Research and Development Managers

Managers in this unit group plan, organise, co-ordinate and manage resources to undertake the systematic investigation necessary for the development of new, or to enhance the performance of existing, products and services.

Entry Reqirements

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Typical Tasks

  • Monitors the standards of scientific and technical research undertaken by the research team.
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities to the research and development team.
  • Develops research methodology, implements and reports upon research investigations undertaken.
  • Liaises with production departments to investigate and resolve manufacturing problems.
  • Establishes product design and performance objectives in consultation with other business functions.

Desired Skills

Reading Comprehension, Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Science, Mathematics, Writing, Monitoring, Speaking, Active Listening, Learning Strategies

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