Position Title:  Manager R&D (High Performance Circuit Materials & Applications)


Rogers, CT, US, 6263

Job Category:  Research and Development
Shift:  Shift 1
Full Time / Part Time:  Full-Time
Job Level:  Manager
Approximate Travel:  0%
Job Description: 


This position is responsible for managing assigned research and development programs to capitalize on potential new products.  Develops and implements research and development procedures, processes and techniques. Oversees complex research projects, analyzes results, and provides recommendations based on findings.  Assesses the scope of projects and ensures they are delivered on time and within budget.  Manages and develops a team of development engineers.

Essential Functions:

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


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science or related technical field
  • 8+ years’ experience in Research and Development or New Product Development
  • Experience leading research and development professionals and technicians
  • Successful product development history
  • Experience in materials and material-driven applications
  • 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


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.