Sr. Chemist Product Development & Innovation

Hasbro Inc   •  

Pawtucket, RI

Industry: Retail & Consumer Goods


5 - 7 years

Posted 175 days ago

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At Hasbro, we embrace the unique skills, experiences, talents and perspectives of our global workforce which, combined with our culture of curiosity and innovation, generates the best ideas. We live our values of Community, Passion, Integrity and Creativity, and we’re committed to giving our 5,000+ employees opportunities to build their individual capabilities, balance work and home, deliver excellence through team work and thrive personally. This enables us to deliver results in all aspects of our business.

The purpose of this function is to drive chemistry innovation with the product brand teams through the creation of new or modified compounds for toy, games and arts & crafts products for worldwide markets. This role conducts experimentation and provides early technical and feasibility guidance to product development teams about the chemical substances, properties and processes used to develop our global product. Under general direction from the Chemistry Lab Manager, the Sr. Chemist partners with Safety and Reliability engineers, R&D engineers and designers, as well as external vendors, suppliers and trade associations to stay abreast of latest industry regulations, assess impact and supports new or modified formulations.

A day in the life:

  • Conduct laboratory experimentation to develop new products or modifications to existing formulations.
  • Review new external/industry regulations (toy, chemical, arts & crafts) and assess their impact on the Hasbro product portfolio.
  • Continuously update technical knowledge in field of plastics, paperboard, wood and arts & craft materials, and how changes/innovation relate to the application of toy products and environmental life cycle assessment.
  • Work closely with Manager to plan and organize technical product development tasks assigned.
  • Manage technical documentation of test, toxicological, and regulatory compliance for toys, games, and licensed products.
  • Work with raw material suppliers to develop an understanding of the materials and their applications to toy products and use/abuse conditions related to child play patterns.
  • Travel required for field research, training, manufacturing, etc.

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree: Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering
  • (Master preferred)
  • 5-8 years’ experience in industry, with particular focus on product development support, regulatory knowledge, life cycle assessment and product safety (toy safety preferred); strong understanding of the toy and/or adjacent consumer industry.
  • Supplier and vendor relationship experience is a plus
  • Good writing, communication, presentation and negotiation skills.
  • Domestic and International travel ability.
  • Ability to work in a diverse team environment
  • Strong innovation skills and creative problem solver

Competencies required

  • Chemistry / Engineering development background.
  • Technical writing. Ability to understand and translate to non-technical staff
  • Understanding of global, federal, and state product safety standards.
  • Understanding life cycle assessment
  • Knowledge of ASTM, ISO, and CENprocesses.

Requisition ID: 8084