Research and development managers

Role Responsibilities

  • Planning, directing and coordinating research and development activities, in-house or commissioned from external research organizations, to develop new or improved technical processes, products, knowledge, or utilization of materials
  • Planning the overall research and development programme of an enterprise or organization, specifying goals and budgetary requirements
  • Leading and managing the activities of research and development staff
  • Establishing and managing budgets, controlling expenditure and ensuring the efficient use of resources
  • Establishing and directing operational and administrative procedures
  • Planning and directing daily operations
  • Overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff
  • Representing the enterprise or organization at conventions, seminars and conferences

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