Research Program Manager - Food Science
Prince Edward Island, Canada

Our client is a Canadian food production and processing company with international recognition and customers for their vegetable-based frozen food offerings. As the Research Program Manager – Food Science, you will have the opportunity to take on a pivotal role developing formulations for new products and improving research and development processes within the department.

Reporting to the Director, Research & Development, you will:

  • Develop and oversee all aspects of the food research and development programs and product formularies
  • Lead and complete creative projects and research to develop brand new products and processes
  • Collaborate with other business units including sales and marketing to define and develop project charters for research activities
  • Work with peers on the bench and pilot line when developing new products to achieve objectives for the food science department
  • Enhance research and development by preparing submissions for government funding; specifically, the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program
  • Maintain research and development databases, and record financial and time commitments for different projects and/or grants

Your background includes:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a food product development role within a research and development environment
  • A diploma or bachelor’s degree in food science, culinary science or related field
  • Previous experience with, and knowledge of, the chemistry of starch- or wheat-based coatings strongly preferred
  • Strong attention to detail as well as effective time management and organizational skills
  • Clear and concise communication abilities (written and verbal), and demonstrated success as a member of a team
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite

This position is an excellent opportunity to develop your research skills and grow your career in the food science industry with an experienced team. There will be occasional travel to industry events.

To learn more about this position and our client, contact Emily Gordon at eg@litherlandco.com or by phone at 416-868-4888 Ext. 4 quoting “Research Program Manager – Food Science #191125”

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