L Brands

Textile Chemist - Mast Global - Columbus, OH
Job ID: 37570
Reynoldsburg, OH, USA
Full-Time
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POSITION TITLE: Textile Chemist
REPORTS TO: Manager, Textile Technology
PURPOSE:

- Provide chemical and manufacturing expertise on the identification, elimination and/or substitution of hazardous chemicals used in the textile manufacturing process.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Support implementation of Restricted Substance List (RSL) into our supply chain
- Support mill/vendor engagement communication
- Build relationships with key mills and knowledge of their manufacturing processes and chemicals used
- Build relationships with key dyestuff & chemical suppliers, and knowledge of the chemistry of their product ranges
- Identify dyestuffs & chemicals used in manufacturing that contain prioritized hazardous chemicals
- Identify potential substitution chemicals from dyestuff & chemical suppliers product ranges
- Facilitate meetings and development trials on-site with key mills/dyestuff & chemical suppliers as needed
- Report recommendations for dyestuff & chemical substitution, including timing, risk analysis, and cost impact
- Conduct bulk trials on-site with key mills, and report back findings as needed
- Support key mills in creating new SOPs - including new robust manufacturing procedures, using the substitution dyestuffs & chemicals
- Gather information from suppliers and retailers on building a sustainability program
- Maintain an understanding of Sustainability in the Textile manufacturing and retail sector
- Be a positive, supportive partner, consistently demonstrating our shared values and high standards

QUALIFICATIONS:

- A Bachelors degree in Textile Technology & Chemistry, MS a plus
- Practical experience (minimum of 5 years) working in a Technical Service and/or R&D function for textile dyeing & finishing
- Proven leadership skills including strong collaboration skills
- Mental agility, excellent decision making and problem solving skills
- Excellent written and oral communication
- Ability to work independently
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