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Product Development Manager, Specialty IFCN

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Product Development Manager Specialty IFCN role is a member of the broader Innovation Product Development team.  The PD Manager is responsible for leading/managing a team of Assistants and Scientists, serving as a technical leader for the Global Specialty Portfolio, and representing the Product Development function on the cross-functional Global Specialty CIRM activities.

  • Partnering cross-functionally and cross-regionally to deliver commercially viable nutritional products for toddlers and children.
  • Serve as the lead Scientist representing Global Product Development on the Specialty CIRM by leading the Product Development analysis of the Specialty Innovation Portfolio and managing/guiding the function’s inputs and recommendations.
  • This position, as a member of a multi-functional global team co-located with regional product developers in North America, develops products and formulations that fulfil nutritional, regulatory, and consumer requirements and expectations.
  • Accomplishment of assigned tasks implies high levels of independence and leadership.  It includes planning, execution and evaluation of experiments from bench-top, pilot trial, plant trial, and through to commercialization.
  • The PD Manager effectively serves as the Product Development representative on innovation project teams and sometimes as the R&D Lead owning the development process and results.


  • Master or Doctoral Science Degree (Food/Nutritional Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or other relevant science preferred)
  • >10 years relevant experience in food industry is required.
  • Industry experience in dairy systems/foods is preferred. 
  • Experience in development of products where the nutritional profile and extended shelf life are critical is preferred.
  • Previous experience managing/leading people is required. 
  • Working knowledge of protein, fat, carbohydrate, additive functionality, flavors and their interactions in retorted liquids, aseptically processed liquids, and powders is required.


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Want to give customers the ‘Wow!’ factor? As a Product Development Manager, Specialty, IFCN, you’ll have the freedom to drive innovative propositions that make our brands stand out.


Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


Taking consumer insights, you’ll drive innovation into our product development process. You’ll interpret customer wants, needs and preferences. You’ll help our wider R&D team understand the opportunities and create winning innovations that differentiate our brands and products. You’ll disrupt markets. You’ll surprise and excite consumers. Working with our leading brands, you’ll ensure we ‘get’ our customers so we can continue to offer them products that they truly value.


You’ll succeed because… 

…you understand consumer science in healthcare or consumer goods. You use consumer insights to formulate research plans. You understand brand strategy and blend it with market data to drive innovation. You use data to make fact-based decisions. You bring the best out of others, encouraging your team to explore new ideas. You welcome being challenged and in-turn question others. You’re innovative, resilient and entrepreneurial. Just like us.


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll have the freedom to make a difference. You’ll put your own ideas into practice. The products you get out there will allow people to live healthier lives and have happier homes. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will bring the very best out of you, every day.


In Return RB offer very competitive salaries with excellent benefits and the chance to progress your career within a truly global organisation.
RB is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by appropriate law. All hiring decisions are made based on merit, competence and business need.

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