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Agriculture - Food Production
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March 16, 2018

Food R&D Product Development Manager

Job Title: Food R&D Product Development Manager

Location: Shakopee, MN

Pay Rate: $85,000-$90,000/year

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, day time hours (40-50 hours a week)

Position Type: Direct Hire

Travel: 25-30% (domestic only)




As a Product Development Manager, your key focus will be to deliver Product Development in line with the critical path to meet the customer plan. You’ll oversee products from concept to process handover, leading feasibility meetings to ensure that people are kept informed at all times.


Role Responsibility:


As Product Development Manager you’ll be introducing and refining new product concepts through the development process, ensuing that technical and quality standards are achieved.  You will build and maintain customer relationships, acting as the dedicated contact to provide accurate and consistent communication both internally and externally, ensuring any issues are identified and resolved quickly.


You will input product knowledge and customer insight within the category team to ensure product development is aligned with all of the key customer requirements. 


The Ideal Candidate:


Of graduate caliber (or equivalent), within a food or related discipline, you’ll understand the retail environment and the principles and tools of category and strategic management.


Based on previous experience, you’ll have a good understanding of food manufacturing principles with demonstrated leadership qualities.


You’ll be at ease preparing and delivering a presentation and have a good understanding of Product Development terminology.




  • Lean Six Sigma preferred
    • Green belt, black belt not required
  • Candidate who thinks outside of the box and can look at processes and find ways to improve them
  • Works well in a team environment
  • This person will manage 1-2 Food Technicians


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