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Product Development Manager
Zentis North America Operating LLC - Plymouth, IN


Zentis North America Operating, LLC
Plymouth, IN

Zentis is Europe's number one fruit processing company and one of the leading brand manufacturers of jams, sweets and custard-based desserts. The Company's first North American operation is located in Plymouth, Indiana, where we produce fruit and dairy preparations for a variety of customers including yogurt, ice cream and bakery manufacturers.
We are looking for a self motivated Product Development Manager. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a fast growing food manufacturer with three manufacturing facilities across the country, and more than 400 employees committed to excellence. An overview of the job responsibilities are as follows:

1.Responsible for new product development and for existing product enhancement to improve product quality and cost.
2.Ensuring compliance with applicable legislated and internal quality standards.
3.Ensuring the development of new formulations that are in adherence with Zentis standards and practices, to include compliance with the Zentis: process design standards, feasibility study process, and the deadline planning process.
4.Facilitating the effective exchange of information with the Sales, Technical, Production, Quality Management, and Purchasing Departments as well as the rest of the Product Development team.
5.Responsible to lead projects, including responsibility for: using effective project management practices, establishing project teams and their tasks, project planning & control, and providing overall project leadership.
6.Keeping current with the latest market developments.
7.Advises key customers, including direct involvement in project and product presentations to customers
8.Proactively provides suggestions for process optimization and the further development of the product range.
9.General Responsibilities:
10.Proposes department capital expenditures
11.Effectively coaches direct reports
12.Maintains strict control of Zentis intellectual property
13.Prepares and implements training
14.Proposes improvements to the Zentis Quality Management System

Degree Requirements: Bachelors or Masters Degree in Food Science, Food Technology or Food Engineering. Must be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, decision making ability and attention to detail.

We offer an excellent benefits and compensation package to include: medical, dental, prescription, vision, 401K, short term and long term disability plans, as well as life insurance.

Interested candidates should apply on-line, mail or fax resume and salary requirements to:

Zentis North America Operating, LLC
Attn: Hiring Department
2050 North Oak Road
Plymouth, IN 46563
Fax: (574) 941-1198 phone calls.


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