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R&D Sr. Manager, Global Product Development

  • Serve as the Lead Scientist representing Global Product Development on the Infant and Toddler hub.  The hub is a multifunctional team that defines, tracks, & delivers (using extended teams/resources) shared ambitious innovation targets.  The hub Lead Scientist collaboratively sets R&D strategy while ensuring innovation is executed for efficient scale-up in multiple markets.    
  • Partnering cross-functionally and cross-regionally to deliver commercially viable nutritional products for infants that fulfil nutritional, regulatory, and consumer requirements and expectations.
  • Proactive identification of risks, issues, opportunities, and strategies to articulate and execute contingency plans is required. 
  • High levels of independence and leadership.  It includes prioritizing and planning execution and evaluation of experiments from bench-top, pilot trial, plant trial, and through to commercialization.
  • Decision-making and issuing technical recommendations with incomplete data and uncertain scope in a fast-paced culture with demanding customers and challenging timelines.
  • Interpret, communicate, and leverage experimental data to support the development and implementation of robust formulations.
  • Directing Product Development Assistants and Associates to complete assigned tasks.
  • Qualification of raw materials, designing and executing stability tests, formulation development and technology evaluation.
  • Master or Doctoral Science Degree (Food/Nutritional Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry or other relevant science preferred).  Bachelor’s degree with significant directly related work experience are also considered.
  • >10 years relevant experience in food industry.  Experience in other sectors and demonstration of high learning agility also considered.
  • Previous experience managing/leading people
  • Successful experience leading cross-functional and cross-regional teams
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Want to know what tomorrow looks like? As a R&D Sr. Manager, Global Product Development at RB, you’ll have the freedom to develop products that will touch millions of lives in the future. 
R&D Sr. Manager, Global Product Development 
Evansville, IN 
Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package 


Focusing on one of our categories – Health, Home or Hygiene – you’ll lead a technical team with responsibility to deliver global product development projects. You’ll:
•    Manage the development of new products and technologies
•    Build, develop and inspire a high-performing team with a results-orientated culture
•    Work with other teams (such as marketing or manufacturing) to progress product development
•    Find ways to ensure long term pipeline of product innovation.

You’ll succeed because… 
…you’ve led product development projects before, so you know the process. You’re:
•    Intellectually curious with a global mindset, an appetite for exploring new ideas and an openness to change
•    A team builder. Able to motivate and develop a team where initiative, collaboration and respect are key
•    Results-orientated. You find creative solutions and deliver high quality results, even when faced with complex problems. 

You’ll love it because… 
…you’ll get to make an impact like never before. You’ll be responsible for your own projects - we can’t wait to hear your ideas. 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.

Nearest Major Market: Evansville

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