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R&D Manager

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Our client is seeking a dedicated and passionate Head of Research and Development to join their team. This role is an integral part of the Research and Development Centre in the region, leading the research and development team for a product category.

HEAD OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Salary: Competitive and based on experience
Location: Ayutthaya

Keywords: Research and Development, New Product Development, Confectionery, Chocolate, Biscuit, NPD

Our client is seeking a dedicated and passionate Head of Research and Development to join their team. This role is an integral part of the Research and Development Centre in the region, leading the research and development team for a product category. The successful candidate will drive new product development and reformulation for the category, support packaging development, and partner with stakeholders to build manufacturing capability including OEMs. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to a company that values brand integrity, people development, and flexibility.

* Lead a dynamic R&D team for a product category
* Drive new product development and reformulation
* Build manufacturing capability including OEMs


What you'll do:
As the Head of Research and Development, you will be at the forefront of innovation. You will lead a dedicated team focused on developing new products within the confectionery chocolate & biscuit or ice cream categories. Your role will involve managing formulas, ensuring compliance with regulations, enabling manufacturing capabilities, and establishing production conditions for new products. Your commitment to quality and your ability to collaborate effectively with stakeholders will be key to your success in this role.

* Lead Research & Development for a product category such as Confectionery Chocolate & Biscuit, or Ice cream to realise the product development plan of Regional R&D.
* Develop and manage formulas by utilising and exploring raw materials in compliance with related laws and regulatory requirements including Halal.
* Enable product category manufacturing and OEM capabilities, raw materials rationalisation and optimisation.
* Establish manufacturing/production conditions for new/renewal product implementation.
* Collaborate with stakeholders to ensure smooth production processes.
* Ensure all products meet quality standards.


What you bring:
The ideal candidate for the Head of Research and Development role brings a wealth of experience in R&D within the confectionery or chocolate industry. You have a proven track record in new product development, coupled with regional exposure. Your expertise extends to developing formulas compliant with various regulations including Halal. As a leader, you inspire your team towards achieving common goals. Your excellent stakeholder management skills enable you to build strong relationships across all levels of the organisation.

* Proven experience in Research & Development and New Product Development within Confectionery or Chocolate industries is essential.
* Regional exposure would be advantageous.
* Ability to develop and manage formulas in compliance with related laws and regulatory requirements including Halal.
* Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead a dynamic team.
* Excellent stakeholder management skills.
* Expatriates are welcome.


What sets this company apart:
This company prides itself on its strong brand reputation built over many years of delivering high-quality products. They are committed to the development of their people, providing opportunities for growth and learning. The company also values flexibility, understanding the importance of work-life balance in fostering a motivated and dedicated workforce.

What's next:
If you're ready to take your career to the next level with an exciting leadership role in R&D, don't hesitate!
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: Quality assurance / Quality Control / HSE

Industry: FMCG

Salary: 1FB

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Director

Language: English - Professional Working

Location: Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province

Job Reference: CBAVRY-66F06EBB

Date posted: 20 June 2024

Consultant: Kritsada Suthepakul

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