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R&D Manager

Job title: R&D Manager
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Somerset
Salary: Basic to £70k, car, bonus + relocation package
Reference: 3492
Contact name: Rob Bryan
Published: about 2 months ago

Job description

R&D Manager, based Somerset, 
basic to approx £70k+car+bonus & relocation package offered too.

* Very well established manufacturer, with a strong reputation in the UK mechanical engineering market.
* Opportunity to drive the development of new products and technologies.
* Genuine career opportunities within the group.

* Reporting to the MD, the R&D Manager forms an integral part of the Senior Management Team as the lead for technical and engineering functions. 
* Manage and Lead the Product Development process, driving change projects and guiding a product development plan from design and concept to manufacture and launch.
* Responsible for product modifications at project stage to drive through sales, providing technical and design support to customer projects.
* Implementing and improvement of strategy, process and procedures to aid business growth and engineering efficiency.
* Co-ordination across manufacturing, purchasing and operations to ensure continuous improvement of the engineering function of the business.

* You'll be a degree qualified in mechanical engineering or related subject. 
* A background in HVAC or Mechanical/Electrical equipment manufacturing required.
* Leadership and management experience required, with a track record of delivering development projects as lead engineer/manager and be comfortable as part of a Senior Management team.
* You'll be highly organised, commercially able to report on divisional spend and budgets and be a strong team player able to mentor and develop your team's skills and abilities.

A basic salary up to approx c£70k. 
Company Car or car allowance, including electric offering.
Bonus paid on both personal performance plus company profitability.
Pension, healthcare, 25 days holiday.
Generous relocation package offered 

Based in Somerset, within 1/2 hour of the coast.
Suitable towns include Taunton, Yeovil and surrounding areas.

Suitable job roles include: Research & Development Manager, New Product Development Manager (NPD), Product Development Manager, Technical Manager, Engineering Manager.

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