R & D Manager - Southern

£Excellent + bonus + other non taxable benefits - Medical/Pharmaceutical - Research & Development
Ref: 102 Date Posted: Tuesday 22 Aug 2017

Research & Development Manager to lead a team of 40 Engineers & Designers - South East - Medical Devices


As part of our clients global manufacturing community, their Manufacturing Business Centre plays a key role in the development and manufacture of new, sophisticated medical and industrial products. Working with colleagues in Europe, the USA and Japan, our multi-disciplinary team of R&D engineers is fully equipped with the latest computer-aided design and modelling technologies, to enable them to develop medical workstations and fluid management products & accessories, and industrial Remote Visual Inspection devices. Producing world class products in terms of Quality, Cost and Delivery isn't just desirable, it's essential. Therefore, in today's fast moving, ever changing world, they continue to invest in both their people and the latest equipment and processes to remain at the forefront in manufacturing technology.

Your Responsibilities:

·         Recruit, develop, motivate, control and co-ordinate the team to ensure accurate and timely output to meet departmental and company needs

·         Provide peer review and technical support in order to improve the overall engineering ability and knowledge within the department and company

·         Evaluate, provide and manage resources within a matrix structure to meet project requirements and product support activities

·         Participate in the project planning process, identifying activities, sequences and work content to enable effective projects with efficient utilisation of resources and compliance with medical device regulations

·         Produce and report key metrics for senior management to identify process performance and enable improvement activities.



·         Degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or equivalent

·         Proven effective experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams

·         Exceptional communication skills

·         Successful project management experience within an R&D environment

·         Ability to problem solve and applying engineering principles/design for manufacture.

·         Previous experience within the design/ development of Medical devices and electro- mechanical devices.

·         Has worked in a highly regulated and audited environment.

·         Knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials (desirable), e.g. machining, sheet metal, injection moulding, casting, extruding


Your Competencies:

The interview will be competence based and the following competencies will be assessed:

·         Strategic leadership

·         Drive for results

·         Collaboration

·         Development of self and others

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At Medical Engineers we have a range of technical consulting jobs in the medical engineering industry throughout the UK. Requiring a broad range of technical and management skills and most importantly the ability to communicate effectively. Consultancy roles require candidates with unique abilities. Roles vary in length of contract depending on clients’ requirements.

Our degree qualified consultants have specialist knowledge of the UK medical engineering consultancy job market. We have a successful track record in finding the best candidates for our clients who know and trust Medical Engineers to understand their business requirements.

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