R&D Manager

Reference Number: 4164-SMY
Location: Abilene, TX

The R&D Manager oversees the product development department, partnering with a team of coordinators. The manager is responsible for coordinating with all departments to develop new products, support continuous improvement, and pioneer the next generation of technologies for this cookie and cracker manufacturer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-          Evaluates and approves new concepts based on quality, functionality, manufacturability, and cost

-          Guides project activities and goals of the full product development team

-          Use software tools to ensure high efficiency and fast time to market

-          Manages product improvement and engineering change process

-          Provides continuous improvement and staff dialog and feedback

Education and Experience:

-          Minimum of 2 years of supervisory role

-          Bachelors Degree and applied food science/engineering experience

-          Confident in leadership skills

-          Organize projects with an appropriate sense of

-          Experience with an ERP system, SAP preferred

-          Product development experience in the food industry

As the R&D Manager, your skills will be utilized to develop a dynamic R&D team, that will reinvigorate this company with new products that will be distributed all across North America, all while experiencing a relaxed, family-oriented culture.