A research and development (R&D) department manager typically works under the direction of company executives and in coordination with other department managers. They oversee people, projects, and resources in the R&D department, helping translate organizational vision into actionable tasks; project ideas may come from the marketing research department, company directors, project team members, and past projects.
Department Manager, Research & Development (R&D) Tasks
Provide technical oversight and manage a group of employees or team.
Design and execute plans to improve current products and create new ones based on market research.
Lead, plan, develop, and implement new processes in research and development.