Welch's
  • Research and Development
  • Concord, MA, USA
  • Full Time

We're looking for an Director, Process and Package Development to join our team to oversee and lead the daily operations as well as the investigation and development of new and improved product and package technologies from concept to commercialization to deliver optimal consumer and technological solutions.

What You'll Do:

  • Work closely with the VP, R&D to develop and execute the organization's strategic plan as part of the R&D Leadership Team
  • Partner and collaborate with Marketing, Sales, Operations & Finance to identify and operationalize both internal and external technologies & processing capabilities
  • Lead the company's Processing and Packaging Technology team and agenda ensuring alignment of process and package technology solutions with the strategic plan and cost efficiency targets. Lead the exploration and leveraging of external technologies building partnerships that add competitive advantage and differentiation.
  • Identify new processing and packaging technologies and determine the financial feasibility to achieve Welch's cost savings objectives.
  • Coach processing and packaging engineers using sound pilot development, scale-up and commercialization principles and practices that deliver financial targets for yield and efficiency.

Who You Are:

  • A champion of process and packaging development with an influential voice that provides sound engineering, scientific and business perspectives.
  • A coach and developer of motivated and enthusiastic engineers. You demonstrate strong performance management skills in developing annual objectives, providing on-going feedback, delivering annual reviews and supporting personal development.   You set high executional standards and expectations for the R&D team and drive continuous process improvement bringing new ways of working and ideas that expand our capabilities.  You demonstrate technical curiosity and seek input through external networks and benchmarks.
  • The food processing and packaging development and commercialization expert in R&D you train others in this capability and transfer insights into actions guiding the development of sound processes and packages.
  • A strategic thinker who can transform science into a commercial reality that drives profit growth and crop utilization.

What You'll Need:

  • 10-15 years of R&D experience in the food, beverage, or consumer packaged goods industry.
  • At least 5 years' experience leading the development and commercialization of new processes and packages in the food or consumer packaged goods industry.
  • At least 5 years' experience managing people.
  • BS, MS or PhD in Chemical, Mechanical or Food Engineering

What You'll Enjoy:

  • Collaborative colleagues working together to deliver results.
  • Flexible work schedules including Summer and Winter Hours
  • Robust health benefits and paid time off programs
  • Generous 401k plan with annual company match
  • Discounts on Welch's products

Welch's is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:  Minority/Female/Disability/Protected Veteran

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