New Products R&D Project Manager (M/F)
DescriptionTo fulfil the strategy - My nutrition, my health - the R&D team designs and develops new product solutions, ensures the continuous improvement of marketed products and leads the technical and scientific expertise around ingredients and products.
In order to strengthen a dynamic team working in an international environment, we are looking for an R&D Project Manager able to ensure the development of new nutritional solutions and manage the \New Products\ R&D portfolio.
Reporting to the R&D Director, and in constant contact with all the Nutriset Group's business units (New Developments, Nutrition, Social Sciences, Quality, Industrial Transfer, Production Units...), you will have to carry out the following missions
R&D PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT: - Structure and manage the R&D project portfolio of the \New Products\ unit in line with the product range strategy. - Perform the role of technical project manager as part of the development projects of New Offers in cooperation with the project manager and the industrial coordination.
INNOVATION AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - Provide input to the innovation portfolio for the design of new product matrices (e.g. keeping up to date with technological changes, implementation of new products), Evaluate the feasibility of projects in line with the regulatory and technical constraints inherent in the exportation of the product range - Develop new product solutions by optimizing the time-to-market with the support of the R&D and Industrial Coordination teams (Sourcing, formulation, following-up product testing, quality assurance of technical data, etc.) Ensure technical support to the teams involved in the commercial deployment of the new offers at the Nutriset Group level (R&D team's \Catalog Products\ unit, Commercial Development, PlumpyField® network partners, etc.).
CONTRIBUTING TO R&D EXPERTISE - Applying its technical know-how to strategic subjects enabling the conception of the best nutritional solutions in relation to the target and the context of use (e.g. plant-based alternatives, clean label) - Implementing activities to keep abreast of technical advances - Contributing to the structuring of the network of external R&D expertise - Synthesizing and disseminating technical information on strategic subjects within the R&D team, across the company and to international teams where necessary
ProfilAn engineer in food/formulation, you have at least 5 years experience in the management of R&D projects, in the innovation and development of products with high nutritional value in the food industry, ideally in human or animal nutrition. Your experience has provided you with a command of the societal and environmental issues exerting a strong influence over the agri-food sector (eco-design, plant transition, clean label, etc.). You have also developed an ability to combine business management with contributing technical expertise to large-scale projects. You like to co-construct and lead exploratory studies, and you know how to conduct an independent technology watch. The dynamic and international context of our teams will appeal to your taste for teamwork. Your ethics are consistent with Nutriset's mandate and should be reflected in your professional practices. Fluent English is essential. Occasional international travel.