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Regional Head of R&D

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  • Sector:

    Research & Development

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  • Contact:

    Caroline Crotty

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0) 20 3627 2420

  • Published:

    16 days ago

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I am very excited to be working with a well known global business, looking for senior leaders in their R&D team. We are looking for real innovators who have already had experience of launching great new products to market and introducing new technologies to their current business. Working closely with your commercial counterparts you’ll play a key part in defining the category strategy across the region, looking at long term R&D innovation pipeline as well as managing a team of motivated and ambitious specialists.

To be a success in this role we are looking for:

  • Established R&D leadership experience, ideally with a remote workforce

  • A track record of R&D leadership- ideally 10 years +

  • Great ability to communicate with and effectively deliver messages across a diverse workforce and multi functional colleagues

  • Commercial acumen- understanding the impact R&D has on growth and the ability to influence effectively

  • Knowledge of the food industry- open on categories

  • Fluent English, another European language would be useful

If this role sounds like you and you are looking for your next leadership challenge then please get in touch to discuss-

Please note for this role we do require someone who has EU right to work.

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