JO 15109W

R&D Director of Seasoning and Protein Applications (Corp R&D location)


Milwaukee, WI

Salary Range:

$$ Competitive Compensation $$  
-Based on your qualifications, additional bonus over the base. Relocation package provided.


Our Milwaukee, WI area client is seeking a Director to join their R&D team and head up the efforts of their meat/protein applications and seasonings laboratory.


·         Evaluating and coordinating projects

·         Setting priorities and time lines for customer projects

·         Making decisions about the technical feasibility of manufacturing new products

·         Leading, developing, and motivating food technologists

·         Organizing product development lab operations and handling multiple projects simultaneously

·         Tactical leader on implementation of strategic vision items

·         Conduct hands-on reverse engineering for competitor matches, reformulation of products for cost reduction, improved functionality, or process optimization

·         Formulate products with special handling or safety concerns; and implement innovative processes.

·         Collaborate with sales department and customers to develop custom products and maintain project from conceptualization to commercialization.

·         Consult with suppliers and procurement to determine appropriate raw materials necessary to develop safe, quality products.

·         Input formulas into IT system specifying processing instructions

·         Facilitate and direct production scale-up by assisting with initial production runs as needed internally and externally.

·         Conduct and oversee bench top activities to determine product and ingredient specifications, optimize formulations, capabilities, and oversee preliminary processing steps



·         Bachelor's degree in food science or related field required

·         Master's degree in food science or related field preferred


Required Experience:

·         8-10 years’ experience in food product development.

·         5 years management experience

·         Proven ability to develop successful seasoning blends for meat products.

·         Proven knowledge of ingredient functionality across a broad range of meat products.


Terri Sherman, Vice President-Industrial Foods, Ingredients & Flavors, Tom Sloan & Associates, tsherman@tsloan.com, 920-261-8890

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