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VP, Research and Development - Pet Nutrition
Title: VP of R&D - Pet Nutrition Location: Visalia, CA area
Mission: Our client, a producer of premium pet food and snack brands, is looking for a VP of R&D to add to their team. This person will be responsible for the leadership of Research and Development initiatives for our portfolio of pet food and snack brands, as well as strategic brand management. This position manages a cross-functional product development team to drive innovation of new products and develop improvements to existing products.
Competitive 6 figures salary and bonus opportunity
Health care benefits
Paid holiday and vacation
Drive development of new innovation to meet market trends
Maintain awareness of competitive products and new developments in product, ingredient and processing technologies, retailer trends, and other external customer trends that could influence industry and product direction
Advise on the company's branding strategy to achieve sales initiatives
Drive top-line sales by promoting company capabilities, and the benefits of current and future product lines and opportunities
Communicate with customers on R&D project details, goals, and outcomes
Design and implement new processes utilizing knowledge of operations, customer needs and
Identify and lead product improvement and cost savings opportunities
Lead and mentor cross-functional team to develop a pipeline of product offerings that meet
Bachelor's degree in food science, animal nutrition or related field
10+ years of pet nutrition/pet food product development (CPG) in a food processing environment
Experience optimizing formulations with AAFCO ingredients (A Must)
Experience with formulation software
Experience leading a team of scientists