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R&D TEAM LEADER

  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 + 7.5% employer pension, death in service, company incentive scheme
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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This is a fantastic senior level opportunity, with a business that is the UK's leading manufacturer in their specialist field. Their products enjoy a global reputation for quality & performance with more than half of sales derived from Export markets. All design and manufacturing take place at their purpose-built facility near Sheffield.

As a pivotal member of the R&D group you will help direct and oversees all functions of the group, including research and development, project management, people development, and outward communications.

Key Responsibilities:

Lead the design and development of new products and product engineering by applying Engineering best practise and facilitate a culture of cost-effective continuous improvement and lead initiatives to optimise efficiency and accelerate project execution
Oversee the daily activities of the R&D team, to ensure that the team is working within the agreed project guidelines and ensuring all project goals and objectives are being met
Manage/oversee projects within the agreed scope specification; ensure open communication with key stakeholders on plans, progress, and viability of projects to assure that business needs are met in a timely manner
Frequently review progress and cost-risk analysis to assure focus is given to the most beneficial projects, filter out all non-viable projects
Gain knowledge of existing products, materials, design rules and production techniques with the aim to redevelop existing products ensuring all new products are designed for usability, reliability, functionality, marketability and manufacturability
Create and issue drawings to production, specifications to sales, and answer customer queries on these products
Chair/attend regular project review/value engineering meetings and distribute minutes of these meetings to the project teams and Director of Engineering, work with the Director of Engineering and HR as required to define personal development and training plans for the team

Person Specification:

You will be a hands-on candidate, with a depth of relevant R&D experience within an engineering or manufacturing company preferred
Degree qualified in a relevant discipline including mechanical/electrical/product design or be able to demonstrate work at an appropriate level
Understanding of design process, design research, prototyping and manufacturing processes
Possess strong drive/ accountability, have the ability to push projects and work flows forward whilst remaining delivery focused
Excellent communication skills, innovative, driven, successful with strong attention to detail
Proficiency in Solid Edge software
Excellent people skills – having the ability to build strong rapport, good communication along with the strength of character to push back where needed

Package and Hours:

Salary £40,000 - £50,000 – dependant on experience
Company incentive scheme
Salary Sacrifice Pension Plan with 7.5% employer contributions
Death in service policy

Commutable From: Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Barnsley, Glossop, High Peak

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