JOB TITLE: DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND
DEVELOPMENT (R & D)
DEPARTMENT: R & D/PRESIDENT'S
A: Purpose and Scope
The Director of R & D is responsible for the Research &
Development activities within the company. The Director of R & D is also
responsible for ensuring the R & D Department's conformance to the company
quality system in accordance with customer and company requirements.
Provide leadership and management for company wide research
and development programs and activities. Obtain R&D contracts and funding.
Develop test capabilities to support R&D and production test requirements.
Provide R&D efforts to enhance current products and develop new technologies
and products. Evaluate and develop improved techniques for the control of
R & D activities.
Directly responsible for implementation and maintenance of the
company R & D procedures, reporting on the performance and initiating
improvements for R & D. The Director of R & D also has responsibility
to act as liaison with external parties on matters relating to the procurement
of services and materials for NVE research and development activities.
C. Organization Relationships
The Director of R & D reports directly to the president
of the company and has a support responsibility to all functional directors
A. Education and Training
The Director of R & D should have an advanced technical
degree, preferably in a field that offers an opportunity to gain a well rounded
background. Additional class work in management type courses and problem-solving
techniques (i.e. Research & Development Techniques, Physics, etc.) is
B. Technical Requirements
Ten or more years of broad technical experience, of which at
least two to three years should be in product R & D.
C. Managerial Experience
Five or more years experience in managing technical personnel
and complex activities. These experiences should be gained in areas of R
& D and should include a minimum of two years in R & D management.
Dept. Manager/Supervisor: _______________________________________
Human Resources Department: ____________________________________ Date: _________
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