Job Title

Director - Research and Development

Schreiber Foods



Company Overview





Are you looking for a career with exciting opportunities, diverse challenges, great people to work with and a chance to make a difference? If so, Schreiber Foods may be the perfect fit for you.

We're the world's largest supplier of customer-brand dairy products. If you've had a burger, sandwich, salad or anything else with cheese on it at a restaurant lately, there's a good chance it was Schreiber cheese.

If you join our team, we'll provide you with the opportunity to:

  • Be a valued leader. As a leader in our world-class organization, you'll help keep things running smoothly. You'll have people valuing your opinions and decisions.

  • Make an impact. You'll initiate new ideas, solve problems and build relationships. The decisions you make will drive improvements and grow our $3.5+ billion company.

  • Enjoy rewards. When you meet your individual, team and/or company goals, you can earn a quarterly incentive. That could be extra cash in your pocket every 90 days.



Brief Posting Description





In this role you will develop and direct Research and Development teams to increase shareholder value by growing new profit, protecting and improving existing profit streams, and creating Schreiber product advantages.



Detailed Description





Duties of the role include:

  • Directing the Research and Development programs at Schrieber, closely interacting with the Retail, Distributor, Family Casual, Chains, Ingredient, and Contract Sales teams
  • Coordinating product development and improvement processes with Marketing, Purchasing and Operations
  • Actively participating in strategic product and process planning at Schrieber by continuously scanning the external environment for new product and process technologies and spearheading the commercialization of these technologies at Schrieber Foods.
  • Identifying big ideas for product optimization and business risk mitigation associated with ingredient markets and regulatory directives
  • Interacting with customers of Schreiber to find new and novel market opportunities for Schreiber products
  • Maintaining an awareness of current consumer and business trends
  • Leading and directing the product project management process at Schreiber by making sure that key priorities and objectives are being met, technical resources are deployed effectively, and a balanced technical program is maintained
  • Directing Schreiber patent and trade secret strategies to ensure that Schreiber products and processes are well protected and have competitive advantage in the marketplace
  • Administering contract research that Schreiber will conduct through/with other companies, nonprofit agencies, consultants, etc.
  • Assisting in providing technical information and service to our internal/external customers and suppliers
  • Actively participating in industry trade associations and professional organizations, such as the National Cheese Institute (NCI), Food Research Institute (FRI), American Dairy Science Association (ADSA), and Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • Actively interacting with relevant universities and dairy research centers with the objective of keeping Schreiber competitive in the technological arena.
  • Reviewing performance, promotions, and salary recommendations for Research and Development team leaders and other staff
  • Ensuring that partners are properly trained and are continuously improving to add value for Schreiber



Job Requirements





We're looking for leaders who thrive in fast-paced environments. The successful candidate will have:

  • A Ph.D. in Food Science or a related field
  • Minimum 10 years of experience, including a minimum of 5 years of research management experience
  • Skills:
    • Project Management; Problem Solving; Decision Making; Process Excellence
    • Research into current and novel areas of dairy science, as well as research in management skills
    • A knowledge of quality systems and state of the art techniques in the field
    • Presentation and personal interaction skills are critical, as is a knowledge of patent and regulatory affairs and the ability to interact effectively with external agencies
  • Desire to grow and take on new challenges and opportunities



Additional Details





Exciting opportunities. New challenges every day. A chance to make a difference -- and work with great people. That's life at Schreiber Foods.


Take the next step in your career by applying your knowledge and skills at Schreiber... where you'll experience more opportunities, more rewards, more teamwork... much more.


To learn more about Schreiber Foods, please visit our Web site at



How To Apply






If you're interested in joining a growing, team-oriented organization of more than 5,000 partners, please apply today through the links provided on this site or by visiting the Schreiber Foods careers site at







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