My client is a global, market leader in their field and a division of multi-billion £ conglomerate. They boast an enviable range of products, services and customers, as well as a reputation synonymous with innovation and quality.
In support of strategic goals, they wish to appoint a Director of Research & Development to join their leadership team. Working closely with the Managing Director, the R&D Director will play an integral role in driving the direction of the business as it continues to deliver profitable growth. With an already established product portfolio, the incumbent will ensure the R&D strategy maximises commercial success in the short term, while positioning and developing the businesses offerings for the future.
Leading an established R&D organisation; the Director will ensure all objectives of the business at a strategic and operational level are achieved. They will champion excellence and bring an unwavering commitment to quality, utilising recognised approaches to continuously improve in pursuit of world class standards. The successful candidate will develop and lead technology initiatives in support of long-term evolution, embracing change and encouraging innovation. They will drive portfolio and application strategies to support the business, while working closely with colleagues to define and establish technological priorities.
As a leader in R&D they will support initiatives to identify critical trends, develop future offerings in line with customer demands, evolving technology, markets and commercial viability. In doing so they will maintain a network of partners who will provide invaluable input and support. They will take the time to understand the customer base and markets, to ensure the experience they receive, remains market leading.
The successful candidate will bring positivity, able to influence and engage at all levels internally and externally alike. They will inspire and motivate teams towards demanding goals, delivering outstanding performance. With a pedigree of leadership in enhancing the technical capability of an organisation, applications are encouraged from individuals who are skilled commercial leaders, who aspire to play a key role in shaping the future landscape of this successful business.
Passionate and committed, the successful candidate will possess the necessary technical intellect, coupled with a can-do attitude that delivers impressive results. A comfortable innovator, who has the courage of their conviction, individuals must be enhancers by nature continuously looking to improve, while ensuring day to day performance is delivered.
This is a unique opportunity for a technical leader to join a successful business, that with their colleagues, has an exciting future ahead.