Research & Development (R&D) Director, Chemical Salary

A Research & Development (R&D) Director, Chemical earns an average salary of $137,264 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$83,275 - $171,984

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$83,939 - $205,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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Job Description for Research & Development (R&D) Director, Chemical

  • Drive accountability, consistency, quality, and process standardization across all phases of research and development.
  • In accordance with company objectives develop and monitor research plans and budgets for R&D projects, ensuring projects are completed on time and within cost objectives.
  • Direct the Research and Development (R&D) program, from new product proposal to commercialization.
  • Improve existing chemical processes and products with lower cost ingredients and more efficient formulas and procedures.

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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 8%