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General information

All posting locations: Glenview, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 10 - R&D

Department: 10 - 04 - Product Development

Date Published: 12-Nov-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Role

This is a research based technical leadership role providing direction for and execution of projects across our North American businessThe candidate will be identifying- scoping and/or driving technical projects to meet business initiatives focused on Innovation- Renovation and Brand Maintenance. This candidate should have a proven record of executing work plans and driving for results in a variety of settings. This includes basic understanding of the business need- designing and executing tests- analyzing data- drawing conclusions- documenting- communicating results- and commercializing products. Proven communication and teamwork skills are essential in this role- which operates in a cross-functional environment. The candidate must also have a strong technical background and be able to apply prior learning or scientific principles to new situations. This position requires an individual to manage multiple assignments/ tasks concurrently and demonstrate the ability complete work with minimal guidance. Exhibiting a collaborative mindset and applying innovative solutions are a must.

Key Components

  • Responsible for developing and commercializing new products- renovating existing products- and delivering cost savings across the Easy Meals Made Better unit.   
  • Scoping and/or driving projects to meet the business objectives.    
  • Includes activities such as feasibility assessments- prototype development- costing- supervision of factory trials- development of recipe and factory documentation- recipe and label development- technical approval- shelf life assessment and technical support for initial factory production.

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication- influencing- and problem solving skills
  • Ability to lead- coach and motivate others
  • Manage multiple assignments/tasks concurrently with the ability to question the priority of work
  • Strong understanding of Design of Experiments
  • Willingness to travel 30% pending business needs
  • B.S. degree in Food- Dairy- Meat Science or Chemical Engineering or equivalent; 2-3 years relevant job experience
  • Experience in the food or consumer products industry preferred
  • Proven leadership of commercialization and/or margin enhancement programs across multiple technologies

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