Manager, R&D
restaurant brands international
Oakville, ON, CA
6d ago

Job Summary

This position is responsible for managing the development and commercialization of products and ingredients for LTO Core menu initiatives by collaborating with internal and external cross-

functional team members. The position works hands-on with key stakeholders to develop and commercialize products and associated specifications, readying for market test and system deployment.

The position is also responsible for identifying new product opportunities within existing menu categories, suppliers, and platforms in collaboration with Category Managers and Innovation Lead.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Essential Responsibilities

  • Finalize all ingredient specifications and hold suppliers accountable throughout the development process from product prototyping to final product commercialization stage
  • Communicate written and oral complex technical messages to articulate project status clearly, while bringing technical leadership and transparency to departments inside and outside of R&D
  • Deliver project success with the agreed upon metrics including cost, technical feasibility, commercial feasibility and consumer acceptance
  • Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and resolve various project challenges with the support of cross-functional team members
  • Lead ongoing evaluation of work processes in product commercialization, product approval (BME / Endorsement Runs), and quality assurance to keep pace with the changing needs of our company and customers.
  • Able to support successful new innovative product launches in a rapidly changing environment while maintaining PSAT guardrail adherence
  • Develops strategies to evolve and improve core menu and kitchen execution, delivering against brand, financial, and operational objectives
  • Collaborates with operations departments on new product build cards supporting menu rollout and implementation
  • Identifies and prioritizes specification development work with quality assurance (QA) to ensure quality and consistency leveraging SPEQ processing.
  • Other Information

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Restaurant Brands International and all of its affiliated companies (collectively, RBI) are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers that do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by local, state, provincial or federal laws, rules, or regulations.

    RBI's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. Accommodation is available for applicants with disabilities upon request.

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