R&D Technical Team Manager

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R&D Technical Team Manager
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We are offering an exciting opportunity with a global company that has generations of expertise in dairy.  Producing brands you know and love, this is a chance to join a team that is passionate about the food they create and a chance to work for a company that is eager for their employees to grow!  We are seeking an R&D Technical Team Manager.  This individual will act as the liaison between the R&D team and senior management. 

Location: Tulare, CA
Job Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the R&D network and business team
  • Coordinate resources in terms of time/material/personal function of project prioritization
  • Validate project planning for each team member
  • Transversal coordination of product related projects between all departments
  • Help coordinate project portfolio management
  • Validate project planning for each Research Scientist
  • Together with VP R&D Cheese, set and monitor reasonable policies and goals for the staff.
  • Monitor the progress of the R&D department, reporting any noteworthy concerns to the VP R&D Cheese.
  • Provide structure and oversight for the training and development of all staff members
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations of all staff.
  • Technical or innovation support with main customers
  • Will work in synergy with manufacturing and marketing for development and manufacturing of new products in coordination with the North American R&D network
  • Will be a force of proposition for new concept and ideas that could easily fit existing plant settings
  • Will be familiar with all aspects of plant operations and products produced
  • Maintain all specification and technical documents
  • Constant communication with plant manager, assistant plant manager, and quality managers
  • Will maintain active knowledge of current developments in dairy process/production technology.

Required Skills/Qualifications:  
  • Master’s degree in Food Manufacturing or a related field is desired
  • 5+ years of people management experience
  • 5+ years of work experience in a food manufacturing environment
  • Extensive knowledge of cheese production is required
  • Strong microbiology knowledge
  • Statistical mathematics knowledge
  • Some travel possible (1-2 times per year)

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