Research & Development Manager

Job Overview

A leading Agri Business in Ireland & Europe is seeking applications for the newly created position of 'Research & Development Manager' as part of their strategic growth and expansion plan. This is a full-time permanent role with a competitive salary based on experiences.

Location: Would suit candidates from counties Westmeath, Meath, Offaly, and Cavan regions.

Industry: Agri, Machinery, Parts, NPD, Market Research & Development


  • Manage the review of existing product portfolio and identify business opportunities for the existing product ranges.
  • Implement an innovation strategy of the existing product portfolio to maximise business performance.
  • Implement new product development best practice plan for any new market opportunities identified.
  • Work with our suppliers to manufacture the existing product portfolio and any new products in the pipeline efficiently and economically with a distinct emphasis of Quality.
  • Identify milestones for research and development and ensure targets are achieved for the process. Develop R&D KPIs.
  • Manage any technology transfer and ensure the process capability exists to meet the plan.
  • Work with suppliers and customers, design, implementation and validation.
  • Develop and initiate the IQ/OQ/PQ protocols for all new equipment.
  • Manage R&D budget and spend.
  • Partner with the Sales and Marketing team on developmental opportunities.
  • Drive Process Improvement through innovation and renovation of processes.

Candidate Profile

  • Relevant third level Degree qualification.
  • Experience of working at a senior level in a similar role.
  • Tractor market knowledge is highly desirable.
  • Proven track record in strategic research & development.
  • Strong influencing skills and relationship management at a senior level.
  • Self-driven, visionary and results focused.
  • Excellent People Skills
  • Excellent Communication Skills.
  • A proven track record of project delivery and stakeholder management.
  • Innovative Mindset.

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