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R&D Senior Manager

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a seasoned Senior Research and Development Manager to join a leading food manufacturing company. This role is perfect for an individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, enjoys culinary work, and has a passion for innovation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading multiple complex new product development projects from strategic concept to commercialisation. This role offers the chance to make a significant impact on the company's growth and success in the Asian market.

  • Lead multiple complex new product development projects from strategic concept to commercialisation
  • Work with internal and external partners to ensure project delivery and continuous improvement of New Product Development (NPD)
  • Provide coaching and supervision to a team of Technologists and Technicians

What you'll do:

As a Senior Research and Development Manager, you will play a pivotal role in driving the company's presence in Asia. You will lead multiple complex new product development projects from strategic concept to commercialisation, ensuring that all projects are delivered on time, within budget, and meet the highest standards. Your ability to leverage both internal and external partnerships will be crucial in ensuring continuous improvement of New Product Development (NPD). Your passion for culinary work will shine through as you partner with culinary experts to develop gold standards and consumer recipes for commercial use. Your technical expertise will be invaluable in facilitating idea generation for category team funnel development. You will also contribute significantly towards the development of operating plans and longer-term innovation, culinary, and technology platform projects.

  • Lead and manage multiple complex new product development, product renovation and co-manufacture projects from strategic concept to commercialisation
  • Ensure delivery of projects on time, within agreed budget and standards
  • Champion Innovation process adherence
  • Leverage internal & external key partners to ensure project delivery and continuous improvement of NPD
  • Partner with culinary experts to develop gold standards and consumer recipes for commercial usage
  • Provide technical expertise to facilitate idea generation for category team funnel development
  • Contribute to the development of operating plans and longer term innovation, culinary and technology platform projects
  • Develop self and team awareness of food trends, innovative ingredients and technologies
  • Keep up to date with food safety and regulatory standards to ensure compliance
  • Provide coaching and supervision to a team of Technologist(s) and Technician(s)

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for the Senior Research and Development Manager role will bring a wealth of experience from the food manufacturing industry, specifically within Research and Development. You will hold a degree in Food Science/ Food Technology or related Sciences and have no food inhibitions or major food allergies. Your familiarity with general food processes, food safety requirements, local Food Act & Regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), HACCP and Halal requirements will be essential in this role. Your competency with MS Office applications, BPCS or BOM system, basic financial costings will be highly valued. Your strong verbal and written communication skills in English, coupled with your analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities, will enable you to effectively manage your team and stakeholders to deliver joint targets.

  • Qualified degree in Food Science/ Food Technology or related Sciences
  • Minimum 7 years working experience in food manufacturing industry, R&D
  • No food inhibitions or major food allergies
  • Familiarity with general food processes, food safety requirements, local Food Act & Regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), HACCP and Halal requirements
  • Competency with MS Office applications, BPCS or BOM system, basic financial costings
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to independently manage team and stakeholders to deliver joint targets

What sets this company apart:

This company is a regional hub for a globally recognised food brand with a geographical footprint across Total Asia. They support the region by supplying locally manufactured and marketed brands that are household names. The company's extended range of consumer food brands also includes popular products that drive their presence in Asia. This is an opportunity to join a company that values innovation, collaboration, and the development of its employees.

What's next:

Ready to take the next step in your career? Apply now!

Apply today by clicking on the link!

Do note that we will only be in touch if your application is shortlisted.

Agensi Pekerjaan Robert Walters Sdn Bhd
Business Registration Number : 729828-T
Licence Number : JTKSM 423C

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Engineering & Manufacturing

Focus: Research & Development

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Senior Management

Language: English - Professional working

Location: Petaling Jaya

Job Reference: KIAY85-D9B89FB1

Date posted: 07 June 2024

Consultant: JitHow Chan

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