Research & Development Director

Dublin, Ireland
Competitive Salary
08 Oct 2013
04 Nov 2013
Design, Engineer
Permanent

Designing and manufacturing products under the ROBUS brand for almost 30 years, LED Group is committed to meeting the needs of today’s wholesalers and contractors through the ROBUS range of commercial, residential and retail fittings. ROBUS is a market leading brand which is trusted by over 2,000 stockists and thousands of installers in the UK, Ireland, Australia, UAE and developing European Markets. If you have a successful background in Research & Development then apply now:    

  
The Role:
Creating new and innovative products which should be first to market.

Responsibilities: 
·    Identify and develop the product families suitable for development
·    Create initial concept drawings
·    Provide technical guidance to the relevant factory
·    Manufacturing cost analysis
·    Market research to create financial forecasts
·    Develop relationships with all main chip manufacturers to ensure we are always aware of future developments 
·    Project manage all aspects of R&D through to an effective product launch. This would be done through diligent communication with all of the relevant parties including NPD, both Dublin and China; Sales Team, Technical and Marketing. 
·    Fully understand key requirements and capabilities of our own factory and third party factories 
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Experience Required: 
The successful R&D Director will have a background within the Lighting Industry with the following skills & attributes:
·    Electrical/Engineering background preferable
·    Manufacturing experience
·    Lighting industry experience, circa 10 years
·    Strong project management skills
·    Good communication skills
·    Energetic and highly motivated
·    Strong people management experience
·    Mobile, willing to take c. 6 trips PA each of a 10 day duration