Product Development Manager – Nutritional | Beverage | Dairy (RTD)
Client Description:

Our client is a leading global food and nutrition producer focusing on dairy products, food nutrition, and medical nutrition.

Job Description:

  • Report directly to Research & Development Director (European)
  • Committed to respect specific rules to comply with the global and local regulation.
  • Being accountable and responsible for safety
  • In charge of the Ready-To-Drink (RTD) portfolio and R&D RTD team accordingly
  • Manage portfolio of activity related to RTD and ensure its continuous prioritization.
  • Accountable for the delivery on time/on quality/on cost of the agreed projects.
  • Ensure compliance to local regulation and internal corporate standards (Safety, Quality, Nutritional) of our raw materials and finish goods. Drive action accordingly.
  • Lead the development of new & improved products which covers the following tasks:
  • Work with Marketing and R&D team to fuel the innovation pipeline. Translate the product concepts into technical product briefs.
  • Manage the preparation prototype sample both of Lab Scale, R&D Pilot plant scale
  • Manage Plant Validation (Factory Trial Run) both NPDs & improvement existing product
  • Manage Sensory Evaluation for in-house and assist in consumer testing.
  • Works closely with a multi-functional team in ensuring that the product quality and specifications meet the requirement of regulation, corporate standard, market requirement, production efficiency, and launch timeline & budget.
  • Keep up to date with the R&D trends, competitive intelligence, and technical development in order to create products that are competitive and cost effective.
  • Learn from various sources and transform insight into business opportunity.
  • Ensure the Technical manuals are prepared with the collaboration of cross functional team, including Third Party Manufacturers.
  • Be the RTD expert for RTD team including develop technical skills in the team, structure knowledge and organize knowledge transfer and build High Performing team.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Nutrition, Food Science or any related field.
  • At least 5-7 years’ experience in Product Development from Dairy, Nutrition or related industry. Experience in UHT ready to drink products (dairy or plant based) is preferred.
  • Strong R&D technical skills. Knowledge of Dairy ingredients and/or stabilizers is preferred.
  • Good leadership and management skills (management of team members & various stakeholders)
  • Good command of English
  • Able to work in Bangplee Industrial Estate, Samutprakarn. Regular business trips mainly in Thailand

Company Benefits:

Our client offers a remuneration benefits package that includes a competitive basic salary, medical insurance, phone and transport allowance and an excellent learning opportunity for future regional professional growth.

Level: Senior

Industry: Food, Beverage, Nutrition

Product Development Manager – Nutritional | Beverage | Dairy (RTD)

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