RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate research and development activities within organisations.

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification
Tasks Include:

    • determining, implementing and monitoring research and development strategies, policies and plans
    • developing and implementing research projects, priorities and targets to support commercial and policy developments
    • leading major research projects and coordinating activities of other research workers
    • assessing the benefits and monitoring the costs and effectiveness of research and development activities
    • interpreting results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations
    • providing advice on research and development options available to the organisation
    • monitoring leading-edge developments in relevant disciplines and assessing implications for the organisation
    • may publish results of significant research projects


Research and Development Manager 132511


Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates research and development activities within an organisation.