Director of R&D

MacDonald Search Group

Leadership, manufacturing, R&D

 Our client is passionate about food that is good and good for you! Founded over 25 years ago, they are headquartered on the west coast, employing over 350 people at its facilities in both Canada and the United States. On their behalf, we are currently looking for a Director of R&D to manage all R&D projects and product trials. Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for the product development team and be part of the growth of the company product portfolio.
  • Manage product development projects from concept to market launch.
  • Researching new and current raw materials and applications.
  • Manages vendor relationships.
  • Manages the team’s performance and provides leadership and technical guidance.
  • The focus is to improve efficiencies, speed and quality for external partnerships.
  • Communicates the status of external initiatives to executive management on a regular basis.
  • Cross-functional responsibilities with sales and marketing.
  • Ensuring consistent and timely updates of current recipes into appropriate databases.
  • Bachelor's degree in Food Science, or related degree.
  • Master’s Degree/ MBA preferred.
  • Experience in the whole health/natural organics industry would be an asset.
  • 10+ years of Product Development, Research & Development experience - From Concept to Commercialization.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience directly managing groups.
If this sounds like a fit for your background and interest, please send me a note and I look forward to connecting with you.