PRTR Recruitment & Outsourcing

Job ID: NKP-1507 | Location: Nakornpatom, Thailand
13 May 2020 Print Report Share

PRTR Recruitment & Outsourcing

Job ID: NKP-1507 | Location: Nakornpatom, Thailand

R&D Director / Head of R&D – Beverage Products (Based in Nakornpathom)

Job Description:
  • Overseeing & managing R&D team.
  • Creating/executing R&D strategies in both short term and long term plan. Leading R&D team to launch/execute NPD/New Packaging Development in time, initiating innovation pipeline, solving the technical issues, and enhancing R&D capability.
  • Creating and launching a series of new products (from concept development to commercialization) on an annual basis.
  • Setting the R&D strategy which supports the company’s overall business strategy by identifying new concepts, innovation projects in liaison with other business units.
  • Planning a new product release strategy, including manpower management in the project.
  • Ensuring the release of products in time with cost-effectiveness.
  • Planning an annual budget and ensuring resource allocation effectiveness.
  • Conducting a feasibility study of new product launches which include its manufacturing process and preliminary costing of the new products including contract manufacturing products.
  • Analyzing market data, competitors, investment in the product development plan.
  • Seeking opportunities for new products/tools or enrichment of existing products.
  • Monitoring the food and consumer packaged goods industry closely, including food and flavor trends.
  • Working on special research and development projects or others such as procurement and selection of outside project vendor, managing expenses for project operations and approving special projects.
  • Enhancing current formulations, evaluating manufacturing instructions and current internal processes also recommending improvements.
  • Developing and setting formulations including all manufacturing instructions and collaborating with food scientists who creates internal product specifications for QC testing, label specifications and create applicable customer technical information for packages.
  • Master’s Degree or higher in Food Technology, Chemistry, Food Science, Innovation Management and related.
  • Minimum 10 years’ managerial experience, with at least 5 years’ experience as a leader in R&D in the food and beverage industry; fruit juice, cereal drinks, tea, coffee, dairy and canned fruit.
  • Experience of beverage products in various technologies; UHT, HPP, PET, Canning and Pasteurizing.
  • Knowledge of product development processes and prototype modelling methods.
  • Knowledge of international food laws, food labelling, importing and exporting regulations.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial/budgeting processes.
  • Strong business acumen with a commercial mindset, result-oriented, being strategic thinker, influencer and change manager, excellent analytical, problem-solving, and conflict management skills.
  • Must be able to manage a large team and handle massive R&D projects with quality & within the timeframe.
  • Proven ability to interact effectively with people at all levels and experience in a team-oriented environment is required.
  • Very good command of English and strong computer skills.
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Job Details:

PRTR Recruitment & Outsourcing
Since PRTR’s establishment in Thailand in 1990, we have been a part of a roller coaster ride called Thailand's economy. We have witnessed the highs of the property boom, the collapse of the currency, the pain Thailand suffered facing up to the stringent demands of the IMF, the demise of the American mortgage market, Thailand’s ongoing political power struggle and the recent devastating floods. We are now playing our part in Thailand's future, which will see a steady annual growth, improved health and welfare services, a decrease in poverty, an increasing domestic demand from a growing middle class and a business environment that dictates transparency and increased honesty.   We currently have 5 offices in Bangkok and 2 offices in the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand employing a total of 232 staff with a further 41 staff supporting our client partners at their locations in Thailand. Our plan is for PRTR to become Thailand’s most successful recruitment, staff outsourcing and business process outsourcing services group of companies.  

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