R&D Manager

Spacesaver Corporation
Job Description



  • Responsible for managing all aspects of R&D from problem statement definition to final concept delivery
  • Aid in the creation of an R&D department at Spacesaver which includes defining the R&D process, building an R&D lab and developing and leading an R&D team
  • Collaborate with NPD, Product Management, Sales and Market Research to identify problem statements, brainstorm new product opportunities and manage the R&D project pipeline
  • Explore new technologies, materials, coatings and finishes that have the potential to be integrated into Spacesaver’s products
  • Act as the internal and external R&D champion and spokesperson
  • Communicate updates on a regular basis to key stakeholders within the company
  • Develop and design conceptual solutions that solve customer problems
  • Responsible for annual planning, budgeting of the company’s R&D projects
  • Explore intellectual property opportunities during concept generation
  • Develop testing apparatus and procedures for new concepts


  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a Research and Development role
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline; Master’s in Engineering or Business preferred
  • Excellent communication, organizational, record keeping, follow-thru and problem solving skills
  • Experienced in the R&D process and proven track record in leading teams to follow it
  • Proven ability in developing and managing a budget
  • Experienced in fabricating prototypes or proof of concepts
  • Prior experience managing a team of engineers
  • Experience with sheet metal manufacturing


Spacesaver is an equal opportunity employer of veterans and individuals with disabilities 

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