Senior R&D Project Leader

Downers Grove, IL

Posted: 09/11/2018 Industry: Laboratory - Food & Beverage Job Number: 400.18DW Pay Rate: 75,000 - 95,000

Senior R&D Project Leader

The Sr. R&D Project Leader is specific to research of new product development and process improvement for the convenience foods and meal solutions sector.  Supports technical sales support, and manufacturing troubleshooting for new capabilities.  Provide technical expertise and leadership for new product development for product line growth, process development for new capabilities and cost reduction efforts.

  • Provide technical support to the R&D team during commercialization process
  • Convenience foods experience for packaged deli meats, breaded foods, cook-in-bag products preferred
  • Provide operational support to production during introduction of new products and processes associated with new products
  • R&D pilot plant experience, up through production
  • 3+ years industry experience
  • Develop new products and improve current processes, project leader
  • Computer experience – Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point) or Google (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides)

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

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Requirements:

  • 3+ years of R&D preferred
  • IQF experience needed
  • CPG experience
  • Ability to communicate well to team members, customers and plant personnel
  • Team player while being a leader
  • Provide project leadership on specific process improvement, cost improvement and new equipment startups
  • Provide insight and direction for R&D on preliminary product specifications, processes and formulations
  • Previous manufacturing experience is preferred working with protein products
  • Must be able to work extended hours and put in what is necessary
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment of continuous change and challenges
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Enthusiasm to keep up with system changes
  • Communicative to plant personnel as well as corporate leaders in company
  • Is proactive to change and challenges in industry for customer trends

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann@cps4jobs.com.

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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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