Sr. Manager, R&D Product Development

Primary Purpose The Sr. R&D Product Development Manager is a strategic partner to develop and execute the new domestic products, business strategy, and leads a team of Food Scientists to deliver new products and optimization projects. Major Responsibilities The Sr. R&D Product Development Manager leads a team of Food Scientists, and works closely with Marketing, Business, R&D team members, Manufacturing, Packaging Engineering, Quality teams to develop and deliver new products. Prioritize resources to meet project demands across all streams of work allocation and budget for staff. Identifies and explores new areas of technical opportunities Develop, coach, and lead direct reports to enable delivery of projects Continuous improvement/optimization of current products according to business needs, supply situation and/or implementation of initiatives.  Continuous development of R&D processes and cross functional adherence Collaborates with Innovation Pipeline Manager, Platform Manger, and Consumer Insights to develop robust innovation product portfolio Manage projects related to technological rationalizations Guides technical document control to drive flawless execution of scale up to manufacturing Act as local coaching and training resource for product/process Competencies/Skills/Knowledge Required Ability to translate concepts into products and processes that satisfy consumer and market needs. Demonstrated ability to combine technical knowledge with management skills. Experience leading diverse technical teams and/or direct reports. Working knowledge of the food industry with a broad understanding across manufacturing & technical Cross functional/cross market experience highly preferred Knowledge of introducing new products utilizing stage gate process and/or agile processes Strong knowledge of ingredient and product design and food manufacturing processes. Confectionery experience preferred. Strong communication skills and business acumen Education and Experience Minimum of 10 years of Consumer Packaged Goods food technology experience, including 4 years of people management. BS degree in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related field. MS degree preferred R-00885
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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