JOB FILLED - Manager, Product Development and Quality Assurance

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Job Description: 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive the project management from concept through production for new products, line extensions and product improvements
  • Lead product renovation projects with clear direction from Product Innovation Lead
  • Serve as a regulatory resource & liaison with external legal contacts for both product and artwork creation and renovation.
  • Lead product certification initiatives.
  • Optimize our project management process to clearly prioritize projects, communicating clear roles & responsibilities
  • Work with key stakeholders on priority projects and build out a pipeline for projects
  • Manage and review the project pipeline with Product Innovation Lead to ensure we consistently stay on track
  • Manage internal weekly I&R meetings, ensuring all information needed from key stake holders is prepared to ensure immediate needs are addressed and updates are properly communicated to the team
  • Identify raw material suppliers, negotiate costs and continue to manage supplier relationships for materials as needed
  • Engage with development partners to assist in driving key initiatives to completion

Job Requirements:

  • BS in Food Science, Food Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 1 year of product development, R&D, Quality Assurance, Food and Beverage Regulatory, and/or project management in CPG or an Ingredient Company
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and can manage multiple projects and assignments concurrently
  • Strong communication skills and ability to give clear deliverables to internal and external partners
  • Highly motivated, critical thinker that is comfortable with ambiguity and can change directions quickly

If you're interested in this role, please send your resume to: jobs@fortocoffee.com.

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