Team Leader R&D Plant Based

Worldwide (Mexico)
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Team Leader R&D Plant Based

Production, Operations and R&D

Worldwide (Mexico)

Ref: OG0940 August 4, 2022 MASS COMMODITIES



We are looking for a R&D Head to lead the Plant Based Team of an international fast growing food&ingredients company that is in great expansion throughout the Americas, leader in fats and oils in the Americas. The company is within the Top 25 more sustainable companies in the world, with a diverse, young and inclusive environment and which offers great career development opportunities and growth. This role will ideally be based at Mexico but we are open to consider remote work based in the Americas or Europe. As a Lead for the Plant Based R&D Team you will be leading the division specialised with the Plant Based sector. This is a highly specialised product, as fats and oils are the main base ingredient that provide the characteristics sought in a plant based food, such as texture, colour and flavour. It is very important to be able to understand the product that the client (any plant based food manufacturer) wants to develop, in order to develop an appropriate solution for the development of a specific product, we are talking about working on tailor-made projects for the client. The company owns production lines that are automated and reprogrammable in order to manufacture different solutions for customers. In addition, the Team Lead for the R&D Plant Based division will have to visit and work closely with both their own and the customers' manufacturing plants, to ensure that the products being developed are scalable from an industrial point of view. Most clients are based in North America (USA, Mexico...). The company has all kinds of CERTIFICATIONS: ISO 9001-14001-45001, KOSHER, JALAL, RSPO, FSSC2000. It has also been GREAT PLACE TO WORK certified since 2018, an important international recognition for having policies and practices that generate trust, commitment and a sense of belonging on the part of its employees. Also, the company has received numerous international AWARDS: Award for the best portfolio, award for the most innovative company that promotes innovation (several awards), best professional ethics, sustainability awards...etc This position takes part in several Committees within the company: Innovation Committee, R&D Committee, Projects Committee, Manufacturing Committee. What do you need to apply for this role? - At least 5 years of experience within an R&D department with food ingredients, and some experience working with the Plant Based sector. - As this role is managing the R&D Plant Based team, you need to have experience in leading or coordinating an R&D division. - You need to be able to travel to visit clients in North America. - Fluent English (Spanish is not necessasy for this role).

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