Director of R&D (Dallas/Fort Worth or Relocation) – Bakery, Desserts


Seeking a role as:  Product development leader of dessert/bakery items (Director level and above)

In Location:   Currently living in Dallas/Ft Worth area – open to relocation to Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina

  • Extensive experience in pastry and baking with 17 years of research and development in the Dessert/Bakery category
  • Comprehensive bench development and all phases of commercialization in consumer-packaged goods
  • Extensive experience in management with an emphasis on people skills and bringing teams together
  • Managing cross-functional teams in the development and commercialization process to bring projects to the finish line
  • Cost optimization of formula, ingredients, and manufacturing process
  • Troubleshooting all aspects of the manufacturing process
  • Design and execute consumer sensory evaluation and pre-launch shelf-life tests

Education: Culinary, BS in Management and MS in Food Technology
Compensation: Base salary expectation dependent on cost of living and responsibilities but likely in the 170-$180,000 range plus incentives
If you are interested in speaking with this Technical Leader who:

  • Is capable of bridging the gap between R&D and Production
  • Is looking to help you grow your current product line and expand your products
  • Is looking to lead a product development team

Contact Kris Binninger at to learn more about CN #160872 today!


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Kris Binninger

Kris holds a Marketing and Business Bachelor’s degree and has 14 years of experience in staffing and recruiting for the food and beverage industry. She works with clients in the Alcoholic Beverage, Bakery, Confectionery and Snack Foods sectors. She listens to the needs and preferences of both employers and candidates and creates the best possible matches. Let Kris use her dedication to optimal Recruiter-Candidate relationships to help you find great food/beverage industry professionals for your next search. Contact Kris today!

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