Industrial Fabric Technical Manager InterWrap Inc – Industrial Fabrics division – North America – Location Open Job Description The Technical Manager for Industrial Fabric will oversee the technical development and participate in the customer support efforts throughout North America. This highly driven person will work with the Division Manager, Territory Management and customers in the field to coordinate and direct sales new product and market development within the region. Working with the sales team within the geomembrane, lightweight structure fabric and industrial space, this position leads the product solution efforts and solves customer concerns to support the achievement of our division’s long term sales goals. The position requires both direct technical efforts as well as generating demand through promotion of existing and new products to agencies, engineers and professional groups and related business partners. The position includes close interaction with Marketing, Product Development and Business Development for capturing opportunities for new products and markets. Prepare and deliver technical presentations that explain products or services to engineering and regulatory agencies as well as new and existing customers. Keep informed of new product / market developments by attending & participating in relevant industry events such as trade shows, conferences as well as research of competitive products, customer needs and industry trends. Identify new product/market potential and determine feasibility with management and development team. Identify new product/market potential and determine feasibility with management and development teams located throughout the world. RESPONSIBILITIES: Project management of customer programs or new products from prototype through final production stages. Manage all aspects of project coordination, including activities involving internal and external cross-functional teams. Develop material specifications, product testing protocols, and prototype designs; contribute to product design process to meet customer needs and support product commercialization. Assist customers and provide sales support by providing technical solutions for geosynthetics market. Work with other divisions on an as needed basis, when priorities and time allow. Evaluate Quality Incidents, recommend and coordinate resolutions. Lead or participate on product development teams for assigned programs. Collaborate with Sales on responding to customer RFQs by reviewing customer specifications, outlining the manufacturing process, developing product/process cost estimates. Responsible for designing, improving, and maintaining new & existing products and processes that are cost efficient, manufacturable, and reliable in response to customer needs. Research the US, Canadian and world markets for various applications of polyolefin woven coated fabrics in the geotextile, lightweight fabric structure and agricultural markets. Research all available raw materials, fibers and chemicals which could lead to improved products and cost reductions. Provide Technical leadership to business champions, sales & marketing staff, and customers on new and existing products. Track and report on project progress on a regular basis to management and business champions. Establish and maintain critical timing of strategic projects. Desired Skills & Experience Have a working knowledge of the geosynthtics (emphasis on geomembranes), lightweight structure fabrics and industrial textiles, with an agricultural focus. Minimum of 5 years of previous work experience in related materials and businesses Minimum of a four year college degree in engineering, business, or agriculture. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Bi-lingual language skills would be a plus. Be physically fit (mentally and physically) to work in various installation areas and field sites, including being able to travel, on short notice under reasonable travel accommodations, to troubleshoot and develop resolutions to customer concerns Valid Driver’s license, not suspended and able to travel and work in all the areas listed above. Expected time in the field should be 50% initially and adjust to 30% going forward (business days), ability to spend multiple nights a week away from home Have an appropriate space to operate an office from home Have computer skills capable of working in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and other similar remote field management programs Ability to coordinate and organize personal activities as well as those of potential teammates Ability to inspire and motivate selling and technical teams and work within the prioritized parameters of a multinational organization Motivated by developing a business and capable of working independently This requires an active, unrestricted passport Company Description InterWrap is a vertically integrated, global manufacturer of innovative coated woven products and diverse multi-layer laminated reinforced plastic substrates. InterWrap's Industrial Fabrics Division is an industry up and comer, with a range of proven geomembrane fabrics and a series of developmental products we are committed to bring to market over the coming months and years. www.interwrap.com/industrialfabrics Contact: email@example.com Additional Information Posted: June 8, 2012 Type: Full-time Experience: Mid-Senior level Functions: Technical Industries: Industrial Fabrics Job ID: XXXXXX Veteran Commitment InterWrap Inc – Industrial Fabrics Division commits to hiring returning veterans.