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Managers in this unit group plan, organise, co-ordinate and manage resources to undertake the systematic investigation necessary for the development of new, or to enhance the performance of existing, products and services.

Tasks

  • Establishes product design and performance objectives in consultation with other business functions
  • Liaises with production departments to investigate and resolve manufacturing problems
  • Develops research methodology, implements and reports upon research investigations undertaken
  • Plans work schedules, assigns tasks and delegates responsibilities to the research and development team
  • Monitors the standards of scientific and technical research undertaken by the research team.

Entry Requirements

Entrants usually possess a relevant degree or equivalent qualification. Training is usually provided on-the-job, although support may be provided for postgraduate study. Professional qualifications are available.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £51,000 per annum and can progress up to £54,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 4,469 employed Research & Development Managers in the region.

Current Vacancies

Destinations of Digital Technologies Completers July 2018

58% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

11% of students went on to other Higher Education

3% of students went on to employment

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