R&D Manager – Confectionery / Sweet / Dairy
Client Description:

Our client is a global manufacturer of confectionery coated products that appeal to many sectors of the food and beverage industry including; ice cream, yoghurt and bakery.

Job Description:

  • Conduct research, development and/or necessary formulation/process adaptations for the creation of new and renovation products for Confectionery category.
  • Develop new product from feasibility study, prototype and process, stability study, commercial production and post launch to meet customer and regulatory compliance for projects assigned.
  • Researches and incorporates new flavors, ingredients and processes into new product ideas.
  • Creates and edits formulas, processing procedures, finished product specifications, and customer specifications.
  • Collaborates with operations to optimize processes and production for existing items within the limits of product specifications.
  • Manage the resources and budgets for projects and platforms
  • Act as technical/commercialization expert and coach for shared developers
  • Responsible for commercialization of new and reformulated products and successful transition from development to operations.
  • Comply with food safety procedures upon new raw material selection, product development or modification and sample preparation.
  • Actively participate in food safety programs that ensure the safety of ingredients and finished products.
  • Mentoring of junior R&D staff.
  • Deputizing for the R&D Manager as requested.

Job Requirements:

  • BS or higher degree in a Food Science related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of work experience in food product development, ideally in baking industry, sweets or diary is a must.
  • Flexible and versatile. Comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment where ambiguity is commonplace.
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills; capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously. Superior attention to detail.
  • Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Fluent in English Language with excellent presentation skills.
  • Able to travel within South East Asia.

Company Benefits:

Our client offers a competitive remuneration benefits package with overseas travelling and an excellent learning opportunity for future professional growth.  

Level: Middle / Senior

Industry: Food

R&D Manager – Confectionery / Sweet / Dairy

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