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R&D PROJECT MANAGER

PETERBOROUGH, GB, PE7 3HH

 

This is an exciting development for McCormick. Construction is underway for a new condiment manufacturing facility, opening in 2021.

 

R&D Project Manager

Peterborough

 

This is a great opportunity to join our team, bringing to life our future condiments manufacturing facility, located in Peterborough, UK. Our vision is to build a sustainable, innovative McCormick factory-of-the-future to support our Flavour Solutions customers.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Represent the site R&D Function on all appropriate internal forums
  • Lead vertical start-ups and validation of products on new lines, manage all trial projects
  • Manage the build/fit out of all R&D facilities at PBO to completion/going live inclusive of Pilot Plant, Sensory area, Show Kitchen, Development Kitchen, R&D Lab and R&D Office
  • Engage with the wider McCormick community to promote/share and investigate innovation and best practise
  • Ensure the possession of all comparative data for validation purposes
  • Manage the R&D change log with the new site team
  • Lead technology platform programs for condiments and owns the technology roadmap, driving future technologies, ensure the Company’s fit for the future
  • Lead the Qualification of the Process and Packaging element for the site plan
  • Represent R&D on all future proposals/phases for the site installation/expansion
  • Manages team development linked to processing technology
  • Scout for New technologies to influence our lines of the future

 

CANDIDATE PROFILE

 

  • Food Science/Food Technology or Engineering degree qualified, or equivalent
  • R&D / Product management experience
  • Previous experience of working in a food manufacturing (condiments and sauce) highly preferred
  • Proven Track record of managing large capital projects
  • Lean Six Sigma Green or Black belt preferred
  • Ability to build successful customer relationships
  • Thorough understanding of consumer insights and product technical delivery, ability to understand and help develop a robust customer brief and deliver using available or required insight tools 
  • A successful communicator with ability to negotiate and influence outside of the organization
  • Ability to recognize and manage the diversity of their tasks and facilitate competing requirements of different internal and external customers
  • Ability to apply business acumen and reflect strategic priorities to everyday R&D agenda
  • Ability to work autonomously and to supervise the work of a team

 

 

 

WHY WORK AT MCCORMICK?

United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.