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R&D project coordinator

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Departement: Development & Innovation
Workplace: Brossard
Company: Nortera

Joining Nortera means choosing opportunities to grow together!


As ​​the North American reference for ready-to-cook vegetables, we do everything we can to contribute to the well-being of society by providing access to healthy and sustainable food.


Nortera produces major private and retail brands and markets its own Arctic Gardens and Del Monte brands.


Why choose Nortera

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus, advantageous leave policy;
  • Flexible work schedule in hybrid mode;
  • Full range of benefits (telemedicine) and employee assistance program (PAEF);
  • Possibility of contributing to an RRSP with an employer contribution;
  • Participation in a volunteer day at the employer's expense;
  • Reimbursement for tuition and physical activity;
  • Environment promoting learning and professional development;
  • Opportunities to work on challenging projects within a growing company!

Your daily role

In collaboration with the various internal (Marketing, Purchasing, Operations, Supply Chain, etc.) and external services, and as a project manager, you plan and supervise the activities necessary for carrying out R&D projects ( packaging, processes or products) in connection with existing products or in support of the development and industrialization of new products or packaging.



  • Participate in the feasibility assessment of requests for new products/packaging;
  • Ensure the updating of technical packaging data;
  • Coordinate industrial tests for optimization, standardization and performance validation of new packaging;
  • Participate in resolving technical problems with internal and external resources (suppliers, external experts);
  • Analyze and evaluate products (internal or competitive products);
  • Participate in the industrialization of prototypes;
  • Monitor first productions;
  • Write specifications for new products;
  • Writing technical documents/project documentation;
  • Participate in technological monitoring;
  • Carry out tests to characterize ingredients or processes;
  • Improve the internal procedures of the R&D department;
  • May be involved in coordinating laboratory activities with Development Agents and R&D Employees based on established priorities;
  • Presentation of prototypes (Marketing, Sales, customers, etc.).

Your profile

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience, ideally in the food industry (packaging an asset;
  • DEC in food process and quality technology (ITA, Dietetics) or technical training in relevant fields;
  • Knowledge of the industrial food processing environment;
  • Knowledge of food and/or materials chemistry;
  • Ease of working in a project team;
  • Experience in managing packaging development projects/technical support is an asset;
  • Excellent command of French and functional English required for interactions across the company (Canada/US);
  • Occasional travel required to production sites, suppliers or customers when required and depending on current projects.



We need people like you!

Come grow with Nortera!



While all job applications will be considered, only successful candidates will be contacted. The masculine credits could be used without discrimination and only for the purpose of lightening the text. We guarantee equal access to employment and encourage the most diverse applications in order to be able to provide ourselves with a varied workforce representative of the communities in which we are established.

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