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R&D Manager, Process Technology

Company: Land O'Lakes
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Join Land O'Lakes, Inc., and help us bring food from farmer to fork, building vibrant communities along the way. We're a global, Fortune 250 company and a farmer-owned cooperative, which means we work for one another-not Wall Street. We're proud to rank a Top Workplace. We offer:

  • Competitive compensation and rewards
  • Best-in-class healthcare for you and your family
  • Powerful savings programs
  • Training and career progressionR&D Manager, Process TechnologyProvides broad strategic leadership for all technical and management related activities for the R&D Process Technology Team across Dairy Foods R&D. - Leadership influence extends cross-functionally, across business units and throughout R&D driving robust process technology solutions that enables Land O' Lakes to exceed growth and sustainability goals and deliver cost savings. - Influences broader organization resource strategy and requirements related to the Process Technology team.Key Deliverables:
    • Leads talent and performance management activities with their employees. Ensures that employees maintain correct scientific, innovation & technology skills through training and experience
    • Provides strong guidance to the team and removes project hurdles to allow for successful execution
    • Influences broader organizational strategies; identifies and optimizes opportunities to build capabilities and structure for the future
    • Develops and implements margin enhancement strategy through the lens of Dairy Foods R&D and connects the strategy to broader organizational goals and/or roadmaps
    • Applies business, customer, and industry knowledge to influence and consult on business improvement opportunities and technology solutions
    • Develops best practices and drives continuous improvement through process optimization or technology
    • Manages the financial and human capital resource decisions for Process Technology budgeting and planning
    • Stays up to date on market trends and identifies long term strategic direction for the Land O'Lakes R&D Process Technology -platform
    • Participates in the prioritization of projects and ensures adequate staffing and/or tools to execute projects
    • Identifies and/or participates in sustainability workstreams across the Dairy Foods organizationRequired Experience/Education
      • Typically possesses minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in technical or functional area, which includes minimum 3 years managing people.
      • Typically holds a bachelor's degree in relevant field of study from an accredited university. - Master's degree is preferred.Desired Competencies & Skills:
        • Experience in Dairy products and processing
        • Ability to manage multiple complex projects concurrently and drive results through ambiguity
        • Deep understanding of levers to pull to drive margin enhancement
        • Ability to lead, delegate and drive results through matrixed teams
        • Experience assessing project risk and establishing mitigation solutions
        • Strong people leadership including guidance, encouragement, development, and coaching -
        • Ability to empower your team and employees in creative ways
        • Strong sense of curiosity and willingness to challenge status quo
        • Experience leading new product, process, and technology development from plant trials through scale-up
        • Experience with statistical process capability and control principles
        • Strong cross-functional and organizational communication skills; ability to deliver complex messaging to non-technical partners -Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.Neither Land O'Lakes, nor its search firms, will ever contact you and ask for confidential information over the phone or in email. If you receive a call or email like this, please do not provide the information being requested. - -Land O'Lakes endeavors to make accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact the HR Solution Center at 844-LOL-HR4U (844-565-4748) M-F 8:00am-4:30pm CT.

Keywords: Land O'Lakes, St. Paul , R&D Manager, Process Technology, IT / Software / Systems , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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