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R&D Manager

Company: Kinsa Group
Location: Richmond
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

We have an opportunity for a Research and Development Manager to join a dynamic growing team. We are actively building capacity to meet the increasing demand for our all-natural baked goods sold nationally at progressive retailers such as Whole Foods Market, Kroger, Sprouts, Safeway and Target. As an integral member of the team, you will help support our production and sales teams to optimize existing products as well as develop and launch new items that are both trend-setting and delightful.
Compensation/Benefits:

  • Competitive Salary/Bonus opportunity, Medical, 401k, Paid Time Off
    Responsibilities:
    • Lead and support the R&D team and serve as the chief product expert for the company.
    • Work across multiple functional departments to optimize existing and new recipes and processes to enhance product quality, food and workplace safety, production efficiencies, throughput and cost-effectiveness.
    • Develop and maintain an innovative product development pipeline aligned with strategic objectives and responsive to customer requests.
    • Work collaboratively with the Quality and Food Safety team to provide technical support on products and ingredients and participate in sensory evaluation and product shelf life studies.
    • Manage new product set up, as well as documentation of recipes and processes in ERP system.
    • Research product and ingredient trends, standards, attributes, and safety. Competencies/Culture:
      • 5-7 years of experience working in a food manufacturing environment with bakery experience strongly preferred.
      • Experience leading and managing a team and interacting with company leadership.
      • Bachelor's degree in Food Science and formal culinary training strongly preferred.
      • Excellent project management skills and the ability to keep accurate and up-to-date documentation and records.
      • Experience working with an ERP system or other complex software systems.
      • Knowledge of GMP, SQF, HACCP, food safety and food labeling requirements.
      • Able to both ingest and tolerate contact with food allergens.
      • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus.

Keywords: Kinsa Group, Richmond , R&D Manager, Executive , Richmond, California

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