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Food Applications Manager

Company: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division)
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

Food Applications ManagerIn this role of Food Applications Manager, you will lead and develop a team that contributes to application know-how in the areas of savory, confection, bakery, dairy and nutrition. You will spearhead customer projects and delegate responsibilities to your team members to deliver customer solutions in product development.Essential Functions and Responsibilities:People Leadership
Manage a team of direct reports and leadership by influence over cross-functional teams for application projectsPartner with sales, marketing, and business development to key in on company s ability to maintain and capture market with innovative application solutionsAbility to drive continuous improvement in food product development effortsAbility to be a strategic leader and promote effective thought-leadershipLeverage best practice methodologies to yield fit-for-purpose protocolsWorking with external partners and clients as the face of the company s high-performing food applications teamProvide open, honest, and appropriate feedback to employees and take part in coaching and developing staff to support their growthDrive consumer insight-related food science
push innovative recommendations to business partners and clients in trends such as alternative protein, taste modulation, and sugar or salt reductionDevelop and report on key metrics and functional KPIs and applies to resource needs and allocationsInstitute and model a culture of proactivity, customer-service, and curiosityEstablish and manage budgets of the departmentTechnical Qualifications:BS in Food Science or related discipline6+ years of product development minimum, 10+ ideal3+ years of management or leadership experience in a Research and Development environmentExpert knowledge of product development or application procedures across a broad range of flavor, ingredient, and food & beverage industry businessesOutstanding written and verbal communication skillsAbility to travel (about 10%)Ability to adapt to changing priorities and support multiple projects within a given dayCandidate must possess good documentation skills and be adept at working within programs such as Excel, Word & assorted databasesEntrepreneurial, curious, courageous, and proactive self-starter who seeks to leadLikes to be an ambassador/advocate of the company and represent with pride at tradeshows, with customers and communityEnthusiasm to drive research and results in the companyExcellent communication skillsBroad understanding our businessMentor and coach junior employeesWe are looking for someone with a positive attitude, a team player, engaging and able to communicate their thoughts and ideas effectively**If you d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Damon Wickmann at dwickmann 219.23DW#LI-DM2

Keywords: CPS, Inc. (Food & Beverage Division), Crystal Lake , Food Applications Manager, Executive , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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