Senior R&D Manager

  • HR Strategy
  • Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • 13/01/2021
Full time Research

Job Description

  • Lead R&D initiatives, including formulation and ingredient sourcing.
  • Work with the marketing team to deliver new products that meet consumer needs in a cost-effective manner and with formulations that can be processed in the existing operation.
  • Coordinate and assist Production in new product trials and initial start-up runs.
  • Accurately record, analyze, and report data to meet project and customer objectives.
  • Evaluate new and existing manufacturing processes for optimizing efficiency and cost.
  • Provide technical support to Production, Quality Assurance, Purchasing, and Sales as required.
  • Create, update, and maintain exact records of all product development formulas and processes.
  • Maintain/update system formulations and product specification files.
  • Identify new ingredients or other supplies for potential cost savings
  • Build and maintain working relationships with Marketing, Manufacturing and Procurements, and vendors.
  • Assist Purchasing in sourcing new raw materials and packaging supplies.
  • Provide feedback on potential food safety or quality concerns.
  • A strong grasp of Vietnam Foods safety Regulatory requirements, well versed with Notification process, cGMP standards, and requirements in Vietnam.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor/ Master’s Degree in Food Science, Culinary Science, Chemistry, or related field.
  • At least 4 years of experience working in a similar position
  • Minimum of 8 – 12 years’ experience in a food processing or new product development role.
  • Experience in developing Sauce- Fish sauce, chili sauce soya sauce is required along with other Foods products.
  • Working experience on Food Fermentation – Fish, Chili, and Tofu.
  • Experience in Working with cross country teams
  • Experience in Setting up a Foods product development lab and Pilot plant set up.
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent understanding of quality control and quality assurance methods and standards
  • Excellent problem solving, data collection and analysis skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills- English and Vietnamese
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Software and Tools


  • Salary: $3000 – $5000, depends on candidates experiences and qualification;
  • More details will be discussed during the interview.