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R&D Manager (Food Science/Culinary) Seattle, WA

Position is responsible for development of new products from inception to full manufacture, and to improve manufacturing processes and ingredients for existing products. Specifically, this position leads all scientific aspects of product development, including project management of new products, recipe development and commercialization, prototype development, and management of our client's subsidiary spice blending operation.

Required skills:

Requirements of the position include a Masters Degree in Food Science with broad expertise in proteins. Seafood experience highly desirable, but will make exception for the right candidate who is a specialist in other proteins. Successful track record in development of value-added consumer food products will be given special weight.
This position is responsible for determining project resource requirements and preparing project plans, as well as prioritization and allocation of technical and financial resources. Crucial to success is the ability to identify the key technical hurdles and the ability to work with production, sales, food safety, marketing, and senior management to overcome them. A deep knowledge of food ingredient functionality, food preservation methods, seasoning duplication, microbiology, protein chemistry, HACCP, food safety and sanitation, food manufacturing processes, and food processing equipment is essential. Sensory testing and experimental design experience is necessary.


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Food & Beverage

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