R&D and Innovation

Project Officers - R&D and Innovation

  • Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

Exceldor Cooperative is looking for two Project Officers – R&D and Innovation to support the operations of its Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville plant. Part of the Quality, R&D, and Animal Welfare department, they will respond directly to the Director of R&D and Innovation. The main mandate of the R&D and Innovation Project Officers will be to independently manage research and development projects related to the design of new products, the improvement of existing products, and the optimization of product processes to meet the needs of internal and external clients.

Job type Remplacement de congé de maternité
Starting date
As soon as possible
Working conditions for management and professional staff, class 6.


More specifically, the incumbents:

  • Actively contribute to Exceldor’s growth by generating volume, margin and cost savings;
  • Organize, lead and coordinate multidisciplinary project teams according to the company’s priorities;
  • Ensure the management and follow-up of the projects entrusted to them;
  • Liaise with the various departments involved in product development and other projects to deliver expected results (product, costs, earnings, etc.), within the expected timeframe;
  • Ensure that updates on projects are communicated to the various stakeholders;
  • Develop new product formulation based on business strategy;
  • Ensure that product specifications are viable and meet the expressed need of the internal/external client, that cost and profitability meet the target and that timelines are respected;
  • Conduct laboratory testing, coordinate and conduct production testing;
  • Solve product development problems;
  • Analyze results, write technical reports and make recommendations;
  • Lead the organization and functioning of the internal sensory evaluation panel;
  • Research external resources (suppliers, research centres, etc.) and meet with them to evaluate the recommendation of new ingredient suppliers and concepts.

Required qualifications

● Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology, Food Engineering or any other relevant field;

● A minimum of 5 years of experience in agri-food product development, including experience in project management;

● A relevant experience in the field of meats and/or in the development of overprocessed poultry products is considered an important asset;

● Excellent knowledge of CFIA processes, ingredients, legislation and standards (labelling, recipe formulation, meat cut nomenclature, etc.);

● In-depth knowledge of the best practices in food product development;

● Knowledge of research and development grant and tax credit programs;

● Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite tools (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint);

● Basic knowledge of nutrition and the culinary arts;

● Bilingualism in French and English is essential for this position.

  • Social activities
  • Employee discounts


Project Officers - R&D and Innovation

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