We are currently working with a rapidly growing SME who are actively seeking a Head of Innovation to join th

eir team based in 

Paddock Wood. 

This role will involve designing and developing new products and also improving existing products. This will include market research with the team and managing projects from concept design through to final drawings and manufacture to a very high standard.

Key duties and responsibilities…

Design and development of new and existing products as agreed by the Management Team

Develop and maintain Master Project Plan for all products under development, including budgets

Visit hospitals, meeting staff, patients and visitors to understand their furniture requirements and how innovative products will improve their environments putting our client at the fore of sustainable, innovative products for the healthcare market.

Desktop research and supplier visits to select suitable materials, components and best manufacturing solutions that reduce our impact on the planet while exceeding performance of competitors products.

Use of CAD design software and 3D printing to assist with development of ideas and presentation to both internal and external stakeholders.

Arranging prototyping, testing and compliance for all products, seeking ways to commercialise new industry standards to gain market position as the leader in healthcare furniture and equipment

Responsible for IP and design protection, where relevant

Preparation of annual R &

D Tax Credit report

Requirements

Degree in Engineering or Industrial Design

Ideally previous seating solution experience

Previous experience in Product Design and Project Management within furniture solutions

Experience in IP and design protection

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Monday – Friday 07:30 – 16:30

Benefits

Salary between u00A350,000 – u00A355,000 per annum DOE

Profit Share Scheme

24 days holiday + 8 days BH

Pension

Free on-site parking

Lunch provided