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Research & Development Manager
Whitehall Specialties, Inc. - Whitehall, WI 54773

 

 

 

Research & Development Manager Ė Whitehall Specialties, Inc.

Responsibility: The Research & Development Manager will manage all aspects of product development and drive innovation and differentiation for Whitehall Specialties Inc. In partnership with the Senior Research & Development Manager, sales, operations, quality assurance and procurement, this position is responsible for executing objectives and product development processes in order to ensure alignment with brand standards. In addition the R&D Manager will execute a continuous pipeline of product and packaging innovation, existing product improvement and growth of existing product lines and new product platforms. This individual must be self-motivated with strong project management and communication skills.

Job Duties:

∑ Leads and carries out product development activities across multiple product categories including plant testing and coordination of sensory testing, consumer insights and customer required documentation.

∑ Identifies and manages FDA/USDA regulatory compliance and labeling requirements.

∑ Determine and communicate specifications and performance requirements of raw materials, product batching and finished goods.

∑ Collaborate with sales, operations, quality assurance and procurement to drive new business opportunities.

∑ Identifies unique product attributes and benefits to achieve brand differentiation related to seasonal promotions, key business shifts and new product concepts.

∑ Develop and maintain SOPís detailing procedures for product manufacturing in keeping with Good Manufacturing Practices.

∑ Assist in the training of employees on technical aspects of food manufacturing.

∑ Interact with customers to develop consumer tests appropriate for specific projects and communicate results in a professional and concise manner.

∑ Research culinary innovations tied to trends and translate findings into presentations for senior leadership and key customers.

Skills Required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with extensive presentation experience.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative consumer methods.
  • Experience with sensory test methods including descriptive analysis and discrimination test methods.
  • Ability to balance resources, prioritize and effectively manage evolving customer demands.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in food science, animal science, food process technologies, microbiology, or related area.
  • General knowledge and experience with product development, manufacturing and commercialization.

At Whitehall Specialties, Inc. we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for a,, team members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability. Whitehall Specialties hires individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications.

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Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

 

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