Randstad Research and Development Manager in Marlborough, Massachusetts

Research and Development Manager

job details:

  • location:Marlborough, MA

  • salary:$80,000 - $90,000 per year

  • date posted:Thursday, February 7, 2019

  • experience:Experienced

  • job type:Permanent

  • industry:Food and Kindred Products

  • reference:S_729660

  • questions:vilmarie.colon@randstadusa.com508-229-5446

job description

Research and Development Manager

We are looking for a qualified candidate to join a wonderful team in Marlborough, MA. This position is responsible for independently taking new, improved and optimized products from concept through successful commercialization by utilizing skills in formulation, product testing, and translation from bench to large scale production. Interacts with Sales, Marketing, Procurement, Manufacturing, QA and other functions to ensure proper project execution.


? New Product Development/Product Improvements/Cost reductions (80%)

? Develop prototype products using research lab, pilot lab, manufacturing facilities and equipment that meet project criteria.

? Lead, manage, and conduct plant trials to validate formulas and processes including process capability study. Collaborate with Operations and QA personnel on critical product attributes and process controls.

? Provides solutions to a wide range of difficult problems by applying advanced technical knowledge and experience.

? Selects and evaluates raw materials.

? Designs and conducts shelf life studies, including product and package performance under various conditions.

? Works with outside labs, co-packed manufacturers, ingredient suppliers and equipment vendors as needed by project activity.

? Manages and conducts multiple, independent and complex research and/or development projects. Defines project objectives, organizing and prioritizing tasks and conducting experiments and analyses.

? Coordinates and completes small and medium projects or manages segments of larger projects. Defines project objectives, organizing and prioritizing tasks and conducting experiments and analyses.

? Performs measurements and statistical analysis.

? Provide technical support to Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, and external customers in the areas of product features and benefits, product solutions, and ingredient functionality.

? Prepare and document all plant validation trials according to department protocol.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Culinary Arts, Chemistry or related field.

Master's degree is preferred.

Minimum 7 years of product development experience.

Technical expertise in the dressings and sauces category is preferred.






? Ability to work effectively with R&D; peers, Project Team members and plant personnel to drive results

? Ability to coach/lead less experienced R&D; associates

? Ability to collaborate with customers to determine requirements and design tailored products

? Working within a laboratory environment

? Working knowledge of food manufacturing, quality and food safety systems, sanitation, allergens, SOP?s and safety protocols

? PC Skills (Excel, Word, database, statistical software) and the ability to create spreadsheets, computer analysis, report writing, and presentations

? Able to accept and interpret direction competently and professionally

? Effectively manage priorities and dynamic deadlines

? Self-motivated, flexible and positive in a fast-paced business environment

? Efficient time management and communication

? Demonstrated technical expertise / PD experience.

? Flexible and positive in a fast-paced business environment

? Ability to work in accordance with safety and food safety policies

? Ability and willingness to travel at least 10 ? 20%

Please email your most updated resume to vilmarie.colon@randstadusa.com for review.

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