tennessee | Research and Development Manager - Applied Science - Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in Bluff City, TN

Research and Development Manager - Applied Science - Louisiana-Pacific Corporation

  • Louisiana-Pacific Corporation
  • $98,010.00 - 188,540.00 / Year *
  • 1424 Mt Holston Rd
  • Bluff City, TN 37618
  • Full-Time
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LP Building Products is a Fortune 1000 leading global manufacturer of engineered wood products located in the heart of downtown Nashville. At LP, creating new solutions for building is who we are. Since we pioneered our first engineered wood product, weve been continually creating better products to fit the changing needs of the building industry.

LPs values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work. For more than 40 years, weve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.

Here's the Gameplan...

Your mission is to manage all aspects of the technology/R&D function to develop, evaluate, and implement new products and process technologies that enhance company profitability, product quality, and customer satisfaction.

You'll Be a Great Fit For Our Team If...
  • You love to apply strategic, well-reasoned decision-making, as well as mathematics, science, and engineering to a variety of complex business problems.
  • Youre passionate about leadership/ownership, providing oversight and direction for new process and product technology initiatives with quality standards.
  • Youre driven to seek out, identify, and evaluate new product and process technologies while assessing their applicability.
  • Youre motivated to manage and lead a department of scientists and technical professionals in meeting business objectives.
  • Blueprint for Success - In This Role You'll Need To...
  • Own the initiating, executing, and supporting various R&D initiatives across LPs businesses
  • Develop and ensure alignment of Strategic Technology Plan with needs of Business Strategic Plans and Corporate Growth and Innovation Plan.
  • Directly supervise scientists and technologists. Responsible for selection, hiring and performance management of Technology Group positions.
  • Collaborate effectively with business teams and cross-functional teams to identify, prioritize and execute work in support of Business Objectives and Corporate Growth and Innovation objectives.
  • Ensure effective communications and working relations at the interfaces between Engineering, R&D, Q&T, Environmental, IT, and Manufacturing along with adherence to the corporate NPD process.
  • Support the Business Engineering Managers in developing and executing effective capital plans.
  • Ensure access to education, training, and coaching for team members to enhance overall team efficiency.
  • Develop and manage project and departmental budgets.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety policies, and ensure access to safety education and training for all reports.
  • Tools Needed for Performance
  • Demonstrated knowledge of quality systems and standards
  • Ability to cooperate effectively with people at all levels of the corporation.
  • Good business acumen and technical judgment.
  • Knowledge of product certifications and building code requirements.
  • Ability to represent LP and interact effectively with customers, suppliers, and third parties.
  • Skill in budget management and knowledge of financial accounting systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; interpersonal skills, people development, peer collaboration, team building, and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of third part testing and research collaborative efforts
  • Education & Education
  • Minimum 15 years experience, 6-10 years of which are in management, in one or more of the following fields: Engineering, Manufacturing, Technology Development, R&D, or Quality.
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing corporate-wide, cross-functional programs.
  • Forest Products Industry experiences preferred.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.
  • Travel required (20% or more).
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering, Forest Products, Chemistry, or related field required; an advanced degree is preferred
  • Bonus Points - Preferred If You Have...
  • Extensive knowledge of the building products industry, equipment, and manufacturing processes.
  • Thorough understanding of the science of wood composites, the raw materials and major machine/process centers used in LP operations, and the factors that influence product properties and performance.
  • LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.



    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.