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Director of R&D - Ceramics and Glass from The Wellington Group @twgrecruiters

Director of R&D – Ceramics and Glass from The Wellington Group @twgrecruiters

Director of R&D – Ceramics and Glass. The Wellington Group has been engaged to find a seasoned ceramic or glass industry R&D manager with extensive new product development and innovations experience. Seeking a strategic leader and visionary manager with hand-on experience in leading product development, R&D and corporate wide product innovations. Must be a roll up your sleeves and jump in person to learn a new company, technology, people and make assessments to enhance, improve and propel the company through extensive global growth.

Reporting to the COO, the Director of R&D – Ceramics and Glass will be tasked to define, prepare, lead and execute the R&D organization and manage the complete research and development product portfolio which includes both glass and ceramic (zirconia) products. As the face of R&D, the Director will oversee ideation to commercialization which includes education and training for internal production employees as well as field technicians and others using company products and/or technology.

Put your Product Development, Innovations and Leadership experience with Glass or Ceramics to work with a global leader in a new job today. Great company, voted as one of the Best Places to Work with outstanding benefits, employee focused culture and leadership and many, many perks on the campus for you to take part-in and enjoy!

Director of R&D – Ceramics and Glass Position Requirements:

  • Responsible for new product leadership, product line vitality/modifications and developing pipeline of products
  • Drive new product development via collaboration with peers across the organization, working closely with the executive management team, sales & marketing, and manufacturing segments, as well as outside consultants, partnerships and industry SMEs
  • Manage new product development projects to maximize speed to market, completeness and accuracy
  • Provide leadership and creative and strategic oversight throughout the process
  • Manage new product development costs to ensure budgetary constraints are met
  • Interact with entire staff on trouble-shooting activities and process improvement projects
  • Work with Production on the scale-up and transfer or new products to manufacturing and sales
  • Develop and present new product ideas and prototypes to management and industry associations
  • Responsible for direct management of new product development personnel to include establishment of objectives, key work assignments, and performance management

The qualified candidate will have:

  • BS or MS Degree in Material Science, Ceramics or Engineering and 5+ years of experience in a management or leadership role
  • Seeking 10+ hands on experience in product development of ceramics or glass, experience with Zirconia is a plus
  • CAD/CAM experience with Solidworks and 3D modeling preferred
  • Results oriented, “can do” leader with a passion for R&D and product innovations
  • Must be a visionary, product development experience from ideation to commercialization
  • Experience managing a portfolio of products and presenting new product ideas
  • Able to assess and make changes to direction and staff quickly
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, able to communicate and interact with multiple cultures and backgrounds
  • Ability to make executive level decisions, presentations and recommendations to Sr Management and various partnerships

Industry: Director of R&D – Ceramics and Glass, R&D, product development, ceramics, Material Science, innovation, zirconia, glass materials

Don’t wait, apply with The Wellington Group today! (all information will be held in the strictest of confidence)

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