R&D Manager

Communications Dallas, Texas



Position Title: Manager, New Product Development

Location: Dallas, TX


Our Manager, New Product Development supports Mativ’s Healthcare & Wellness function.  This individual will lead product development, formulation, raw material specification generation, cost savings evaluation, and customer technical engagement in our Dallas, TX facility. This position will serve as the primary technical resource for our rapidly growing contract manufacturing operation of medical devices, cosmetics, and OTC products and will contribute to our company growth and intellectual property portfolio.  The position is an onsite or hybrid role, reporting to the Global Director of Product Development.


  • Serve as the R&D leader for the Dallas manufacturing site.  Engage in new product development, cost savings opportunities, and sustaining innovation.  Design product improvements that match customer requirements.
  • Establish and review raw material specifications.  Provide technical recommendations to internal customers on raw material requirements, quality, and sourcing.  Work with ingredient suppliers and distributors.
  • Act as the technical liaison with manufacturing, assisting with production challenges, manufacturing process design, and process upgrades.
  • Ensure compliance to FDA and EU regulatory standards for cosmetics, OTC products, and medical devices.
  • Conduct stability testing of new formulations according to ICH guidelines.  Conduct testing for packaging compatibility as needed.
  • Review intellectual property opportunities and freedom-to-operate space in our product segment.
  • Work with third party testing labs on raw material, safety, and finished goods testing.
  • Provide support to the commercial team in communicating with customers.
  • Serve as a member of the plant leadership team.  Attend required business meetings and customer interactions.



  • BS degree in science or engineering discipline
  • 5-15 years of experience in cosmetics, liquid formulation, OTC drug products, pharmaceutical products and/or medical devices (or a combination of any).
  • Experience using Microsoft Office products required.
  • Must be able to read/write professionally in the English language.
  • Travel percentage <10%.



  • MS, or Ph.D degree highly desirable.
  • Experience with FDA 10993, 510(k), OTC monographed products; ISO 9001, ISO 13485; and/or EU MDR process.
  • PMP or similar project management experience and/or certification.
  • Experience with test method validation.
  • Ability to speak and write in Spanish language.


  • Must have the ability to work both independently and as a greater team.  Must be able to coordinate work with customers, supervisors, and information partners frequently in different states and/or countries.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment.  Must be able to manage multiple projects while minding priorities.  Must be able to make informed, strategic decisions, even when under pressure or when working with resource limitations.
  • Must always have a mindset to protect the interests and health of our consumers, our company, and our customers.
  • Must have experience working with customers to generate successful new product ideas.
  • Must work well cross-functionally, with partners from commercial, sales, supply chain, marketing, operations, etc.

What we offer

As a Mativ employee, you’ll have access to a variety of benefit programs designed to help you no matter your stage of life.

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Consumer-Driven Health Plan (CDHP)
  • Preferred Provider Organization (PPO)
  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • Company-paid basic life insurance and Additional voluntary life coverage
  • Paid vacation and competitive personal time off
  • 401(k) savings plan with company match
  • Employee assistance programs – available 24/7 to you and your family
  • Wellness and Work Life Support - career development and educational assistance
  • The annual salary range for this position is $100,000 - $135,000. This role is also short-term incentive plan eligible. This posting will close within 90 days of the date posted. We encourage you to apply now!


Mativ Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in specialty materials headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The company makes material impacts on the world every day through a wide range of critical components and engineered solutions that solve our customers’ most complex challenges. We manufacture on three continents and generate sales in nearly 100 countries through our family of business-to-business and consumer product brands. The company’s two segments, Filtration & Advanced Materials and Sustainable & Adhesive Solutions, target premium applications across diversified and growing end-markets, from filtration to healthcare to sustainable packaging and more. Our broad portfolio of technologies combines polymers, fibers, and resins to optimize the performance of our customers’ products across multiple stages of the value chain. Our leading positions are a testament to our best-in-class global manufacturing, supply chain, and materials science capabilities. We drive innovation and enhance performance, finding potential in the impossible.


Mativ and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.






An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or other protected status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Mativ is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce, and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Mativ, please email our Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected].