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Research & Development Manager

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  • Sector:

    Engineering, Mechanical

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  • Salary:

    £55000 - £67000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sarah Lody

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)118 902 8800

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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JOB – Head of Research & Development

LOCATION – West Sussex

TERM- Permanent

SALARY - £55,000 - £67,000 per annum but dependent on experience

My client is an engineering company that designs and manufactures products for UK and global customers. They are looking for a Head of Research & Development to join their team in West Sussex on a permanent basis.

The Head of Research & Development will ideally have the following attributes:
  • BEng or BSc Degree qualified or similar in Product Design/Industrial Design/Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering or similar
  • Have at least 5 years of experience working in a Design Engineering role within a product development environment
  • Be passionate about design and manufacture
  • Be proficient using 3D CAD - ideally SolidWorks software but others may be considered
  • Have previous experience delivering projects from concept right through to manufacture
  • Excellent communication skills and organisational skills
  • Previous experience coaching, managing or having leadership responsibilities
  • Have strong analysis, FMEA and DFM skills
  • Have a good understanding of materials and varied manufacturing processes and principles
The Head of Research & Development role will involve:
  • Leading teams focussed on the design and development of new products
  • Managing and maintaining the process with improvements and new initiatives
  • Reviewing, validating and delivering the full product life cycle
  • Overseeing deadlines, budgets and timescales
  • Providing technical expertise
  • BOM management working with the company ERP system
  • Always having an appreciation for CI and Lean Manufacturing