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R&D Manager

  • Location: Lichfield
  • Salary: £50,000 to £55,000
  • Type: Permanent
  • Posted: 17 days ago
  • Company: Sigma Recruitment

Opportunity for an R&D Manager to join a market-leading international manufacturer who is investing substantially in growing their business.

The company are well established, financially stable and very ambitious. They have grown by 50% in the last five years and target another 50% increase over the next five years. The culture is friendly, positive, empowering and team orientated. The business is currently going through a period of expansion, and several exciting improvement projects are being implemented.

As the R&D Manager, you will coach, lead and mentor the R&D team to deliver the annual R&D programme, implement new product ideas and drive change to improve efficiency. Your overall objective will be to ensure the product range's sustainable competitive advantage and reputation as a market leader. You will work closely with the Technical Director. Detailed responsibilities will include: -

  • Defining and leading the implementation of the R&D plan
  • Overseeing all R&D projects
  • Reviewing team performance against objectives
  • Setting objectives for the team and ensuring personal developments plans are in place
  • Carrying out regular 1 to 1 reviews, providing performance feedback, coaching, and training
  • Reviewing team capacity and identifying skills needs to achieve objectives
  • Recruiting new members of the team
  • Working with the R&D team to generate creative ideas for product innovation
  • Identifying technical challenges and risks
  • Carrying out product and market research

To apply for the R&D Manager position, you will need: -

  • A proven track record of successful people leadership
  • A background in research and development
  • Ideally qualified to HNC level or above in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Experience with chemical formulation/development would be an advantage

In return, the R&D Manager will receive a salary in the region of £55,000, 25 holidays plus the eight bank holidays; a pension contribution matched up to 5%, life assurance, private health care and critical illness cover.

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