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1237 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT MANAGERS
 


    Research and development department managers plan, direct and coordinate the research and development activities of the enterprise or organisation, under the broad guidance of the directors and chief executives, and in consultation with managers of other departments or sections.

    Tasks include -

    (a) planning, directing and coordinating research and development activities, in-house or commissioned from external research organisations, to develop new or improved technical processes, products or utilisation of materials for the enterprise or organisation;

    (b) planning the overall research and development programme of the enterprise or organisation, specifying goals and budgetary requirements;

    (c) controlling expenditure and ensuring the efficient use of resources;

    (d) establishing and directing operational and administrative procedures;

    (e) planning and directing daily operations;

    (f) overseeing the selection, training and performance of staff;

    (g) representing the department in its dealings with other parts of the organisation or with outside bodies;

    (h) performing related tasks;

    (i) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Department manager, research and development


   
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 Updated 16 September 2004, by VA.