R&D Manager

    Posted: 09/19/2021



    • 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