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Managing R&D projects
The R&D Project Manager is the real force behind innovative projects, taking the lead on research and development activities selected as part of the Saverglass Group’s innovation strategy. Whether there is a need to optimize an existing process or develop a new industrial process, the project manager coordinates the work, monitors the progress aginst set objectives, identifies problems and proposes solutions, while ensuring that deadlines are met and managing costs.
Leading a project team
The R&D Project Manager leads a project team that includes employees from different departments as well as from external service providers (laboratories, technical units, universities, suppliers, etc.). From design to the industrial manufacturing of the project, the Project Manager collates the results from the different areas and reports back to the team and management with these results. The Project Manager also monitors emerging technological developments and proposes areas for innovative research.
The R&D Engineer’s job is one of technological excellence supporting innovation within the Saverglass Group. They lead research and development work within the framework of the project – as a project manager or contributor – or working independently within a specific area of research. They draw up the specifications and operating specifications for the equipment being studied, proposing different avenues and exploring the most promising areas, whilst keeping to the objectives, timeframes and budget.
The R&D engineer is a central link between many areas within the company and provides technical support for the various departements within the Group departments (production, QHSE, marketing, purchasing, technical management, etc.) in terms of the methods, industrial and commercial rollout of the new products, as well as training in new processes. They support prototype production launches at different production sites.
Manage product development
The Product Manager develops, proposes and implements the marketing plans for his/her product category.
After keeping an eye on the market (product watch, innovations, macro trends, competitive scenarios, etc.) and measuring the adequacy of the product offer and market needs, he makes recommendations and then leads the design and development of the product offer. It is responsible for the proper management of its product range and product life cycles.
Working closely with designers and agencies as well as the company's key departments (sales management, Research & Development, design office, industry, quality, etc.), he ensures that product development runs smoothly.
Ensure product promotion
A real driving force for promotion, he is in charge of creating sales support tools and actions that contribute to the promotion of the company's new products and know-how through concrete actions: sales tools, marketing campaigns, trade fairs, etc. He is responsible for innovation projects. This "creator/developer" function is established in France and internationally.