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Director Product Development R&D

Director Product Development R&D from The Wellington Group @twgrecruiters

The Wellington Group has been engaged to find an experienced Director Product Development R&D. We are seeking a strategic leader and visionary manager with hand-on experience in leading product development and corporate wide product and service 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 change management and strong leadership

Exciting opportunity to make a direct impact on the development of new products and consumer markets, company is motivated to hire ASAP…great salary, bonus and benefits. Who Do You Know?

Director Product Development R&D is responsible for leading people and internal resources on the overall corporate vision and strategy for product development and innovations. Must be a strong people leader with experience working with a creative staff on innovative product solutions and implement changes as needed for business growth and objectives.

Position responsibilities:

  • Oversees the corporate vision and strategy for the product development lifecycle and new product and services from ideation  to commercialization
  • Direct all concepts and idealization through feasibility studies and testing to prove reliability for market needs
  • Leads other professionals in multiple locations on the future direction of the company’s product development
  • Assess tools, systems, resources, locations and staff to ensure optimal operational performance for a key area of the company

The qualified Director Product Development R&D candidate will have:

  • Bachelor degree in engineering or other related discipline, MBA is desired
  • 8+ years experience with leading product development and innovation
  • Experience in paper products or the packaging industry is highly desired
  • Must be a visionary, product development experience from ideation to commercialization
  • Able to point out product(s) on the market with direct experience in the ideation, development, process management and commercialization
  • Requires proven strategic leadership in managing teams of people and outside vendors
  • Able to lead a highly-talent team of product developers and highly innovative and creative individuals
  • Experienced with Stage Gate technology and processes implementation and management
  • Knowledge in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing
  • Ability to make executive level decisions and recommendations to Sr Management and external clients
  • Experience in GAP analysis, change management and turn-around situations is required

Industry: Director Product Development R&D, R&D, ideation, commercialization, People Leadership, GAP Analysis, Change Management, Stage Gate, Lean, Six Sigma, turn-around, innovation, gable top, packaging, leader, performance management

Job Code: 404-32-MH2322


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