Director, Research & Development

Carlisle Coatings & Waterproofing

Carlisle, PA

Carlisle Construction Materials (CCM), is a global leader in the building materials industry. We've been around since 1917. In just the past six years, our company has grown by nearly 70%.


The Director of R&D will be the product development leader for all Membrane products. In this role, you will lead a team of technical managers, chemists and engineers to drive innovation, cost reduction and manufacturing support.


Organizational objectives for this position include creating a vision for developing expertise and skilled personnel in the R&D group and implementing this organizational strategy. This includes identifying relevant R&D resources, hiring and training them as per established strategy.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and manages R&D strategy for membrane products and drives innovation
  • Leads, motivates and develops a team of Technical Managers, Chemists, and Engineers
  • Responsible for Research & development of membrane products and processes
  • Interface with equipment suppliers to develop processing technology
  • Work with manufacturing and engineering groups to facilitate successful transfer of new technology.
  • Demonstrate effective technology decision making.
  • Provide guidance and direction in setting the company's Technology Roadmaps.
  • Provide technical leadership that influences and sets company direction for Research and Process technologies.
  • Represent membrane R&D in providing cross functional/department leadership.
  • Work effectively with other department leaders to drive company strategy and initiatives
  • Develop and communicate membrane R&D strategic objectives. Understand the impact and implications of R&D strategy to the overall company strategy and ensure alignment.
  • Review, establish and prioritize projects that support Marketing, Purchasing and Manufacturing objectives.