Research and Development Manager

Location Wolverhampton
Discipline: Construction
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 55,000 - 65,000 + package
Job ref: 715
Published: 19 days ago

Our client are the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business. Their innovative products and solutions not only deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the UK economy today but also help to create a more sustainable built environment for the country’s long-term future.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research and Development Manager to join the team in Wolverhampton. As a Research and Development Manager, you will have prior industry experience working in this sector, and be responsible for:

  • Leading product innovation within the business

  • Developing asphalt binder sustainable solutions for the business.

  • Ensuring that the business has a strong innovation process that brings the best innovations to the market place first, helping to ensure the business continues to be the leader in Construction Materials

  • Ensuring that the business nurtures innovation at all levels and sponsors the most commercially viable ideas.

  • Play a leading role in generating, researching and developing opportunities aimed at improving the Return on Capital Expenditure.

The ideal candidate for the role of Research and Development Manager will have experience of: 

  • The understanding and skill-set to innovate

  • Leadership skills, the ability to communicate a vision and motivate others

  • Previous experience with asphalt binders.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and develop relationships.

  • Experience in creating and cultivating a culture of innovation

  • Ability to design, install and embed innovation processes, forums etc.

  • The ability to create, maintain and leverage a strong internal and external network of innovation sources

  • Solid understanding of Technical, Operational & Commercial drivers for the company’s markets, with demonstrable ability to translate these drivers into projects/initiatives/actions that bring bottom line benefits

  • Membership of relevant professional bodies

As well as a competitive salary package, our client offer all employees career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives and benefits: 

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement 

  • Contributory pension scheme 

  • Access to the employee reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc. 

  • Access to Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice 

  • Access to  Employee Communities inc. BAME; LGBTQ+; Working Parents 

  • Training and development opportunities

The position is to start ASAP and we have immediate interview slots available.

TR2 Recruitment Ltd acts as an Employment Agency for permanent workers and an Employment Business for temporary workers.