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R&D Manager – Food & Beverage

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Our client is seeking a dynamic and experienced Research and Development (R&D) Manager to play a pivotal role in their food and beverage sector. This exciting opportunity is based in Samut Prakan. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of design and development of new products, delivering strategic thought leadership, and ensuring a competitive product portfolio. This role offers the chance to work closely with Commercial, Marketing, and Business Development partners to develop and execute new products that drive growth strategy. * Lead a team to handle New Product Development (NPD) projects with varying degrees of complexity. * Utilise in-house manufacturing capabilities and expand supplier and co-manufacturing network where appropriate. * Work collaboratively with various internal and external stakeholders. What you'll do: As a R&D Manager, you will be at the forefront of our client's food and beverage innovation efforts. You will lead your team through the entire NPD process, from ideation to execution. Your technical expertise will be crucial in identifying opportunities for innovation, while your management skills will ensure effective resource allocation and project prioritisation. You will also be responsible for developing prototypes until the final product meets consumer needs in terms of sensory appeal, nutritional profile, regulatory compliance, and safety for human consumption. Your role will involve close coordination with various internal functions such as Marketing, Consumer Insight, and Production to ensure smooth project progress. * Manage the entire product development process, from idea generation to final product delivery. * Identify opportunities for innovation from a technical expert point of view. * Allocate resources effectively and manage project priorities. * Perform prototype development & improvement until attaining final product that meets consumer needs. * Coordinate with Marketing, Consumer Insight, and Production related functions to update the status of each project. * Ensure finished product meets targeted shelf life and propose any extension if unmet with target by giving technical and experiment support.

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for this R&D Manager position brings a wealth of experience in the food manufacturing industry. With a minimum of 10 years' experience as an R&D Manager, you have demonstrated leadership skills and have successfully managed complex NPD projects. Your strong command of English, coupled with your knowledge of the new product development process and project management, will be key to your success in this role. You are adept at multitasking and have excellent time management skills. Furthermore, your understanding of local and international food regulations will ensure that all products developed under your leadership meet the highest standards of safety and legality.

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Food Science, Food Technology, Agro-Industry, Product Development or related fields.
  • More than 10 years of experience as an R&D Manager with proven leadership experience.
  • Experience in food and beverage manufacturing industry
  • Excellent communication in Thai and English.
  • Knowledge of new product development process and project management.
  • Effective time management skill and the ability to multitask.
  • Understanding of local and international food regulation and legality.

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a renowned player in the food and beverage industry, known for their commitment to innovation and quality. They offer a dynamic work environment where creativity and strategic thinking are highly valued. Their inclusive culture encourages collaboration and mutual respect, fostering an atmosphere where every team member's contribution is recognised. This is an exciting opportunity to join a company that is not only committed to delivering exceptional products but also to the professional growth and development of its employees.

What's next:

Ready to take the next step in your career? Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Apply today by clicking on the link!

Due to the high volume of applications, our team will only be in touch if your application is shortlisted.

Robert Walters Recruitment (Thailand) Limited
Recruitment License No.: น. 1188 / 2551

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Engineering and Manufacturing

Focus: Project Management

Industry: FMCG

Salary: Provident Fund, Insurance

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Senior Management

Location: Samut Prakan Province

Job Reference: 63YP9I-FF9EBA34

Date posted: 20 June 2024

Consultant: Tarntawan Suwarat

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