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Leader, Sustainability & Food Safety NTD - Bridgeton, MO

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Since 1906, Hussmann has been helping retailers preserve and display fresh foods. Today, Hussmann is a world leader in manufacturing, selling, installing and servicing merchandising equipment and refrigeration systems to customers throughout the world.

Hussmann serves a wide variety of customers involved in the global cold chain. These include supermarkets, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, convenience stores, drug stores, and foodservice establishments.

Hussmann creates value for customers in the areas of merchandising, food safety, shelf live extension, sustainability and the life cycle value. Hussmann is focused on addressing the needs of its customers, providing solutions that provide superior value for their business.

As the Leader, Sustainability & Food Safety NTD you will:

     Manage Sustainability & Food Safety New Technology Development team (Innovation Centers) from innovation concepts to commercial readiness by engaging cross-functional subject matter experts and ensuring an early assessment and resolution of technical and market risks.

     Understand market drivers, legislative requirements, and customer needs.

     Assess technical and market maturity and risks.

     Facilitate the generation of multiple solutions to meet business expectations.

     Lead the process to select the best merchandising solutions in line with technology requirements.

     Capture the knowledge generated and archive to strengthen core competencies.

     Manage a data driven system where all elements of creating, communicating, and commercial readiness work together in synergy. Innovation engineering must be reliable and repeatable across the areas of Food Integrity and Properties, Renewable Components used in Hussmann products, and Emerging Trends of food and industry requirements.

     Leverage internal and external technical experts to develop innovative ideas that will generate patent opportunities and sustainable competitive advantage in our core and adjacent markets.

     Collaborate cross-functionally to gain Market and Customer insights and develop a 10 year Sustainability and Food Safety Technology Roadmap by Innovation Center discipline.

     Drive the deployment of new technologies into product platforms that will improve cost profile per functional requirements.

     Identify and prioritize the needs to develop technology solutions in line with strategic product plans.

     Manage Hussmann Sustainability and Food Safety New Technology Roadmaps, Intellectual Property application and attainment and infringement protection for the company, Hussmann Sustainability Innovation Center technical engineers, New Technology readiness levels for all Sustainability innovations to meet our Customerís NPD, Hussmann Food Safety standards, and Hussmann Environmental Impact calculation methods for all product lines.

Required Skills

     10+ years Engineering experience

     Bachelors degree in an Engineering or Science discipline. Masters degree preferred

     Proven track record of successful new technology development and have demonstrated and proven technical and business leadership.

     Strong influencing ability combined with an analytical and commercially pragmatic approach.

If you share our passion for inspiring progress, then you belong with Hussmann. Hussmann is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Location

Bridgeton, MO US

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