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Research & Development Manager - Neenah Filtration

Company: Neenah Paper, Inc
Location: Appleton
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:


With an experience of more than 50 years Neenah Filtration has a huge knowhow in many applications. Starting with the automotive and transportation filtration business in Germany and solutions for membrane casting substrates in the USA, Neenah Filtration has now extended its application portfolio and is growing our team.

In this newly created role, the R&D Manager will support our Industrial Filtration organization. This individual will primarily focus on automotive filtration products, while having the opportunity to develop Air (HVAC), Gas Turbine, Dust, and other non-automotive filtration products.


  • Leads R&D Filtration Media Technology team to enable New Product Development for Transportation Filtration applications.
  • Leads research in fluid flow, material science, and resin/polymer chemistries to enable New Product road map of Neenah Filtration within Transportation Filtration and adjacent markets.
  • Maintains collaborations with other research and academic entities that enable breakthrough innovation.
  • Leads and/or participates in the development of new products and new processes that enable next generation technologies.
  • Utilizes sound fundamentals like NPI Stage/Gate and Design of Experiments (DOE); leads project teams and task forces.
  • Plans, manages, budgets and directs projects by closely working with multi-functional teams with members from around the world.
  • Communicates clearly with team members, management, customers, suppliers and other key partners.
  • Acts as a subject matter expert in resolving customer problems.



  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Chemical or other Engineering field, Material Science, Chemistry or Polymer Science.
  • 10+ years of experience R&D/New Product Development and/or design engineering environment.
  • 5+ years' experience in people management
  • Knowledge of Filter Media Design, Fluid dynamics, Chemical and Hydromechanics, advanced membrane technology is highly preferred.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills.
  • Up to 30% travel, nationally and internationally, required for this role (While 30% of travel is typically required, due to COVID-19 non-essential travel is currently suspended.)


  • MS/PhD degree in Science or Engineering
  • Application knowledge of Transportation Filtration is highly desirable.

Neenah has built a tradition of innovation, service and growth since its founding in 1873 and we create value by improving the image and performance of everything we touch. Based in Alpharetta, GA with R&D and manufacturing facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Germany, Neenah is a publicly traded company and a global leader serving customers across 6 continents in more than 80 countries. We are a leading manufacturer of both specialty, performance-based products that serve a variety of end markets, and premium fine papers and packaging used to convey and enhance image through unique colors, textures, and finishes. Neenah presents true, varied and exciting choices that are both environmentally and aesthetically exceptional through sound environmental practices at our manufacturing facilities

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