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Research and Development Manager

Company: HB Specialty Foods
Location: Nampa
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

The Research & Development Manager will lead R&D Developers, while working with Business Division Leaders, QA Management, Purchasing, and Production to provide necessary project management facilitation in the development and launch of new products. The Research & Development Manager has strong cross-functional links with a focus on the roll-out/expansion of HB Specialty Foods product lines. This person must think broadly to be able to guide day to day projects while defining and meeting long term business goals.

Job Duties:
Manage R&D team in distribution of workloads and prioritizing project management.
Support sales and business development in portfolio management.
Support New Product Launch pipeline by overseeing all R&D tasks
Work closely with commercialization and production to support all new product production.
Oversee and encourage cross-functional relationships between R&D team with other disciplines (e.g., sales, operations, quality, etc.).
Assist with cross-functional relationships to maintain consistent working environment and promote problem-solving.
Assist in coherence to technical requests (specifications, standards, regulatory requirements).
Direct engagement and management of defined strategic alliance partnerships for the purpose of driving innovation and product sales.
Maintain communication between departments to plan for upcoming business development opportunities as well as production.
Stay current on market trends to foster innovation. Inspire team to innovate and drive innovation agenda.
Build effective internal and external networks and working relations.
Identify opportunities for process improvement (i.e., drives continuous improvement).
Assess organizational needs and develop strategies for enhancing R&D skills.
Create and lead the application of new procedures that drive the development and launch of new products.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Personal Characteristics:
Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Excellent with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Strong communication, collaboration, problem solving, and strategic thinking skills.
Ability to work in cross-functional teams.

Bachelors or advanced degree in Food Science, Food Process Engineering, or directly related field.
More than eight years of project management experience.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to work in a facility that handles allergens including but not limited to: wheat, soy, egg, milk, and tree nuts.
Must be able to work in open environments exposed to pungent odors and varying climates.

HB Specialty Foods is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. HB Specialty Foods will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. If you are interested in applying for an employment opportunity and feel you need a reasonable accommodation pursuant to the ADA, please contact us at 208-606-7238.

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