Our client is the global dominant leader in their industry.
currently looking for an experienced Product Development Manager with
proven experience supporting the development and launch of new Nutritional
Foods and Beverages.
position is based in Southern CA and will report directly to the Senior Director
of New Product Development.
a hands-on development position but will also be responsible for the
commercialization of new products.
are no direct reports at this time. This is a hands-on type of job.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
R&D & Manufacturing teams on all aspects of food product
development from concept through commercialization.
with cross functional teams and external contractors to execute and
Develop and manage multiple product development timelines and activities
for assigned projects.
Establish & manage cost of goods to meet company goals for test and
Perform research to gain consumer knowledge; monitor and report on market
trends related to key industries.
detailed creative and production briefs as necessary for distribution to
with Creative Services, Production and other departments to source and
coordinate key elements of infomercial and product development including
packaging and collateral.
Support team in creation of strategy documents including, but not limited
Product Strategy Presentation
Strategy presentation etc.
has a sound understanding of Quality Systems (QC and Regulatory)
Understanding of Consumer Insights (Focus Groups & Sensory Tests)
have 5 years of hands on food R&D experience.
have a BS in Food Science, Nutrition or similar science. MS is preferred.
Company prefers applicants that have hand on development of Nutritional
Foods, Diet Foods or Nutritional Beverages.
have some understanding of market trends in the Food and Beverage segments.
have strong project management skills (knowledge of project management
software a plus).
self-initiative and the ability to manage workload with minimal
Focused creativity with ability to problem-solve and recommend quick
action. • Analytical; ability to handle and manage spreadsheets, analytics
and cost of goods easily.
Excellent verbal communication skills, with ability to work effectively at
Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors and summarizes progress of
Self-starter, who needs little handholding and can get up to speed quickly.
Demonstrated ability to build & maintain cross-functional relationships
and work collaboratively in a team environment. Leads and directs work of
others responsible for assigned tasks.
a passion for healthy or nutritional foods is a definite plus!
have a full command of Microsoft office suite of products.
be willing to travel occasionally
competitive salary, company bonus and excellent benefits. Relocation assistance.