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Field R&D Manager (Asia, Middle East, and Africa)

Field R&D Manager (Asia, Middle East, and Africa)

PETALING JAYA, MY, 47810

PETALING JAYA, MY, 47810

Position Snapshot

A Field R&D Manager partners with the business and the technical team to both lead and support the development of new products and the renovation of existing breakfast cereal products through formulation and process changes.

A day in the life of...

  • Lead of regional NPD/EPD/WE Projects aligned with marketing Brands structure
  • Act as key liaison between local Business teams and Global R&D team for R&D related projects or initiatives
  • Provides local support for globally led R&D project activities including support of factor trials and start up.
  • Reviews local or regional projects with key stakeholders (Marketing, Operations, Partners) to advance project and business needs. 
  • Partners cross functionally to develop strong pipelines for the category 
  • Coordinates with all R&D competency teams to get appropriate support when needed, while keeping ownership of all project activities, timing and budget at all time
  • Leverages internal knowledge network and builds external network. Properly captures and shares all key learnings and adds to knowledge base by documenting findings from projects and pilot plant and factory trials

What will make you successful

  • Experience working in the Food Industry / Research & Development, Manufacturing, QA,
  • Research & Development experience in product & packaging, preferebly in cereal breakfast products 
  • Solid understanding of food ingredients, formulation, shelf life and product & process interactions
  • Previous project management experience working in a cross-functional environment
  • Previous experience, competence and willingness in working in a manufacturing environment

Position Snapshot

A Field R&D Manager partners with the business and the technical team to both lead and support the development of new products and the renovation of existing breakfast cereal products through formulation and process changes.

A day in the life of...

  • Lead of regional NPD/EPD/WE Projects aligned with marketing Brands structure
  • Act as key liaison between local Business teams and Global R&D team for R&D related projects or initiatives
  • Provides local support for globally led R&D project activities including support of factor trials and start up.
  • Reviews local or regional projects with key stakeholders (Marketing, Operations, Partners) to advance project and business needs. 
  • Partners cross functionally to develop strong pipelines for the category 
  • Coordinates with all R&D competency teams to get appropriate support when needed, while keeping ownership of all project activities, timing and budget at all time
  • Leverages internal knowledge network and builds external network. Properly captures and shares all key learnings and adds to knowledge base by documenting findings from projects and pilot plant and factory trials

What will make you successful

  • Experience working in the Food Industry / Research & Development, Manufacturing, QA,
  • Research & Development experience in product & packaging, preferebly in cereal breakfast products 
  • Solid understanding of food ingredients, formulation, shelf life and product & process interactions
  • Previous project management experience working in a cross-functional environment
  • Previous experience, competence and willingness in working in a manufacturing environment

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