Manager, Guelph Food Innovation Centre

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Professional and Managerial Group

Manager, Guelph Food Innovation Centre

 Department of Food Science, Ontario Agricultural College

Hiring #: 2024-0275

Please read the Application Instructions before applying

The Guelph Food Innovation Centre (GFIC) in the Department of Food Science offers research services to the food industry to support innovation, safety, quality, functionality, and cost-effectiveness needed for products to be competitive in the Canadian marketplace.  Reporting to the departmental Chair, the Manager is responsible for: (1) coordinating GFIC activities and projects such as business development, budget forecasting, project scoping, and reporting; (2) monitoring GFIC project payments and expenses and reporting financial and personnel information to the Administrative Officer; and (3) participating in the execution of GFIC projects including conducting literature reviews, and supervising staff and students.

Requirements of the position include: Masters of Science degree in food science with advanced knowledge of food technology and at least five years of industry experience in food product development; excellent project management skills; strong personnel management and supervisory skills; experience with food processing; experience with laboratory analytical equipment related to food and pilot plant equipment; understanding of research methods; demonstrable ability to think critically; ability to trouble shoot food manufacturing problems; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Position Number         123-137
Classification               P06*
Professional/Managerial Salary Bands

*Tentative evaluation; subject to committee review.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

Posting Date: 2024 05 29
Closing Date: 2024 06 26 (extended)