R&D Manager

Job description

R&D Manager

As the R&D Manager, you will be responsible for growing and developing the R&D team with a key focus on inventing complex problems. My client is a small start-up company that's working on a novel idea that no one else in the world is working on right now.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Support and advise the VP of R&D, managing day to day R&D activities, ensuring high performance as a motivated, cohesive team, committed to delivering world class products.
  • Provide technical leadership to the R&D team, promoting a culture of technical innovation, first principles engineering, and a philosophy of being knowledge leaders in the field.
  • Work with other technical leaders, managers and senior management to influence and promote business priorities, de-risking and resourcing as needed to deliver on milestones.
  • Promote a quality culture across R&D team, grounded in compliance and delivering products to specification on time and in budget.
  • Support KOL relationship development with technical demonstrations, data, presentations.
  • Build a well-functioning team, developing talent, overseeing training, and providing constructive feedback and performance reviews.
  • Support the VP of R&D in managing the innovation process, invention disclosure and IP filing.
  • Support pre-clinical, clinical and commercial initiatives.

Your Background/Skills:

  • A BSc in biomedical, electrical, mechanical, materials or industrial engineering. A Masters or PhD in a related field is highly desirable.
  • 10+ years experience in R&D management in MedTech, with a track record of bringing new products through development to commercialization.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience managing cross-functional, geographically dispersed teams on complex projects, delivering outstanding results.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • High level of self-motivation, proactive attitude, and sense of ownership and personal responsibility.
  • Lead by example to build a positive, supportive, respectful culture that motivates and enables the team to accomplish strategic objectives, taking ownership for decisions and meeting commitments.
  • Direct reports experience and medical device experience is essential.

For more information, please contact Emma on 091 455 307.

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