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Sr. Manager of R&D

Job Title
Sr. Manager of R&D
Job ID
27353973
Description

Senior Manager, R&D

 

Come join an innovative company in an exciting newly created role! Our client is looking for a motivated and passionate team player to come in and help launch new products and bring new ideas. This is a A-Z Concept to Commercialization Role with a natural foods company. The ideal person for this role will be excited to work in an entrepreneurial environment. Please apply if interested!

 

Reports to the Chief Innovation Officer.

 

Located in Mid-Town Manhattan (Relocation is offered)

 

Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Lead new product development based on innovation strategy/insights/business development team
  • Improve and/or revise products based on new or developing consumer trends
  • Identify, research and monitor industry developments of potential new product technologies and/or processes that will benefit the company
  • Revise, stage and re-launch products and/or platforms when needed
  • Manage the label changes if needed
  • Mange relationship with raw ingredient suppliers and help identify new suppliers
  • Help lay down tracks for production/commercialization process with new partner co-packer/co manufacturer
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Required Skills/Qualifications (including but not limited to):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Or Food Engineering or BS in related field
  • Must have at least 5 years of product development experience with demonstrated success
  • Proven track record of developing and commercializing food products on your own or working with external partners to do so.
  • Able to create benchtop/prototype samples and lead trials and shelf life testing
  • 3-5 years of experience in the food CPG industry required; natural/organic experience is ideal
  • Should be passionate about the food industry especially natural/organic
  • Ability to work within tight simultaneous deadlines that involve many products in development
  • Organizational, problem solving, and decision-making skills are required
  • Must be able to travel as needed, will need a valid passport
  • Willing to be entrepreneurial and flexible in commitment to company and responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment background, drug and criminal screens

 

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