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R&D Manager - Performance Materials

Company: Trex Company, Inc
Location: Winchester
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

As a Trex R&D Manager, Performance Materials you'll be leading and managing an R&D technology team.

As a member of our R&D Performance Materials team, you'll be helping us improve existing products, design and develop new products, formulations and processes including developing vendors.


  • Work with key stakeholders to understand business requirements and expectations in order to develop strategic direction to the R&D Performance Materials
  • Stay abreast of current and emerging technology and trends in the industry.
  • Identify and incorporate new technology into future platforms.
  • Collaborate with sales, marketing, operations, strategic planning and Senior Management.
  • Provide an environment that fosters technology and product innovation and development.
  • Establish direction, goals and process; set priorities, motivate team members and deliver results to meet business objectives and timelines.
  • Collaborate with Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
  • Collaborate with procurement and operations on new and alternate materials, and operational efficiency.
  • Maintain an understanding of the competitive and supplier IP landscapes and lead internal IP development.
  • Mentor future leaders to identify development needs and develop training programs.
  • Collaborate with other departments to ensure R&D direction is in alignment with corporate strategy.
  • Coordinate technology transfer to manufacturing and support product commercialization.

A Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Materials/Polymers or Science. A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences, or similar subjects are a plus. Ten-or-more years in an R&D technical role and five years of leadership experience. If you've worked in product development or commercialization, you're Trex material for sure.

Have experience in materials or polymer sciences? You'll fit in just fine.


We're the No. 1 decking brand in the world, and we're determined to keep it that way. This is how we do it:

  • Hold ourselves to relentlessly high standards.
  • Focus on action and results.
  • Push ourselves and each other to the next level.
  • Always do the right thing.
  • Prioritize quality.
  • Take safety seriously.
  • Never settle for second best.

If that sounds like you, keep reading.

When you join the Trex family, you'll become part of a passionate team of self-starters who came to win and never back down.

We won't hold your hand. You'll need to embrace the challenge of figuring things out on your own.

Also, if you have a great idea, speak up. We want to hear it.


We believe that hard work should be rewarded. We take care of you as part of our Trex family so you can take care of yours. Here are just a few of the perks beyond the paycheck:

  • Time Off - We'll give you paid holidays and paid vacation.
  • Bonuses- We know you like a good challenge. Hit your targets, and we'll pay you extra.
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance- Choose from a variety of options. We'll pick up a pretty generous part of the cost. Plus, you can earn lower rates through our wellness program.
  • 401(k) With Company Match- Save for your retirement and we'll match it dollar for dollar.
  • Tuition Reimbursement- We're all about pushing to the next level. When you're ready to get the degree, we'll pick up part of the tab.
  • Training and Education- We offer dozens of options to boost your performance - both online, on-site and nearby.
  • Stock Purchase Program- Invest in Trex at a discounted price.
  • Employee Discount Program- We sell the world's No. 1 decking brand. It makes sense that you'd want it at your house too, so we'll give you a discount.


We offer leadership positions to the team members who earn them. If you're looking to continue to grow your career or learn new things, you'll have plenty of opportunities.

Job Location

Winchester, Virginia, United States

Position Type


Keywords: Trex Company, Inc, Germantown , R&D Manager - Performance Materials, Other , Winchester, Maryland

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