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Sr. R&D Innovation Scientist in Chicago

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.

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.

HAVE YOUR CAKE 

Lead a major food brand’s long-term New Product Development and R&D Innovation Research.

AND EAT IT TOO!

 Combine those Research skills and gain valuable people-management experience?

DON’T LET YOURSELF GET PIGEON-HOLED AS A TECHNICAL R&D EXPERT – HERE’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

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

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.

This individual and team will be working on projects that have a 2-4 year time horizon and will be focused on alternative ingredient sources, processes, and innovative, healthier-for-you options.

Your work will 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.

Your research will support new product development initiatives with intended launches post 2020.

Our client has a large portfolio to leverage your research – additionally, the company will be doing extensive reformulation over the next several years and your on-going work will contribute to those changes.

Additionally, you’ll be focused on blue-sky projects that help the company break new ground within their category.

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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