R&D Manager

Bolt Talent Solutions

Our client is looking for a R&D Manager to report to the GM in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia. Great Relocation & Visa package on offer.

Job Purpose:
  • To do the strategy by leading the products development/re-launch of new and/or existing products.
  • Drive generation of development ideas and encourage creative approaches within R&D and other departments.
  • Make proposals concerning new materials and/or technologies based on technical and economic assessments.
  • Planning, tracking and monitoring product expenses.
Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the development strategy
  • Manages and coordinates the activities of the assigned R&D team budget.
  • Develops rigorous experimental plans in conjunction with assigned R&D team to maintain technical integrity and quality with every step in the project.
  • Leads/chairs R&D team meetings to communicate and review project direction and progress.
  • Carries out human resource management responsibilities of the R&D focused on talent and core-competency development; such activities annual performance reviews and staff training and development through internal and external programs.
  • Builds leadership by reinforcing and supporting a high performance work culture as
  • evidenced by modelling accountability, coaching and mentoring and team working abilities.
  • May co-ordinate with the Factory manager to access external technology.
  • To maintain close contact, through regular meetings and exchanges with Marketing, Quality Assurance, Purchasing and Production.
Key Competencies:
  • Fluency in English with a proven ability to communicate verbally and in writing (English).
  • Working experience in the food industry is for interest.
  • Working experience in the food Marketing.
  • Proven ability to complete assignments within a given time-frame.
  • Experience with working in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
Education/Experience Required:
  • University dairy/Food science (MSc / PhD).
  • At least 6-10 years’ experience as Development Manager from any manufacturing company (Experience in Dairy plant will be an advantage).
  • Management skill
  • Experience in applying economic tools to reduce the cost of existing products.
  • Practical experience in a multi-national culture.
  • Economic analysis in support of investment operations.
  • MS Office working knowledge and fluency in English
  • Computer and language skills.