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Research and Development Manager

Company: Carl Buddig & Company
Location: South Holland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

History:Carl Buddig and company is 75+ year old privately held, family operated food manufacturer, specializing in sliced lunch meat, sausage, and barbecue products. Summary:This position will be responsible for leading the R&D team. Experience with people management, product, package and manufacturing production facility. Projects and development will be heavily focused on manufacturing of lunch meat or processed meat formulas and process development. This job will require in depth testing of product formulations with various manufacturing equipment vendors/suppliers, to help the team identify the best product formulas, best equipment, and optimal manufacturing procedures to produce the highest quality product with the lowest costs. This position will be based in South Holland in our manufacturing plant. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned on an as needed basis.

  • Work cross-functionally with the project team to build a meat business and production facility including people, plant, process, and products.
  • Executes small scale and large-scale plant tests.
  • Creates and manages product specifications+ Maintains accurate and complete records, analyzes reports.
  • Utilizes a working knowledge of plant processes and facilities.
  • Provides onsite monitoring and technical assistance to operations when testing/manufacturing new products.
  • Leads commercialization of product changes and implementation of new items and processes.
  • Works with cross-functional team members to flawlessly implement formulations, manufacturing processes and commissioning new equipment and manufacturing lines. Education and/or Experience:
    • 10 years of experience, with 5+ years managing a mid to large size environment supporting multi plant CPG manufacturing operations.
    • Bachelors Degree in Food Science/Technology, Meat Science Degree is a plus.
    • Experience working in a meat processing facility.
    • Clear, concise written and oral communication skills required with attention to detail and accuracy mandatory+ Computer skills that include Word, Excel, Power Point.
    • Must be a driven individual that can take ownership of projects, R&D responsibilities, and complete all the relevant tasks required for the job with minimal oversight.
    • Autonomous self-starter that is accountable to delivering exceptional project results.
    • Excellent collaboration and organizational skills.
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
    • Demonstrated R&D technical competence+ Demonstrated motivation and creative problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to interact with others in manufacturing, lab and office environment. Environment
      • Work Environment/Physical Demands
      • Food Manufacturing Plant
      • Can be in and out of a cold environment.

Keywords: Carl Buddig & Company, Chicago , Research and Development Manager, Executive , South Holland, Illinois

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