33 Dolev Road, Post Box 54, Tefen, Western Galilee 24959, Israel www.coldchainquality.com ● Israel@stepac.com T: +972-(0)4-912-2822 ● M: +972-(0)52-336-8580 Job Description April 25, 2012 Job Title: Science & Technology Research Director Report to: CEO Key Relationships: Works with: 1. The company Senior VP; the company Technical Development Director; the company Sales & Technical Support Director; and the company New Business Development Director. 2. Research organizations; 3. The company Patent attorney Specific Tasks & Responsibilities Be the company resident Cold Chain Supply expert capable of summarizing and updating issues pertaining to: o Risks to quality of perishable food and pharmaceutical products o Health risks associated with the consumption of perishable foods and pharmaceuticals when refrigeration and cold chain supply protocols are at breach. Research New Technologies and their possible application and integration into the company existing products and technologies. Design and implement New Technology Development projects Interface with the company Technical Development Director in the process of developing new products. Advice to customers & staff on optimal cold chain protocols and product handling procedures in relation to specific food and pharma items. Review and revision of cold chain protocols and recommendations together with technical team. Training of all staff. Initiate research studies in cooperation with third party research organizations, academic institutions, and industry partners to enhance product development of the company. Follow up, summarize, and communicate on progress and results of research projects. Collecting and filing of results from field trials Provide commercial and technical support staff of the company with data sheets highlighting properties and performance of newly developed technologies and products. Interface with Marcom Manager and the Technical Development Director of the company to accurately update the company’s product characteristics file Manage on-going IP registration processes. Maintain existing patents and trademarks. Interface with the company management in relation to product definition prior to manufacturing. Responsible for all Scientific/Technical papers and articles published by the company. Be an active member of professional organizations to enhance the reputation and image of the company as a leader in its industry sector. Pre-requisite Professional Background Ph.D in any field of the food sciences, biology or microbiology. Experience and familiarity with issues pertaining to Cold Chain Supply & logistics is a big advantage. Perfect Oral and Written communications skills in English, Hebrew. Additional language skill is a big plus. Experience in making presentations in front of professional audiences a big plus.
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