R&D Manager
Fort Atkinson, WI 
Posted 1 day ago
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Spacesaver is seeking an R&D Manager to join our Innovation Team!


  • 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
Required Skills


  • 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

Job Location
Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, United States
Position Type

We are an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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