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Research and Development Manager

No. 1538
November 7, 2022
$105,000 to $125,000 per year based on experience
Job category
Management - Executive
Type of job
Day shift, flexible and hybrid schedule
Are you looking for a role that puts your technical leadership skills to good use in the development of cutting-edge technologies and project management in the success of multiple R&D programs? Do you want to innovate and share your technical chemistry skills with a high-performance team in your next role? We want to meet you. Our client, a fast-growing company working in the development and manufacturing of coatings for concrete floors, is looking for a Research and Development Manager who will be responsible for overseeing laboratory activities, as well as research, development, and quality control. If you are looking for an opportunity to leave your mark and participate in the evolution of a growing company, you can shine through your creativity and strong autonomy in this key role.


  • Lead and develop the R&D team as well as the quality control processes, while ensuring its creative and meticulous environment to meet the needs of users and installers of polymer floors;
  • Offer continuous improvement for products and test protocols in R&D and quality control;
  • Provide leadership and technical direction at all stages of interdisciplinary R&D projects in order to meet goals and deadlines;
  • Follow up on your team’s projects and take on certain development ventures for new products;
  • Liaise with the production teams to scale up manufacturing from laboratory batches to production batches, but also with the sales team or customers for any technical support;
  • Ensure the documentation, use and continuous improvement of the ERP system and SOP processes for laboratory-related modules;
  • Perform any other tasks related to the position.
  • If you are ready to take on new challenges, we would like to meet you!


  • Competitive salary with a performance bonus;
  • Opportunities for career advancement and professional development in a growing company;
  • Full range of benefits and group insurance;
  • A telemedicine service;
  • An RRSP with employer contribution;
  • Paid corporate events;
  • A united and dynamic work team;
  • On-site parking;
  • Human leadership, teamwork and a culture of collaboration.

Job requirements

  • Training in chemistry and business administration;
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the field of chemistry, preferably in polymers in flooring or other surfaces;
  • Experience in managing and supervising engineers and scientists, in managing research projects that have resulted in the success of R&D programs;
  • Understanding of raw material interactions and performance in paint formulations and relevant testing associated with different types of coating products;
  • Knowledge of industry standards related to laboratory management, especially for the safe use, storage and disposal of chemicals;
  • Complete mastery of the Office suite, software related to production and design.

Desired profile

  • Thorough and creative;
  • Skilled communicator with entrepreneurial leadership;
  • Dynamic and energetic mobilizer.

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