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Research and Development Manager/ Head of Research

True North Talent Limited
£60k - £70K plus car and benefits
Closing date
26 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Development, Other Job Function, Scientist
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Research/ Innovation Manager

Company: True North Talent Recruitment

Location: Commutable from Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire

Position: Research/Innovation Manager

Salary: c£60-70k plus car & full benefits package, hybrid 3 days on site

About Us: True North Talent is a recruitment company, dedicated to connecting exceptional talent with outstanding opportunities. This a truly exceptional opportunity to join a very well established and recognised organisation. We are recruiting for a super talented Research/ Innovation Manager

Role Overview: To lead & manage a highly capable Research & Innovation Team

Key Responsibilities:

  • This a brand-new role at this unique business, due to an exciting expansion strategy and having gained further investment for its research teams they are seeking to recruit a Senior Research & Innovation Manager. It’s a brilliant opportunity to lead and implement the research strategy for the organisation, through identification of science and technology themes relevant to the food and drink industry. You will implementation of a framework to enable co-ordination of the research programme, to support growth of new services, development of new skills and training of scientists and technologists within our organisation

Qualifications and Experience:

  • You will have previous experience in a Research/ Innovation role ideally for a large-scale Food /Drink Manufacturer looking at innovative new products, ingredients, processes, and technologies.
  • You will be Degree qualified in relevant science or technology-based subject (a higher degree would be an advantage)
  • You be able to demonstrate previous commercial experience to ensure the research is relevant to meet the needs of the food and drink industry, ideally gained from working directly in industrial R&D.
  • You will have a passion and excellent knowledge of the needs of the food and drink industries with the ability to use this to influence, communicate and direct the research strategy.
  • Outstanding communication skills with a track record in influencing and leading

Application Process: If you are an accomplished Research & Innovator with a desire to develop your career with an inspiring business, we would be delighted for you to apply. Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience to Max Cable, quoting the reference MC/TNT/111.


We connect senior talent with the best opportunities across Operations, Quality/Technical, NPD, Supply Chain, Commercial and Engineering roles in the Food Manufacturing and QSR sectors. ✅

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