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Packaging Technology Manager
Midwest

If you love ice cream, spreading joy and putting smiles on the faces of consumers then this is the opportunity for you!  The largest privately held, family-owned ice cream and frozen treat manufacturer in the United States in looking for a Packaging Technology Manager to join their team.  This high level, individual contributor will bring technical leadership and influence to the department while leading the development and implementation of innovative and/or optimized packaging technologies that enable company growth.  Ideal candidates will have a B.S. in in Packaging, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Material Science along with 10+ years CPG packaging experience, with an emphasis on Packaging Innovation, Development, or Engineering.  Brings broad materials and platform experience along with a strong background with machine/material interface.  This is a high level individual contributor role with a competitive base, bonus and ability to make an impact within the organization.  Qualified candidates should contact Valerie Hamm via email at VHamm@HHISearch.com or by phone at 310.540.3231 x8

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Research Scientist
Colorado

Fortune 500, leading food and beverage company boasting an expansive portfolio of branded and private label dairy products is looking for a Research Scientist to join their R&D team.  This position will be responsible for supporting projects from concept to commercialization focused on innovation, renovation and productivity across dairy and non-dairy product categories.  Ideal candidates will have 5+ years of experience in product development, formulation (critical) and commercialization within an R&D environment, B.S. minimum in Food Science or another science-based degree with dairy experience across fluid dairy and cultured dairy products (including yogurt, sour cream and cottage cheese) to name a few.  Qualified candidates should contact Sheri Baker via email at SBaker@HHISearch.com or by phone at (310) 540-3231 ext. 6

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Technical Services Manager
Pacific NW- Washington

Leading hops supplier, research partner and loyal innovation partner to the brewery industry is looking for someone passionate about beer & flavors and who fits well into the brewing community to join their R&D organization as Technical Services Manager.  This position will be responsible for managing the technical services activities related to breeding and agronomy, hop processing, sales and marketing and will have significant customer interaction and support.  Bilingual, fluent in Spanish is a must as this role will be directly responsible for providing technical services to select International Regions.  Will work with the customers on hop usage, process optimization, beer formulation, and sensory evaluations.  Ideal candidates will have a minimum BS technical degree in Food Science, Chemistry or Fermentation, 5+ years of industry experience in hops & brewing, wine /distillery experience acceptable with some brewing exposure.  Qualified candidates should contact Sheri Baker via email at SBaker@HHISearch.com or by phone at (310) 540-3231 ext. 6

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Sr. Director- Manufacturing
Upstate New York

Top food and ingredient company is seeking a Sr. Director- Manufacturing to lead team and plant managers for multiple facilities, corporate strategy, M&A, expansion and optimization projects within the plants.  Requires BS with MBA a plus along with multiple plant and/or food category experience along with people leadership.  USDA knowledge a plus but no required.  Ability to lead via influence, facilitate project management, set strategy, understand plant financials, and interface at the production floor level through to the executive corporate level.   Excellent, relationship based company, collaborative culture and potential for continued advancement.  Competitive compensation, including base, bonus and stock, along with benefits and relocation.  Contact Julia Carey jcarey@hhisearch.com

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R&D Commercialization & Implementation Director
Kansas

The Director of R&D Commercialization and Implementation will be responsible for leading a team in technical service, line extension and manufacturing scale-up of products in North America and Europe.  Bright, talented group, interesting category with a mix of existing and cutting-edge technology, research and products.  Requires a PhD in Food Science along with 15+ years of technical leadership and people management experience in consumer products, personal care, food/beverage/pet food industries.   Strong knowledge and experience in formulating and commercializing products.  Competitive compensation, including base, bonus and stock, along with benefits and relocation.  Contact Julia Carey jcarey@hhisearch.com

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Product Development Director
Kansas

The Director of Product Development will be part of the Global R&D Team with responsibility for leading scientists, engineers and managers in the development of new foods products, quality enhancements and productivity initiatives.   The Director will partner cross functionally, represent R&D as an organizational leader, and provide strategic insight into the functional and business plan.  Requires a PhD and 15+ yrs. of experience within packaged food, beverage and/or food ingredients companies. Must have managed a team and demonstrated proven ability to lead initiatives and teams from idea initiation through commercial implementation. Competitive compensation, including base, bonus and stock, along with benefits and relocation.  Contact Julia Carey jcarey@hhisearch.com

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New Products Director
Illinois

One of the world’s leading agricultural processors and food ingredient providers is looking for a New Products Director to join their organization.  This individual will join a team responsible for taking on big, complex and disruptive technology streams to drive future innovation, revenue and growth.  This position will develop and manage new product platforms for expansion across multiple businesses, adept at influencing key stakeholders while capable of assessing commercial viability.  This role will coordinate and partner internally and externally to vet new technology and business opportunities and work within stage gate principles.  Ideal candidates will have a degree in chemical/biological engineering, food science, chemistry or other technical area, MBA preferred, 10+ years of industry experience, an intellectually curious nature, have ingredient supplier/ingredient development experience and successes and be adept at assessing and vetting new technologies.  For more information, please contact Bella Cenzano-Fong at 310-540-3231, ext. 7 or by email at bcenzano@hhisearch.com.

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Engineer II, Preform Injection Molding
Georgia

Support Global R&D Engineering in the development and optimization of robust molding technologies, plastics processing & troubleshooting, documentation and general hands-on pilot plant and laboratory activities.

Includes Hands on operation of the preform injection molding equip. to develop & validate processing conditions, and design and implement new technology.   Requires strong understanding of electrical, mechanical, and controls as they relate to problem solving and troubleshooting of molding equipment and associated utility equipment.

Qualifications:  BS Electrical Engineering, Mechnical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or Plastics Engineering, with minimum 0-3 years hands-on experience in IM or ISBM. A solid background in plastics processing and an aptitude for trouble shooting required, including knowledge of thermoplastic resins, especially PET. Plant experience could be a plus. Strong experience may allow flexibility in degree requirement.

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Valerie Hamm
Senior Engineer – Preform Injection Molding
Georgia

Global Fortune 500 CPG seeks Sr. Engineer for highly visible innovation role with global impact across multiple BUs (business units). Responsible for managing all injection molding related research activities including processing, machine & mold set-up, maintenance, supplier management, and optimizing robust processes for new and existing packaging that will drive the next generation beverage portfolio.

Qualifications: BS Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Plastics Engineering with 5+ yrs advanced process development experience working hands-on in R&D and commercialization with preform IM. (Husky PET systems preferred)

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Valerie Hamm
Senior Engineer, Packaging Materials Innovation
Georgia

Support the Company’s strategic direction through the creation of highly differentiated packaging concepts and technology platforms linking consumer insights to new ideas, business models and emerging packaging solutions. Identify, research and establish the feasibility of breakthrough packaging technologies from concept through validation. Includes assessing new technologies, proposing routes to new package formats, leveraging technology from other markets, guiding vendor selection & support, and implementing new concepts in a scalable fashion. 

Qualifications: M.S. Required, Ph.D. Preferred in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Polymers or Materials and at least 10 years of relevant experience in packaging R&D, or commercialization in the areas of packaging materials or processing.

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