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Meat R&D Manager

Company: Kinsa Group
Location: Tracy
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Kinsa is recruiting for an: R&D Manager - Beef, Pork, Poultry - - - - -
Location: Tracy, California

Our client is a rapidly growing, family-owned further-processor of raw and cooked proteins in search of an R&D Manager, who will be a key management ingredient needed to achieve the next level of success. -You will be an integral member of the management team, supporting all aspects of the sales, development, quality and production roll-out process. In this role, you will lead and support the R&D team and serve as the chief protein and product expert for the company, as well as being instrumental in the launch of new items for existing and new customers focusing on the cooked and RTE markets. If you appreciate a small-company dynamic where responsibilities are broad and opportunities to impact results are front and center, we should talk!

--- - - -You will lead the commercialization process from benchtop to large volume production for new and reformulated products
--- - - -Develop and maintain an innovative product development pipeline including but not limited to clean label and low-sodium reformulations, formulation and processing cost reduction, and sourcing of high-quality preservative-free ingredients
--- - - -Optimize existing and new recipes and processes to enhance product quality, production efficiencies, throughput, and cost-effectiveness
--- - - -Manage new product set up, as well as documentation of recipes and processes
--- - - -Work collaboratively with the Quality and Food Safety team to provide technical support on products and ingredients and participate in sensory evaluation and product shelf-life studies
--- - - -Develop packaging solutions for new and existing product lines
--- - - -Manage R&D technical documentation and label information to conform with USDA regulatory requirements including clean label

Experience/Education desired:
--- - - -Bachelor's degree in Meat Science or equivalent
--- - - -Solid knowledge of GMP's and HACCP
--- - - -Comfortable and effective in a sales environment with customers and prospects
--- - - -General understanding of chemistry and microbiology
--- - - -Competent driving continuous process improvement
--- - - -Solid understanding of costs, yield and labor implications during product development

Compensation/Benefits: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
--- - - -Base salary range $120K - 140K depending on experience plus % bonus potential -
--- - - -Comprehensive benefit package
--- - - -401k -
--- - - -Vacation and Holiday pay
--- - - -Relocation package within the U.S. -

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