R&D Manager

Randolph, MA

Posted: 12/14/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 539.18DW Pay Rate: 90,000 - 120,000

R&D Manager

The R&D Manager will have the following responsibilities:

  • Support sales initiatives to drive revenue. Formulate and prepare benchtop / pilot samples per customers’ project briefs, specified restrictions, and within time allotments
  • Develop predictive analytical testing methods to ensure successful new product transitions to manufacturing
  • Lead new product trials with support from Quality, Engineering, and Operations
  • Leverage problem solving and critical thinking skills to overcome development obstacles, find solutions, and resolve issues with commercialization
  • Perform physical and chemical testing of customer prototypes including, moisture, water activity, pH, viscosity, and microscopy
  • Develop specifications for prototype samples
  • Conduct storage studies to validate new product shelf life
  • Maintain internal documentation and records per internal requirements
  • Source new ingredients / flavors / etc. as needed. Evaluate performance, record results, and approve raw material documentation
  • Assist in productivity driven projects

**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.

JO:  539.18DW




  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Food Science
  • 5-10 years related experience and 3+ years managing a team
  • Product development experience and leading projects within a food manufacturing environment, preference for confectionary and syrup/sauce background
  • Detailed understanding of ingredient functionality including stabilizer, protein, and fat interactions
  • Ability to set team goals for managing projects including excellent organizational and time management skills. Ability to be hands-on and jump in on projects when necessary
  • Set accountability metrics for team of scientist and technologists
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with all levels of the company
  • Adaptability, creativity, and team work
  • MS Office proficiency
  • Ability to define problems, collect and interpret data, draw valid conclusions, and propose solutions
  • Must be able to translate product feedback into optimized solutions

**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.

JO:  539.18DW


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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