R&D/Product Development Manager or Director (East Coast, targeting relocation to New York City) – Plant-Based Foods, Frozen Sandwiches, Beverages, Technical Ingredients, Sauces


Food Scientist/Product Developer with 9 years of experience in diverse food/beverage categories.  Concept to commercialization expertise while utilizing project management methodologies including Stage Gate.  Has collaborated with both internal and external teams and partners.  Has developed teams of direct reports.

Master’s degree in Food Science, Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition

Key skills include: in-house commercialization, co-manufacturing, clean-label, retail, foodservice, industrial, culinary



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Karen Engelmann

Karen is the recipient of Kinsa’s top-rated Customer Service Excellence Award for her care in guiding our clients and candidates through the search and hiring process. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and 15+ years of experience in the recruiting industry. Let Karen put her relationships and marketplace knowledge to work for you on your next search for a great food industry job.

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