Research and Development Manager - Mat Leave Contract

ProductionFull TimeAurora, ON

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Research and Development Manager

Position Overview

As a Research and Development Manager, you will be responsible for driving new concepts in development of quality, trend and innovative first-to-market for Flow Water.


  • Develop and document new product formulas and processes based on market and client requirements
  • Work closely with clients and partners to translate their ideas into new products
  • Source ingredients and suppliers for new products
  • Assist in sourcing equipment and developing manufacturing processes for new products.
  • Conduct line trials in collaboration with Operations and Quality teams to test and transition new products into full scale production
  • Drive quote start, creation, and submission to customer with the appropriate Manager
  • Cost reduce existing products through collaboration with Operations and Finance
  • Develop, document, and train crews on quality specs of new products in collaboration with Operations and Quality departments
  • Respond to internal turnaround time goals, customer expectations, and customer feedback
  • Process purchasing, quality, production, and inputs to quotes
  • Micro thermics/running trials, formulations
  • Interface with internal and external customers to effectively resolve documentation, quality and production issues.


  • Must have least 5+ years relevant work experience in product development
  • Passion for food and beverages
  • Be flexible and agile with constant changes and time restraints
  • Be a team player with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Be flexible and open to internal and external feedback on products being developed
  • University degree in Food Science

Working Conditions

· Aurora-based. Work will take place remotely and at our Aurora facility, to be updated with Covid-19 changes.

Here at Flow, we are an equal opportunity employer committed to the inclusion and accommodation of all individuals. If you have an accommodation need during the recruitment and selection process, please reach out to us to let us know how we can enhance your experience.

About Flow Water Inc.:

We are North America’s first social water brand, dedicated to the pursuit of positive experience and providing the highest quality water in the world, with a reduced environmental footprint.

Founded by serial entrepreneur, Nicholas Reichenbach, Flow offers consumers an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bottled water with the added healthful benefits of drinking naturally alkaline spring water from a local and sustainable source.

“We imagined a bottled water brand that was naturally healthful, not filtered or altered tap water owned by a major corporation. We looked for an alternative to the plastic bottle, a package with the lowest possible carbon footprint. We stopped looking and we started creating.” - Founder, Nicholas Reichenbach