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R&D Manager

Iowa City, IA

Discipline: R&D/Food Science Job Number: 7823 Industry: Meat

Title:  R&D Manager                                     Location: Iowa

Mission:  Our client is a strong vertically integrated, fast growing company in the protein industry.  The R&D Manager will develop formulas, process procedures and specifications for new products and product enhancements.  The R&D Manager will report to the Director of R&D and have 3-4 Food Techs as direct reports.

·  Base salary based on experience plus % bonus potential 
·  Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability insurance
·  401k, FSA and HSA
·  Vacation and Holiday pay
·  Low cost of living, great place to raise a family!
1. Manage R&D projects from product formulation to commercialization and transfer to the production floor
2. Plan and formulate all aspects of research and development proposals
3. Develop project budgets and timeliness for each project
4. Will work closely with sales and marketing or directly with customers developing new products and analyzing competitors’ products

·  Bachelor’s degree – Food Science, Meat Science, Culinary, Animal Science or similar
·  Minimum 7 years of experience in protein Product Development in a food manufacturing facility required
·  Proven ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
·  Strong management and team building skills, with successful experience leading cross-functional teams


Mary Chambers
Account Manager at Kinsa Group

Mary has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside and 13 years of experience in the recruiting industry, including more than 8 years as a Recruiter at Kinsa Group. Currently a Kinsa Account Manager she handles new business development for our Meat and Poultry customers, Shelf-Stable Foods, Food Distributors, Cannabis, Nutraceutical, Pet Food, Food Service Restaurant, and Food Packaging companies. She’s a great first point of contact at Kinsa if you have a talent recruiting need within your organization.

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