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R&D Manager

Company: CPS, Inc.
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Job Description:

Oversees and manages R&D chemists and lab technicians, R&D budgets, R&D planning, coordination, tracking, reporting and prioritizing R&D activities with sales and marketing. Also, conducts research, analysis, synthesis, and experimentation on substances, for such purposes as product and process development and application, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and improvement of analytical methodologies.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate R&D resources, including personnel, equipment, and expenditures
  • Coordinate with other departments or functional groups for any cross functional projects or tasks
  • Conduct training activities to R&D members
  • Work with Sales and Marketing teams to identify new product / technology opportunities
  • Ensure R&D activities/process comply with IAFT-16949, OHSAS 18001, and other company's internal policies
  • Work with other company sites for product/technology transferring
  • Continuously improve R&D activities efficiency, accuracy, and accountability
  • Make standard procedure/protocol for R&D activities
  • Report R&D activities to Management Team
  • Provide technical guidelines to R&D members for product developments
  • Coordinate with other departments or functional groups and prioritize R&D resource when R&D support is needed
  • Must perform job duties in compliance with the IATF16949, ISO/TS 16949; ISO 14001; OSHAS 18001 and company Standards and Policy requirements
    Supervisory Responsibilities

    Manages subordinate Chemists and lab technicians. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Budget approval, spending tracking and reporting is required.
    • If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at
      JO: 671.22DM

      Technical Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Polymer Science or Engineering
      • 10-15 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
      • If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others you are currently working on, please contact Dave Maxwell at
        JO: 671.22DM

Keywords: CPS, Inc., Lawrence , R&D Manager, Executive , Lawrence, Kansas

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