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Director of R&D

San Antonio, TX · Science/Research
Position:                              Director of R&D
Location:                             San Antonio, TX
                                                 Work From Home - Remote / & on site to plant locations
                                 $120K Base Salary and UP + (Plus Bonus) - Depends on Experience
Benefits:                              Full Benefits, Bonus, Healthcare, 401K & Vacation
Relocation:                         Relocation assistance is available for this position.
Contact:                              John@SourceRecruitmentSolutions.com
Our Client, a premier food product company is seeking an experienced Director of R&D. The right candidate will be responsible for managing a team of Food Scientists that with a focus on food products that will be sold directly to retailers & foodservice nationally.
The right candidate will be motivated and passionate about food in this newly created position. You will drive and complete the development process, be self-motivated, flexible and enjoy the challenges that will come along with this diverse position.
  • Support the Operations, Sales, Customers and others for various project activities and manufacturing specifications.
  • Manage new product development & process development from concept to release.
  • Identify areas needing improvement through process optimization; formula costs reductions through operational improvements.
  • Manage a staff and a portfolio of products ensuring the proper formulation and documentation is done to lead to the success of new product commercialization.
  • Develop new formulations and applications.
  • Oversee the economic feasibility and technical costs involved to be competitive.
  • Convince the quality of completed products produced are meeting consumer preference.
  • Deliver technical support to customers, direct reports and other departments as needed.
  • Provide technical presentations to both internal & external customers.
  • Perform research for quality improvements in new & existing products.
BS. Food Science, or related degree – a Masters or Ph.D. Food Science is preferred.
  • 10 + years in R&D product development in the Food Manufacturing Industry.
  • 5 + years in R&D Supervisory / Management of a team.
  • Must have knowledge of USDA & FDA regulations and experience with meat products.
  • Experience with Labeling and Nutritional Facts and products sold at retailers and private label.
  • Must be creative and passionate about food with the ability to help market new products and identify new opportunities.
  • Comfortable with speaking in public conferences / meetings and customer visits and ability to wear several different hats.
  • Exposure working with consumer insight & sensory research teams.
  • Pilot Plant & Plant Testing administration experience.
  • Strong PC skills, Microsoft Office Suite with strong interpersonal skills. SAP a plus.
  • Must be open to possible relocation and be currently authorized to work in the USA without the need for a visa sponsorship now or in the future.
  • 25% overnight travel required.
If you are interested or know of someone that would be a great match, please contact John Marino at John@SourceRecruitmentSolutions.com
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