A senior research and development (R&D) manager is a high-level executive who oversees the development of new products or software. The manager must be intimately familiar with the company’s branding and strategy, and then work with R&D staff to improve existing products and introduce new ones that conform to the company’s brand image.
Sr. Research & Development Manager Tasks
Negotiate with universities, government, companies, and consultants to obtain research or feasibility information.
Formulate research plans including estimates, necessary equipment, and monitoring plans.
Assess market and science current states to identify target research areas with unmet needs.
Manage budget, expenses, and forecasts for department, including materials analysis.