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R&D Project Manager

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
23 March, 2022

Job Description

Our client, a global multi-national business, is seeking an R&D Project Manager to lead projects from prototype development, recipe development through to end stage industrialization plans.


Within the R&D team, this will include developing new ranges at the forefront of food trends and technology. You will have the opportunity to directly manage a team of Technicians.


R&D Project Manager - Arras, France


This is a global, forward-thinking business – you will have freedom to push superior innovation within luxury food products. You will have full autonomy and creative freedom to bring fresh ideas and innovative approaches to delight consumers.


This is a brand new team in a state-of-the-art R&D centre. There is significant opportunity for career development both on site and within the group’s other brands.


Key duties for the R&D Project Manager:


  • Bring scientific and technical knowledge to manage R&D projects end-to-end – this includes product innovation for different global markets, such the APAC region and Europe
  • Offer technical expertise for the renovation of the existing range and margin optimization, as well as developing ranges at the forefront of food trends
  • Manage complex global projects end-to-end, while guiding a small team of Technicians
  • Build cross-functional relationships with Quality, Supply Chain, Marketing and Sourcing to deliver projects within deadline
  • Work directly with Marketing to analyse food trends and help to shape and define the category
  • Create consumer studies, develop prototypes and engage with consumers and translate this feedback into technical solutions to develop the product that perfectly meets consumer expectations

Minimum qualifications for the R&D Project Manager:


  • Degree in Food Sciences/Technology or any Engineering field
  • Extensive experience working in food technology, ideally 8+ years’ experience
  • Previous experience within food R&D in a B2C environment  
  • An international mindset with proven abilities to adapt products for global markets
  • Proven ability to build relationships quickly with stakeholders from different cultures
  • Fluency in English


If you are interested in applying for this R&D Project Manager role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to or for a confidential conversation please call Sienna in our Zug office on +41 41 588 1869