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Job Opportunities – North America

Product Development Manager

BFT Commercial Office - Greenville, SC


Role Summary

Reporting to the Director of Business Development with a strong dotted line to the Director of Research and Innovation, including prioritization of work, the incumbent is principally responsible for leading product development efforts from idea through commercialization. This includes idea and concept generation, scale-up from pilot to commercial trials, qualification, testing, and documentation. The role will interface with many functions internally and externally throughout the global supply chain.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Develop detailed product commercialization plans based on projects and concepts from Research and Innovation (R&I) addressing Business Development priorities
  • ▪ Document and track project status and results
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners, suppliers, and customers to advance BFT product development objectives
  • Through research, literature, and trend analysis, assist in developing and maintaining the Innovation Portfolio to assist with current and future efforts
  • As concepts move to commercialization plan, organize, execute fiber and fabric internal and external pilot and commercial scale trials and post-trial testing, analysis, and reporting
  • With the Quality Control and Regulatory Affairs Manager, establish raw material and fiber specifications for new and improved products to ensure QA standards are met internally and externally
    ▪ Develop bench and performance tests to aid R&I, QA, and marketing efforts
  • Maintain knowledge and skill in current fibre/nonwoven technologies and develop new knowledge and skills in emerging technology trends relevant to BFT’s focus areas
  • Working with Operations, ensure that products can be manufactured on internal and partner’s, equipment
  • Assist R&I in intellectual property development


  • A university / college degree in a technical discipline such Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Science, Textiles, or Chemistry is required

Experience & Requirements

  • 5+ years working experience in fibre, materials, or product development, preferably in textiles, nonwovens, or nonwovens-based wipes, industrial / personal care products with demonstrated success delivering results
  • Strong knowledge of textiles, nonwovens, fibres, and processes used to manufacture including forming and bonding
  • Strong knowledge of additives and surface treatments for fibers
  • Excellent planning, project management skills and ability to advance multiple projects in parallel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proficiency in English
  • Strong attention to detail is necessary
  • Organized and able to multi-task and work independently
  • Motivated, energetic, driven work ethic with high level of integrity


  • Some business-related travel, including international, will be required


  • Any other duties and responsibilities of which the Company informs the Employee as may be determined by the Company in its sole discretion

What’s it like here?

When you join our team, you’ll find a culture that fosters excellence, and a world-class group of innovators that inspire one another to grow, learn, and improve. We cultivate an atmosphere of openness and support where all opinions and ideas are valued and encouraged, and where collaborative teamwork is key to success. Our flexible work environment fosters creativity, quality and balance.

So, if this sounds right for you, we’d like to hear from you. Please send your resume and cover letter in PDF format our way, to:

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