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Senior Research and Development Manager - (1600003N) - Erlanger, KY






This position requires an assertive, collaborative, curious, results oriented technical professional to be responsible for managing a team of Scientist, driving and monitoring product development projects across a range of complexity and product life cycle.  This person will work cross-functionally with Marketing, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Regulatory & Group R&D  on all aspects of the technical development from upstream idea/concept through production, launch and ongoing product, process and/or cost improvements.






A BS degree or higher in Food Science, Chemistry, Microbiology, Chemical Engineering or related field with 15-20 years experience in product development in the food industry or related field, preferably in confectionery development with increasing managerial responsibilities. With the following skills:

  • Solid understanding of food science, food manufacturing processes and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Proven track record of product development, design of experiments and process scale up.
  • Management and coaching experience, staff development.
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing environment
  • Flexibility to operate with changing priorities and timelines
  • Excellent math, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Experience with MS Office (Excel, Power Point, Word, etc.), Project Management, Experimental Design Programs
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally, approximately 25% of the time, and work irregular hours when needed

Perfetti van Melle, USA is an EOE, M/F/D/V and AAP Employer




Primary Location

: United States-Kentucky-Erlanger


: R&D Technological Group

Job Type

: Standard

Employee Status

: Regular

Job Posting

: Aug 23, 2016


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