RESEARCH PROFESSIONAL III
Job Summary The Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center (FoodPIC) project manager oversees, coordinates and facilitates all FoodPIC clientele research projects. The project manager actively engages in client-faculty pre-proposal discussions, drafting project proposals, organizing project work plans after proposals are signed, procuring the necessary raw materials and scheduling the pilot plant time. The project manager assists the Director with supervising project personnel, is responsible for quality assurance, data management and related project record keeping. The project manager prepares and presents project reports to clients and faculty on a routine basis and assures timely and necessary communication of project status and progress. The project manager also assists the Director in emphasizing the need of a safe food production environment by establishing Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) for each process and following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in the pilot plants. The Project Manager is responsible for working closely with food entrepreneurs and food companies to develop safe, stable and legal food and beverage products for the intended consumer. Minimum Qualifications Master's degree and some experience or equivalent combination of Bachelor's degree plus experience and skills required. Area-specific certification and/or training may be required and other training will be provided as appropriate.