Product Development Manager

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18
Soledad, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 03/20/18

GENERAL DESCRIPTION / PRIMARY PURPOSE:

Responsible for managing Research & Development staff and technical projects to resolve major technical issues in handling and processing of fresh-cut vegetable products.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS/DUTIES OF THE POSITION:

  • Conduct feasibility assessments on new product concepts or product improvement opportunities.
  • Provide technical leadership to R & D’s New Product Innovation group.
  • Work closely with Marketing and Sales to assure that all new product development projects are completed accurately and on time.
  • Coordinate technical development efforts with appropriate external business functions to meet business objectives.
  • Coordinate with other departments (Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance and Purchasing) to determine equipment needs, materials and processes necessary to produce new products.
  • Assure technically sound research is conducted.
  • Comply with Food Safety Requirements and GMPs as applicable to this position.
  • Other duties as assigned

RequiredSkills

SKILLS:

  • Solid understanding of food science, post-harvest physiology, and statistical experimental design.
  • Working knowledge of complex analytical instrumentation and computers.
  • Management, consulting, and training skills are also necessary.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English are required.
  • Working knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
  • Must have the ability to make decisions, maintain regular and acceptable attendance, follow directions, and interact well with co-workers.

RequiredExperience

EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION:

 

  • 5-7 years + related R&D activity.
  • B.S. degree in Food Science preferred with related experience, or B.S. degree with equivalent work experience.

Tracking Code 766

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