Open Position

R&D Manager

Integris Composites - Lyon, France

Are you…

  • Excited about being on the frontlines of high-tech composite solutions that protect people & sensitive equipment?
  • Interested in a people-focused, fast-paced work environment enhanced by a strong company
    culture in an international environment?
  • Looking for a company culture that’s built on Integrity, Innovation, Passion, Partnership, and Quality?


Our client, Integris, seeks a forward-thinking R&D Manager to support their EMEA Material Engineering and Simulation team. As the French R&D Manager, you will coordinate and prioritize tasks for both R&D and shooting range technicians and ensure optimal stock levels of raw materials, ammunition, and power, which will require a keen eye for organizational efficiency. You will be actively involved in monitoring the manufacturing of samples, conducting internal ballistics tests, and delivering comprehensive results to end-users. This role is instrumental in distributing and prioritizing projects for the R&D Engineers, managing the R&D process within the Quality Management system, and actively contributing to developing and optimizing ballistic solutions. This includes the advancement of new materials. International, cross-divisional collaboration and a forward-thinking leadership style are keys to being successful in this role.  

This position is based at the Integris manufacturing facility in Primarette (Greater Lyon area), France, and reports directly to the European Head of Materials Engineering & Simulations.  

Integris is a fast-growing company that’s well-known for producing the strongest, lightweight solutions for defense, aerospace, and other industries. For more information, visit:



  • Manage, coordinate, plan, and prioritize tasks for R&D technicians and shooting range technicians.
  • Monitor the manufacturing of samples and provide necessary information to R&D technicians.
  • Oversee technological monitoring and conduct internal ballistics tests, delivering results to end-users.
  • Participate in and coordinate projects with universities or state organizations.
  • Distribute and prioritize projects for R&D Engineers
  • Ensure effective management of the R&D process within the Quality Management system.
  • Develop ballistic solutions based on input from strategic must win battles, Sales, or Project Management
  • Optimize existing solutions in alignment with standards or new materials.
  • Manage safety within the shooting range and stock levels for the laboratory and ammunition/powder relevant for the shooting range.
  • Participate in external shooting tests for sample qualification.
  • Contribute to the development of new materials, focusing on improving secondary properties (glue adhesion, fire resistance, etc)
  • Uphold Integris’ values of Integrity, Innovation, Passion, Partnership and Quality.


What We Expect from You
Your Work Experience & Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (chemistry, mechanical, technical textiles, composite materials)
  • 5+ years of R&D experience
  • Robust understanding and knowledge of ballistics, and composites or fibers
  • Experience in a multinational work environment
  • Able and willing to travel up to 15%, mostly within Europe
  • Fluent in French, with a basic level of English proficiency.


Your Skills, Traits & Style:

  • Strong leadership skills that align with company values.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Approachable – a good listening, highly collaborative
  • Pragmatic – you get things done.
  • High energy and drive
  • Hands-on, can-do, can-try approach
  • Analytical and systematic approach



We offer more than Just a Job

  • An exciting position in an expansive and innovative company that offers professional and personal development and challenges.
  • The opportunity to become an important team player and leader for your colleagues.
  • A competitive salary
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