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Director of Research and Development

19 - 25 (in years)
₹ 75,00,000 - ₹ 90,00,000
Job level - Senior Management
A global manufacture of abrasive products.

About Job

Our client company is actively seeking a business-oriented R&D leader with over 17 years of industrial R&D experience to fill the role of Director of Research and Development. The ideal candidate will have a consistent track record of delivering monetized products and solutions across innovation horizons. They will lead a team of 30+ full-time researchers (including 6 managers) and 45+ functional contributors across 4 locations in India, working within a matrix structure with global technology platforms and local business units.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Team Leadership and Restructuring:

    • Lead and mentor a team of 30+ full-time researchers, including 6 managers, to drive innovation and R&D excellence.
    • Restructure the team to establish stronger connections with product management and manufacturing units, enhancing collaboration and efficiency.
  2. Talent Development and Transversal Programs:

    • Create a technical talent pool framework to identify and develop key talents within the organization.
    • Initiate transversal programs across technical functions in India to foster collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  3. Innovation Portfolio Management:

    • Drive the innovation portfolio comprising 25+ projects, with a focus on delivering new products and solutions to the market.
    • Achieve new product sales targets, contributing to business growth and revenue generation.
  4. Process Improvement and Time to Market:

    • Lead innovation improvement initiatives for the region, focusing on reducing time to market and enhancing R&D efficiency.
    • Coach and drive cross-functional teams on the internal "Time to Market" model developed by the R&D VP.


  1. BE/B.Tech degree in a relevant field.
  2. 19+ years of industrial R&D experience, with a proven track record of delivering monetized products and solutions.
  3. Strong leadership and team management skills, with experience in leading large R&D teams in a matrix structure.
  4. Demonstrated ability to drive innovation and foster collaboration between R&D, product management, and manufacturing units.
  5. Experience in talent development, including creating talent frameworks and initiating transversal programs.
  6. Proven track record in portfolio management, achieving sales targets, and driving process improvements.
  7. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to coach and influence cross-functional teams.

Salary: Best in Industry

Job Location: West India

Job Details

Job Level
Senior Management
₹ 75,00,000 - ₹ 90,00,000
19 - 25 (in years)
Reporting To
Company Name
A global manufacture of abrasive products.
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