The Technical Applications Specialist ensures that projects
are executed on time and meet approved capital and operating budgets. This
individual is responsible for the overall successful development,
implementation and commercialization of new products and improvement
projects within the factory. Also charged with project execution throughout
the New Product Commercialization cycle. Reports to the Factory Manager and
participates on the New Products Network Team
Coordinate and manage technical projects related to
renovation of existing products and processes.
Recommend and evaluate new concepts in processing and
product formulation that will improve product quality and reduce production
and formulation costs through the use of approved systems, tools and
Organize and supervise factory testing of new and
renovated products and processes.
Work closely with all functional groups to focus
resources on results (Quality, Safety, Cost, TAG and R&D) associated
with assigned projects and 'own' the results associated with the project
for the 1st year.
Work with the site team to determine capacity and
capital requirements for new product initiatives. Develop and manage
capital associated with assigned projects.
Maintain and continually update stakeholders on the
status of projects, risk factors, risk mitigation activities, decision
points, successes, and learning's. Facilitate plant trial and start up
process for assigned projects.
Act as a plant advocate in the execution of New
Product or Process Projects and develop internal resources to strengthen
Specific project focus with successful and timely
project start up and on-going results that meet defined success criteria.
Attention to detail and follow through. Provide work
direction and general project management including scheduling, assignment
of work, and review of projects to ensure that the project is meeting
technical and process specifications as outlined.
Lead cross-functional teams to establish and achieve
project success. Develop and track project implementation plan using tools
such as MS Project, and provide detailed reports of progress against
timeline and plan.
Determine the complexity level of new product initiatives
and proactively engage the right cross function skills to develop a
successful commercialization plan.