Research and Development Director
Also referred to as: Product Research and Development Director, R & D Director
Requirements and Responsibilities
Directs and implements an organization's research and development policies, objectives, and initiatives. Ensures research and development activities will maintain an organization's competitive position and profitability. Consults with top management and research and development team and makes recommendations based on research findings and product performance. May require an advanced degree. Typically reports to top management. Manages a departmental sub-function within a broader departmental function. Creates functional strategies and specific objectives for the sub-function and develops budgets/policies/procedures to support the functional infrastructure. Deep knowledge of the managed sub-function and solid knowledge of the overall departmental function. Typically requires 5+ years of managerial experience.
Similar Jobs:  Research and Development Manager, Research and Development Engineer, Top Research & Development Executive, Research and Development Associate I, Research and Development Associate II, Research and Development Associate III, Research and Development Associate IV, Research and Development Associate V, Market Research Director
Level of Education:  Research and Development Director Salaries with a Bachelor's Degree, Research and Development Director Salaries with a Master's Degree or MBA, Research and Development Director Salaries with a JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent
Industries:  Aerospace & Defense, Biotechnology, Business Services, Chemicals, Construction, Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Hospitality & Leisure, Insurance, Internet, Media, MFG Durable, MFG Nondurable, Pharmaceuticals, Retail & Wholesale, Software & Networking, Telecom, Transportation