R&D and Innovation
Hanover Hanover

R&D Project Manager

  • Hanover
  • Hanover

Reporting to the Director of Research-Development & Technical Affairs, the R&D Project Manager will independently manage research and development projects related to the design of new products, the improvement of existing products and the optimization of product processes.

Job type Permanent
Starting date
As soon as possible

Responsabilities

  • Organizes, directs, and coordinates multidisciplinary project teams according to the company’s priorities
  • Ensures that project updates are communicated to different stakeholders
  • Develops new product formulation based on company strategy
  • Ensures that product specifications are sustainable and meet the target and that timelines are met
  • Conducts laboratory tests, and coordinates and conducts production tests
  • Facilitate research and development projects at various facilities including our Blumenort Manitoba processing plant
  • Solves product development issues
  • Research and meet external resources (supplies, research centre, etc.) to evaluate and recommend new supplier’s ingredients and concepts
  • Analyzes results, prepares technical reports, and makes recommendations
  • Leads the organization and operation of the internal sensory evaluation panel
  • Ensures that the start-up of the product corresponds to the specifications and is responsible for a least 5 productions or until the operations are stable
  • Maintain effective communications with consumers and suppliers on issues related to food safety and resolve complaints/problem issues
  • Assist Quality Assurance and Operations personnel during complaint investigations to identify areas of improvement
  • Conducts constant market watch
  • Other duties as assigned

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science and Food Technology, Food Engineering, Process/Industrial Engineering, Microbiology, Nutrition, Dietetics and/or Relevant Experience
  • Five (5) years of product development experience in the agri-food industry, including experience in project management. Experience in the meat industry is an asset
  • In-depth knowledge of CFIA processes, ingredients, laws, and standards (labelling, recipe formulation, meat cut nomenclature, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge of the best food product development methods
  • Experience in the development of process poultry products
  • Culinary experience/training is an asset
  • Basics nutrition knowledge
  • Must possess strong interpersonal, communication, and analytical skills
  • The successful candidate will be organized and results-oriented
  • Able to exercise timely and good judgment in day-to-day business decisions
  • Group insurance
  • Social activities
  • Continuous education
  • Wellness program
  • Sick leave
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discounts
  • Service recognition
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