New Ulm, MN
R&D Manager, Food
The R&D Manager, Food will have the following responsibilities:
*Develops new products and line extensions from bench top to commercialization
*Plans, coordinates, documents, and reports on test runs and results. Identifies any potential issues or improvements to the process or formulations and discusses with management team
*Establishes an efficient base of external vendors for ingredients, packaging, equipment and technical support
*Provides upper management with formulation, cost, and yield information
*Organizes, implements, and controls project management and administration functions
*Maintains information regarding ingredients specifications, formulas, processes and analytical data such as quality attributes, yield information, and sensory results
*Reports on the sample status to team members and discusses any implications to the business
*Oversees the creation and approves modifications to specifications as required for new / revised SKU’s
*Secondary role for submitting label sketches for label approval
*Provide product information and technical support to customers
*Provide technical support to Sales, Quality Assurance, and Operations
*Helps identify Plant and Process Improvements initiatives
*Drives cost-out initiatives on existing products and process; follows through with in-plant trials
*Assist with product cuttings and/or presentations to customers in the field
*Provides and/or assists in technical support for internal and external customers
*Bachelor’s degree or higher, preferably in Meat or Food Science
*Minimum of 5 years of related experience, preferably with some supervisory experience
*Technical knowledge in the manufacturing of Commercially Sterile products
*Advanced working knowledge of an R&D organization, including product development flow and project management from conception to product launch
*Formulation of new products
*Continuous improvement experience
*Must be proficient in presenting technical ideas and solutions in technical reports, proposals and in customer presentations
*Ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, draw valid conclusions, and propose solutions
*Must be able to translate customer’s needs into new products
*Solid technical skills, good communication, desire to develop others, comfortable in a rural setting
**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Mary Rigas at 815.756.1221 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Section Manager/ Sr. Technical Recruiter
I specialize in connecting talent within the Food and Beverage Industry and proud to be part of CPS, Inc., which is on Forbes Top 20 Recruiting Firms list for 2017.
Being a manager and senior recruiter in the Food & Beverage group, our specialties include product development, quality, nutrition, regulatory, sensory, flavor development and application from entry level to executive.
I am part of a team of seven which provides more positions for candidates to consider and more candidates for client companies to consider. We pride ourselves in building long lasting relationships and assisting both candidates and client companies in achieving their goals.