Food and Beverage Executive Search in Food Technology and Product Development
Bristol Associates’ Food & Beverage Manufacturing division is a leader in placing top candidates in food technology and product development management and executive positions in food industry jobs nationwide. Our practice recruits for Retail including consumer packaged foods within grocery, club, mass merchandise, drug and specialty channels. In addition, we also specialize in Foodservice and Industrial Ingredients.
We have completed searches for a wide array of industry clients including:
- Amy’s Kitchen
- Odwalla Juices (Coca-Cola)
- Ready Pac Produce
- Monster Beverage Co.
- POM Wonderful
- Rich Foods
- Natural Balance (Big Heart Pet Products)
- Unilever–Best Foods
Examples of Positions Placed
Our Food and Beverage Division has placed successful candidates in a variety of Food Technology and Product Development positions including Director of Research & Development, Vice President of Research & Development, Manager of Research & Development, as well as Food Scientist, and Technologist.
Below is a sampling of positions placed.
Vice President & Director of Research and Development
Manager of Research and Development
Qualities of a Great Food Technology and Product Development Executive
With over 50 years of experience placing food and beverage executives, we know what makes a great Food Technology and Product Development executive. Below are some of the qualities and experience we look for:
- Systematic understanding and critical awareness of food science and technology topics relevant to their role
- Proven record of awareness of new research and ideas in the discipline
- Demonstrated knowledge of scientific discipline and market needs to indentify potential projects and opportunities
- Experience with conducting appropriate research to enable the design and development of new products and processes
- Ability to formulate problems in precise terms and identify key issues
- Demonstrated track record with tackling open-ended and unfamiliar problems using appropriate methodology