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R&D Manager (Closed)

Date Posted: 2/4/2020

Job #1569906
South Holland, Illinois

Our client is a well known leader in the protein industry that is experiencing tremendous growth due to acquisitions. We are partnering with them in search of a Research and Development Manager in the Southern suburbs of Chicago

The R&D Manager will lead and direct all Research and Development including strategic, creative and technical skills in new product development, business process improvement, product formulation, testing and optimization, and taking ideas from concept to commercialization. S/he will also lead a staff of Food Technicians  


  • Minimally, bachelors with significant experience. Master’s degree or PhD degree preferred in a food science/technology related field.

  • 10 + years 'experience in food R D, with 5+ years in specifically meat industry. 

  • Exhibit excellent understanding and knowledge of FDA, USDA regulatory guidelines, HACCP, and other applicable industry standards. 

  • Extensive experience in project tracking, communication, and documentation using notebook and formulation management system. 

  • Experience working in concert with sales, preparing and delivering technical presentations and demonstrations for new prospects and existing customers. 

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills