Tyson Foods Sr Mgr Product Development in Downers Grove, Illinois


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Job Description:

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for leading an R&D team in planning, developing and executing projects within business unit. This position will be hands-on with direct development activities as well as managing the work of other scientists. This person will be accountable to execution of new products, cost savings and quality improvements for their team. They will directly interface with cross functional teams including marketing, insights, operations, engineering, FSQA and purchasing in identifying, prioritizing and executing work. This position will work with their project team to investigate and recommend formulations, processes, ingredients and equipment that bring assigned projects to successful conclusion. They will manage and prioritize workload for their R&D team as well as provide coaching and development for direct reports. Requirements: EDUCATION: BS, MS or PhD in Food Science, Meat Science, Food Engineering or related field. EXPERIENCE: BS, MS, PhD with minimum 8 years relevant R&D work experience. No degree with minimum of 15 years of relevant experience. 3+ years leadership management experience preferred. COMPUTER SKILLS: Requires excellent computer skills with ability to fully utilize MS Office products and Tyson systems (or like systems). COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Strong presentation skills required. Must have the ability to effectively communicate with all functional and management levels including senior leadership. SPECIAL SKILLS (if applicable): Proven, strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and get work done through others; ability to manage personal project work along with team management responsibilities; strong aptitude to work cross-functionally and manage a large number of projects simultaneously in a matrix organization; strong personal drive, proven analytical skills, problem solving, project management, priority setting, and teamwork skills; Broad product knowledge of both internal products as well as competitive set; understands and represents the needs of our consumers and customers both internal and external SUPERVISORY: 1+ direct reports TRAVEL: 25% - 12+ domestic trips per year. Travel will be required to accomplish our internal and external customer needs. Travel will include customer meetings, plant production facilities for testing and commercialization of new products, process trouble shooting and any other regular business needs.

Facility Name (Location):

Downers Grove Office

Pay Type:



Sr Mgr Product Development


Downers Grove





Job Function:

Research and Development

Full Time / Part Time:

Full Time

Relocation Covered:


Company Culture, Inclusion and Diversity Statement:

Tyson Foods proudly embraces diversity and is committed to maintaining an inclusive work environment. Our Culture is rooted in our Core Values and brought to life each day through our 5C Team behaviors (Caring, Candor, Creativity, Collaboration and Commitment). Team Members are the heart of our company and its success and culture is the connecting thread which drives our Talent Strategy to Attract, Grow, Reward and Retain the best talent.

Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.