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Job Title Director R&D
Location Jeddah
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Job Description

Our Client: Our client with a significant presence in the food/culinary and savoury business.

Your Role: A seasoned professional who comes armed with qualitative experience in leading new product innovation, re-innovation of old product lines, managing the stage-gate process, you would be armed with substantial cross geography experience in the food business. Lead on the establishing R&D accountability for new product timelines and triages issues with Operations, manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory and other teams to maintain target deadlines and approve necessary extensions. Works within multiple categories to assist with diversifying the Company's product offering and facilitates growth into new or existing markets. Establish improved and effective ways of working with Global cross-functional partners to ensure excellence in execution.

You would lead the organization in products Innovations, products renovations, Quality enhancements, Ingredient Value Engineering, Demonstrating the futuristic proactive product proposals to business to build the innovation pipeline, building development team, coaching and building the functional and leadership capability, building and managing the budget. This position requires exercising independent judgment to deliver on the objectives.

Must Haves: You must have a Master/Bachelor’s degree (preferably Food Engineer, Food science). Strong experience in the food industry. Must have led R&D functions with a track record of key initiatives, which created an impact.

Managing Expectations: At Mindfield we are driven by mutually agreed KPIs and service levels. Exceptional results can only be delivered when we understand both our key stakeholders clients and candidates. Keeping this in mind we would request that when applying for a role do take cognizance of the “must haves” to avoid disappointment. Sometimes positions take time to close and there could be delay in us responding to you but as a thumb rule if you do not hear from us in 7-8 working days post applying for the role then the resume has not been shortlisted and would be kept on the database for other roles.Look forward to a long term relationship…Mindfield…making a difference

Country Saudi Arabia