R&D Manager, Meals

Newark, NJ 7199

Posted: 04/02/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 283.17JF

R&D Manager, Meals

The R&D Manager, Meals, will manage the product development programs and resources for the Meals & Sides team.  Provide technical guidance and business recommendations to senior management to use as a basis for tactical and strategic business decisions.  This position involves management of both technical programs and personnel.

*Responsible for planning and delivering the technical innovation and renovation programs for the frozen meals and vegetable businesses.

*Duties include hands-on development and problem solving of technical programs as a leader of a small team of scientists.

*Participate as an equal partner with other functional departments in identifying and evaluating business opportunities (R&D, Packaging, Operations, Marketing & Finance).

*Ensure design and implementation of technically sound programs to meet business and strategic plan requirements while ensuring food safety and meeting established cost targets.

*Identify and document resource needs both internal and external to support agreed upon development programs.

*Identify and document resource needs both internal and external to support agreed upon development programs.

*Function as the key technical resource to the organization for assigned category.

*Responsibility for employee recruitment, training, performance evaluation, feedback and career development.

*Lead multi-functional teams.

*Actively participate in multiple cross-functional project teams.

*Must be able to travel up to 30%.

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

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Requirements:

BS/MS Food Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent scientific degree required.

*Solid understanding of food CPG industry.

*Minimum of 7 years of relevant food product development experience with 2 years of experience owning and leading projects.

*Project/Program management: minimum 5 years of managing multiple projects across multiple technical programs.

*People Management:  minimum 2 years of leading directly or indirectly multiple personnel across multiple programs.

*Must be able to travel up to 30%.

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

JO:  283.17JF

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