Posted in Management 30+ days ago.
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Location: Lombard, Illinois
Purpose of the Position:
Executes Custom Culinary ® Product Developmentprojects and technical initiatives to develop new and optimized products for Branded and key accounts that support the overall Custom Culinary ® business strategy.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
Functions as a scientist to develop new and optimized products in execution of technical activities that support Branded and customized products for key accounts that align with the overall Custom Culinary ® business strategy.
Applies science, culinary and engineering knowledge to deliver the highest quality products that are based in research, production technology, ease of manufacturing, financial parameters, quality control, packaging, nutritional requirments, regulatory requirement, USDA and FDA applications.
Works with some independence, exercising ingenuity and judgement in the approach to tasks.Responsible for the design, planning, execution, and reporting of experiments and commercialization of projects with intermediate complexity.
Works within multiple priorities, projects and timelines concurrently.
Uses scientific theory, technical understanding and creative problem solving skills to approach projects.
Communicates project progress internally to manager and externally as directed.
Completes new product developmet and productformula maintenance activities to drive efficient production of safe and regulatory compliant food products.
Follows Product Development processes to ensure efficiencies and effectiveness of function.
Maintains GLP's, GMP's, and all required laboratory records, using electronic systems and written protocols.
Supports department activities including product maintence, cost savings initiatives and innovation as defined by the organizations long range plans.
Supports departmental objectives around continuous improvement and cost savings opportunities
Acts as a consultant to colleagues on appropriate current materials and vendors to use to meet technical and commercial requirements.May approve new raw materials, aid in definition of raw material status, rationalization of category and consult in Quality related issues.
Represents Product Development in professional business relationships with Custom Culinary ® customers and suppliers, academics, government and corporations in the food industry.
Responsible for maintaining the security of all information regarding product formulas and related confidential information.
Knowledge and Experience:
Minimum level of education:BS in Food Science, Food Technology, Food Chemistry, Culinology or related technical degree.
Culinary experience is preferred.
Experience minimum would be 2-4 years of Research & Product Development experience within the food industry.
Experience working directly with customers and manufacturing facilities.