Merrick Pet Care
  • 05-Feb-2020 to 05-Mar-2020 (CST)
  • Operations
  • Hereford, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Company paid Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance, paid holidays, paid time off, generous 401k plan

At Merrick, we don't just make pet food. We make the Best Food Ever. Founded in 1988, Texas-based Merrick PetCare is a leader in natural and organic pet food. We believe that our people are the source of our competitive advantage, and as we invest in our people, we invest in our shared future. 

When you join Merrick PetCare in Hereford, TX you are not only joining a leader in natural and organic pet food, you are joining a tight knit community focused on creating the most nutritious and wholesome food for pets.

Join Us: Our growing company is looking for a Research and Development Manager that will assist in the execution of product development, product maintenance and ingredient management. You will work with a team of dedicated professionals that share the same passion built on a foundation devoted to family and pets inspired to make the Best Food Ever for our furry family members.  

This role will report to our Director of Research and Development. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage Product development of new or improved products
  • Manages formulation development and provide nutritional insight
  • Conduct factory trials, troubleshooting, and initial production runs 
  • Create all necessary specifications ingredient, label, finished product
  • Proactively monitor and coordinate product maintenance and continuous improvement
  • Support our growing factories with analytical methods, techniques and troubleshooting issues
  • Coordinate and participate in regular operational and product reviews
  • Support development of new ingredients in line with innovation activities
  • Monitor quality, analytical variation, supply concerns and new supplier development of ingredients

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Manufacturing, Engineering, or related field with 3+ years Food Manufacturing experience OR Master's Degree in Food Science, Manufacturing or Engineering. 


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