This position works as a member of a highly dynamic
product development team to deliver both factory and brand ready formulas
and procedures based on bench samples that meet brand, company or industry
As an R&D Project Manager this role is responsible for creating
and meeting R&D project timeline activities assigned by the
departmental director. This work involves building relationships with
suppliers, interdepartmental teams, and franchisees. The Food
Technologist component of this position will conduct performance and
shelf life studies, ensuring products achieve consistent flavor, color,
texture and performance attributes that are aligned with Brand practices.
When applicable, work on existing and newly discovered ingredients to
invent new formulas and concepts. This position will also manage
nutritional data input, product specifications and ingredient kosher
certification for all business brands and manufacturing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinate directly and
indirectly with project staff to ensure successful completion of a
- Manage the design of the
project documents to monitor project performance and data stored –
- Resolve, trace and escalate
critical issues to minimize project risk factors.
- Collect and collate test
- Manage nutritional data for
all new and existing products.
- Conduct shelf life and
operational feasibility trials with product development and Brand
teams ensuring that new products meet brand quality parameters.
- Create and implement a process
for compiling/checking/approving, ingredient specifications and
- Work with suppliers and
franchisees on quality issues.
- Support product development
in the launch and implementation of new product and product
improvements in the plant.
- Assist in maintaining a
spotless work environment.
- Produce weekly project
- Communicate intensely with
Qualifications and Competencies
- BA/BS in Food Science (or
Equivalent work experience)
- Working knowledge of
nutritional software is a plus.
- QSR, franchise and industrial
manufacturing experience preferred.
- Familiar with chemical
analysis and techniques as related to food or must be comfortable to
learn new techniques in formal and non-formal settings.
- Data and product collection,
data treatment, analysis, and recommendation.
- Knowledgeable in Statistics
and its application preferred.
- Strong Computer skills (MS
Office, excel, word, PowerPoint)
- Tolerant of a multitasking
fluid environment - adaptable.
- Work autonomously as well as
in a team setting while contributing to group goals.
- Communicate effectively
throughout the organization.
cross-functional teams and multi-disciplinary projects.
- Possesses Critical thinking,
decision-making and problem solving skills.
- Excellent planning and
- Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
- Ability to stand in a
kitchen/production environment for lengthy durations.
- Ability to work flexible
hours, and travel.
- Culinary or Food Nutrition
Work experience: 1 year