Process Research Director manages the design and implementation of manufacturing processes. Researches and develops methods to increase productivity, decrease costs, maintain quality and consistency in current products, and discover new products. Being a Process Research Director requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to top management. The Process Research Director typically manages through subordinate managers and professionals in larger groups of moderate complexity. Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility. May give input into developing the budget. To be a Process Research Director typically requires 3+ years of managerial experience. Capable of resolving escalated issues arising from operations and requiring coordination with other departments.