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Research and Development Manager

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Key Skills: Research, Development, Manager, Food Technology, Chemical Engineering Our client is seeking a dedicated and innovative Research and Development Manager to lead their laboratory and product category. This role offers the opportunity to drive innovation, oversee product development, and contribute to business objectives. The successful candidate will work closely with cross-functional teams, providing technical expertise and guidance. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in a collaborative environment, has a deep understanding of the industry, and possesses excellent leadership skills. * Lead research and development activities for assigned laboratory and product category * Collaborate with cross-functional teams to meet business objectives * Provide technical expertise and guidance

What you'll do:

As a Research and Development Manager, you will be at the forefront of innovation. Your main responsibility will be to drive the development of new products from inception through all stages of development. You will collaborate with various teams within the organisation to ensure that all projects are managed effectively. Your technical expertise will be crucial in improving product innovation, quality, and safety standards. This role requires a deep understanding of the industry and an attention to detail that ensures all documentation is accurate.

  • Proactively drive and oversee the development, innovation, and renovation of products/systems/processes from inception through all stages of development
  • Ensure proper documentation and end-to-end project management according to procedures and guidelines
  • Work closely with R&D Division Manager and cross-functional teams such as Marketing, Finance, Operations, Purchasing & Planning
  • Collaborate with the President, EVP of Sales and Marketing on overall directions, Technical Center for bake testing, and with Technical Product Manager for regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Provide technical and scientific expertise leading to the development and improvement of product innovation, quality, and safety standards for raw materials, equipment, and processes related to their Lab Category
  • Serve as functional expert in food quality and safety, including Risk Management, Shelf-life Studies, Food Safety etc., ensuring product attribute superiority, high product acceptability, and business sustainability

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this Research and Development Manager position brings a wealth of experience in food technology or chemical engineering. With at least eight years' experience in a similar role, you have honed your leadership skills and developed a deep understanding of the industry. Your strong analytical and problem-solving abilities will be crucial in driving innovation and overseeing product development. You are proactive, take initiative, and have excellent communication skills.

  • Bachelor's degree in food technology, Chemical Engineering or other related fields
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in a similar role with at least 2 years in supervisory capacity
  • Experience within the food solutions industry is an advantage
  • Excellent leadership skills with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Proactive approach with initiative-taking capabilities
  • Deep understanding of the industry and the end-to-end product development process
  • Attention to details with strong documentation skills
  • Good communication (written/ verbal) and presentation skills

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a leader in their field, known for their commitment to innovation and quality. They offer a collaborative work environment where every team member's contribution is valued. Their focus on employee development and continuous learning makes them an employer of choice within the industry. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team and make a significant impact.

What's next:

Ready to take the next step in your career? Apply today!

Apply today by clicking on the link provided. We look forward to receiving your application!

Due to the high volume of applications we are experiencing, our team will only be in touch with you if your application is shortlisted.

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Industrial

Focus: Operations

Industry: FMCG

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Makati

Job Reference: NISS4X-C5CA4A6B

Date posted: 22 May 2024

Consultant: James Reantaso

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