Our client, an innovative and market leading Ingredients group growing on a global scale, is recruiting a newly created position of Senior R&D/Applications Director. Reporting to a global R&D Lead, you will play a vital role in developing and driving the European strategy. Working closely with a broad R&D and applications team, you will drive knowledge and excellence in the application area to drive Global sales. This role has very strong ties to the Sales and Marketing teams to ensure the right priorities are set and learnings can be shared effectively. The business is looking for a passionate results-oriented leader, who will develop long-term R&D and applications roadmaps and relationships with key customers to ensure their successful application of products.
You will work with internal and external companies to fully understand the opportunity the ingredients deliver to the consumer whilst building deep technical understanding. You will develop multiple 1 and 3-year plans for applications, developing the strategy to win and implement this to deliver growth. You will also lead the development of application toolkits that support the commercial teams and increase the success of their customers, providing technical support when needed with key customers. You will develop inhouse application capabilities and support all IP and Patent processes as required.
The preferred candidate will be an Applications/R&D leader currently in a food/ingredients role with expertise in the Bakery or Snacks Ingredients sector. You will have strong academics in Food Science with a minimum of 10 years’ experience across the ingredient/applications portfolio in a fast paced, entrepreneurial growth business. Any fibre or protein knowledge aligned to NPD would be highly advantageous. You will need to evidence your close collaboration with Sales & Marketing teams, as well as sector knowledge and experience in ingredient functionality and the ability to operate with multiple complex projects.
Please apply now for immediate consideration.