R&D Coffee Innovation Project Manager

Noblesville, IN

Post Date: 06/06/2018 Job ID: 238.18DW Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Pay Rate: 110,000 - 140,000

R&D Coffee Innovation Project Manager

The R&D Coffee Innovation Project Manager will lead and drive product innovation and renovation projects for the organization. 

  • Key development categories include cold brew extraction, RTD coffee beverages and coffee concentrate products
  • The duties in this position are expected to evolve over time as a result of the company’s portfolio growth and international expansion
  • Will provide strong leadership in the area of New Product Development for the coffee category
  • Act as coffee technical expert. Drive formula design, shelf stability studies, ingredient selection, roasting profiling and commercial scalability
  • Efficiently design, plan, coordinate and execute complex experiments from bench-top through scale-up
  • Document final formulations and process parameters while ensuring finished product compliance with Nutrition, Regulatory and Food Safety requirements
  • Collaborate with ingredient vendors to obtain best product results and costing
  • Mentor, coach and train junior employees in the R&D department
  • Leverage technical background to identify and drive new business opportunities
  • Lead all IP and project work and seek IP protection as necessary
  • Support successful commercialization of new products with an emphasis on superior coffee product quality throughout the development and manufacturing process
  • Utilize technical knowledge in coffee formulation and beverage processing (cold-brew), ingredient functionality and market insights to formulate new and innovative coffee beverage products

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • 5+ years in a coffee R&D role with project management experience (PMP not required).
  • Expert in coffee roasting technology. You will be the Coffee Guru
  • BS (Food Science, Biology, Chemistry), Master’s preferred

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

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Damon Wickmann
Technical Recruiter

I have always been an advocate of life and career strategy management.

I am also a 'Foodie' at heart and love recruiting for food and beverage companies.   

My background in education has provided me tools to support my passion for helping talented people with career advancement.   

I have transitioned from college advising to career recruiting where I combine that with my other passion - Food!

I recruit excellent people for the food industry and the science behind what we eat and drink.  This includes research and development in the lab through commercialization and the quality people behind the scenes that make it all happen.  I look forward to speaking with you soon.


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