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Our client has the newly created position of Manager, Research and development for their Dania, Florida manufacturing facility. This is the top R & D position and reports directly to the president. The purpose of the position is to deliver a product development program that generates profitable growth and continues to establish the company as the global technology leader. They are privately held, extremely stable and a progressive company that is currently experiencing a great deal of growth. If you have the background and requirements listed below, like to see things happen from start to finish and are passionate about what you do, this is an outstanding opportunity to create and grow your own R & D department. This position will be a key player as the company continues to grow and move forward. You must be innovative, creative, think out of the box - a visionary in new product development.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone that wants to build their own group and establish themselves as a true innovator. The company is already know as a leader in their field; however, you would have the chance to take it over the top!
Great company, great location and truly great people to work with on a daily basis!
Direct overall resources, plans and objectives of R&D group to deliver new products from concept through launch Assist Product Board in developing, executing and managing company’s Product Roadmap . Develop and implement management systems, tools and processes to effectively manage the deliverables from the R&D team; ensuring successful product launches Manage R&D Project Plans to ensure on time & on budget delivery of Product Roadmap and Company’s Objectives Develop & manage detailed project & resource plans and communicate status to all key company stakeholders Coordinate with cross-functional teams (internal/external) to ensure on-time delivery of all new product launches Maintain appropriate new product “speed-to-market” as the key success factor, while ensuring pipeline maximization Lead Research efforts to identify new technologies and product ideas Work with Product Manager to identify and qualify new product opportunities and/or technologies Work with R&D to develop new concepts and define detailed scope of “next gen” products Evaluate and recommend improvements to existing products Build and Lead a highly performing R&D team. Recruit and develop highly effective individuals and teams Manage team and individual performance, providing personal development, training and mentoring Establish team expectations, processes and objectives that align with company’s fundamentals and objectives Accountable for developing departmental objectives and budget to achieve company’s strategic objectives
10+ years progressive experience in structured Engineering and Product Development Management Degree in Engineering (Mechanical preferred) Demonstrated track record of on time delivery of high quality, innovative, commercially successful products in a manufacturing, B2B environment Demonstrated experience identifying unmet customer needs and developing products which meet those needs Experience developing and implementing well defined product development processes and systems Demonstrated Leadership & Management skills (coaching, motivating, team building across entire company) Exceptional Organization and Project Management skills Demonstrated Communication skills (verbal, technical writing and presentation) Knowledge of standards /regulations pertaining to transportation device design and manufacturing is an asset Experience using Solidworks or similar 3D modeling program a plus Excellent Computer skills; General business software (e.g. MS Office, PowerPoint, etc.) and adept at administering Project Management software (e.g. MS Project) Ability to travel internationally with valid and up-to-date travel documents.
Salary has not been capped - we are looking for the right personality and skill-set for this unique opportunity!
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