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Lead Manager - Fundamental Science

Date: Mar 20, 2019

Location: Winston-Salem, NC, US

Company: RAI

Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

This position is with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company—the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. The company's brands include Newport, Camel and Pall Mall.



The Lead Manager of Fundamental Science is responsible for leading a group in the R&D NGP Fundamental Science & Discovery organization.  The incumbent understands the overall strategic direction and leads the team to execute tactics to support that strategy.  With strong leadership and excellent technical skills, the Lead Manager will develop scientific project work and provide scientific oversight and leadership to direct reports regarding specific projects.  This position seeks opportunities to expand knowledge and technical ability, while demonstrating willingness and aptitude to assist others in their development. This person maintains strong credibility throughout the organization and demonstrates the ability to drive collaborative efforts within and outside of R&D. The incumbent will drive execution, including tracking and analyzing team and individual performance.  This individual will maintain high scientific standards and integrity, while adhering to all applicable regulations and procedures.




  • Implements strategy for the group that aligns with the R&D strategy and collaborates across other functions to achieve goals.
  • Interacts and builds relationships with outside departments and suppliers to drive innovation and transformation within the business and industry,  while driving process change within their function.
  • Maintains broad knowledge of the business, with proven ability to lead projects and timelines. 
  • Makes recommendations to R&D management grounded in scientific knowledge and applies scientific concepts to technologies, products, or research
  • Provides management and direction to group personnel to ensure satisfaction of business needs and personnel development. 
  • Acts as a technical consultant across functional projects.
  • Prepares and maintains annual budget, and ensures programs are completed within the given budget.




Bachelors degree in Chemistry or other scientific discipline required.  Advance degree preferred.




2 years relevant experience or 4 years of progressive relevant experience




  • Ability to conceive, plan and conduct work streams aligned with strategies
  • Self-motivated and works with a sense of urgency
  • Excellent organizational skills




  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Strong company knowledge, business acumen, and communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Strong leadership, with a demonstrated ability to develop and coach others and willingness to take responsibility and accountability.
  • Problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Orientation to creativity, innovation and action.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Ability to lead and drive an environment of change and continuous improvement.
  • Reputation for  scientific and managerial accomplishments within R&D.





Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Targeted Annual Bonus
  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.


Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave
  • Confidential personal financial counseling service
  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers
  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
  • Health-care advocacy service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Extensive training opportunities  



Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc..

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.


Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly.


Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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