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Research & Development Manager

Company: Chobani
Location: Twin Falls
Posted on: March 15, 2023

Job Description:

SummaryThe Research and DevelopmentManager will work with a team of scientists and developers to create new products and expand on existing categories, managing the project from concept to commercialization.This role has a responsibility for ensuring both food safety and quality of Chobani product.Responsibilities

  • Ownership of product platform and management of product development plans and strategies from concept development through initial production launch to ensure that projects are successfully completed
  • Manage projects developing new and existing products from conceptualization to commercialization - this includes budget and project timelines.
  • Communicate project requirements and recommendations as well as status to internal customers and external vendors.
  • Lead, assist, and work directly with plant processing and production personnel to ensure trial runs and start-up operations are properly performed.
  • Support the development, maintenance and ongoing improvement of an efficient and effective product development process, project management tools and techniques, and related documents
  • Proactively manage changes in scope, identify potential crises, and devise contingency plans
    • Lead by example and provide a hands-on approach in order to develop team members and meet project objectives
    • Communicate effectively, cross-functionally and across diverse levels within and outside the organization
      • Follow Chobani's safety procedures and Good Manufacturing PracticesRequirements
        • Master's in Food Technology or Food Chemistry preferred, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
        • 5+ years of food industry experience required, dairy/cereal/ice cream background is preferred
        • Familiarity with Lean product development, basic research tools and statistical analysis.
        • Solid business and scientific technical acumen; versatile team player that is comfortable under pressure
        • Strong analytical, problem solving, critical thinking, organizational, and financial planning skills
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
        • Organized, results-oriented, and strategic thinker
        • Prioritize and balance multiple projects and priorities
        • Firm understanding of product and process development
        • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including ability to present persuasively to all levels of management, both internally and externally
        • Team player with the ability to inspire and be inspired by many different types of people and roles
        • Domestic and international travelAbout UsChobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all. In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005. We produce , , , and . Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it's made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world - putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit and follow us on , , and .Chobani is an equal opportunity employer. Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.#LI-NK1Compensation Range:$85,600.00-$128,400.00, plus bonus.

Keywords: Chobani, Twin Falls , Research & Development Manager, Executive , Twin Falls, Idaho

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