Product Introduction Manager

Windsor Quality Foods Co   •  

Joplin, MO

Industry: Food & Beverages

  •  

5 - 7 years

Posted 31 days ago

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The Product Introduction Manager is central to the successful development and commercialization of new and revised food products. This person will use his/her knowledge and technical expertise to manage the planning, organization and coordination of Commercial Plant Testing. He/she will ensure effective development of in-plant processes, new equipment and ingredients testing, and the improvement of manufacturing efficiencies and cost-down efforts. This is a managerial role and may oversee subordinate staff.

Responsibilities

New and Revised Product Introduction

  • Responsible for execution to introduce new products and formulations.
  • Responsible for effective CP tests in support of new or revised product development.
  • Communicate effectively with R&D, Production, Quality Assurance, MKT, Sales, SCM and other departments to resolve issues and ensure smooth commercialization of new or revised products.
  • Develop and assess production technology: Scaling up product quality and productivity (Throughput) from laboratory scale to commercial scale. Develop technology on collaboration with R&D, Engineering and Production.
  • Create accurate production cost evaluations for new or revised products in cooperation with operations and other relevant teams.
  • Ensure the timely creation and accuracy of product Bill of Materials, routings, flow charts and other supporting documentation for new and current products in compliance with ISO/SQF and other applicable management systems.

Projects: Process Development, Continuous Improvement

  • Develop new processes when needed in cooperation with R&D, production and engineering teams, utilizing technical knowledge of manufacturing equipment, people and existing processes.
  • Standardize flow-chart: Establish flow-chart system and documents, flow-chart has to include production flow, machine/operational condition, material balance, quality standard, measurement method for quality, and action after finding abnormal quality.
  • Develop and maintain industry expertise in support of new and existing processes.
  • Oversee testing and analysis of replacement or alternate raw and packaging materials in support of cost down and stable supply initiatives.
  • Ensure proper communication of process and product changes.
  • May travel to other facilities in support of product development, product transfer, process improvement and cost down projects

Quality and Consistency of Existing Products

  • Promote cooperation with R&D and QA departments to establish product quality specifications, equipment and process specifications and testing requirements for process control for new and existing products.
  • Communicate sensory and technical directions to production to ensure consistency of product quality as necessary to establish regular ongoing quality performance on production lines.
  • Ensure ongoing technical and quality related training of production employees.
  • Assist with root cause analysis for non-conforming product as necessary. Make suggestions for corrective actions.

Manage Project related Supporting Staff

  • Oversee the activities of personnel, ensuring departmental procedures, GMP's, quality and safety standards are met or exceeded.
  • Train and educate personnel in a manner that contributes to departmental, company and societal goals.
  • Evaluate employee skills and performance, making appropriate recommendations.
  • Promote a positive, team-oriented environment.
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures.

Qualifications

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS) from a four year college or university in a relevant discipline; plus at least five years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

2019-2018