R&D Head

A company specialised in manufacturing is looking for a R&D Head.

Your new company

My client is one of the world's leading suppliers of chemical additives and measuring instruments. Its production sites are located all over the world. 2,500 + employees worldwide.

Your new role

This position is responsible for regional technology, sustainable development, and RA and the improvement of its regional technology position according to global R&D strategy. Implement the local strategy of technology and regulatory affairs, and maintain the stable operation of the R&D department.

Your major responsibilities

  • Close cooperation with global CTO. Definition and implementation of local R&D strategy according to global R&D strategy
  • Disciplinary and/or functional responsibility, steering and controlling of TGs, TPT, RA and analysis departments of the local legal entity. Coordination of all local R&D organisation units, includes TGs, TPT, Analytics and RA.
  • Responsibility for local R&D’s LRP and CAPEX under global and regional strategy
  • Definition of local objectives and "Leading by objectives" based on a defined R&D strategy
  • Closely cooperate with upstream and downstream internal customers (such as business, production, and procurement departments…) to support regional sustainable growth.
  • Keep in touch with Altana institute and local universities and research institutes to improve the regional technology position.

What you need to succeed

  • A Master’s degree in chemistry, PhD, is preferred.
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant industrial experience and 3 years at management level
  • Highly driven, excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinking and goal oriented
  • Good cross-cultural experience; capable of dealing with people from different nationalities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in Chinese and English

Please email your CV to SunnyHF.Wang@hays.cn with Title: Position + Name + Salary

Looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion about your career.


Job Type
Manufacturing & Production

Talk to a consultant

Talk to SunnyHF Wang, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Shanghai
Unit 1205-1212, HKRI Centre One, HKRI Taikoo Hui, 288 Shimen Road (No.1)

Telephone: 02123229798

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