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Sr. Manager of R&D

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Sr. Manager of R&D
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R&D Senior Manager


Are you interested in joining an innovative company in a newly created role? Our client is looking for a motivated and passionate R&D Senior Manager to help launch new products and bring new ideas. This is a A-Z concept to commercialization role with a natural foods company. 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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