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Creative Director of R&D - Retail Food
Our client, a growing multi-site premium meat/cheese processor, is looking to create a new role - Director of R&D. This impact position will provide leadership to the Retail division, offering creativity and strategy direction as the company continues to grow in all aspects of processed meat and dairy products.
Your role with the Company
Manage the new product and process development team and activities from concept to launching new products, including technical and economic feasibility, keeping a competitive edge in innovation and costs.
Work closely with Marketing and Sales on supporting customer projects & New Business Development.
Responsible for the activities related to the processed meats portfolio of products and development of new ones based on the Strategic Marketing Plan, keeping current with trends and customer requests at optimal cost.
Work cross-functionally with Regulatory & Quality Affairs and QA Managers, lead Continuous Improvement and new product development.
Develop Co-packing network of companies to support capacity constraints.
Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science, Food Science or similar field with 10+ year's product development experience, including a minimum of 5 years managing a team.
5 years' of Retail meat/poultry product development experience with knowledge of trends and hands on formulation and processing development.
Strong project management and leadership skills, able to work multiple projects simultaneously, knowing often times projects/priorities change.
Knowledge of USDA and FDA Regulations, including Labeling and Nutritional facts.
Benefits & Features
Attractive salary / Bonus
Holiday / Vacation Pay / 401k / Retirement Benefits
Medical / Dental / Vision
Great work life balance