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R&D Manager (Beverages) - JB, Malaysia



  • Responsible for innovation (developing new product-market combinations) and adaptation (fine-tuning of existing product-market combinations) relevant to the R&G/ Beans product line.
  • Responsible for managing the Brazil Application Centre
  • Creates a relevant pipeline of innovations and product prototypes in R&G/ Beans products and develops product adaptations.
  • Maintains the long-term view and scouts the horizon for scientific developments, tests their relevance for R&G/ Beans and translates them into new R&D initiatives



  • Leads the R&G/ Beans R&D organisation to understand, propose, create and share new technology relevant to the product offering and to develop the product offering.
  • Scopes R&D projects by assessing R&D program proposals and provides advise to the Head of R&D
  • Executes R&D projects by leading the program delivery, monitoring progress and bring responsible for cost management through the full life cycle of the project.
  • Proposes the technical product architecture of the R&G/ Beans product offering and identifies opportunities to innovate and optimize
  • Manages and directs the company’s Applications Centre in Brazil
  • Manages and builds R&G/ Beans R&D teams to ensure continued delivery of innovation.
  • Manages talent management within the team to find future senior management of R&G/ Beans and the company and leads best practice setting



  • Degree in food related technical field, Biochemistry, Food Chemistry and/or Chem Eng)
  • More than 10 years proven track record in the food industry (R&D and Operations)
  • More than 5 years organization development and people management
  • Interaction and influence at a senior business level
  • Experience in food safety, consumer insights, product/ process design and commercialization
  • Broad technical knowledge if food categories processes, technologies, ingredients and formulae
  • Broad business knowledge and integration of Marketing, operation and research strategies
  • Strong relationships with suppliers and 3rd party manufacturers
  • Sound understanding of food safety, legal, environmental and regulatory parameters
  • Solid understanding of consumer insights, market structure
  • Proven understanding of the commercialization process
  • Based in JB, Malaysia


Jace Wang Jing Lin, R1113653


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Jace Wang Jing Lin | R1113653