Head - Research & Development - Innovations & Technology Function (19-26 yrs)
Head - Research and Development
Job Purpose :
- The Innovations & Technology function being the backbone of the business, the role is critical as the Executive would be accountable to lead the R&D function and engage with cross-functional teams across locations & build competencies.
- As the central point of contact from R&D for external customers, the Executive would be interfacing with key decision makers at the client side, continuously engage with them to understand their requirements & business needs.
- Involve with internal stakeholders to identify value-based propositions & application-focused innovations based on client needs and lead the complete New Product Development cycle by running trials to assess the quality & viability of the developed products.
- A critical aspect of the role would be New Product Development on a consistent & ongoing basis.
- Additionally will also be involved in driving new projects and identifying trends to improvise on the existing offerings/products.
- As a Functional leader, he would be responsible for driving cultural transformation to enforce value-based trainings and valued propositions & leverage skills of the existing team across domains and closely engage with cross-functional and cross-level teams to drive varied projects.
Key Responsibilities :
- End-to-end responsible for developing products and driving innovation across all domains according to business and client roadmap.
- Maximize product profitability and improve product performances through continuous research and technology advancements & upgradation.
- Assure competitiveness and innovation of products & processes from a technological and design standpoint.
- Act as an interface between the client and manufacturing team on the shopfloor to ensure smooth collaboration on the delivery of the ideal product, which includes participating in production engineering of the Products Custodian of all relevant international regulatory approvals/norms/standards especially REACH, EPA, EPD.
- Interface with acclaimed Research Laboratories for collaborative R&D projects Encourage creativity in R&D teams and driving cultural transformation to enforce value-based trainings and valued propositions.
- Leverage skills of the existing team across domains and closely engage with cross-functional team across hierarchy to drive varied projects Establish and maintain operational budgets for his team personnel and equipment.
- Support R&D projects at group level; Encourage participation and instill the culture for Knowledge sharing and implementing "best-practices"