Research & Development Head

Executive search firm Monroe Consulting Group is recruiting for a Research & Development Head on behalf of a leading manufacturer of home industrial goods. The role will directly report to the Technical Group General Manager and will focus on furniture and home decors categories. This is an onsite work setup at Valenzuela City.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads, manages and directs the overall Product Development Group.
  • Sets objectives, targets, and strategies of the group.
  • Leads the development work and timely launch of furniture products
  • Improves product performance and competitiveness
  • Approves all tested raw materials and product specifications.
  • Review and evaluates R&D reports. Signs off prior to issue to top management and suppliers.
  • Develops product innovation plan
  • Creates product innovation portfolio for Monoblock, Wood and Composite Furnitures
  • Researches on new materials, products and trends
  • Process owner of Develop Phase of APQP
  • Assists and supports formulation analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Technical support to Consultants, Suppliers and Internal/External Customers
  • Develop strategy and Plans & programs
  • Department's budget forecasts (monthly / yearly)
  • Cost tracking / monitoring, CAPEX management
  • Collaborate with other sections and functions
  • Set work plans for subordinates, work measures and track execution. Assess workload and manning
  • Evaluate team and subordinate performance; conduct coaching and trainings
  • Manage compensation, benefits and corrective actions (as needed, with guidance from HROD)
  • Support company programs such as SGA, 7S, ISO 9001 and TQCC


  • Must have at least 10 yrs experience in furniture-making of upholstered , wood & composite (wood, metal, plastic, etc) furniture products.
  • Knowledge and experience in furniture products and design.
  • Leader in a group of product developers and sample makers  Analytical thinker and problem solver. Can effectively communicate.
  • Documentations and reporting.
  • Computer literate. Knowledge in 2D and 3D design software.
  • Collaborate and work comfortably with Marketing, Sales and other multi-functional teams.