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Development Director

Greyfinders - Expires on Dec 21, 2014
  • Country
  • Location
  • Job Type
  • Experience
  • Eligibility
  • Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Permanent - Full Time
  • 5+ years
  • Expat and local
Function
R&D / Sciences
Job Category
Food & Beverage
Salary
6,000 - 8,000 USD/ Month

Job Description

  • Defines and delivers the various short term Beverage R&D product roadmaps as well as the 3-5 year plans aligned with the category and business strategy. Champions within all key projects, the Holistic Product design principles, ensuring product superiority and highest industry standards.
  • Ensures effective portfolio, innovation leadership and management – leading cross functional teams in formulation, testing, analysis, validation and execution of new products/innovations.
  • Develops programs and implements recommendations for complexity reduction in materials and product backbones while at the same time ensuring maximum formulation/product flexibility.
  • Defines/prioritizes (together with Supply Chain) the Beverage R&D Supply Chain support projects as well as material efficiency savings programs that require R&D work: technical projects (new process, technologies implementation, capabilities improvement/ manufacturing relocation), quality improvement/protocols harmonization, supply security, sourcing etc.
  • Defines/prioritizes (together with Supply Chain) the Beverage R&D quality agenda and ensures delivery of the quality action plan.
  • Develops the appropriate IPR strategies and positions protecting the products and technologies we generate.
  • Leads appropriate projects around new business/category development e.g. technical due diligence on M&As, R&D consolidation or expansion thru M&A’s, new category white space projects and technologies etc
  • Ensures development / implementation of best and most efficient practice in work.
  • Leadership and development of their teams to ensure right first time,on time in full (shortest time possible) delivery of new innovations to the market - in addition to fulfilling long term innovation commitments.
  • Develops critical partnerships with external partners and consultants to ensure innovative, successful and timely product development.
  • Inspires a culture to win in out in the marketplace .Takes ownership and action for their teams overall motivation and engagement - improving the climate and organizational effectiveness.
  • Development of people through proactive management including training, coaching and career planning.

Job Requirements

  • Consumer and Customer focus – with a strong bias in sensory approaches.
  • Strong understanding of product design, process and principles– with a clear focus on coffee.
  • Claims definition
  • Strong understanding of risk management and risk calculation
  • Issues management/crisis preparedness & management
  • Portfolio Development and Project Management
  • Protecting competitive advantage and driving value from Intellectual Property
  • Designing and deploying differentiated products On Time and In Full
  • Strong grasp on Supply Chain conversion principles – in particular Process Design and Development as it pertains to coffee.
  • At least 5 years of management experience in a senior technical role, preferably coffee R&D
  • Degree level qualification in appropriate science or engineering subjects
  • Proven track record on people development
  • Proven ability to achieve results through cross-functional teams and projects
  • Proven track record in establishing and building external networks

About the recruitment agency

Greyfinders

Greyfinders is a business member of Left Brain Asia (now C-Group), a private investment partnership company who also owns Left Brain Connectors – the leading brand idea firm in Vietnam. We focus on ...

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