R&D Manager Mechanics & Optics

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Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: Kortrijk, BE

Company: Barco

Company Overview: Barco DI is a leading innovator in the diagnostic imaging, committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions and maintaining a competitive edge in the market. We pride ourselves on fostering a collaborative and dynamic environment that encourages creativity and continuous improvement.

Position Overview: The R&D Manager will lead and oversee the research and development team in the optical and mechanal domain, driving innovation and ensuring the successful execution of R&D projects. This role requires a strategic thinker with a strong technical background, excellent leadership skills, and the ability to translate research into practical applications.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the optical and mechanical R&D team in the development of new products, processes, and technologies.
  • Develop and implement R&D strategies aligned with company goals.
  • Oversee the planning and execution of R&D projects, ensuring timely delivery and adherence to budget.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, operations, and marketing to integrate R&D efforts with business objectives.
  • Manage the R&D budget, resources, and equipment to optimize efficiency and productivity.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and competitive landscape to drive innovation.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory medical standards and internal policies in all R&D activities.
  • Mentor and develop team members, fostering a culture of continuous learning and professional growth.


  • Master’s degree in a mechanics and optics.
  • Minimum of [10] years of experience in R&D
  • Strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and think strategically.
  • Experience with budgeting and resource management.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards.

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