R & D Assistant Manager in Maiden, NC at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 1/14/2020

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Job Description

Requisition ID: 006938


  1. Insure that samples are processed within quality standard guidelines.


  1. Insure that documentation is established through effective utilization of manpower and equipment.


  1. Provide systems and training support for Manufacturing Plants.


  1. Provide efficient distribution of materials and projects between team members.


  1. Develop a safe working environment through associate orientation, education, and constant awareness/resolution of hazardous conditions.


  1. Conduct associates’ meetings for information purposes.


Work Relations:

Internal:  All associates

External:  Vendors


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Associates Degree Preferred
  • five (5) – seven (7) years of job-related experience.
  • Must have strong verbal, written and presentation skills.


Work Environment – The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the job duties, the associate will be in an office and a plant environment. The noise level is minimal in most areas, and there may be some exposure to dust and heat.


Physical Demands – The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Significant portions of this assignment involve prolonged sitting with occasional standing, bending or walking and application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity.

Job Requirements


To effectively supervise the Research & Development team to ensure that sample deadlines are achieved while making sure new products are within quality standards, making sure manpower and materials are utilized in an efficient manner, in addition to meeting any company compliance regulations; or effectively coordinate the activities consistent within the manufacturing and development process to achieve company goals.



The Research & Development Assistant Manager reports to the Research & Development Manager.   The Research & Development Assistant Manager is responsible for Research & Development team and may be responsible for the production of samples for production departments.

The Research & Development Assistant Manager is to help support Quality assurance team, coordinating the purchase of operating supplies for Research & Development, and scheduling the work by way of supply and demand driven items.

The Assistant Research & Development Manager, decides if probationary associates should be retained based upon attendance, attitude, and job performance.  Full time associates are continually apprised of the quality and quantity of their work, and the acceptability of their work habits.  The incumbent is responsible for vacation approvals and maintaining staffing levels.  The Assistant Research & Development Manager is also responsible for any educational training required of the associates.



Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  We are an E-Verify Employer. 



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