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Our client is a professional Medical Devices organisation, based in Antwerpen Belgium. Our client is engaged in the development and production of imaging devices.

Role description

The R&D Manager holds responsibility for the global activities of the R&D organization, participates to the R&D strategy, as well as the budget for R&D efforts. In this function, he/she leads the R&D team (responsible for engineering and technology product management).

Within this responsibility, the R&D Manager is accountable for the technology development, advanced development, new product development, process development, and R&D technology portfolio management. This includes all required handshakes (and escalations) between Product Development and the Divisions, Service, Procurement, Production, Quality&Regulatory as well as external technology partners.

The R&D Manager ensures that the work within R&D is performed efficiently and effectively. This requires clearly defined roles, responsibilities, goals and operating mechanisms, as well as an inspiring and motivating work environment, solid management capability and adequate infrastructure. He/she ensures efficient and synergetic collaboration within a global team.


• Leadership of the R&D organization and the R&D leadership team
• Budget responsibility for R&D staff, material and external resources
• Overall R&D strategy regarding technologies, big bets, methodologies
• Skills and competence development in R&D to stay ahead of technology and market changes
• Talent acquisition and talent development within R&D
• Strategically develop relationships with external R&D partners
• Harmonization and optimization of tools, practices and R&D methodology
• Patent Management


• Minimum of 5 years professional R&D management experience with a corresponding performance record.
• PhD or University degree in a relevant field / technology
• Profound understanding on modern R&D methodology and tools
• Profound understanding and experience in the R&D product development process
• Good knowledge in SAP, Office and Project Management tools
• Good knowledge in budgeting, finance and P&L process
• Natural leadership and integrity
• Natural people management skills
• Excellent intercultural communications skills
• Ability to lead through times of ambiguity and change
• Ability to transmit values and lead by example (“walk the talk”)
• Ability to adapt to changing organizational boundary conditions
• High degree of identification with the organization and its targets
• Ability to form, motivate, lead and resolve conflicts within teams
• Strategic, analytical and entrepreneur like thinking
• Focused and decisive working attitude
• Time and self-management

Other information

Are you interested and do want to apply for this role, please fill out your application via the apply button below and contact Ewout de Jong.

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SIRE Life Sciences®

Listed by: SIRE Life Sciences®
Listed on: 08-08-2019
Country: Belgium
Region: Antwerpen
Employment: Permanent
Expertise: 6 - 10 years
Location Type: On location
Education: PhD.
Language: English
Sector: Medical Devices
Specialisation: Research & Development

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