R&D Developer / R&D Project Manager - Beverages

High Profile Resourcing Limited
United Kingdom
£35-45,000 + benefits
27 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
R&D Developer / R&D Project Manager - Beverages Retail or Hospitality Location: West London (international travel) Salary: £35-45,000 + benefits Our Client is developing a standout luxury spin off from its high street brand and as such requires an exceptional R&D professional to join their expanding team. You will be responsible for working with factories and suppliers to create a high end beverages offering. With sites across EMEA they are developing a specific market within Italywhich will therefore require travel. This role will contribute the business success by supporting, planning, executing and completing multiple project assignments to support the Senior R&D beverage manager in successful execution of company initiatives and innovation pipeline. The role: Responsible for leading the commercialisation of all product components from bench to upscale manufacturing for a specific set of project products within beverages This role supports the EMEA and is a specialist contributor. Support the Senior Innovations Manager on the total project implementation Support the set up /opening and initial running of manufacturing units/commissary kitchen to make syrups, sauces and small batch recipes in a food safe environment Responsible for supporting the Senior Innovations Manager and procurement to identify and bring on board suitable small scale manufacturers to support small scale production for unique company product ingredients Designs and conducts bench top experiments and tests, including:- Product prototypes Product yields Product BOM and recipe cards In-market testing to develop operational procedures ( in conjunction with Ops services These tasks would support the wider retail business as well as food service. Establishes key technical performance indicators and measures to ensure progress to commercialisation and implementation consistent with project timelines. Manages the project information flow and updates cross-functional team, management and senior management where necessary, Responsible for agreeing the production specification and QA including shelf life testing and validation Maintains projects file-develops technical manual and documents any intellectual property for all items related to the project Training and on boarding on manufacturing/kitchen chef team to be able to replicate products to QAS standards The role will require interaction with various cross functional teams within the EMEA and Americas regions. Regular travel will be required to suppliers and manufacturers of products made for the organisation, this will mainly be EMEA based. The travel will be dependent on the needs of the business but is likely to be needed at European level on a monthly basis The person: The ideal candidate should have been educated to at least degree level in a food science or related discipline At least 5 years' experience in either food/beverage retail with technical manufacturing product development experience within the food/beverage industry. This experience should include, process and specification development, product development, commercialisation of product from bench top sample to scaled up manufacturing. Previously sourced manufacturing partners and worked with third party manufacturers To be successful in this role, the candidate must be able to work in a fast moving environment, either on their own or cross-functionally Excellent project management, communication and organisational skills Able to travel with your role internationally To apply please email your CV
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