JBS USA RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER in Greeley, Colorado
Manage and be an integral member of cross functional teams in Prepared Foods. Work closely with customer, Product Managers and sales team to develop relationships, products and appropriate technical documentation to meet or exceed expectations.
Provide focus to individual team members, report results and risks to management, and respond to team needs
Primary focus on plant yields, ingredient usage/waste and consumer complaints
Support management of departmental policies and protocols.
Establish, manage and meet measurable timetables for all team members
Represent departmental and company interests in all internal and external communications and presentations with customers
Facilitate the coordination and completion of all inter-and intra-departmental inquiries on time
Execute analytical techniques to extend scientific theories in innovative research projects
Utilize knowledge of scientific research principles, practices and protocols in research projects
Assist in developing yearly operating budget required to execute an annual R&D plan
Develop, monitor and communicate performance metrics to ensure appropriate alignment and executive awareness.
Be knowledgeable on current market trends through participation in food shows, sales meeting, technical presentations, reviewing periodicals, and partnerships with suppliers.
BS in Meat/Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 7years relevant work experience highly desirable
MS in Meat /Food Science or related field plus a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience highly desirable
Familiarity with PLM and RD modules in SAP highly desired
Track record of successfully bringing new products to market and cost optimization
Protein experience in Product Development with marination and coating systems highly preferred.
Proven project management, supervision and possesses outstanding presentation & communication skills.
Travel up to 25-35% of the time
Bilingual in English/Spanish highly desired
Supervisory experience highly desired