Job Req # 562980
Consumer Products Manufacturing Company is looking for:
POSITION: Research and Development Vice President
LOCATION: Inglewood, California Area (Just north of Inglewood)
EXPERIENCE: 7-10 years manufacturing R&D experience
RELOCATION: relocation package
The Vice President is responsible for driving the research and product development of products in a given category. Position will work in balance with others in order to meet project deadlines; participate in production trials; provide technical support to internal/external customers; and participate in company product and vendor presentations. Position is expected to be a working manager capable of working side by side with staff developing new product innovations.
Provide leadership and supervision of the product development staff. Manage goals and objectives for direct reports. Provide formal and informal feedback through coaching, monitoring and evaluating job results.
Develop new product formulas and review product formulas for verification. Work with R&D team to help guide new product development and sample request. Ensure product meets the consistency, quality, and safety attributes requested by the customer. Develop and maintain finished goods costing, formulation, specifications and operating procedures.
Manage projects of multidisciplinary teams in order to effectively scale up formulations from lab bench to commercial production. Provide strong technical support and leadership for cross-functional project teams. Provide ongoing development and process of the R&D team in conjunction with the technical manager. Provide customer service for R&D project advancement. Effectively communicate expectations and outcomes.
Provide technical support to internal and external customers for the purpose of product development, sales and marketing visits, or industry related events. Develop and maintain professional relationships. Assist sales and marketing in developing and delivering effective customer presentations as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to: verifying certificate of analysis; performing standard testing of raw material ingredients and juice blends; updating sales team with R&D report on a monthly basis; and performing weekly sample meetings.
Have regular attendance and work appropriate number of hours to get the essential functions completed.
Perform under the Working Conditions described below.
EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION/LICENSES, AND TRAINING:
A Bachelor?s degree in Food Science or related field.
Minimum of 5-7years of experience in product development and/or food research & development.
Training in HAACP and Label Law are highly preferred.