VP of Product Development and Innovation – FILLED
VP of Product Development and Innovation: The Wellington Group has been engaged to find a seasoned food industry executive with extensive new product development and innovations experience. Seeking a strategic leader and visionary manager with hand-on experience in leading product development, R&D and corporate wide product, service and equipment innovations. Must be a roll up your sleeves and jump in person to learn a new company, technology, people and make assessments to enhance, improve and propel the company through extensive global growth and brand impact.
Exciting opportunity to make a direct impact on the development of new products and global consumer markets, company is motivated to hire ASAP…great salary, bonus and benefits. Who Do You Know?
The qualified candidate will have:
- Leadership and strong interpersonal skills to fit the culture and diverse int’l needs
- Advanced degree or PhD in Food Science or related discipline, MBA is desired
- 10+ years experience with leading product development and innovation
- Extensive experience in Food & Beverage Manufacturing environment, strong knowledge of raw material and ingredient functionality
- Experience in a Global NPD or R&D role with a known brand or supplier is ideal, will work with int’l teams on developments and product roll-outs
- Must be a visionary, product development experience from ideation to commercialization
- Able to articulate past research and development successes, products and lessons learned
- Requires proven strategic leadership in managing teams of people, able to coach and mentor three (3) staff areas and support company’s succession planning in key roles
- Experienced with Stage Gate processes implementation and management
- Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
- Ability to make executive level decisions and recommendations to Sr Management and various partnerships
Industry: Product Development, Food Science, R&D, Food, Beverage, Equipment, Technical Services, ideation, commercialization, People Leadership, Stage Gate
Don’t wait, apply with The Wellington Group today!
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