R&D Director

Job description

Are you an R&D Director? Would you like to lead an R&D team and play a central role in a rapidly growing dynamic company that develops leading-edge micro encapsulation technology for clients across the globe?

As a key member of the Senior Team, you will be responsible for driving the strategic growth of the business in a fast-moving environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Lead, motivate and develop a high performing R&D team
  • Drive and support
  • Manage and develop R&D processes, reporting systems, and documentation.
  • Generate new Contract Research Projects as per budget target.
  • Drive scale-up of selected R&D production processes which providing detailed SOP’s and Tech support.
  • Manage all aspects of R&D activity with agreed budgets.
  • Support the commercial team with technical support to customers and marketing initiatives.

Job Requirements

  • Post Graduate qualification in the relevant field. Ideally PhD.
  • 5+years experience in Senior R&D or Innovation Management roles in pharma, food, food ingredients, or dietary supplement company.
  • Strong Leadership, drive, enthusiasm, and resilience.
  • Customer-focused and results-driven.
  • High level of food ingredients technical expertise

For a confidential discussion on this or any other current job opportunity please contact Meggan on 021 235 9144 /

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