Product Lead - Liquid Calf Milk Replacer

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Central California, CA
$111,000 - $115,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science
Jun 12, 2018
Job ID
We have a Fortune 250 Food Manufacturing client that is seeking a Product Leader – Liquid Calf Milk Replacer for their leading Animal Nutrition division.  The Product Leader – Liquid Calf Milk Replacer
must be knowledgeable of dairy ingredients and its effect on calf nutrition.  This is a technical support role bridging the manufacturing operations with commercial needs by working with R&D, Sales, Marketing, Quality Assurance and Supply Chain. This critical position ensures the quality, efficacy, source, and compliance of liquid calf milk replacement ingredients and finished products. The position will be based in central California or southern Idaho.
  • Works with all involved parties for QA issues and questions related to the product category.
  • Provide ongoing review of new products and their formulations.
  • Provide leadership on the product development process.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and positively interact at the customer, line and plant management level and set and maintain ambitious goals and standards of performance for self, peers, direct reports and the plants.
  • Provides expertise throughout the process to ensure products are nutritionally sound and research is valid and accepted by the market and technical audiences.
  • Experienced in dairy processing from a QA/QC standpoint with emphasis on whey and skim powder.
  • Understands the characteristics of ingredients (i.e., viscosity, etc.).
  • Requires strong analytical problem-solving skills, working knowledge of statistics and process improvement.
  • Working experience with HACCP, progressive sanitation and food safety.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% visiting customers (farms), plants and vendors for technical/sales support.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) helpful, not required.
Required Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Dairy Science, Animal Science, or Biological Sciences required.
  • Experience working in the dairy processing industry.
  • Food science/quality assurance/process-oriented background.
Compensation & Relocation: 
The Company offers a generous salary (six figures), bonus, benefits package plus an outstanding relocation package.