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R&D Manager - Frozen Meals Group

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Waterloo
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

You, the R&D Manager - Frozen Foods, will oversees the product design for the fast-paced business of Banquet and Hungry Man. You will provide technical expertise and leadership to functional groups across all companies in order to directly influence the achievement of business objectives for our traditional frozen meal businesses. You will also research, conducts experiments, gather data, develops preliminary findings and prepare written reports for the development of new products beginning at conception through successful commercialization. As the Manager, you will supervise technical activities of other professionals and specialists with complete project accountability, assuring effective execution of assigned projects. You will:

  • Develop new products beginning at the concept phase through successful commercialization
  • Design and conduct plant trials and new product start-ups
  • Plan, prioritize, and complete tasks effectively and efficiently
  • Creates product development schedules that are required to meet project timelines
  • Maintain accurate and complete records
  • Work with pilot plant equipment
  • Learn and utilize online specification system
  • Design and execute experiments and prepare results for review
  • Conceptualize and develop new products prototypes
  • Manages individual tasks and works under limited supervision
  • Drive product cuttings, plant trials, and testing
  • Maintains a clean, organized, and safe work area, including the cleaning of equipment, utensils and work surfaces
  • Manage other food scientists or technologistsQualifications:
    • BS in Food Science. MS preferred
    • Minimum of five years in the food industry with people management experience
    • Thorough understanding of food science
    • Exhibited leadership and proactive attitudes in approaching technical solutions to business and market issues
    • Demonstrate ability to communicate well and to effectively influence and interact with others to accomplish research goals
    • Requires knowledge in food product design, formulation, ingredient functionality and interaction, process design, product scale-up, plant testing and commercialization
    • Good understanding of food industry standards of quality and foods safety, and FDA regulations.
    • Experience with government regulatory requirements in the processing of foodConagras culture of collaboration enhances our ability to meet critical business goals, deliver value to customers and consumers and provide you with the flexibility you need to achieve a better work-life balance. We carefully consider each role and how often each team member needs to collaborate in-person. This position requires you work from our Omaha office 4 days a week.#LI-SM2Our Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:
      • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
      • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
      • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
      • Balance: paid-time off, paternal leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one ofNorth America'sleading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team thats passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye,Marie Callender's, Banquet, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, Reddi-wip, and Vlasic, and emerging brands, including Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visitwww.conagrabrands.com.Conagra Brandsis an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Omaha , R&D Manager - Frozen Meals Group, Executive , Waterloo, Nebraska

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