Senior R&D Manager/Senior Project Manager (Atlanta GA, willing to relocate) – Plant-Based Dairy and Meat Alternatives, Confectionary, Beverages, Tea & Coffee Sauces, Dressing, Cannabis, Bakery, Spray Drying


R&D and project management professional with 9 years of experience living in Atlanta is seeking a new role and is willing to relocate (currently renting).  Directed ideation, R&D, and commercialization activities for new products including pilot plant tests, factory tests, and initial product scaleup activities across a wide variety of product categories.  Led and coached direct reports and managed interfaces between cross-functional departments, plants, business units, and suppliers.

MS Degree Food Science and Nutrition, Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, Product Management and Strategy Certificate, PMP Project Management Certificate Candidate

Key Skills Include:  Certified Food Scientist (CFS), Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI), HACCP professional, Genesis ESHA, SAP ERP, Exponent Connect (Texture Analysis), Analytical Chemistry, Quality Assurance, Data Analysis, Shelf-Life Analysis and Risk Assessment, New Business Development, Supply Chain, Budgeting, Packaging, Food Engineering and Processing



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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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