Research and Development Director (R and D Director) FMCG Food

Job Title: Research and Development Director (R and D Director) FMCG Food
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bangkok Province, Thailand
Salary: Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JN -092020-452459
Contact Name: Paul Coles
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 11, 2020 14:39

Job Description

Research & Development Director (R&D Director) - FMCG Food (Frozen) - Bangkok - International Company - Up To 300,000 Baht per month plus benefits

  • Research & Development Director (R&D Director) / Laboratory / FMCG / Food / Beverage / Frozen
  • International Chemical Manufacturer
  • Up to 300,000 BAHT A MONTH PLUS BENEFITS & BONUSES depending upon skills and experience

The Client

Global International FMCG Food Producer from the USA with production sites in Nakhon Ratchasima.

Job Purpose:

Responsible for leading the organization in research for product development, new product launch as well as an existing product improvement and industrialization for their frozen food product group. Evaluates the potential and practicality of products in development and relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Direct and manage R&D department team and administrate the R&D concerned quality system.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Select proper design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones.
  • Develop and implement methods and procedures for monitoring projects such as preparation of records of expenditures, research findings and progress reports, in order to inform management of current status of each project.
  • Plans and formulates aspects of research and development proposals such as objective or purpose of project, applications that can be utilized from findings, costs of project, and equipment and human resource requirements.
  • Lead new product development starting from product concept and manage the development process to ensure that it meets customer expectation and fulfill their satisfaction. (Ice Cream, Cake & Dairy product, etc.)
  • Study and search all info related to new product concept, ingredient, or development process. Able to keep update on global product trend.
  • Ensure all products cost meet company financial target.
  • Perform all SOP which related to R&D
  • Review and approve product formulation for industrialization, as well as the change of production.
  • Manage and administrate R&D department in all aspects e.g. manpower, capacity, equipment, facility, etc.
  • Encourage and support R&D team to follow company policy on GMP and HACCP quality system and other related regulations e.g. safety rules, etc.
  • Provide proper coaching to the subordinates at proper basis and need. Encourage and support
  • the subordinates to receive proper training either in-house, or external which is needed and beneficial for their job performance or career development
  • Internal customer management from ideation up to product delivery.
  • Ensure an alternative material kept in system.
  • Handle other special projects as assigned.

Other Duties:

System Quality

  • Quality system GMP, HACCP, HALAL, ISO 9000, ISO22000, TIS/OHSAS 18001 ISO 14001,ISO 50001
  • Food safety team follow name list TN-SP-HA-002
  • Internal audit team follow name list TN-SP-HA-003
  • Management Committee for TIS/OHSAS 18001


10 years + experience in new product concept / development and keep update on global product trend and catch up with marketing demand.

The Person

The ideal candidate will:

** Thai ** with a strong background in Food R&D within an international FMCG Food Environment ****

  • Masters in Food Science or similar / Microbiology related discipline.
  • 10 years of R&D experience within the laboratory and FMCG Food or Beverage industry.
  • 10 Years Management experience within the FMCG Food or allied industry is required
  • Must be fluent in Thai and English

If you have any further queries please apply


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