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Research and Development Coordinator

Permanent, Full Time + Cambridge, ON

Dare Foods Limited is a private, family owned portfolio of brands established in 1892. The Dare “Made Better” promise guides everything we do and comes to life through our portfolio of consumer-loved brands including Bear Paws, Breton, REALFRUIT, Boulangerie Grissol, and Whippet (to name just a few). Our head office is in Kitchener Ontario, our home since the family’s original store opened in 1892.

Research and Development Coordinator

We are currently looking for Full-time R&D Coordinator with previous manufacturing experience in a fast paced environment to join our team.  This role will be responsible for coordinating start-ups, change-overs, knowledge transfer and during ramp-up stage in a new state of the art baking facility.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work very closely with manufacturing team
  • Support start-up and change-over
  • Always have knowledge transfer in mind when acting on production floor
  • Ensure products meet requested brand attributes and quality standards
  • Work as team member on Continuous Improvement initiative to deliver cost saving and product attainment targets
  • Carry out internal laboratory quality tests, such as moisture, pH, colour, etc.
  • Identify opportunities for process and formulation improvements
  • Attend and support plant trials, and production runs of key initiatives



  • Post-Secondary degree or diploma in Food Science with culinary background
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in food manufacturing environment
  • Passion for food processes and product development
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing environment
  • Independent worker, who also thrives in a collaborative, team environment
  • Fundamental understanding of food safety and good manufacturing practices
  • Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail – Documents data thoroughly, in a detail-oriented manner, with strength in analyzing
  • Works well in a team environment, with the ability to build strong relationships across departments
  • Ability to multi-task numerous projects and manage changing priorities
  • Creative problem solver
  • Meets milestones on-time and on-budget
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel)


We offer career elevating opportunities. If you are interested in being considered for this position, please apply in writing by July 14, 2023 quoting the appropriate position title to: hrresumes@darefoods.com (.txt, .doc or .pdf formats).

Thank you for your interest in Dare Foods Ltd. and the opportunity to review your resume, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

No follow up inquiries or agencies at this time please

Guided by our Purpose, Mission and Values Dare Foods Limited is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected, supported and proud to work here.

Dare Foods Ltd. will provide accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.