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Research & Development (R & D) Manager-Merrick Pet Care 
Merrick Pet Care 2 reviews - 
Amarillo, TX




Position Title: Research and Development Manager 

Position Reporting To: Director Research and Development 

Position Summary: 

This role will be responsible for assisting in the execution of product development, product maintenance and ingredient management. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Product Development 

Manages Product development of new or improved products 

Manages formulation development and provides nutritional insights 

Conducts factory trials, troubleshooting, and initial production runs 

Creates all necessary specifications ingredient, label, finished product, etc. 

Product Maintenance 

Proactively monitors and coordinates product maintenance and continuous improvement (Both internal production and co-manufactured products) 

Supports the factory with analytical methods, techniques and troubleshooting issues including product yields, formulation issues, and process concerns 

Coordinates and participates in regular operational and product reviews with factories and cross-functional departments 

Ingredients Management 

Supports development of new ingredients in line with innovation activities 

Monitors quality, analytical variation, supply concerns, and new supplier development of ingredients

Basic Qualifications: 

Education and Experience: 

Bachelor's Degree in Food Sciences, Manufacturing, Engineering, or related field with 3+ years Food Manufacturing experience OR Master's Degree in Food Sciences, Manufacturing, Engineering or related field with 1+ years Food Manufacturing experiences.



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