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Research and Development Manager

Company: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: May 19, 2023

Job Description:

Research and Development ManagerThe main accountabilities and responsibilities of the Research and Development Manager will include:Supervise company New Product Development (NPD) activitiesDevelop new products according to a global eligibility and priority program as a key member of the Global Innovations Team and in close relationship with the while Innovation groupScale up from lab to pilot plant scaleMaintain a network of strategic raw material suppliersPerform research needed to ensure continuous improvement in quality, maximizing capacity, and minimizing costs of existing productsLead or be a participant in global innovation projectsSubject matter expert for any technical question related to current and alternative drying processesRun shelf-life tests and storage testsSupport food application and quality control with sensory testsHave a good understanding of costing, legal, and quality constraintsBe the direct technical contact to key customers and toll manufacturersCo-develop and monitor annual US NPD budget with the GIDOversee continuous improvement of R&D capabilities in the US including lead for significant upgrade projectsAssist and be accountable for the industrial launch of every new productAssist sales and technical sales of technical questionsIdentify new promising trendsBe accountable for work and product safety in R&D pilot plant / labActively participate in the company SAFE ProgramResponsible to report food safety problems to personnel with authority to initiate actionManage the US Innovation Team (at least 1 technician + interns)Provide appropriate development plans and training including annual performance reviewsTechnical Qualifications:Food Processing Engineer, BS in Food Science, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or related field with at least 3-5 years industrial experienceKnowledge of spray drying processesProven experience in lab / pilot plant construction projectsComprehensive verbal and written skills requiredCreativity, with out-of-the-box way of thinkingMechanical aptitudeStrong analytical, organizational, and prioritization skills requiredExperiences in regulatory complianceExperience in team managementAbility to train and coach internsDomestic and international travel on occasionKnowledge of blending, roller drying, agglomeration, packaging, and ultra-filtration highly preferred**If you'd like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Kristine O'Sullivan at kosullivan cps4jobs.com.JO: - 118.23KO#LI-KO1 -

Keywords: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division), Eau Claire , Research and Development Manager, Executive , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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