Lead key projects with R&D to support business goals.
Develop research programs incorporating current developments to improve existing products and study the potential of new products.
Understand customer expectations on to-be manufactured products.
Determine and execute improved technologies used by suppliers, competitors, and customers.
Establish project goals and priorities by collaborating with Marketing, Sales and Operations.
Transfer new technologies, products, and manufacturing processes into and out of the company.
Research, design and evaluate products, assemblies, processes, and equipment.
Suggest training tools to enhance employee performance, customer and skill development of both internal and external sources
Document all phases of research and development.
Manage customer relationships and perform RFP reviews, customer visits, and product testing.
Establish and maintain testing procedures for assessing raw materials, in-process and finished products.
Oversee complex research projects, analyse results and provide recommendations based on findings.
Assess the scope of research projects and ensure they are on time and within budget.
Be present at industry conferences on research topics of interest.
A master’s degree in the relevant field. However, the field in which you got your degree could even be general like human resources, finance, or management. A bachelor’s degree may also be acceptable if the candidate has experience working within the industry of relevance or general R&D experience.
Proven experience in a relevant role.
A strong sense of creativity aids in the process of thinking of new product ideas and solving problems creatively.
Great problem-solving skills.
Ability to pay attention to details.
Excellent leadership and managerial skills are also important.
The ability to communicate well with customers, colleagues, and lower-level staff.
Hands-on experience in managing or leading a team of employees.
Ability to multitask efficiently and good at managing time.
Good business sense.
Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.