Search Jobs

NPD Manager

Corona, CA 92879

Posted: 04/29/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Chemical Engineers Job Number: 81430

Position Summary:

The NPD Manager, with an emphasis on dairy and protein, is a key contributor to MEC innovation process and product commercialization. The ideal candidate will be responsible for:
  • Develop and drive technical projects to meet business initiatives.
  • Lead vendor and flavor house chemists/ scientists on product development projects.
  • Collaborate with internal corporate and regional resources to ensure successful technology transferring and commercialization throughout global MEC co-packers and bottlers network
  • Act as the dairy and protein expert. Provide direction and guidance to internal and external stakeholders

Accountable for the in-house technical knowledge base to enable a global approach for MEC dairy and protein platform.

Essential Job Functions:
  • Identify and scope new ingredients, processes and technology that fit with MEC innovation objectives.
  • Design project plan from conceptual to commercialization.
  • Drive pilot run protocols with flavorhouses and copacker to ensure product stability and formulation approvals
  • Communicate product requirements and recommendations to external partners. Lead all activities through all stages from development at vendors’ facility to scaling up and commercializing at co-packers and bottlers.
  • Consult on sampling, sensory and analysis of formulations from test runs with the purpose of establishing the right processing. Manage/ design shelf-life tests with external labs if needed.
  • Prepare protocol, document and report. Communicate results and partner with Process Engineer to transfer technical knowledge to Regional Technical Project Managers.
  • Collaborate with QA and QC departments on ingredients and product testing to meet MEC product quality and safety standard.
  • Trouble shoot issues related with batching or raw materials. 
  • Maintain internal database and educate internal stakeholders in the knowhow of dairy and protein ingredients, product development and processing.

Experience:
  • Minimum 10 years of experience as a New Product Development / R&D / Process Engineer for a beverage and food manufacturer. Dairy and protein knowledge and experience, including ingredients, formulation and processing, is required.

Education, Certification, Licenses & Registrations
  • M.S in Food Science, Food Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related degree. Advanced degree strongly preferred

Skills:
  • Must have strong business acumen and strategic thinking, be able to connect the dots and apply prior learning or scientific principles to innovative solutions.
  • Experienced with managing/directing/leading project activities with external vendors & flavor houses.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to perform with minimal direction at a high level. Must be team-oriented and willing to work collaboratively.
  • Must have demonstrated initiative and desire to work in a dynamic work environment with multiple demands. Must be detailed oriented and organized.

Travel Requirement: approximately 40%, both domestic and international.
Apply Online
Apply with LinkedIn Apply with Facebook Apply with Twitter
Chat With A Recruiter

Send an email reminder to:

Refer A Friend

Share This Job:

Related Jobs:

Login to save this search and get notified of similar positions.

All Testimonials

John understood the scope of my job and was able to manage my moving goal posts and did not get rattled when I pulled the carpet out from under him …Read More

Bill M.

See All Testimonials

PEAK Careers!

Take control of your career! Join the team as a recruiter at PEAK and build the future of your dreams.