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Plastics Research & Development Manager

Farmington Hls, MI 48331

Employment Type: Direct Hire Category: Engineering & Design

Job Description

 We are currently searching for a Lead Research and Development Manager with expertise in plastics for our customer in the Novi, MI, area. This is a direct hire opportunity for a growing international company. You will head the R&D in the Americas for products in the automotive, electronics, and medical industries.


  • Understand in-depth polymer science in the automotive, electronics, and medical industries.
  • Lead key projects with R&D to support business goals.
  • Develop research programs incorporating current developments to improve existing products and study the potential of new products and materials.
  • Managing the entire R&D department with researching, planning, implementing new programs, budgeting, and reporting to HQ.
  • Communicate with sales & marketing teams and other R&D teams.
  • Establish project goals and priorities.
  • Monitor team member activities and performance.

Job Requirements


  • Master's degree or higher in the fields of Polymer Engineering, Material Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related major.
  • 10+ years of experience in polymer science, engineering plastic resins, plastics manufacturing, and processing.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with customers, colleagues, and staff.
  • Experience managing or leading a team.
  • Experience with automotive application engineering and design of components with OEM's and Suppliers.

Additional Information


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays

M-Team Solutions is an equal opportunity employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes the most qualified individuals without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran/military status, marital status, or any other status protected by federal or state law, with regard to any term or condition of employment.

Meet Your Recruiter

Bryce Watts
Recruiter, Marketing Specialist

Working within a dual role as Marketing Manager and Technical Recruiter at M-Team Solutions, Bryce Watts deploys marketing campaigns that drive qualified candidates to apply to our client’s open positions. Watts is also responsible for recruiting, recruitment marketing, communications, business development, graphic design, branding, and website development.

Soon after graduating with a B.B.A. in Marketing and high honors from the University of Michigan-Flint, Bryce began working full-time at the Genesee Intermediate School District as a Marketing and Video Specialist. During his time at GISD, Bryce received multiple awards for his video work, including the 41st Annual Telly Awards’ Silver Award in their General—Non-Broadcast division and Genesee County Education Foundation’s Everyday Hero Award.

Watts has also worked as Magnum Consulting’s Business Development and Marketing Specialist since March 2019. When joining the team, Bryce was tasked with increasing Magnum Consulting’s social media presence, creating consistency within branding, and rebuilding from the ground up. Bryce implemented SEO tactics, increasing user flows to the company’s contact, projects, and careers sections.

Bryce lives in Davison, Michigan, with his wife Kaelee, and dog Kessel. Outside of work, Bryce loves working out at the Davison Athletic Club, playing volleyball with his wife, and researching all things blockchain-related.

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