Senior Manager R&D Chemistry and Process
Company: Hanes Brands
Posted on: September 10, 2021
This position works cross functionally with multiple stakeholders
to offer solutions for product and process improvements.
Investigates, establishes and implements projects in development of
new or improved product platforms, methods, processes and
technologies that will support sustained business growth or defense
of brand market position. Position Identifies facilities,
equipment, personnel, and budget investment for project activities.
Develops business plans for capital expenditure and evaluate and
initiate purchasing of equipment and supplies for project
activities. Works with various stakeholders to establish, monitor
and revise strategic suppliers of Dyes and Chemicals that support
HBI’s goals in achieving cost, quality and global compliance to our
sustainability goals. Provide assistance in investigating and
troubleshooting on selected projects in a support role where
With business leads, PD and leadership direction, identify new
chemistries, technologies and processes both outside and within the
Textiles, Apparel and Chemistry areas to design and develop
improved products, components or processes.
Identify potential technology partners across Academia, Commercial
and Industry Bodies for HBI to partner with to bring to market new
and innovative products at a cost competitive
In partnership with operations and facility leadership develop
robust policies and procedures to drive continuous process
improvement and cost savings initiatives.
In partnership with Procurement develop strategic partnerships and
agreements with suppliers for global Dye and Chemical supply that
meets or exceeds HBI requirements for cost, quality, performance
and environmental sustainability.
In partnership with R&D, PD, Procurement and VP of
Sustainability identify and develop reporting matrices that support
HBI’s Global Sustainability goal, as relates to both internal
production as well as TKS production in regards to wet textile
Monitor project progress against expected outcomes and prepare
clear and timely reports and communications as
Identify best practice in the textile wet process areas that can be
leveraged across both internal facilities and TKS facilities
globally to ensure consistent products and processes are utilized
in all HBI products.
In partnership with Procurement, and VP of Sustainability provide
active role in review of Dye and Chemical request and assist in
maintaining Chemical Management System.
Develop the business case for investment through internal research
and communication as well as external technology research for
Required Education: BS in Chemistry, Textile Chemistry, Chemical
Engineering or related science.
Preferred Education: Master’s Degree or related
Required Years of Experience: 5+
Preferred Years of Experience: 10+
10 years’ experience in an Textile R&D, Wet processing or Dye &
Chemical Manufacturing and/or experience
working on government and/or academic research contracts
Experience in garment construction (design, materials engineering
and testing, manufacturing processes in Underwear, Intimate
Apparel, Hosiery, Active Wear ) required.
High degree of competency using project management tools
Excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
Ability to travel internationally essential.
Bilingual in English and Spanish essential
Shapes vision and strategy for global Dye and Chemical processes
Passion for results and urgency
Applies analytical and problem solving techniques
Engages and inspires others
Gains commitment and ownership
Sets and pursues aggressive goals as a self-starter
To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the
United States and should not require now, or in the future,
sponsorship for employment visa status.
Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of
the application and hiring process should contact us directly:
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