Food Product Development Manager
Company: Blue Signal Search
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Our client works with Fortune 500 companies and household brands
to develop winning products that make health more enjoyable. They
are hiring a Food Product Development to lead the development of
products and directly support the R&D development team, backed
by the resources of a multimillion-dollar company.
The Food Product Development Manager will oversee the R&D
team's product development efforts to ensure food quality and
launch product launch times are met. This role is an integral
position on the product development team.
This Role Offers:
Competitive base salary plus outstanding benefits package including
medical/dental/vision, immediate eligibility for 401K match, paid
vacations and holidays, and more.
High employee tenure with low red tape culture. They hire
professionals and trust their expertise, giving them room to make
Company has strong financial standing - holding nearly half of
market share, and looking to triple headcount to meet demand by
Industry is on the rise - with the COVID pandemic and other health
initiatives taking precedence, the pharma, drug, and supplement
companies are booming.
Company on the cutting edge of innovation, with processes dedicated
to creating new products as well as supporting current brands.
High level of autonomy in this role, taking part in a lean team
where you would be the sole owner of the role - giving you the
chance to truly build your career to what you want it.
Drive R&D and product development commercialization efforts for
Supervise and drive the R&D product development team.
Design and implement plans to research, formulate, characterize,
and test new products and ingredients.
Critically think and expand on the R&D team's understanding of
ingredients and encourage further research to expand product
concepts and projects.
Take products through the full development lifecycle, from bench to
qualification, to scaling, manufacturing, and
Support QA efforts to test, analyze, and troubleshoot new products
as part of the manufacturing and scaling up process.
Oversee and manage projects and timelines in the Research
Development and New Product Development Teams
Act as a subject matter expert on food science, including
formulation, testing, manufacturing, and applications.
Cross functionally operate with supply chain, Operations, Product
Dev, and Quality Assurance Divisions, and have a good grasp of
concepts with culinary, food science, biology, engineering,
Ensure that products from inception to launch and beyond meet
product specs are upheld
Continue to improve our agile and rapid iteration process and
timelines across R&D and New Product Development
Maintain up-to-date knowledge of industry trends regarding
ingredients, processes, and regulations.
At least 7+ years in the food manufacturing or production industry
developing and commercializing products
3+ years of management and supervisory experience required.
BS in Engineering, Technology, Food Science or equivalent.
M. Sc or Ph.D. in Food Science, Biology, Chemistry, or related
field is preferred
Expertise in food science and the product manufacturing
Proficiency in ERP systems and MS Office Suite.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to develop creative
solutions to R&D problems.
Able to interpret problems and present clear, actionable solutions
to people across a range of departments.
Demonstrated project management and communication skills.
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