Research Manager - Advanced Manufacturing
New Careers Richmond, VA
- Posted: over a month ago
The Research Manager is responsible for ensuring that our research team delivers valuable solutions and creates a great experience for our customers and partners.
The Research Manager is at the forefront of delivering a great experience to each of our customers (including industry and university members, government sponsors, and other collaborative research partners).
Ensure that we deliver quality research results that exceed customer expectations
Build strong industry customer relationships focused on a great customer experience, such as by serving as the key customer liaison or relationship partner
Build strong collaborative teams with industry, government, and university partners
Ensure strong, responsive communication with all partners
Develop research strategies, collaborations, and partnerships in collaboration with other research managers and leadership
Work with leadership, communications, and research teams to build strong content for technical and marketing communications Value-Oriented Project Management
Facilitate communication with members/customers, partners, and research teams to build projects that focus on customer value
Ensure strong synergy of individual proposals/projects with overall research strategy and customer needs
Clearly define specifications, budgets and timelines with members/customers and research teams
Direct management of technical personnel, including performance management, skill gap analysis, staff recruiting, etc., in accordance with company policy.
Build and manage research capabilities, equipment, and resources
Realize revenue by converting funding into high value research results
Collaborate with other research managers and leadership to allocate resources across teams
Skilled at understanding and communicating with customers, including translation of their needs and desires into actionable plans and being responsive in communication.
Experience leading teams composed of engineers, scientists, and technicians.
Experience building and leading collaborative projects and project teams.
This position requires access to technology or intellectual property that is subject to export control requirements. Candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license.
M.S. or Ph.D. in a field of Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or related discipline(s).
Experience working with customers to understand drivers and needs.
Strong team leadership experience; adept at championing and supporting the team as well as being skilled in constructive conflict resolution.
Strong project management skills and experience.
Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written and presentation skills.
Skilled in constructing & executing strategic plans, such as road-mapping, to communicate the purpose and vision for research programs.