R&D Engineering Director

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  • Sector:

    Engineering & Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    S$150000 - S$250000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Abhik Damani

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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My client is a world leader in the manufacturing of complex devices and equipment and now seek an experienced R&D Engineering Director to join them

  • Strategic R&D Role
  • World Player
  • High performing team


  • Assume responsibility to achieve product quality goals, market objectives and cost targets
  • Direct a team of project managers and engineering managers on project execution to meet project schedule, project cost, and product targeted cost.
  • Motivate the teams and provide day-to-day operational direction to the project teams to deliver results
  • Collaborate cross functionally and globally, particularly in driving alignment, problem solving and decision making.
  • Identify and develop opportunities for technology and product integration to deliver enhanced value.
  • Partner downstream marketing on new product commercialization and ensure successful design transfer.
  • Drive growth, Operations to drive cost savings to improve margins, and Quality to improve customer experience
  • Manage new product introduction to manufacturing and supporting customer escalations.
  • Manage communication with external customers and interacting with field offices
  • Liaise with engineering, manufacturing and marketing to resolve product issues and define and drive the technology and development roadmap for all products
  • Manage communication with external customers and interact with global field offices in relation to strategy and R&D development
  • Work with functional management to ensure organizational alignment, resource needs and provide feedback on employee performance.
  • Improve department efficiencies to deliver best-in-class development output and optimize fiscal funding


  • Advanced Degree in Engineering with at least 15 years' experience in R&D and technical program/project management roles
  • Experience in managing product development cycles from concept to commercialization in the medical device industry
  • In-depth understanding of the medical device industry preferred
  • Demonstrated success managing multi-national teams
  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing new product development challenges arising during the development cycle
  • Ability to effectively combine marketing and technical expertise to bring both customer requirements and technical insights to new development opportunities
  • Prior experience in leveraging external suppliers in combination with internal resources to yield improved outcomes.
  • Excellent project management skills - project scheduling, resource allocations, risk management and analysis, etc
  • Travel of about 25%

Please send your resume in WORD format by clicking the apply button below or contact Abhik Damani on +65 6701 1527 for a confidential discussion. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted. CEI Reg. Number R1544061 (Abhik Damani).