Research and Development Manager

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Are you a Research and Development (R&D) Manager who is fluent in German? If so, AltGen have an exciting opportunity for you to build and manage a new business! Their client, who specializes in grants and tax incentives, is looking for someone with a strong entrepreneurial mindset to help with the successful roll-out of their new business. If you think you’ve got what it takes, carry on reading!

To be suited for this position, you will need a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field, and if you have an Honours or Masters’s degree, this will definitely make you stand out! To excel as the R&D Manager, you will need at least 6 years of managerial work experience as well as a proven track record with sales and business development. To make sure you’re one step closer to getting your foot in the door, previous experience in R&D tax incentives and/or German tax legislation will be highly beneficial. As there will be occasional travel to Germany once Covid-19 regulations allow it, it is non-negotiable that you are fluent in both German and English – don’t apply if you cannot speak both languages! Your responsibilities will include conducting research and formulating new leads, creating relationships with potential partners, reaching out to potential and current leads to set up meetings, and preparing financial costing schedules. It is important that you use your initiative and work independently but also excel in a team. Being a people person is a big part of this role!

Overall, if you are someone with a creative side and is highly driven to bring in new leads for their client, then you could definitely be the someone they’re looking for!

They offer recruitment, consulting and employment services with a focus on recruitment for renewable energy and environmental jobs in South Africa and Africa at large. AltGen is a renewable energy recruitment agency based in Cape Town which focuses on developing careers for individuals in their niche space.

With an experienced and passionate team with over 100 years of combined experience, AltGen plays an integral role in the South African renewable energy and sustainability industry. They operate throughout the African continent in both anglophone and francophone regions and are rapidly expanding globally. With entities in South Africa, Kenya, and Mauritius, they have a direct impact on the continental energy industry.

Their recruitment agency focuses on jobs in: Solar | Wind | Renewable Energy | Biogas | Biomass | Energy Management | Energy Efficiency | Green Buildings | Green Tech | Photovoltaics | Solar Thermal | Energy Storage | Battery Systems | Off-grid | Hydro | CSP | CPV | IoT | AI | AgriTech | FinTech

Additional Information

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
Honours or Masters is beneficial

6+ years managerial work experience
Proven track record with sales and/or business development
Previous experience in R&D tax incentives and/or German tax legislation is beneficial
Consulting experience is beneficial