R&D Lead

R&D Lead
Your new company
A global food company worldwide

Your new role
• Lead technical development, scale up and maintenance of new products and platforms for the Asia/ANZ regional portfolio
• Contribute to shaping innovation strategy and developing a product pipeline in partnership with regional marketing managers and BDMs by participating in discovery, consumer insights, ideation, and concept development
• Support regional operations initiatives including cost optimization, maintenance initiatives requiring technical support, and new facility set up and line commissioning
• Serve as a liaison to corporate R&D by engaging subject matter experts and key cross functional leaders to align on consumer testing approach, nutritional and regulatory guardrails, ingredient risk assessments, commissioning protocols, specification development, shelf-life study design and general technical best practices
• Develop strategic partnerships with regional suppliers and manufacturing partners to further innovation and operations objectives for the region

What you'll need to succeed
• Education: BS and/or MS Food Science or related field, Ph.D. a plus
• Experience: 5+ years industry experience, 2+ years working in the Asia/ANZ region
• Fluent in English & Chinese (Mandarin) with ability to communicate internally and externally is a must for this role
• Experience in Product Development including product concept development, prototyping, scale up and commercialization required. Additional experience in Process Engineering/development, Package/Engineering/development, FSQA, and/or Regulatory and Nutrition a strong plus
• Excellent verbal, written communication and presentation skills
• Excellent project management, organization, planning, and interpersonal skills including the ability to manage multiple complex projects concurrently
• Strong problem solver who offers creative and technical solutions to difficult problems
• Supervisory: No direct reports. Required to work collaboratively with cross-functional team such as R&D, Marketing, Operations, Supply Chain and Commercialization, Sales Planning, Customer Service, and Finance

What you'll get in return
• You will be expected to establish cross functional relationships with internal and external partners in our Shanghai and Melbourne offices, across the broader Asia/ANZ region and our corporate headquarters in the US.
• You’ll be part of an R&D team that supports global International & Ingredients business with an opportunity to develop foundational knowledge and make a lasting impact for a key strategic growth region.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career. #1221450


Retail & Consumer Goods
Life Sciences


请联系负责该职位的专业顾问 Lily Li, , 地址位于 Shanghai
Unit 1205-1212, HKRI Centre One, HKRI Taikoo Hui, 288 Shimen Road (No.1)

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