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Senior Research & Development Project Leader in Bolingbrook, IL at West Liberty Foods, L.L.C

Date Posted: 9/6/2018

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Job Reference Code: 006130-Bolingbrook


Senior Research and Development Project Leader will be responsible for conducting research aligned with business needs for the purpose of new product development, new process development, process improvement, technical sales support, and troubleshooting.  Provide technical expertise and leadership for new product development for product line growth, process development for new capabilities and cost reduction efforts.  Focus of this position will be in convenience foods and meal solutions.

  • Conduct research in connection with new product development.
  • Conduct research in connection with process development and process improvement.
  • Manage projects related to new product development.
  • Provide technical support and expertise in relation to new products and processes.
  • Provide direction on costs reduction efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

  • Minimum of 3 years of research and development experience is preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Meat Science or related field is preferred.
  • Previous manufacturing experience is preferred.
  • Ability to read, write and speak English.
  • Basic computer skills including MS Office.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends if needed.
  • Ability to work in a fast pace environment of continuous change and challenges.
  • Computer experience – Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, Power Point) or Google (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides).
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Enthusiasm to keep up with system changes.
  • HACCP, meat and nutritional labeling requirements experience is a plus.

West Liberty Foods/Liberty Cold is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 


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