Leiter/Leiterin in der Forschung und Entwicklung

  • Kurzbeschreibung ZAV-MV Head of R&D, Material Characterization (m/f)
  • Eintrittstermin Ab sofort
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  • Einsatzort
  • Arbeitszeit Vollzeit


ZAV-Managementvermittlung, as part of the Federal Employment Agency`s International and Specialized Placement Services (Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung) is an Executive Placement Service specialised in filling executive positions and providing companies with individual support in recruitment matters.

For a company serving the scientific community and healthcare industry we are looking for a

Head of R&D, Material Characterization (m/f)

The R&D Manager is responsible for leading a cross-functional R&D team in the pursuit of delivering robust, industry leading new products and customized projects on time and within budget. The main focus is on developing twin-screw Extruders and Rheometers for Material Science Research and applied markets and extrusion based systems for Pharmaceutical scale-up and manufacturing. This person focuses on improving processes and developing a strong team. In addition, the R&D Manager provides regular communications with project stakeholders and oversees project management, product design, construction, regulatory and documentation in order to ensure completion of projects as efficiently and effectively as possible.


• Leads a cross-functional R&D team in customized projects and sustaining projects for the Pharmaceutical Industry- on time and within budget
• Manages the prioritization, resource allocation and technical execution of projects in the product roadmaps in close collaboration with stakeholders from product management, applications, quality and commercial
• Identifies and manages external partners for successful outsourcing of certain tasks and projects; monitors progress and ensures a high quality outcome of outsourced projects
• Drives continuous improvement by focusing on process development, tools and metrics, effectively utilizing benchmarking and collaboration across the organization
• Builds a culture of innovation and customer focus where R&D acts as a close collaboration partner to product management, offering and negotiating solutions to customer requirements
• Owns and manages the R&D budget
• Focuses on building long-term platforms and solutions and minimizing the "Cost of Goods Sold" while maintaining a competitive product portfolio
•Is an integral member of the management team and offers required R&D input for business reviews and other required processes
• Develop a succession plan and ensure proper staffing for the R&D Team


• A minimum of a M.Sc. degree in a technical field (engineering, process technology, physics or equivalent)
• At least 5-10 years of experience in the development of integrated systems consisting of hardware, firmware and software as well as sufficient experience in project management
• At least 5 years’ experience in a comparable leadership position
• Experience in identifying and managing external development partners and in working in an international environment
• Proven experience in leading, developing and managing strong and high performing teams
• Analytical and process driven with a high degree of familiarity with current R&D tools and metrics
• Team player with strong communication and negotiation skills and proven ability to build consensus among cross-functional stakeholders
• Very good verbal and written communication skills in English and German are essential

If this challenge appeals to you, please send your complete application documents referring to the ref.nr. at 10000-1161515950-S


For further information please contact Carina Toscha




  • Werkstofftechnik (sehr gut)
  • Technische Optik (sehr gut)
  • Technische Physik (sehr gut)
  • Werkstoffprüfung (sehr gut)
  • Pharmazeutische Technologie (sehr gut)
  • Medizintechnik, biomedizinische Technik (sehr gut)
  • 123737
  • Projektmanagement (hervorragend)
  • Forschung (hervorragend)
  • Mikrosystemtechnik (sehr gut)
  • Physikalische Mess-, Prüfverfahren (hervorragend)
  • Entwicklung (hervorragend)
  • Messtechnik (hervorragend)



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