Research and Development Manager


Ames, IA, US, 50010

Job Category:  Research and Development
Brand:  Colorbiotics
Job Type:  Full Time
Work Location:  On-Site
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Colorbiotics, a division of Master Builders Solutions, we produce colorants that bring life to landscaping, brighten your exterior environment, and adds value everywhere its used. Our special chemistry extends the life colorants and are specifically designed to saturate and coat landscaping mulch. Our multitude of long lasting, well blended, safe and sustainable colors are managed by a results-oriented team of trained business, sales, production, and technical service professionals.


Colorbiotics constantly strives to change and improve environmental aesthetics. We hire adaptable, results oriented, team collaborators who strive with the goal of implementing sound and sustainable practices to open the doors to innovations that change the world in which we live. We pride ourselves on being the leader in our market segment.


We are looking to hire a Research and Development Manager to support our business in Ames, Iowa.


This is just a high-level overview of the role we need you fill for us

As the Research and Development Manager of Colorbiotics, you will direct activities of a research and development group that includes planning, organizing, and ensuring success of programs to support strategic market development and corporate technology leadership. You will establish and coordinate priorities with marketing, sales, operations and other departments. Communication of research results and status of activities is going to be critical in the continuous development of this business. You will also continue to use your technical expertise by providing support of technical, sales, operations, and marketing initiatives.


These skills and experiences will make you a good fit for this role

  • 15 or more years of related industry experience with a B.S./B. E. degree, or 13 years of related industry experience with a M. S. degree, or 12 years of related industry experience with a Ph.D. degree.
  • Demonstrated working experience and ability to synthesize complex subjects, make decisions, and set strategic direction.
  • Technical capabilities to understand multitude of different product technologies and applications in context of serving customer needs, developing/optimizing markets, and developing/optimizing a product portfolio.
  • Demonstrates project management and resource management skills with the ability to to teach/coach project management, product line management, and product development processes and skills. Able to anticipate, detect, and prevent unproductive use of R&D resources.
  • Experienced in key aspects of product strategy: product positioning, product and technology road-mapping, intellectual property, competitive use of standards and certifications, product and technology platforms, quality and value, and product management.
  • Understands business processes and is able to drive process adoption.
  • Deep knowledge of the multiple industries using colorant or producing asphalt.


What we can offer you as an employee of Colorbiotics and Master Builder Solutions

The total rewards that you receive as a Master Builder Solutions and Colorbiotics employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Our work environment is very rewarding, in fact, second to none. We reward our employees with a challenging work environment, continued enrichment through educational development, and lifelong learning.

  • We want to empower our team mates to make the best decision possible based on their personal experiences
  • We want our employees to take ownership of their roles and responsibilities
  • We want everyone to take positive action towards a rewarding goal
  • We want everyone to provide leadership to those around them regardless of their role within the company


Come BUILD YOUR CAREER with Master Builders Solutions!


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.