Research & Development Manger
Purpose & Scope: Oversee and manage product development, for the Retail or Food Service channel, from bench top to commercialization by forming cross functional teams to meet project deadlines and cost expectations. Poultry will be the main protein of focus but not limited to it. Principle Responsibilities:Manage and be an integral member of cross functional teams in both Fresh and Prepared FoodsProvide focus to individual team members, report results and risks to management and respond to team needsSupport management of departmental policies and protocols. Establish, manage and meet measurable timetables for all team membersRepresent departmental and company interests in all internal and external communications and presentations with customersFacilitate to coordinate all inter-and intra-departmental inquires on timeExecute analytical techniques to extend scientific theories in innovative research projects Utilize knowledge of scientific research principles, practices and protocols in research projects Manage and conduct cooking and heating validations to ensure food safety on label declarations as governed by policiesAssist in developing yearly operating budget required to execute an annual R&D planDevelop, monitor and communicate performance metrics to ensure appropriate alignment and executive awareness Working Conditions: General office and plant production environment Requirements: BS in Meat/Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 7 years relevant work experience highly desirableMS in Meat /Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience highly desirableFamiliarity with PLM and RD modules in SAP highly desiredTrack record of successfully bringing new products to market and cost optimizationProtein experience in Product Development with marination and coating systems highly preferred.Proven project management, supervision and possesses outstanding presentation & communication skills.Travel up to 40% of time Supervision of Personnel: Supervise a minimum 2-3 direct and indirect reports EOE/M/F/Vet/DisabledApply for this job.