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Product Developer- Retail Tissue


Georgia-Pacific is seeking a Product DeveloperRetail Tissue for our Technical Center in Neenah, WI. This is a position within the Retail Tissue team where you will drive product design and new product innovation. This opportunity will allow you to combine your technical expertise, leadership skills, creativity, and entrepreneurship to have a direct impact on business performance. If you have a passion for connecting technical solutions with business and consumer needs, this could be the right opportunity for you!

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Design, experiment, evaluate, and execute alternative solutions based on understanding of technical capabilities, consumer/customer unmet needs and market trends
  • Connect market and consumer needs to product design, performance, alternatives, and setting technical specifications/limits on final product design
  • Work with business stakeholders, consumer research and technology platform to collaborate on successful execution of experimental development or commercialization projects.
  • Mitigate technical risk by designing and analyzing experiments, coordinating, and conducting mill trials, and collecting consumer/market feedback on product designs
  • Develop Intellectual Property through the creation of invention disclosures, patent applications and trade secrets by partnering with the Legal team
  • Solve complex problems, by exercising critical thought and approaching data analysis and potential recommended paths forward with a creative and open-minded approach
  • Provide technical advice on claims, data substantiation, and overall product points of view to our business leaders, operations, manufacturing, sales, and marketing teams 

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Paper Science, Engineering or at least 5 or more years of product development experience in tissue paper products
  • Able to travel up to 25%
  • Technical knowledge of papermaking and/or converting of paper products 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Advanced Engineering Degree (M.S.) in Engineering, Paper Science, or Business
  • Experience in project management
  • Five (5) or more years of experience in product development or converting
  • Experience in structured and nonstructured tissue papermaking and converting
  • Experience with SAP (PLM/MDG)
  • Experience working in an Research & Development environment with demonstrated results independently leading projects or experiments, product development activities, and scaling up to commercial feasibility 

About the Neenah area

Our facility is Georgia-Pacific Innovation Institute® in Neenah, WI. Neenah is located in the heart of Northeast Wisconsin (also known as the Fox Valley) and is within driving distance to popular metro locations including Milwaukee, WI, Chicago, IL, Madison, WI and Green Bay, WI. The Fox Valley offers year-round recreation and attractions including 19 ski resorts with 100 miles, excellent shopping, and diversity in restaurants, music, and nightlife. For families and nature lovers, the Fox Valley boasts a wealth of parks & wildlife refuges, excellent school districts, and other family-based activities. The area also has attractions such as the Fox Valley Performing Arts Center in Appleton, EAA in Oshkosh, along with great fishing and boating on local lakes, rivers and within driving distance to Lake Michigan.  If you are sports fan, Lambeau field and Miller Park are within a short driving distance. Living in the Fox Valley provides the diversity and amenities of a larger city with a strong sense of community. We welcome you to explore what the Fox Valley could offer you!

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


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