R&D Manager, Mortars and Wall Systems


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

Master Builders Solutions is a global brand of advanced chemical solutions for construction. Our comprehensive construction chemicals portfolio includes concrete admixtures, waterproofing solutions, concrete repair and protection solutions, performance grouts and performance flooring solutions. We offer advanced chemical solutions for new construction, maintenance, repair, or renovation of structures. Our employees form a global community of construction chemicals experts that are passionate about solving our customers’ specific challenges at all stages of construction as well as throughout the lifecycle of the structure.


We constantly strive to solve tomorrow’s challenges through our talented people, sound science, innovation, and communication with our global partners. We provide new solutions to satisfy industry demand for specific structure strengths, while understanding the need for sustainability, and environmental consciousness.


We are looking to hire Research & Development Manager, Mortar and Wall Systems Development - Beachwood, OH


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


As a leader in Construction Systems business, you will play a key role in creating value for the company through people. Our top candidate will be expected to enable greater personal success among our employees through quality people development, coaching, and performance management. Leaders at MBS are role models to help employees develop the competencies needed to implement organizational strategy. Our expectation is that leaders will coach and develop team members to reach their full potential, and support relevant development assignments, opportunities and moves while motivating and challenging employees to drive high performance. Our leaders must be committed to "hiring the best" internally and externally at the same time they are creating an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity. Finally, a leader at MBS must establish and support our safety culture in which all accidents are preventable. You will lead the product development and support operations for all mortars and wall systems products and technologies. These products include performance grouts, repair mortars, cementitious floors, finishes, and other Wall Systems components. Organize activities to ensure alignment with business priorities. Communicate results and status of activities to Management. Manage development group budget and liaise with global MBS mortars community, field technical service, QC, Procurement, field sales, and marketing personnel.


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


  • Lead the Research & Development team on developmental projects with day-to-day guidance and mentoring on team activities.
  • Manage performance management processes to include goal setting, mid-year reviews, on-going feedback, and annual performance evaluations adhering to corporate processes and deadlines.
  • Assign projects based on business priorities to R&D team members including both internal and external technical requests.
  • Project Manage regional developmental projects through stage-gate process meeting established targets and timelines.
  • Manage technical issues from QC, manufacturing, field, procurement in a timely fashion and report the outcomes with stakeholders.
  • Attend and actively participate in industry meetings, code committees, and events.
  • Attend regional meetings and work with global Innovation teams to implement technologies for NA region
  • Assure standards of safety, environmental, team and individual performance are met in a high-performance team-based organization
  • Identify gaps and bring talents and capabilities to the group to support growth strategy for the business.


Roles and Responsibilities


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Civil Engineering or
    similar discipline is required, advanced degree preferred.  
  • 10+ Years’ experience in an R&D environment
  • At least 5 years managing a team
  • Technical knowledge and experience in product development and product
  • support programs
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and effective project management in prior roles
  • Progressive work experience in complex, matrix environment
  • Effective written and oral communication skills and organizational management skills
  • Skilled at interpersonal relationship building and employee coaching and development skills
  • Ability to serve as a knowledgeable resource to the organization and management team that provides leadership and direction
  • Ability to practice a high level of confidentiality


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


The total rewards that you receive as a Master Builder Solutions 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. Master Builders Solutions strongly supports employee involvement through collaborative thinking and teamwork, while ensuring the safest work environment for all. 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.


LOCATION:  Beachwood, OH