Full-Time

Polymer and Chemistry Expert

Advanced Concepts

Updated on 5/17/2024

Arc'teryx Equipment

Arc'teryx Equipment

1,001-5,000 employees

Produces technical outerwear and mountain equipment

Consumer Goods

Expert

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Requirements
  • Degree in chemistry, polymer science, polymer chemistry, textile engineering, environmental science/chemical management, materials science or similar field
  • 3+ years of consumer-goods, textile-industry, or commercially sponsored Research and Development (R&D) experience
  • Strong foundation of knowledge around polymer science, chemistry, processing and manufacturing, adhesives, and/or textile dyeing, finishing
  • Experience working with multiple levels of a typical polymer or industrial chemical supply chain
  • Experience working with different sized entities and partners, including large industrial chemical companies, specialty compounders, processors, academia, start-ups, etc.
  • Experience in technology scouting, TEA, and due diligence
  • High level of self-drive, creativity, commercial acumen, and foundational technical knowledge
  • Problem-solver and inherently curious
  • Ability to explain complex concepts to both scientists and non-scientists
  • Effective and empathetic communicator
  • Detail-oriented and follow-through on commitments
  • Highly flexible and adaptable when faced with ambiguity
  • Ability to balance autonomy and collaboration
Responsibilities
  • Researching new and novel innovations in textile finishes, adhesives, coloration, next-gen polymers, processing, molding, surface functionalization, green chemistry, and related areas
  • Collaborating with internal and external partners to improve material performance from durability, comfort, quality, environmental, and social impact perspectives
  • Communicating, educating, and presenting information to key partners
  • Managing, leading, and commercializing multiple short, mid, and long-term projects
  • Supporting in creating definitions and guidelines for brand-wide use of certain raw material ingredients, chemistries, and auxiliaries
  • Troubleshooting and problem-solving material issues
  • Fostering and growing relationships within industry and academia
  • Building testing, prototyping, and analysis capabilities
  • Establishing a long-term chemicals, adhesives, and polymer ingredients strategy
  • Creating new methods to test and validate functional benefits
  • Collaborating with Brand teams to communicate innovations

Arc'teryx specializes in crafting high-quality technical outerwear and equipment for mountain sports, utilizing advanced technologies and their own manufacturing facility to ensure precision and performance in their products. The company's products are built using advanced technologies and are manufactured in-house to guarantee precision and performance.

Company Stage

M&A

Total Funding

N/A

Headquarters

North Vancouver, Canada

Founded

1989

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

9%

1 year growth

28%

2 year growth

34%