Project R&D Manager

Job title : Project R&D Manager
Location : Narangba
Job type : Permanent
Salary : AU$110000 - AU$115000 per annum + Superannuation
Reference : 15455

Fuse Recruitment are excited to be exclusively partnering with our national client in their search for an experienced R&D Project Manager.

The successful candidate will be driven by improvement and keen to make an effort with their current systems and processes in place, relevant to R&D. Playing a key role in providing structure and support needed to meet the scope of the organisation's main R&D and Technical Projects, this position is also responsible for maximising the accrual of the corresponding tax incentives coming from all R&D activities across the business.

Our client is significantly involved in the Australian agricultural sector, building strong partnerships with suppliers, customers and local communities for more than 30 years.
Well-respected for their quality and performance of products, our client services farmers and enthusiasts who make a living rearing and caring for animals.

Key responsibilities of the role:

  • Developing frameworks based on Product Management principles for the R&D and Technical portfolio of projects
  • Organising relevant R&D and Technical projects by developing a framework that facilitates implementation, execution, communication, and collaboration across stakeholders
  • Identifying and leading grant funding opportunities across the R&D team
  • Maintaining and organising a suite of R&D Project Management documentation such as project updates, trial reports, trial data, etc
  • Ensuring all projects, trials, and discussions are covered by suitable project contracts and non-disclosure agreements
  • Liaising regularly with technical leads to understand the status and progress of individual projects, assisting with associated reporting requirements, and reporting monthly expenditure by project against budget
  • Ensuring that R&D projects are complaint with company policy to record and report expenditure eligible for R&D tax incentives

To be successful in the role you will need to demonstrate:

  • Project Management and Accounting qualifications required
  • 5+ years' relevant industry experience
  • Agricultural industry experience highly regarded
  • Knowledge and experience with Project Management principles
  • Effective planning and forecasting skills
  • Effective project delivery, tracking and monitoring skills
  • Understanding and prior involvement with the R&D Tax Incentive
  • Understanding and prior involvement with general accounting highly regarded
  • Strong attention to detail
  • This position requires travel within Australia (Around 20% of working year)

If this position is of interest to you, please click APPLY now! OR for a confidential discussion, please call Chelsey Elfverson on 0478 191 193 or email

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