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Head of R&D

18/01/18 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

Quorum Search Partners has been retained to recruit an experienced R&D Manager to join the senior leadership team of a highly successful company, this is an exciting opportunity and experience Research & Development professional.

Reporting to the CEO, the R&D Manager role will lead all Research & Development of existing processes, new processes and new products.

Location: Dublin, Meath, Monaghan 

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with the CEO, customers and key external stakeholders to develop a comprehensive R&D stragety
  • Consistent with the company scientific strategy, work with funding institutions and research partners to write research grants proposals/applications for funding
  • Organise and plan, in detail, projects within budget and timescale, to provide products and processes contributing to company profitability
  • Responsible for recommending, planning and managing the improvement of existing products and processes
  • Assist in concept generation, development and in the transfer of innovative products and processes to production scale
  • Communicates through reports or presentations as needed the status of projects or R&D initiatives

Key candidate attributes:

  • Minimum Degree (BSc, MSc, MEng) in Food Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering or closely related discipline
  • Ideally with a PhD and several years relevant post-doctoral research experience in an academic and/or industrial environment
  • Minimum of 5yrs experience in the food industry or relevant biotechnology sector
  • Ability to present to customers and to understand, and to deliver on their technical requirements
  • Ability to be creative, innovative and to manage a number of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to communicate internally and externally with customers and suppliers both verbally and written
  • Energy and drive - a hands on operator who can take ownership, build and manage a small team
  • Ability to work within a team environment and under own initiative whilst adhering to tight timescales
  • Full driving licence and willingness to travel internationally

A highly attractive Salary & Comprehensive Rewards Package is on offer to the successful candidate

Please apply by sending your CV to Ray Powell at or call for more information.

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