KIK Custom Products

  • New Product Development Technician

    Job Location US-GA-Lawrenceville
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/7/2018 4:28 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-5281
    # of Openings
    1
    Division
    KCB
  • Overview

    As one of North America’s largest independent manufacturers of consumer packaged goods (“CPG”), KIK helps a large portfolio of brands and retailers bring their products to life. With leading positions in the multibillion dollar household and personal care (“HPC”), over-the-counter (“OTC”), pool additives and automotive aftermarket categories, we serve over 100 CPG companies and several major North American HPC and automotive aftermarket retailers, including many of the leading players in their respective categories. We have full-service capabilities covering end-to-end contract manufacturing, including project management, innovation and R&D, sourcing and procurement, blending and compounding, filling and packaging, supply chain and distribution, and quality control. Our manufacturing model is highly flexible and we consistently add value to our customers by leveraging our range of services and expertise.

     

    KIK has over 5,000 employees and operates 19 manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout North America and over $1 billion in sales; KCP (operating as KIK Custom Products) is one of North America's largest custom manufacturers of both National Brand and Retailer Brand consumer products. KCP's product lines include Laundry, Household Cleaners, OTC Medicated, Pharmaceutical and Health & Beauty Care, all supported by KCP's in-house technical expertise and value-added services.

     

    KIK Consumer Brands – Pool Division
    KIK’s Pool Additives Division (“Pool”) is a leading player in North America and key international markets with a broad brand and product portfolio spanning both the Mass and Specialty Retailer channels. We are well known for our Clorox® Pool&Spa™ products in the North American Mass channel, our BioGuard® brand in the North American, Australian and South Africa Specialty channel, and our Bayrol brand across Europe. Our multi-functional product formulations and innovative water testing innovations allow pool owners to safely and easily enjoy their backyard retreat.

    Our Pool Division is currently seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and talented individual for the position of Technical Services Technician in Lawrenceville, GA. This role will report to the Technical Services Team Lead.

    Essential Job Functions

    • Under the direction of the Technical Services Team Lead, design and execute experiments of Pool & Spa Products developed by the Formulation team in order to validate performance and substantiate marketing claim sets
    • Help identify new product opportunities by executing research studies designed to simulate Pool & Spa operation and uncover unmet consumer needs
    • Perform statistical analysis of data generated in new product development laboratory to identify trends and product opportunities
    • Help develop technical training materials for sales team and customers in support of new product commercialization activities
    • Support New Product Development and R&D team throughout commercialization and claim substantiation process

    Qualifications

    Education

    • B.S. Chemistry / Biology / Engineering or other hard science

    Experience

    • Two years non-retail selling experience
    • 1-3 years’ experience working in Consumer Packaged Goods and/or Pool & Spa Industry
    • Experience with consumer insights and market research
    • Experience working with external partners

    Desired Traits

    • Meticulous self-starter with an established ability to learn quickly
    • Technically oriented professional with a desire to learn the business implications of technical projects
    • Strong customer focus
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Desired Traits

     

    A Career with KIK Offers:

     

    KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.

      

    Thank you for your interest and consideration of a position with KIK Custom Products. 

     

    KIK is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

     

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