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Product Development Manager, U.S. Innovation Hub IFCN

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Product Development Manager U.S. Innovation Hub 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 U.S. Innovation Hub Portfolio, and representing the Product Development function on the cross-functional U.S. Innovation Hub IRM activities.

  • Partnering cross-functionally and cross-regionally to deliver commercially viable nutritional products for toddlers and children.
  • Serve as the lead Scientist representing Product Development on the U.S. Innovation Hub IRM by leading the Product Development analysis of the Innovation Portfolio and managing/guiding the function’s inputs and recommendations.
  • This position, as a member of a multi-functional team co-located with Global 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.


  • 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 rock the boat? As Product Development Manager, U.S.Innovation Hub IFCN, at RB, you’ll have the freedom to explore disruptive technologies and see what tomorrow’s healthcare will look like.


Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


The landscape of consumer health is changing. Leading a team of scientific, partner engagement and technology experts, you’ll ensure we’re leading that change. You’ll manage complex development projects that ensure we can deliver health innovation today, tomorrow and in the future. You’ll develop new and disruptive technologies. You’ll work with third parties. You’ll explore ‘white spaces’ and find new areas where we can make an impact.


You’ll succeed because… 

…you’ve led technical or scientific development teams before. You can find original applications for emerging science and technology. You’re intellectually curious, a creative and tenacious problem solver. Degree qualified in a scientific discipline, you’re able to lead cross functional teams. You’re can lead internal colleagues and third parties to produce high quality solutions. Above all, you’re agile and love finding ways to disrupt the status quo.


You’ll love it because… 

…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. The products you help us get out there will make people’s lives better. Our iconic brands will provide an incredible platform for you. And our dynamic, ownership-driven culture will help 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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