Sr. Manager, Food & Science

$100,000 - $120,000 yearly
Job Category: Supply Chain
Position Type: Direct Hire / Permanent
Work Model: Hybrid
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Job ID: 134957
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LaSalle Network is partnering with a leading company in the hopes of hiring a Senior Manager, Food & Science. The ideal candidate will have 5-10 years' experience along with a BS, Masters, or PhD in Food Science. This person will have excellent time management skills and the ability to compile project reports.  

Senior Manager, Food & Science Responsibilities: 

  • Takes charge of designing and implementing project methodologies for diverse product development initiatives, covering areas such as sugar confectionery, chocolate confectionery, ingredient applications and mogul depositing technology 

  • Guides efforts across all product platforms 

  • Collaborates with R&D, Engineering and Manufacturing teams to execute projects, facilitate technology transfer and address challenges. 

  • Records, observes and assesses experimental data 

  • Compiles project reports 

  • Collaborates with technical and professional teams in manufacturing, operations, quality, procurement and marketing 

  • Collaborates with Quality and Regulatory Compliance, supporting plant QA on quality issues 

  • Enhances technical capabilities of domestic ingredient vendors and evaluates contract manufacturing opportunities 

  • Actively contributes to the Innovation process, providing leadership and ideas for products and processes 

  • Engages with vendors, suppliers, and contract manufacturers 

  • Ensures compliance with company policies, embodies core values and performs assigned duties 


Senior Manager, Food & Science Requirements: 

  • BS, Master’s, or Ph.D. in Food Science or related field 

  • 5-10 years in the food industry or a related field 

  • Proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word), Spreadsheets and SA 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Demonstrates a drive for results, consistently exceeding goals 

  • Handles ambiguity effectively, adapting to change seamlessly 

  • Pays attention to detail 

  • Works well collaboratively and independently 

  • Efficient time management 


If the role of Senior Manager, Food & Science interests you, please apply today. 


Thank you, 

Imaan Khan 

Project Manager 

LaSalle Network 

LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.