manner that will ensure equal employment opportunity as well as administer personnel actions in a manner as to not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Michelman is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

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