Team Leader R&D Plant Based

North Carolina, USA (United States of America)
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Team Leader R&D Plant Based

Production, Operations and R&D

North Carolina, USA (United States of America)

Ref: OG0940 March 9, 2023 MASS COMMODITIES



We are looking for a R&D Team Lead Manager to lead the Plant Based R&D Team of an international fast growing food&ingredients company that is in great expansion throughout the Americas, leader in fats and oils an other plant based foods. The company is within the top 25 more sustainable companies in the world, with a diverse, young and inclusive environment and offers great career development opportunities. This role will be based in North Carolina, USA, where the company has stablished its brand new R&D research center, and will manage a team based in the USA and other locations in Latin America. The role reports to the Chief Scientific Officer. The product the Company specializes in is highly specialised and it is the main base ingredient that provide with the texture, colour and flavour characteristics to new plant based food developments. The Company focuses on developing tailor-made products and solutions for its clients, mainly AAA multinational branded food products manufacturers. The Company has its own production lines that are fully automated and reprogrammable in order to manufacture different solutions for customers. In addition to their production plants in several countries in Latin America, they are also opening a new manufacturing plant based in South Carolina. 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 and Mexico, mainly) and are AAA leading local and international food companies. The company owns all kinds of CERTIFICATIONS: ISO 9001-14001-45001, KOSHER, JALAL, RSPO, FSSC2000. It is also 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? - At least 5 years of experience within an R&D department with food ingredients or food companies. - Experience leading or coordinating an R&D team or team members. - You need to be able to travel to visit clients in North America. - Fluent English and Spanish - US resident with working visa - Willingness to live in North Carolina

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