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Senior Food Technologist, Dry Dinners
TreeHouse Foods - Medina, NY

 

 

 

Position Title: Senior Food Technologist, Dry Dinners
Location: Medina, New York or Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Reports To (title): Senior R&D Manager
Department: R&D

Job Description:
The Senior Food Technologist, Dry Dinners, manages the design/plan/validation and implementation of new products, line extensions, product improvement and technical service for Bay Valley Foods that meet customer product offering requirements.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Manage product development projects to include: formulation development, bench top testing, sensory evaluation, obtaining and evaluating new raw materials (ingredients) as applicable, documenting all testing undertaken within the project and the results (both internal and customer testing/evaluations).
  • Performs complex technical assignments with high value to the company under general direction (overall objective achievement).
  • Develop information for and issue product specifications, ingredient specifications, in-process control points and testing requirements.
  • Exhibits a strong understanding of existing systems, business functions and new technologies.
  • Lead technical expertise on cross-functional project teams and technical oversight of internal and external manufacturing start-ups and ongoing technical service.
  • Demonstrates ability to influence project direction by providing technical input to the planning and decision making process.
  • Functions as Technical Leader for technical focused projects, providing direction and monitoring various associates, support groups or contractors as project dictates.
  • Independently determines and develops technical approach to solutions on product development teams.
  • Identifies and resolves technical conflicts, including resources, to ensure projects meet business expectations
  • Conduct all activities in compliance with established safety standards and Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP).

Skills, Experience and Education:

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities (List all required):

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, task oriented cross functional team environment.
  • Strong formulation capability – lab & pilot plant. Experience in technology development including scale-up to pilot / commercial scale.
  • Hands-on formulation experience; understanding of ingredient interactions / functionality.
  • Experience interfacing with a manufacturing environment.
  • Solid project management skills. Good communication skills – written and spoken. Strong competency in Dry Blend Product Development and work related experience.
  • Must be a self-starter, independent worker, energetic and resourceful.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to mentor and coach less senior associates
  • Ability to represent function in a team environment
  • Ability to interact and collaborate with cross-functional groups: Marketing, Market Research, Procurement, Plant Management, Engineering, Vendors, Consultants, etc.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in technical disciplines
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Genesis and SAP

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree Required

Minimum Experience Preferred (Number of years and type):
Bachelor’s degree required and 5-7 years’ experience or a Master’s Degree required and 3-5 years’ experience.

Travel Requirements:
25% - 50% travel

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Product Development: 5 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

 

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