Top Research and Development Innovator #2
Premier Placements - Hollywood, FL

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Company Description:
Premier Placements is the #1 Resource for Manufacturers. We specialize in recruiting services for any position, ranging from Production Worker, to Senior Executive level positions.

Job Description:
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!

RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct overall resources, plans and objectives of the 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 team ensuring successful product launches
Manage Project Plans to ensure on time and on budget delivery of Product Roadmap and Company Objectives
Develop and 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 generation of products
Evaluate and recommend improvements to existing products
Build and Lead a highly performing R & D team
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

QUALIFICATIONS

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 skill-set and personality for this unique opportunity!

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