R&D Project Leader - West Liberty, Iowa
West Liberty Foods is
currently seeking a full time R&D Project Leader. As Project Leader,
the position will work in a very hands-on environment developing new
products, product line extensions, and developing against a specific
customer specification for new products. This position requires management
of multiple projects, and coordinating with other R&D personnel for
resources. Customer support and on-site visits to support project
initiatives may also be required.
Plan and organizes research and development of new products
for West Liberty Foods, LLC.
Plan and organizes research and development for improvements
to current products and or processes across multiple WLF facilities as
directed by supervisor.
Develop and create product specifications.
Schedule product tests with production and scheduling departments.
Act as liaison with new and current customers to develop new
products or improve current products.
Consult with current and new suppliers on industry trends and
Create and revises formulations for new and current products.
Provide Cost Analysis information to the Finance group for
cost estimates and pricing.
Review existing production processes for cost improvement
Develop ability to become a subject matter expert in the area
of product development.
Participate in customer presentations when called upon to do
Utilize existing and future R&D/Sales/Marketing tools
essential to process flow of R&D.
Other duties as assigned.
Ability to perform
record keeping and mathematics necessary for employment purposes
Ability to establish
and maintain harmonious working relationships with other employees
Possess a valid
Some travel may be
Computer literate in
Windows applications and MS Office software
in the following competencies: Organizational Acumen, Quality Management,
Responsiveness, Process Improvement, Employee Development, Motivating
Individuals, Functional Knowledge and Skills, Prioritizing, Influence,
Communication, and Problem Solving
Bachelorís degree in
Meat Science/Food Science is highly preferred
experience in meat product formulation development and design and culinary
Liberty, Iowa, United States