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Research and Development Managers

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.

£51,905

Median Salary

New workers start around £32,200. Normal pay is £51,905 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £78,809.

Daily Tasks

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

Skills employers are asking for

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies

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