R&D Project Leader

Allentown, PA 18195

Post Date: 04/02/2018 Job ID: 567.17DW Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage

R&D Project Leader

The functions performed by the R&D Project Leader are the leadership and execution of projects by designing and conducting experiments recording of experimental data and communicating of results to supervisor by means of project update, product cuttings and laboratory reports.  This includes calculating formulas, producing sample batches in the lab/pilot plant, conducting plant trials, leading cuttings with requisite technical information on hand and communicating with sales, marketing, operations and quality assurance.

*Manage multiple projects and show technical competence in the planning and compilation of assigned projects leading to the development and implementation into production of new or revised products without supervision.

*Records, evaluates, and interprets experimental data and make appropriate recommendations to all levels in the organization through written and/or oral reports.  Maintains an accurate laboratory notebook of all intellectual property.

*Prepare and conduct meeting updates, product cuttings, presentations, shelf life testing and cost analysis to project team members.

*Effectively organize R&D lab and R&D plant areas including cleaning equipment, inventory and stocking of supplies, ingredients and finished products.


**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at 815.756.1221 / [Click Here To Join].


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Requirements:

*BS/MS Food Science, Animal Science or equivalent is required

*3-5 years of experience in pet food industry

*Strong technical knowledge in meat and poultry science, meat microbiology, cereal chemistry, and pet food product development are required

*General laboratory experience

*Prior R& D project management experience

*Strong problem-solving skills

**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at 815.756.1221 / [Click Here To Join].

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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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