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Research & Development Manager
Sadler's Smokehouse - Henderson, TX

 

Sadler's Smokehouse is one of the leaders in the protein industry providing the best quality of smoked meats, including briskets, pork loins, ribs, and more. Our products can be found in many retail stores such as Wal-Mart, Sam's, Costco, and more. We are also a strong provider to leading food service companies, and restaurants. Being family owned & operated, we have a great working environment, awesome benefits, and are constantly growing. Located in the heart of the Piney Woods of East Texas, you can enjoy the country, small town living, or be in Dallas or Shreveport in 2 hours or less.

SUMMARY: Responsible for evaluating, creating, and improving various food products. Primarily Meats.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The person in this position is required to:

  • Consistently exercise discretion and judgment in relation to various products and evaluate production processes to determine areas needing improvement.
  • Support production personnel in all areas of production.
  • Coordinate projects to ensure quality products are being made.
  • Be responsible for sales projects and the creating of new products to meet customer needs.
  • Be expected to follow individual projects from initiation to completion.
  • Communicate clearly with suppliers to acquire ingredients for products.
  • Communicate well with other departments while setting specs and making recommendations for changes.
  • Complete paperwork in neat and timely fashion so that others viewing project files can understand all steps completed during the project.
  • Be available to work as needed with production, hours will vary according to the needs of the department.
  • Direct and manage R&D technicians.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelorís degree from a four year college or university in meat science is required. Must also have 2-3 years experience in the Protein Industry in product development.

VERBAL/WRITTEN SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SKILLS: Ability to manipulate data efficiently and effectively. Ability to demonstrate excellent research methods. Ability to draw conclusions from data, superior use of computer programs.

REASONING/DECISION MAKING SKILLS: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Responsible for technical understanding of job specific decisions.

ORGANIZATIONAL/PLANNING SKILLS:
Punctual
Stay on task and finish on time
Complete long-term projects
Maintain a continuous process
Perform multiple tasks
Sets, meets, and evaluates goals and objectives
Prioritize and organize job tasks
Analyze and create better methods for completing job functions
Set, meet, and evaluate long-term goals and objectives
Create, prioritize, plan, and complete job functions and projects with little or no supervision.

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Possess good attitude
Willingly carry out assignments
Communicate clearly and concisely
Ask questions when unclear of assignments
Possess team-oriented attitude
Communicate problems and solutions to others
Train others on tasks
Utilize leadership skills
Behave in a professional and trustworthy manner in all work related situations

SQF:

  • Assure compliance with all SQF Procedures requirements.
  • Assure compliance with all GMP requirements.
  • Assure all products are manufactured in a safe, quality manner.
  • Assure compliance with all customer specifications.
  • Promote and enforce compliance with all employees.
  • Report any quality or food safety issues immediately.

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