Position Title:  Manager Research and Development


Chandler, AZ, US, 85224

Job Category:  Research and Development
Shift:  Shift 1
Full Time / Part Time:  Full-Time
Job Level:  Manager
Approximate Travel:  10%
Job Description: 


Rogers Corporation is seeking a Research and Development Manager to lead new platform innovation efforts for its RF Signal Integrity business

Essential Functions:

  1. Leads R&D team to support strategic objectives 
  2. Collaborates with marketing and commercial teams to identify new opportunities and establish priorities.
  3. Delivers new products and technology to support strategic objectives. 
  4. Leads technology road-mapping efforts. Identifies, acquires or develops key technologies to maintain or establish leadership in key strategic markets. 
  5. Recruits and develops world class technical talent.
  6. Optimizes portfolio investments and resources to deliver high returns on R&D investments.
  7. Utilizes common R&D management processes and participates in process improvement efforts.
  8. Manages Intellectual Property for the group.


Required Education and Experience:

  • MS in an Engineering discipline, with emphasis in Material Science OR Mechanical OR RF Engineering
  • 7+ years’ experience in R&D / New Product Development
  • 5 years’ experience in managing R&D professionals and technicians
  • Radio Frequency (RF) antenna design experience
  • Successful product development history
  • Experience in materials and material driven applications
  • Experience in successful product and technology development
  • Ability to successfully manage R&D technology development and innovation initiatives 
  • Understanding and success in risk management, resource planning, design control, product development and life cycle management
  • Ability to interpret technology and market trends as a basis for technology and product roadmaps
  • Experience with Stage-Gate process
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams


Additional Qualification Details:  No additional requirement needed

Who We Are and What We Are All About:

Rogers Corporation makes tomorrow's innovations possible. Help build a cleaner, safer and more connected world with a career at Rogers, where we make tomorrow’s innovations possible. We rely on a talented workforce to develop our cutting edge, market-leading material technologies. Our global team develops innovative specialty materials and components that enable technology in a wide array of high-growth markets. Our customers expect high performance and reliability, so we are always looking for people who can improve processes, get results and represent a best-in-class organization. People are at the heart of all our operations, and we encourage our employees to act with integrity, creativity and excellence to help drive results worldwide.

Why Work for Rogers:

It is our commitment to get “Results, but Results the Right Way.” Rogers offers an exceptional work environment and a value-driven culture modeled by leadership. Employees have access to developmental opportunities as well as top-notch benefits and incentive programs. Come join a winning team!

Rogers Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, veterans and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.

About Rogers Corporation:

At Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG), we're changing how the world uses technology. We are a global leader in materials technology and manufacturing, producing engineered materials to power, protect and connect our world. With nearly 200 years of materials science and engineering experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable global Advanced Electronics Solutions and Elastomeric Material Solutions, as well as other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers enables the world’s leading innovators to achieve greater performance, speed to market and reliability through our renowned technical solutions support, problem-solving and application engineering capabilities. Rogers delivers market-leading solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, vehicle electrification and alternative energy, sealing, vibration management, and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, industrial equipment and performance apparel, wireless infrastructure and automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide. For more information, visit www.rogerscorp.com.

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