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Director of R&D - Aerospace - Heat Exchanger indus

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Tulsa
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Kelly - has been providing outstanding employment opportunities to the most talented individuals in the marketplace for more than 70 years. We are proud to offer a permanent opportunity for a Director of Research and Development for an Aerospace industry leader. We are looking for an Engineer with a solid background in R&D and several years of experience working with heat exchangers. JOB SUMMARY: The Director of R&D is responsible for leading and managing the execution of the strategic initiatives in new product development. The R&D group will drive the development of new products from ideation to commercialization. They will be adept at leading others and working cross-functionally, as well as collaborating with various stakeholders and departments including Business Development, Marketing, Quality & Compliance, Operations, and Procurement. The right candidate is a master of forecasting, planning, and execution and can drive a project plan to successful completion purposefully and expeditiously.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
--- Responsible for leading and managing development of new products and new solutions for the Aviation industry.
--- Responsible for ensuring projects are completed on time and within budget, in accordance with the Corporate Strategic Plan
--- Promote the corporate vision and ensure alignment within the organization
--- Assure qualification testing procedures are in place and cooperate with manufacturing in the scale-up of new products in qualification processes
--- Promote a productive R&D culture that is motivated and accountable having a customer focus on innovation, quality, and improving the user experience
--- Explore new technologies and approaches, and determine their applicability, while keeping abreast of competitive products and technology advances
--- Represent the R&D group on a new product development process - aiding to set project priorities and responsible for R&D resource allocation

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
--- Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering / Aeronautical Engineering or similar field of study
--- Several years of experience working in R&D for the Aerospace / Aviation industry
--- Experience in qualification process of products for the aviation industry
--- Experience with implementation of best practices in innovation with a customer centric approach to product development
--- Demonstrated project management skills, including, project planning, project budgeting and the development of project timelines
--- Familiarity in meeting regulatory requirements in new product development and commercialization
--- Experience as an effective leader, project team player, and motivator; an individual that has the ability to present ideas effectively and communicate well with all levels within a team environment, both domestically and internationally
--- Demonstrated ability to manage people in both formal line management and fluid matrix environments, and across formal and informal business lines
--- Demonstrated ability in developing staff
--- Ability to demonstrate creative ability in solving technology issues when developing new products
--- Demonstrated experience in leading and developing experts, and high qualified personnel, to achieve state of the art development and innovation objectives by implementing best practices
--- Ability to bring into the final line a product starting at the initiation state and ending by a serial production product
--- Familiarity with production methods and processes for manufacturing Heat Exchangers
--- Familiarity with the variety of materials which are used to manufacture heat exchangers
--- Ability to communicate and negotiate with customers about technical issues
--- Deep knowledge in the standards which are common in the Aviation industry

Keywords: Kelly Services, Tulsa , Director of R&D - Aerospace - Heat Exchanger indus, Executive , Tulsa, Oklahoma

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