R&D Manager


medical device pharmaceutical food industry

About this job

  • Industry: Research Facilities
  • Area of expertise: Research & Development
  • Location: Surrey

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Tuesday, 4 January 2022

About this role: R&D Manager

About this role: R&D Manager

Our client, a leader in an emerging sector within the food industry, is looking for an experienced R&D Manager to join their team. The ideal candidate will have R&D experience working with plant-based food products along with experience leading and growing a team. We are looking for a competent and passionate individual who has managed the full product development lifecycle.

  • Lead the product development team to successfully develop, formulate, prepare, and test a wide variety of innovative plant-based products.
  • Mentor and grow the current R&D team to support the business objectives.
  • Plan for new product development, and lead product/process improvement technologies.
  • Develop plant-based food products to achieve the required texture, taste, and nutritional profiles while maintaining ingredient functionality of the formulation within processing parameters.
  • Responsible for innovation and application of process technology advancements.
  • Work with suppliers to source ingredients, follow emerging markets trends and technology advancement, new ingredients, and product design.
  • Provide technical direction for the selection/qualification of alternate raw materials.
  • Responsible for the development of product specifications, Nutritional Fact Tables, processing instructions, and all other required documentation pertaining to product development.
  • Plan, organize and support production trials and ensure suitability with existing manufacturing systems.
  • Provide technical guidance to the R&D and operations team on optimizing formulations, processes, and specifications to meet internal process capability.
  • Oversee documentation and record-keeping process to ensure accurate records are maintained methodically.
  • Collaborate with other departments and all company staff as required to ensure a successful product development process.
  • Bring a solution-focused approach to innovation and problem-solving and lead a team to resolvetechnical challenges and execute projects on time.
  • Participate in product sensory evaluations.
  • Use relevant software such as ESHA, MS Office Suite to enter data and compile reports.



  • Post-secondary education in Food Science, Process Engineering, Chemistry, Microbiology, or another relevant discipline.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience in food product development, preferably with plant-based products.
  • Proven knowledge of food processing equipment and technology, ingredients process interactions, scale-up, and statistical/analytical techniques.
  • Strong formal leadership and team management experience.
  • Ability to delegate and mentor junior to intermediate direct reports.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication, collaboration and presentation skills.



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How to apply

How to apply

If you meet the above requirements and would like to be considered for this role, please submit your interest using the ‘Apply’ button. Applying is quick and easy – just make sure you have the following documents ready to go:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional)
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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Ksenia Mosends via the details below, quoting publication number:

Account manager

Ksenia Mosends
Brunel Canada - Calgary
+1 403 539 5009

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