R&D Manager (Food Science - Bakery) (001065) - Lake Success, NY
R&D Manager (Food Science - Bakery)
Annual Salary - Exempt
R&D - Food Scientist
Manage the bakery/baked goods new product development projects as assigned
to achieve stated timelines. To communicate the project goals to external
and internal team members. To provide technical expertise at our organic
Work closely with marketing
to define and develop new bakery products or line extensions.
Develop new products on tight
Perform bench work as
required to develop product prototypes.
Direct and/or coordinate any
plant trials necessary for the development of these products.
Thoroughly understand supply
chain issues that affect successful launch of projects.
Work with manufacturing and
or co-manufacturing management to insure progress of product
Work with the Regulatory
group to develop NLEA and assure label claims are met.
documentation for specification development such as nutritional
information, organic, GEI or kosher certifications.
Develop specifications for
Work closely with QA to
assure product attributes are defined and communicated
Work closely with corporate
R&D/QA database to assure all documents that support product
claims are entered into database (Product Vision)
Work to maintain accurate
formulations in database
Lead technical assistance to
all corporate divisions in troubleshooting formulation or product
Learn and be a resource for
in-depth knowledge of company product’s attributes, qualities and
Network with Industry
and Academia to bring product innovation to the business
The projects will be diverse
and reach across the corporate portfolio. Projects can and will
be assigned as needed outside of the baking projects given skill set
of this employee.
•Education – A degree from a four year college or university
with a preference for a degree in food science or appropriate biological
•Work Experience – 4 years direct bakery production experience in breads
and other baked products. Organic and/ or gluten free experience helpful.
•Management Experience – At least four years of new product development
project management experience in bakery manufacturing and product
•Language Skills – Ability to read, analyze, and
interpret business periodicals, professional journals and government
regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to
questions from groups, individuals or outside vendors.
•Computer Experience – Intermediate or above knowledge of Microsoft Word,
Excel and PowerPoint software programs. Able and willing to learn and use
R&D database (Product Vision).
•Reasoning Skills – Ability to resolve complex problems and deal with a
variety of variables. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions
furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
•Mathematical Skills – Ability to calculate figures and apply basic algebra
•Required to travel as needed. Travel will especially be required to our
organic bread bakery in Boulder, CO.
•Ability to meet attendance guidelines.
•Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with all contacts
both inside and outside the company.
Hain Celestial Group, our commitment to helping consumers lead A Healthier
Way of Life™ is at the heart of everything we do. With operations in North
America, Europe, and India, we participate in many natural categories with
well-known brands. Our mission is to be the leading marketer, manufacturer,
and seller of organic and natural, better-for-you products.
We are committed to growing sustainably while continuing to implement
environmentally sound business practices and manufacturing processes.
Come join one of Fortune’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies to help consumers
lead A Healthier Way of Life™.