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R&D Manager

Brownsburg, IN


Job Description

Scope: This position is an individual contributor role that works independently to provide research and development services for Maplehurst’s donut plants for the in-store bakery industry. The position is responsible for the development of and transfer of technical knowledge to all internal and external customers.


• Manage specific assigned projects as assigned and ensure they are completed in a timely manner.

• Communicates to the appropriate departments when new products, new processes or changes are being introduced and provides them with specifications, standards, procedures and support.

• Adheres to plant safety policies and communicates safety issues to the appropriate personnel.

• Arranges and assists in plant trials of new products or new processes, ensuring that they are conducted efficiently and cost-effectively.

• Continuously analyzes existing company and competitor products, ingredients and processes and where necessary, revises to ensure superiority of existing company products.

• Ensures that technical knowledge of the baking industry is continually upgraded with emphasis being placed on the processes, products and ingredients which are used internally and those which would offer a competitive advantage.

• Provides technical support to both internal and external customers.


Skills & Requirements



·         Advanced degree in food science, chemistry or related field preferred.

·         Advanced specific training in icing and sugar products a plus.

·         Non-degreed candidates with extensive experience in the baking or food industry will also be considered.


·         Five plus years of experience in R&D formulation, providing hands-on support in a manufacturing setting.

·         Familiarity with stabilizing systems, bases, bulk ingredients, automated manufacturing and high-volume baking.

·         Willingness to travel as needed for plant trials, training, etc.


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