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R&D Innovation Manager * Chicago, IL

A major food and beverage manufacturer in Chicago has asked us to help them identify a Sr. Innovation R&D Scientist who’ll be responsible for leading breakthrough innovation research and new product development.

Truly unique Research and Development Innovation Manager roles do not come along very often in Chicago.

Are you known as the long-term Innovation expert at your company?

Are you missing out on people-management opportunities because of that?

We’re working with a fast-growing, innovative food manufacturer in Chicago who’s looking for someone just like you – a Research and Development Innovation Manager in Chicago.

Gulf Stream Search is an executive search firm that specializes in the placement of top R&D, Product Development and Innovation talent with fast-growing, innovative companies in the food and beverage industry.

A food manufacturing client near Chicago, IL has asked us to help them identify an R&D Manager who’ll be responsible for developing and leading the company’s innovation efforts.

This individual will be responsible for leading research efforts and work closely with the company’s product launch teams.

The primary focus of this role is to lead mid to long-term research and innovation efforts.

Combine your strong research skills and gain valuable people-management experience.

Gulf Stream Search is an executive search firm that specializes in the placement of top Innovation, R&D and New Product Development talent in food and beverage companies throughout the US.

Alternative ingredient research, process development innovation, and innovative, healthier-for-you options are all avenues for exploration – you’ll be limited only by what you can imagine in this role – you’ll look for game-changing product and process opportunities, then test, validate, and course correct.

You’ll lead another Research Scientist and manage and schedule their research and workload.

Your level of formal education(PhD or Masters) is less important than your scientific rigor and your ability to foster a disciplined, efficient research-oriented culture within your focus area.

The ideal candidate additionally has the following in their background:

Masters or PhD in Food Science or similar

5+ years of experience in a commercial product development setting or in a research role working in a for-profit company.

Our client is experiencing rapid growth – this individual will have a huge impact on how successful the company fares with their innovation pipeline and how effectively they are able to bring products to market that consumers demand.

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