Senior Product Development Manager

Newark, NJ Job ID: 10533 Job Category: Consumer Products

Job ID: EB-7245235246
Category: Consumer Products
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Our client, a rapidly growing food manufacturer with innovative products, is seeking a Senior Product Development Manager with experience in protein beverages, to focus on the design, stability, management and scale up of new products as well as reformulation activities of existing products. Must have experience in formulation and translation from pilot plan to full commercialization within protein, dairy or dairy alternative beverages. This is a great leadership opportunity to lead the company’s mission of growth and expansion into new categories and technologies.

Responsibilities Include:

• Provide Leadership in the areas of food science and R&D while mentoring 2-5 food scientists and product developers
• Design new products based on targeted flavor profile, texture, color, shelf life and nutritional content while maintaining adherence to government and industry standards
• Develop dairy and plant-based beverage solutions in both powder and liquid formats
• Collaborate with Procurement department and ingredient vendors to obtain best product performance and cost of ingredients
• Lead pilot, commercial scale and trials and first 3 production runs on all new products

Ideal Candidate will have:

• BS or MS in Food Science with 10+ years of food industry experience in a research and development department
• Minimum of 3 years of experience working with protein beverages, hydro colloids and emulsifying systems
• Experience in aseptic processing is a plus