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Company: Special Devices, Inc.

Project Design Engineer – Market Research & Innovation


Our mission is to provide sustainable value to support safety and security in society.

This position plans, organizes, and promotes new technological safety business development. The ideal candidate is responsible for proposing solutions to social issues, maximizing profits, and achieving corporate growth objectives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review databases, research papers, and publications to attain awareness of social issues requiring safety product solutions for the U.S. Market.
  • Contact widely with potential customers, academia, government bodies and other organizations to attain potential needs.
  • Prepare analysis reports and share information with the global Daicel team.
  • Conceive new business and products concepts based on marketing input and potential customer feedback.
  • Survey competitors, and patents in related fields.
  • Estimate the business potential of new concepts and present it to internal/external customers.
  • Research and contact business and development partners for commercialization.
  • Attending conferences and other meetings to network and promote Daicel activities.
  • Maintain professional, trained, and motivated attitude and provide strong leadership skills.
  • Support strategic plans to accommodate corporate goals.
  • Analyze and control expenditures of division to conform to budgetary requirements.


  • B.S. Degree in Marketing, Engineering, or related discipline with advanced degree desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years business development experience.
  • Strong aptitude for technology and Daicel’s lifesaving mission.
  • Experience working with Japanese companies and employees a plus.
  • Experience in safety related industry desired.
  • A self-starter with the ability to meet committed schedules.
  • Personal computer skills required.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The individual in this position will be a self-starter with the ability to meet committed schedules. Must be able to understand all policies, procedures, instructions, rules and regulations (including all safety training and safety information) associated with this position, which are written in English. In addition, the individual must be able to appropriately respond to these and, where needed, provide reports, presentations, information and communications in English. Communicate effectively with customers, internal personnel and suppliers, and at all levels within and outside the company. Must be available to work days, evenings, or weekends, and overtime as required. Travel both domestically and international as required. International travel is long duration flights exceeding 8 hours or more of continuous air travel.


Ability to read, comprehend, interpret and statistically analyze complex data and understand technical concepts and publications. Must be able to generate statical analysis, complex presentations, market proposals, and business plans.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to lighting and temperature as required for the office and manufacturing areas. Appropriate safety equipment is required by area. There is potential exposure to hazardous chemicals. A considerable amount of moving from department to department may occur in unfavorable weather conditions. The employee is exposed to the inherent dangers of the energetic materials used in DSSA Inc.’s manufacturing processes.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move throughout the facility, traverse within production areas, communicate with others, and detect or exchange information or ideas. The employee occasionally is required to perform functions which require the manual operation of both general office productivity and manufacturing equipment as well as the ability to place, reach, detect, ascend/descend, and position self to navigate within confined working spaces. The employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position. The employee must occasionally move or transport up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close inspection, identification of objects from a distance, color determination, peripheral detection, depth judgment, and the ability to identify details in varying conditions.

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

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